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6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
16:30 - 21:00
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We thought it was a Cajun place by the name, but it is Italian and very good. Owner came out to see if we liked our dinner. Staff was great. Try the meatballs!!!!

Thank 138MikeP
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Their chicken or veal gouda is outstanding, Service is good. Pizza is well prepared. We have never been disappointed at this restaurant.

Thank Julian A
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Owners Domenico and Angelo dazzled diners at this hidden gem in LBK. Had large party of 12 and the food & service was terrific. Chef/ owner Angelo makes the best Bolognese outside Italy and the pizza was terrific. On to the main courses, Basa Fracaise was perfect, as were the chicken w/ pocinini mushrooms and salmon. The kids loved the... More 

Thank pooesq329
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those places you almost hate to tell people about because the crowds really should come. We have never had to wait, the food is very very good, and the staff is mature and accommodating. It's one of those places that could and should turn into a place that you come to frequently - even if it's... More 

Thank TravelingLee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Tavern's appearance is not so welcoming from the front but once you walk in the decor and friendliness takes over. The menu was minimum with high end prices for basic Italian flare, but once our busy waitress greeted us with the specials, we became most impressed. We enjoyed the muscles in a delightful wine garlic sauce with a delicious... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Pizza is the best. Always pleasant. Great pasta dishes. Service is always excellent. Recommend. Go there often.

Thank LbkFla
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I guess this is a dilemma in the restaurant business: some feeling one way and others another. But here's one person's opinion. Why would a server start clearing when one person has finished but others (or one) are still eating. Those eating immediately feel uncomfortable and stop eating or rush. We were at The Bayou, which we love, when the... More 

Thank Virginia F
New Jersey
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We only stopped for dessert but we ended up ordering a side of meatballs too. They were delicious in a tangy diced tomato sauce with fresh chopped basil on top. We got an order of the garlic toast too. It was outstanding. We then proceeded to a dessert of tiramisu, which wasn't bad, but don't bother with it, because the... More 

Thank unclewilly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

No service or clueless service. 12 hungry people, 8 kids. One bread basket after 60 minutes - 6 pieces of bread. Threatened to leave at 90 minutes; took order then. Food arrived after 2:15 hours and 2 visits to the kitchen to see what was going on. Mediocre food at best, the rest awful. Rude management. Should have left as... More 

Thank DJK78
Birmingham, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We are regulars. Dominic is a great host. I love the Bassi Fish and my husband loves the pizza and pastas.

Thank bikerbeth1

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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
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975

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