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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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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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143 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to try this restaurant for awhile. Lots of people outside not fancy at all, but food was awesome. The calamari and clams oreganato was great, fresh baked bread and garlic oil better great,for dinner spaghetti (aldente)carbonara better than great. The wife ordered Gnocchi with pink sauce good. For dessert homemade cannoli. Forgot to tell you about the young lady... More 

1 Thank Bob5by
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate their on a Saturday in early February, high season, and were amazed at how empty the restaurant was. Based to the TripAdvisor reviews I expected it to be hopping but that was not the case. The decor was early 60's I would guess. The food for the most part was average. I had pasta which came with a... More 

1 Thank Lenny Y
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely mixed reviews. Ordered the wine, came back after 5 minutes to tell me they were out of it. Ordered something else. Small amount for the $7 price tag. Ordered an appetizer, again waiting and then told they were out of this product. Got my dinner, delicious. My husband enjoyed his meal. Asked the waitress for a box. Waited another... More 

Thank Kiki S
Colchester, Connecticut
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty Italian fare. I had the veal marsala which was was nicely prepared with a rich reduction sauce over pasta. The veal was thinly sliced and tender. My friend ordered the pasta putanesca which was tasty but a bit salty for my taste. The bread was freshly baked, but not like the crusty Italian bread that I had in my... More 

2 Thank UConnRon
North Port, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This restaurant is a gourmet Italian restaurant and offers gourmet meals at very affordable prices. I moved nearby and would eat here 5 days out of 7 if I could. Try chicken "La Rocca", a marvelous blend of chicken breast, mushrooms and peas over pasta with an awesome sauce. Try their bruschetta-by far the best! Entrees are in the $20... More 

2 Thank Lee T
Punta Gorda, Florida
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This little hidden gem is the best Italian food I have eaten in Florida. The lights were a little to low for our liking but the food and service was amazing. If you haven't tried this place yet, your missing out.

1 Thank cdoggo2000
North Port, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excellent made to order Italian food! While the atmosphere is pretty plain the quality of the food coming from the kitchen more than makes up for it. While Service can be slow for large groups if the restaurant is real busy, this is not the norm. Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine and conversation until your food arrives

1 Thank JZ5082
North Port, Florida
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had their chicken wings-- too hot. Said they was honey flavored but way to spicy and not able to eat them. Also had their cheese sticks was not too bad. Service was slow but was a little busy so did not mind the wait. Wil try again to see if it has improved.

Thank lauravir2013
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We've been frequenting La Rocca since it opened. As soon as you walk in you are warmly greeted and treated like family by Nichole, one of the owners. They serve the best Italian food in this area. Chris, the owner/chef, is very accommodating and takes great pride in the food’s preparation and it shows. The portions are more than adequate... More 

3 Thank GofinBoater
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have been to this restaurant in the past and was quite satisfied. This past weekend 9/10/16 was definitely different. The portions were small and the pricing was high....Plus they charged us for a small cup of marinara sauce extra..(2.50) house wine glasses of wine was about 1/4 filled and charged (7.00). the dressing for the salad was needed to... More 

Thank Ellen J

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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
Italian, International
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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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?