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Polonza Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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286 N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502-4841
06:30 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Pensacola, Florida
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180 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was pretty slow and the place was freezing. The prices are high for what you get. The food was good , but I don't think it's as good as they think it is.

Thank needavaca1
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We grabbed a seat outside and the service was the slowest I have ever had anywhere!! I ordered the blu cheese burger and the waitress asked how I wanted it cooked, I answered medium with some pink in the middle..... it came out so fully cooked it was as dry as a piece of charcoal and was warm at best... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by for brunch before visiting Palafox Market and ate the best food we've had during our visit. Everything seemed homemade and it all tasted good. The biscuits were much better than usual restaurant fare. I don't care for onions but the ones in my egg dish were exceptionally sweet and good. The service was friendly, helpful and prompt.... More 

1 Thank blueviolet47
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in town for business, I had dinner one night and brunch Sunday morning. Both meals were very good. Great menu with choices to fit everyone. Atmosphere was very inviting and laid back. My server, Kat Bary, was awesome and attentive. Good experience all around!!!

Thank Beth V
Gulf Breeze
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the food was good, the portions are tiny. Judging by the menu and atmosphere I expected more. A little disappointed.

Thank breezermom
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243 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Needed a quick place to have lunch on Palafox with easy parking. Had a great lunch on the patio and an excellent cup of tea. Mine was the chicken salad. My client had the chicken wrap and sweet potato fries which were crispy and very tasty! Will definitely visit again when I'm in town

1 Thank LAHarleyGal
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I've had breakfast here 4 times, and each time I felt the same. The food is great. I love that they "stay local". But the service (my experience) is not good. The last visit was with a party of 7 for breakfast, and I know that's harder, but it's very awkward when 3 of your party are served, and the... More 

1 Thank katfr
Panama City Beach, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had the build your own breakfast, eggs,corn beef hash and biscuit. My sister had the "Toad in the hole" Both were very good. Service was fast and friendly. Server (forgot to get her name)answered our questions and gave her recommendations.I would eat here again..

1 Thank Mary J
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The restaurant was pretty much at capacity for lunch. Had the veggie roll; it was pedestrian at best. Side of cole slaw was excellent. Service was fast and efficient. As a "fine dining" experience, I'd pick someplace else further south on Palafox St., but for a quick lunch, the food and service were OK.

1 Thank EZ2Please
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Had the special Chicken Pot Pie...good food and large portions Mac Nancy Cheese excellent and Fried Green Tomatoes pretty goid

1 Thank Fran H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502-4841
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: 18509126454

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