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“A Hidden Gem!”

Briandi's Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 31 Restaurants in Nokomis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Description: Briandi's is a family-owned restaurant in Nokomis, Florida serving Italian dishes passed down through generations of homemade cooking. When you sit at our tables, you will experience freshly made veal and chicken cutlet dishes such as our picatta or marsala. The exquisite eggplant parmesan is stacked high and made crispy when you order. Peruse our menu for the entire selection. Then, visit for yourself, or order dinner to go.
Reviewed July 16, 2012

What a pleasant surprise this place was. Very unassuming from the exterior, and minimal to no atmosphere, but the food was outstanding. In particular, their eggplant parmesan was so incredible. Huge portion, fresh baked bread delivered hot to the table. You never get a bad meal at Briandi's and it has become a favorite. Pricing is good.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Recently stumbled into Briandi's in Nokomis on Tamiami Trail, just north of Venice. Friends had said it was terrific and they were correct. Huge portions of both pasta and fresh fish entrees, along with fresh baked bread delivered warm to your table. Great happy hour. The inside is tiny - about 10 tables and the walls are filled with various stars who have stopped by over the years. It's certainly well worth checking it out for yourself.

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

I don't like writing a negative review, but this meal was terrible . The Caesar dressing tasted like vinegar. The meat sauce on my lasagna was bitter; maybe too much parsley. The fried calamari was over-cooked. This was a $44 meal for two; which would be fine if it was delicious. Now the good part. The servings were huge. The homemade sausage, meatball, and bread were excellent. The waitress was friendly and efficient. The old pictures (some of them autographed!) were fascinating and the restaurant was clean. My partner is from Brooklyn, so we know good Italian food. Sad to say, but this meal wasn't even mediocre.

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

This was not our first trip to Briandi's. We have visited here before, and we keep returning. Why? Great food at a great price! Tonight we had the pizza for the first time. We had a large with everything on it. The crust was perfect! So many wonderful flavors, and the sauce was tangy and tasty. We'll definitley do this one again.

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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Very reasonably priced quality Italian food. Love the Pizza and Wings. Friendly service and quaint atmosphere.

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