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“Its a Local Great Place.”

Briandi's Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 31 Restaurants in Nokomis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$22
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly
Description: Briandi's is a family-owned restaurant in Nokomis, Florida serving Italian dishes passed down through generations of homemade cooking. When you sit at our tables, you will experience freshly made veal and chicken cutlet dishes such as our picatta or marsala. The exquisite eggplant parmesan is stacked high and made crispy when you order. Peruse our menu for the entire selection. Then, visit for yourself, or order dinner to go.
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Briandi's is run by Charlie and his Family. Its a little place just north of the Nokomis Fire Station, on the west side of the roadway. Just south of Albee Road.
Great Pizza, Chicken Wings, and the best Veal south of Jersey. The Bar is Wine and Beer only, but he food makes up for that.

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SarahJurina, Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

You are right, Charlie Briandi is the owner and sits at the bar every night to chat with anyone who comes by. He never misses an opportunity to talk to someone and thank them for their business.

Those wings! Aren't they great? The Briandi's cooked some of the first buffalo style wings back in the mid-early 1960's after they got the recipe from the Bellissimo's of the Anchor Bar (the creators of the buffalo style wing).

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

While on holiday in Florida the neighbor told us about Briandi"s he was so right the food was good if you like Italian, They are so friendly they made us feel right at home. That's because it's small, The lasagna was wonderful, had e-nuff to take home for 3 more meals. Don't be fooled by the outside of the building.......it's what 's inside that counts! only open 4 to 10 but 7 days a week,

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SarahJurina, Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

I couldn't have said it better, Roseann, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

We met some people who recommended this place. A little building going south on 41. Doesn't look like much, but the pizza is great. We took a large back to our room and devoured it.

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SarahJurina, Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Nothing compares to homemade hand-tossed pizza with fresh premium ingredients. Not to mention the smell.

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We have had mixed experiences here, both with the service and the food. The service has always been efficient but we noticed when certain members of the owning family were present, there was a definite negative vibe. Fortunately, she hasn't been there the past few visits. My last visit was in December 2013 and I witnessed (through the kitchen door) our waitress scoop tossed salad from a container....with her HANDS...and put it on plates! These are the same hands she is touching money with. I will need to think long and hard about returning because I can't tolerate poor food handling or paying for a meal that makes me sick.

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SarahJurina, Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

I'm sorry about your negative experiences here, Mary! The waitresses are required to wash their hands at one of the two washing stations in the kitchen prior to handling any food. Unfortunately the washing stations are only visible from certain tables.

The certain family members you refer to no longer work at Briandi's. She loves the restaurant, but she felt it was time to find a more satisfying job.

I hope you will find your way back to us.

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Who would stop in a restaurant whose outdoors is as dingy and run down as this? Apparently Briandi's reputation is based on their good Italian food. The lasagna is very tasty with the perfect mixture of cheeses and spices in what seemed like a homemade marinara. A heaping salad or soup is served with each entree along with Italian bread and a wonderful dipping oil. My dining companions had the Sicilian fish which included a large-sized filet with artichokes and tomatoes with a wine-lemon butter sauce--they loved it. The early-bird special prices are certainly worth it. The interior needs some serious updating as it quite grungy inside and would definitely enhance the dining experience.

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