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Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

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$$ - $$$
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12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
+1 352-288-4200
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A dozen of us went out to celebrate a couple of birthdays. The service was excellent, the food was superb and we even had entertainment. A little out of the was but well worth the drive.

Thank Ronbelleville
Summerfield, Florida
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to Big Bob's because it came highly recommended by some of my hubby's buddies. We had plans to go to a concert and tried to get into another restaurant, but that wasn't working, so we decided to give this place a try. What a surprise it turned out to be. The outside is very deceiving in appearance, but the... More 

Thank kathyj60
Belleville, New Jersey
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

I visited this establishment again when visiting my friend in Summerfield, Florida and, of course, was well pleased. The owner, who happens to be a friend of my buddy's was eager to see me again. He had prepared a special dinner for me as he has done in the past. It was delicious and hearty. I hesitate to say what... More 

Thank sradmd
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We were vacationing nearby and had no idea where to eat. Based upon the reviews we chose this restaurant, and we are very happy we did. All the items were very reasonably priced, the service was friendly, and the quality of the food was excellent. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Thank jasfl
The Villages, Florida
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426 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

You might not expect such a great Italian restaurant in a gas station strip mall, which appears to be only a pizza take-out place. In Ocklawaha...But walk inside, and you might then think you are in NYC or Boston, in your favorite place. Great Italian dishes, fresh ingredients, generous servings, good prices. And good friendly service. And oh yeah, their... More 

Thank thaward
The Villages, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Good calamari, great shrimp fra diavolo nice decor Not rushed can sit and talk will go back for pizza

Thank Sharon52805
Memphis, TN.
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Found in an unlikely location, adjacent to a convenience store, you will discover a little gem of a home-style Italian Restaurant. We went with neighbors on a Monday night and they were doing a brisk business. I had veal and peppers and my husband had pasta with prosciutto and peas in a pink cream sauce. Our neighbors both had Veal... More 

Thank pjwenzel
The Villages, Florida
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We were out with friends for dinner, the outside appearance doesn't reflect the interlir. The food was good and the price fair. I had the linguni with white clam sauce and it was very good, could use a little more garlic. (can always use more garlic). The only down side is we waited an hour and a half from the... More 

Thank DickEzo
Ocklawaha, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Their pizza is really good and they don't skimp on the toppings. The sauce on the dishes I've had is homemade. It gets a bit crowded in the dining area but that's to be expected because it's a local favorite. Not much in the way of atmosphere but then really there to eat good food and enjoy the company. My... More 

Thank JennaWest
Summerfield, Florida
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This easy to miss restaurant has top notch inexpensive Italian entrees and pizza. Great value. My wife had an excellent Cod with linguini special and I had sausage, peppers and pasta.

Thank Richard D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $13
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ocklawaha
  • Phone Number: +1 352-288-4200
Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?