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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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Saint Petersburg
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the chicken kabobs. I thought the price was high for lunch but you do get a lot of food. It came with a tasty carrot salad, rice humus, a piece of asparagus and Brussels sprouts. Like the other reviews stated the sprouts were delicious. I usually am not fond of sprouts but these were delicious. It is small... More 

Thank Marlene T
Winter Haven, Florida
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real find. Small in size but huge in quality. Mom and pop hands on and they have a special gift for food preparation. We shared a veggie platter and a mixed grill which gave us a sampling of many items. One was more delicious than the next. Patrons were all friendly and many of them were regulars.... More 

Thank Heizzoli
Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places to eat lunch. The Chicken Kebab with Brussels sprouts is amazing. I love the Feta Rolls and the Baklava. I highly recommend this place.

Thank edrockmaldonado
Easton, Maryland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate lunch here today. A small out of the way gem. Food is home cooked and served by owner chef. I had ground lamb stuffed eggplant. It was served with a carrot salad, white bean salad, seasoned white rice and sautéed sliced Brussels sprouts. To say it was a large lunch is no exaggeration .. each dish had its own... More 

Thank SakisMom
Lakeland, Florida
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very modest-looking place in a small strip center on busyS. Florida Ave. EXCELLENT Turkish-inspired cuisine (an interesting cross of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine). EVERYTHING I tried from my plate and my companion's plate was delectable. The chef knows her way with lamb in particular.

Thank Charles L
Winter Haven, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I enjoyed a late lunch on a Friday. Did not have to wait for a table. We were acknowledged and served promptly. Ordered the brisket plate and vegetable plate. Both were absolutely delicious and very adequate portions. We will definitely return and bring friends.

Thank GingerLeo
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a resturaunt! Staff is EXTREMELY friendly and funny. There are only about 8 tables so make reservations. The meal itself was so flavorfuly and hit a lot of different notes from savory to slightly sweet and tart. Most of the ingredients are organic and local. So expect a higher pricepoint for this wonderful dinner.

Thank GreatestDetective
Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We took a cooking class for holiday meals tonight. I can understand how this is the best restaurant in Lakeland. The food is incredible and being able to see exactly how she cooks it is very cool. I walked away with recipes that I will certainly try. The fact that the food is healthy as much as it is delicious... More 

Thank hpcklake
Lakeland, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with a friend and we each ordered the Veggie platter , as it is our Favorite ! A delicious mixture of healthy hot and cold delicacies... Before we had our entrees , we tried the Eggplant rolls . Crispy and light ,served with Zuppina's in-house made dipping sauces. Yes , I highly recommend the Eggplant rolls .... More 

Thank StephenleslieW
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This tiny gem should really be in a larger city; it's food is the making of a cult as it is so good. The vegetable plate is a tour of flavors and the warmth and kindness of the owner/chef is probably one of the reasons we treasure this restaurant. It is the perfect place for a lovely meal with good... More 

Thank Katherine L

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?