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“Great pizza”

Briandi's Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 31 Restaurants in Nokomis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

We met some people who recommended this place. A little building going south on 41. Doesn't look like much, but the pizza is great. We took a large back to our room and devoured it.

Visited January 2014
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SarahJurina, Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Nothing compares to homemade hand-tossed pizza with fresh premium ingredients. Not to mention the smell.

We appreciate your review!
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royal oak, MI
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good news/Bad news”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

We have had mixed experiences here, both with the service and the food. The service has always been efficient but we noticed when certain members of the owning family were present, there was a definite negative vibe. Fortunately, she hasn't been there the past few visits. My last visit was in December 2013 and I witnessed (through the kitchen door) our waitress scoop tossed salad from a container....with her HANDS...and put it on plates! These are the same hands she is touching money with. I will need to think long and hard about returning because I can't tolerate poor food handling or paying for a meal that makes me sick.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank MaryA66
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SarahJurina, Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
I'm sorry about your negative experiences here, Mary! The waitresses are required to wash their hands at one of the two washing stations in the kitchen prior to handling any food. Unfortunately the washing stations are only visible from certain tables.

The certain family members you refer to no longer work at Briandi's. She loves the restaurant, but she felt it was time to find a more satisfying job.

I hope you will find your way back to us.
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Somers Point, New Jersey
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Who would stop in a restaurant whose outdoors is as dingy and run down as this? Apparently Briandi's reputation is based on their good Italian food. The lasagna is very tasty with the perfect mixture of cheeses and spices in what seemed like a homemade marinara. A heaping salad or soup is served with each entree along with Italian bread and a wonderful dipping oil. My dining companions had the Sicilian fish which included a large-sized filet with artichokes and tomatoes with a wine-lemon butter sauce--they loved it. The early-bird special prices are certainly worth it. The interior needs some serious updating as it quite grungy inside and would definitely enhance the dining experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank thepetalpusher
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Nokomis, Florida
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“There Are Few Better Homemade Italian Eateries Than This”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

I recently had the opportunity of finally stopping and dining here after passing it on Route 41(Tamiami Trail South) in Nokomis. From the outside, you would never expect this place to represent such a fine,gourmet dining experience but once inside and allowing the aroma to do its' thing, you're done. Prices are simply very affordable as I order an $11.99 Veal Parm that came with a loaf of the most delicious home baked bread a side of pasta and a wonderful salad. This sauce is fresh and homemade and the bread came out with a saucer full of great olive oil and fresh garlic. The early dine menu only requires that you order any beverage to receive the great prices like we did. Sandy had one of the best Eggplant parms that she ever tasted and when we were finished, the entire bill was under $30.00 without drinks since neither of us drink accept for Ice Tea or Water. We had to take hall our dinners home since the portions are Giant Sized and fit for a King and Queen. The best thing is that you have to wait for your dinner to be prepared since it's made from scratch with fresh ingredients. This place will bring you back to the days of Sinatra and Old New York/New Jersey. If you are visiting anywhere in the Sarasota/Venice Florida area, you will truly enjoy stopping in at Briandi's for one of the best Italian dinners you'll ever have. By the way, there's a New York Strip Steak Dinner for $14.99 on the early Bird menu and I'm told it's a 12 oz. steak and simply one of the best. DEE LICIOUS. Love the place.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank traveljounalist
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Nokomis, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great little place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to dine at. Between my wife and I and family we have always had a great time dining here. The food is awesome drinks a little on the high side but we are not here to drink. We call here for the pizzas. We will always go back here.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank searay42
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