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4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
+1 863-644-5144
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a wonderful surprise. Our friends mentioned that we should eat at Cafe Zuppina when we visited Lakeland. They had been regulars there when they lived in the area. It is a tiny gem. The food was superb and the owner/server, Berna, beyond lovely. I wish we had known it was a BYOB, but it was a fine meal without... More 

Thank altababe
Lakeland, Florida
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384 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good and fresh food! It's nice to have a healthy place to eat in lakeland, that doesn't serve processed foods.

Thank Ellie W
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentically fresh and scrumptious! Friendly, quaint, and clean. The atmosphere is relaxing and very comfortable. Takes you away from Polk for the moment.

Thank shacarda J
New York, New York, United States
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The absolute BEST hidden treasure for middle eastern food. Personally cooked to order. Excellent food, clean, hospitable and very welcoming. HIGHLY recommended.

Thank TangoParrot
Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too bad this place isn't open on the weekend. My husband, Mom and I were able to visit for lunch during the week. Mom felt it was "gournet". My husband and I liked the "homestyle" feeling of the gem of a restaurant. The meals were size appropriate and very generous with the veggies. The spices only complimented the meal. Don't... More 

1 Thank Natalie S
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our family favorites in lakeland. The food is always fresh and really good. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Gv1375
Winter Park, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Authentic Mediterranean cuisine AND gluten-free? In Lakeland?! Yes!!! Cafe Zuppina serves the most authentic Turkish and Mediterranean food I've ever found in all of Central Florida; it's the only food I've ever eaten that could rival my Greek grandmother's cooking. Everything is delicious. Literally, you can't go wrong at Cafe Zuppina. Whatever you order is going to take your taste... More 

Thank JoyXara
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It's a small place, but the chef in the back knows what he is doing. I ordered the veggie platter to go, and oh my goodness, it was LOADED with healthy goodness. From eggplant to carrots to hummus and pita to the best ever potatoes, oh my! I was one happy customer. My husband even had to help me finish... More 

Thank Marlena F
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Homemade Turkish food at its best; hummus, pita, lamb, chicken, brussels sprouts to die for. Go now, go often! You can eat here 7 days a week and still find new things to love. Burns and her family make every meal feel like home.

Thank Betty M. M
Clearwater, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Per a TA review we tried the Cafe Zuppina for lunch. WOW. The food was outstanding. I had the Chicken kabob. Others had the beef wellington and gyro platter. Of special note was the unique treatment of the brussel sprouts. They were great and I usually dislike brussel sprouts. The cafe is small and parking is limited but it was... More 

Thank leemcc44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?