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Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

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$$ - $$$
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12909 E Highway 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5115
+1 352-288-4200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This, our first visit to Big Bob's, was a thoroughly disappointing experience. Since we were a party of 8, I made a reservation for the party. Despite the restaurant having a large table in the rear that could accommodate our party, it was not available to us. It was given to another party. We were crammed into a long booth... More 

Thank lesser160
Clarkston, Mi
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractive indoors; we were a party of 4 adults and each of us ordered a different menu item. All 4 items - chicken picata, sausage and pasta, Marsala chicken and stromboli - were EXCELLENT. We dined there on a Wednesday night and Joe Beddia, singer, musician, entertained us with wonderful soft dinner music. Service was excellent too. It is a... More 

Thank bikingkat
Lake Panasofsaee
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a good place, small so mostly take out, but the sicilian pizza is great and a must have i love it.

Thank Renee R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A dozen of us went out to celebrate a couple of birthdays. The service was excellent, the food was superb and we even had entertainment. A little out of the was but well worth the drive.

Thank Ronbelleville
Summerfield, Florida
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went to Big Bob's because it came highly recommended by some of my hubby's buddies. We had plans to go to a concert and tried to get into another restaurant, but that wasn't working, so we decided to give this place a try. What a surprise it turned out to be. The outside is very deceiving in appearance, but the... More 

Thank kathyj60
Belleville, New Jersey
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140 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I visited this establishment again when visiting my friend in Summerfield, Florida and, of course, was well pleased. The owner, who happens to be a friend of my buddy's was eager to see me again. He had prepared a special dinner for me as he has done in the past. It was delicious and hearty. I hesitate to say what... More 

Thank sradmd
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We were vacationing nearby and had no idea where to eat. Based upon the reviews we chose this restaurant, and we are very happy we did. All the items were very reasonably priced, the service was friendly, and the quality of the food was excellent. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Thank jasfl
The Villages, Florida
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434 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

You might not expect such a great Italian restaurant in a gas station strip mall, which appears to be only a pizza take-out place. In Ocklawaha...But walk inside, and you might then think you are in NYC or Boston, in your favorite place. Great Italian dishes, fresh ingredients, generous servings, good prices. And good friendly service. And oh yeah, their... More 

Thank thaward
The Villages, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Good calamari, great shrimp fra diavolo nice decor Not rushed can sit and talk will go back for pizza

Thank Sharon52805
Memphis, TN.
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Found in an unlikely location, adjacent to a convenience store, you will discover a little gem of a home-style Italian Restaurant. We went with neighbors on a Monday night and they were doing a brisk business. I had veal and peppers and my husband had pasta with prosciutto and peas in a pink cream sauce. Our neighbors both had Veal... More 

Thank pjwenzel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12909 E Highway 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ocklawaha
  • Phone Number: +1 352-288-4200
Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?