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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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to this tiny gem for a few years now. I do not give them an excellent rating lightly but they deserve one. The owners are wonderful, easy to talk to and provide a true culinary experience that few places are capable of. When I say culinary experience, I am talking about their food! Yes, I enjoy... More 

Thank Loyd S
Rhinebeck, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After two years away, we came back to Cafe Z two nights in a row. Still incredible food, great meat dishes and the best vegetables on the planet. Their Beef Wellington is not a real Beef Wellington (no foie gras) but is perhaps better with tastes that remind you of a Weiner Schnitzel or a Texas chicken fried steak. Their... More 

Thank Allen D
Bartow, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't like brussel sprouts....However.... I could eat my weight in the ones made at Cafe Zuppina! This tiny little cafe has some of the best food I have ever ate. My favorite appetizer is the feta rolls and my favorite dish is the brisket platter. The baklava dessert is so good that I always get one to go!! I... More 

Thank rsgh143
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and daughters have been to this restaurant a few times before finally convincing me to try it. I shouldn't have waited so long! Owned and operated by a husband and wife you feel like you've been invited for a meal in their very own kitchen. The food is marvelous and made from fresh ingredients daily. No beer or... More 

Thank Jeffrey Y
Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the lamb and vegetables- service was great - ambience super. One visit we were caught in a downpour and the owner brought us complimentary desserts.

Thank isolkene
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the chicken kabobs. They were amazing. So perfectly seasoned. I will definitely order the vegetable platter next time though. I kept seeing them brought out and my mouth was watering. Felt like I was eating in a home. I loved it!

Thank Sarah B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried a variety of foods from Vegetarian to lamb. Everything was delicious. I recommend reservations because it is a small space. We also could BYOB. The salads could be shared by several people as a side. Friendly service and a cute space.

Thank Gail M
Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny place in Lakeland is a great place to have awesome Turkish food. You must make reservations for dinner. The owners are very nice and polite. They make the best baklava I ever had. I love their lamb shops w rice and Brussels sprouts. You can bring your own wine no change to uncork it. Great place to have... More 

Thank Gooki
Ocala, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is an astounding cook so we have a hard time going out to eat without him complaining. He asked me to find a little Bistro. I found Zuppina. It is a very small place, maybe 10 tables. Oh but the food!!!! We were served by the owner who is very proud she uses nothing canned. She tries to... More 

Thank Catherine J
Salem, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous. Food was wonderful. 3 adults and check was about 70 dollars. But well worth it for an occassion night out or when i have visitors

Thank tomgrrl28

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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Merritt Island, Florida
Washington DC, District of Columbia

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