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La Rocca

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12500 Tamiami Trl S, North Port, FL 34287-1474
+1 941-423-9211
16:00 - 21:00
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North Port, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I discovered this gem of a restaurant on New Year's Eve 2016. We wanted to support an independantly owned, small business restaurant in North Port so we Goggled. I read the menu and the reviews. We went with another couple who love Italian food and all 4 of us agreed the food was the best Italian food... More 

Thank NorthPortAnne
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there last Friday and the food was delicious! Our only knock is they prepare each dish individually and it takes time. We were there with our toddler and infant granddaughters and it was too long for them. For adults who want to enjoy a beer or glass of wine while you wait, you will have a wonderful meal!

Thank Daniel L
Sarasota, Florida
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Went there with friends after work on Friday, March 17.. There were 6 of us. We ordered sodas, wine, and waters. Blond waitress acted like it was an inconvenience we had walked in the door. It took at least 15 min. to get a drink and there was no one in the dining area. However, there were very loud people... More 

1 Thank KimmyUNC
LAROCCA L, Owner at La Rocca, responded to this review

Dear,Sir,Madam.... that night were no people at the Bar , you all walk in sit down and all of you ordered water...after you studied the Menu, (5-10 minutes ) you all decided that Restaurant is not on your "Budget" and walk out ! So...unless you probably mistaken the place ...i would politely ask you to review your comments and refrain... More 

Wells, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband and I ate here last night. Everything was excellent- really delicious Italian food cooked to order. We both had veal dishes- the quality of the veal was wonderful. The sauce here is our favorite in the area. I know this place doesn't look like much from the outside, but give it a try- you won't be disappointed! We... More 

Thank Trumpetgirl58
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We have been in North Port for 4 winters now and La Rocca was our best discovery. It came highly recommended from other snowbirds in the area. Small and unassuming with the most incredible Italian food. Everything is freshly prepared, from the homemade bread, and pastries to the delicious pasta. This is the place to go for a remarkable dining... More 

Thank Cathie B
LAROCCA L, Owner at La Rocca, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your honest review and recent visit. I don`t get to see too much my customers because i`m the one busy cooking in the kitchen. Some reviews are just in purpose there to damage our image and fame we created during these hard working years ! Please ignore them! We always do our best for the... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

6 people met there for dinner. We had heard it was really great. Everyone ordered drinks. My red wine tasted like it had been opened for several days. I apologized, felt bad about complaining but at $7 a glass, I was ready to enjoy a glass of wine. The owner's wife was clearly upset with me. She said very snippy,... More 

Thank firebirdgirl3
LAROCCA L, Owner at La Rocca, responded to this review

Although i would like to thank for your review , i can tell you EXACTLY what you eat and drink ,also seems that you know a lot about this place since you claim you never been here .... anyways. My wife asked and offered to taste the wine as well as half of carafe of cab sav .that your friends... More 

Englewood, Florida
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146 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The usual gang of four (including my persnickety brother-in-law) decided to give this place a try based upon a recent article in the local paper. We were promptly seated, as we had reservations, and the chef/owner's wife came to our table to welcome us. All dinners are cooked to order, and there is a wait between courses-a situation I find... More 

1 Thank douggherlone
North Port, Florida
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My wife and I read an article on the newspaper about LaRocca. We are hearing Impaired couple. I can hear the telephone with closed caption provided for us. The news article gave us their telephone number to make a reservation so I call the first time phone said service either not in service or dial again so I tried it... More 

Thank stevie34289
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant opened on a Sunday for a very large special party. Very nice of them. However the food was at best mediocre and the prices were high. Never been there before or after so don't know if that is the norm. But I am not willing to give them a second chance after a disappointing first encounter.

Thank DHuntCT
LAROCCA L, Owner at La Rocca, responded to this review

I guess "disappointing" is the fact that i opened and cooked for you in my ONLY day off !, All the good food that seems you don`t appreciate, and the price was a "deal" that included EVERYTHING from appetizer , bread, main course dessert , coffee and soft drinks for less than 20 dollars per person !!! so if you... More 

Dearborn, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Family owned very good service, freshly baked bread, nice varied menu. Meats and seafood menu. Nice wines and bar drinks.

1 Thank Dennis F
LAROCCA L, Owner at La Rocca, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we love customers like you and i hope to cook another great meal for you soon ! I`m not responding too often to these reviews as i consider them "Digital Drama`s over the Internet" . Thank You Again... All the Best ! Respectfully ..... C More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, International
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12500 Tamiami Trl S, North Port, FL 34287-1474
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  North Port
  • Phone Number: +1 941-423-9211

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