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Cafe Zuppina

4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
+1 863-644-5144
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brussel sprouts” (82 reviews)
“baklava” (66 reviews)
“lamb” (37 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible food. All homemade. Hard to believe that they could be noted for their brussel sprouts but they were so good I took home two orders to go. The owner was the waitress her husband was the chef. They grow their own herbs outside the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch as we were in the area and had read good things about the restaurant. What it lacked in ambience it more than made up for in absolutely delicious food--and not just the oft-cited Brussel sprouts! The chicken and lamb kabobs...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a hiding gem with great food and excellent attention . They make you feel like family love and adore .my favorite place to eat in Polk county period.

Thank Enrique P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very small and quaint. I would recommend to make a reservation since there aren't many tables. The food was delicious and every item in the plate complimented itself. Had acidity, sweet, salty, and umami within the dish. The prices are mid to...More

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chef owner, Berna is an expert and even gives cooking classes. The menu items are distinctly meditranian/Turkish and absolutely delicious. It is BYOB and I especially like the lamb chops.

Thank 32frankb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Zuppina has been completely refurbished and is beautiful. From new flooring to new paint to new lighting to new art and new restrooms it looks like a new place! The food is as wonderful as ever and Berna is just as warm and welcoming....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very quant (small) but you feel like you e stepped into someone’s kitchen. Good food, delicious baklava.

Thank BethmObrien
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a whim a few years ago for lunch and was blown away. The freshest, most delicious mediteranian food - amazing! The chicken kabob lunch is sooo good and they are famous for their sauteed brussel sprouts. Friendly and efficient service. We stop...More

Thank NativeFloridian1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best lunches I have ever had. We had the Beef Wellington and it was amazing! Such great and friendly service.

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and were lucky that a table had just become available, as it is a very small space. We ordered lamb kabobs for our entrees. The meat was accompanied by several delicious sides including excellent sauteed Brussels sprouts, a carrot slaw,...More

Thank Sharon P
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3 August 2016|
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Response from Travel_Food_Photos | Reviewed this property |
They are not open in weekends at this point However I talked to the owner today and Will be keeping saturdays open from August 2017
Vincent D
12 March 2015|
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Response from ChuckInFlorida202 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely casual. Seems to be very popular with local business people as well, so one will sometimes find various levels of dress.
Ed R
9 February 2015|
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Response from J.C. C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, closed weekends. Too bad so sad.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-644-5144
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Turkish,Mediterranean healthy home cooking, Vegetarian,vegan and gluten free options available.Four years in a row number one restaurant in lakeland Florida.
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