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“A Real Italian In the Kitchen Makes All the Difference” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Ocklawaha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$13
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.
Summerfield, Florida
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Real Italian In the Kitchen Makes All the Difference”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Don't blink, or you'll miss Bob's restaurant in Ocklawaha, FL. It doesn't look like anything from the outside, but once inside you'll experience the feel of warmth and smell the aromas of all that's good about an Italian restaurant. Veal that melts in your mouth, servings that stagger your expectations, wonderful desserts and raves from your fellow diners. Reading some of the reviews of those who poo-poo'd this gem, makes me think they hit the restaurant on one of those off nights when the Lady of the house wasn't in the kitchen (which must be rare, because it's hard to get in at dinnertime, since the locals have taken a real liking to this hidden treasure.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jim C
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  • English first
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English first
Ocklawaha, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great veal parm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Went for the pizza which was average, but the entrees and sandwiches brought me back. Veal parm sandwich or entree is delicious!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 19Casey
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Ocklawaha, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

it is very small, but the pizza was excellent and the calzones were huge! Servers and staff very friendly

Visited December 2013
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Thank Kathy E
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Vero Beach, Florida
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414 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“You can't tell a book by its cover!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

This establishment, located adjacent to a gas station; is one of the best family run restaurants I have ever experienced. The food is just like your mom would have made it if she were Italian. Every dish has that small kitchen touch. The wait staff assumes you are part of the family and treat you accordingly. The owner is available for praise and/or comment. The prices are right but they never sacrifice quality. Intertainment on Monday-Thursday. "Si Mangia Sempre Bene."

By the way ... this is one of those places you find by accident and hope you can remember how to get there the next time. You might need your GPS.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Storyteller-N03
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Lady Lake, Florida
2 reviews
“Hot & perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

A little piece of gold in a quaint little town. Off the beaten path a bit but well worth it.Waitstaff is courteous, correct and prompt with your order. The chef knows his stuff! May not have gone to the Cordon Bleu but does an excellent job with what he puts out. This restaurant needs to be discovered by Guy Fierettti from the Food TV network.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dale H
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