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Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL
Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL

Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatatcasa.com/
  • Phone: (727) 784-7779
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5;00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar

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  • Parking: No
A word from Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL
Papa Ludovico's Tradition In Italy, Papa Ludovico’s door was always open and everyone was welcome. The tantalizing aroma of fine Italian foods cooking on the stove would draw in friends, friends of friends, and sometimes even strangers... but after sharing a bottle of wine together, strangers became friends. Now, Casa Ludovico is proud to share Papa’s traditions in Palm Harbor, Florida. Everyone is welcome to enjoy fine Italian food and wine with both old and new friends. Buon Appetito! Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We ate here a week ago with a small group and had a bad experience. It took an hour and half to get our food and when we did, a few people in the party had undercooked meals. The waiter was always very polite and apologetic - even brought a free dessert platter. My husband and I decided to try the restaurant again, just the two of us this time and the food was just ok. We had high expectations but left feeling sort of "meh" about the whole dining experience. I can't say that we won't be back but it didn't make the favorites list."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Usual nice meal at Casa- little strange as we were only ones there on a Thursday evening . Obviously service no problem since we were only table for entire staff. Food very good but starting to wonder about value- $200 for 3 with inexpensive wine. Guess have problem with $10 for a salad but will return as charming place with good food."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to Casa Ludovico a few times in the past and have always been happy with the meals. This time I was disappointed. I ordered the penne alla norcina and thought the dish was tastless. The discription says that it is made with a spicey Italian sausage. There was no spice and the rest of the sauce lacked any flavor. The waiter acted like he would rather be any where but working last Saturday evening. Hope the next time is better."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our second time at Casa Ludovico and it didn't disappoint us at all. The food was just as good, if not better, then the first time we were there. Only slight problem we had was the waitress. She just seemed annoyed with everything we asked for.She seemed like she didn't want to be there. Someone spilt a water and she asked if she should bring a sippy cup, which was a little offensive because the person who spilt it was 89 years young. I think she was trying to make a joke but it was inappropriate. No one laughed. Overall, it was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very nice ambience, great food and wine list. Reasonable prices. Carmine, the owner, is very hospitable."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "everything we tried was well prepared and very tasty."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "there is only three places to eat in Palm Harbor and The Casa is one . Excellent food ,service and ambiance."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "we have eaten here many times since it opened. We have never been disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Cozy ambiance, extremely friendly staff, and wonderful specials and delicious food! Excellent grouper and piccatas! Our favorite spot for dinner on special occasions. We have introduced this restaurant to several friends, who continue to go there regularly."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner with friends in a neighbor eatery. The food was good...typical Italian fare. Bread could be better (Like from Mazzarro's) But the olives and olive oil dipping sauce was delicious. The service was a bit slow but we were enjoying time with friends so it was ok. I had the linguine with clams. The pasta and sauce were great but the clams were tiny and chewy. The cheese cake was a good treat and nice way to end the meal. I would recommend it and return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food here is always good with some items outstanding - Veal chop & squid ink pasta with clams. Only comment is that when they are very busy and that is most of the time, service can be spotty."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Personally, overall disappointing. Very rushed, very hectic atmosphere. For the price food was ok, I would not recommend. Our waiter was nice, though he seemed under a lot of pressure and had a hard time slowing down in order to explain the menu or our questions. The other major issue is the premature clearing of plates. I cannot get over this custom of clearing plates before all members of the table have finished. It is a practice that is rampant and it makes the other diners at the table uncomfortable. It is not correct procedure. Please tell your staff to stop!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great food and Friendly Service. Good Value . Squid Ink pasta is second to none."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed a beautiful night out before Easter. Although very busy evening, table was ready and service outstanding. Food was served at a pleasant pace and the specials were prepared for the best pallet. You will surely enjoy your visit!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I loved the quaint feel of the dining room. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu, came by and refilled our wine and water glasses frequently and seemed to really enjoy his job. Our wine choice was a Merlot by Elements, which was well priced and delicious. The braised short ribs was the special for the evening and was quite delicious. We will be returning to try more!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Outstanding all the way around.. great food, great service and atmosphere! Loved it"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time. When we saw that the restaurant was on the OpenTable app I made a reservation last Saturday and we went. The food was outstanding, the service was great we will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been going to Casa Ludovico since it opened. Carmine makes the best sauce using fresh basil. The staff is attentive and unobtrusive . You will become a fan too."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have been here several times, although it's a bit of a drive for us from Belleair. Always been very pleased with the service, the ambience and the food. Definitely worth a trip!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Been coming to Casa Ludivico for 6 years. Always outstanding and the best food in the Bay area. Great customer service."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I have frequented this restaurant for years. This is as close to Italy as it gets. They have not only maintained quality but have always been known for innovation and responding to the culinary variances the years have dictated - such as delicious and more reasonable small dishes. I would highly recommend as it's impossible to have a less than excellent meal here!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was delicious! Authentic Italian dishes and excellent wine list. I would return to this restaurant every time I am in that area."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was very good and so was the selection. The service was decent considering the place was full and with such a nice place they do not rush you off. I will definitely be coming back soon !!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fabulous attention to detail: was immediately offered a dark napkin (table setting is all white linen) since I was wearing a dark dress. Excellent service throughout. Our server was warm and welcoming and extremely knowledgeable about wine and menu selections. Food was exceptional and delicious. We had a lovely dining experience and evening."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Superb, gracious service by a fun, smart, connected waiter staff. Beautiful, omnipresent hostess keeps a busy dining room buzzing with positive vibe. The food extends beyond and amplifies the service. Can't wait to go back. Very advanced dining scene for Tampa area. Could have been in NYC."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I live in Palm Harbor and every time I eat at Casa Ludovico's I ask myself why I don't eat here more often. The food and atmosphere are great. Not the typical Italian food you can find at any chain restaurant, thank goodness."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went to Casa Ludovico to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We had never been there, did not know anyone who had been there and had only read online reviews. The reviews were spot on! Great food and service. The price actually surprised us as it did not cost as much as we thought it would! I would (and already have) recommended Casa Ludovico to friends!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Always good food & service. It's one of our favorites. Sometimes it gets very noisy in there"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A wonderful experience---the only negative was that we were seated 25 min. after time of the reservation."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was a fantastic experience all around. Found the restaurant on the internet and was pleasantly surprised. The food was truly Italian and the linguine with the seafood was outstanding. Visit this restaurant for w wonderful time ."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We chose this place and the food is always delicious.the service was acceptable. We sat upstairs, new to us, and enjoyed the ambiance."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Casa is by far the best Italian restaurant in the costal Tampa Bay Area. Always great food and a wonderful place to dine."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our favorite retaurant and so we went celebrate my wife's birthday. Took three other people with us who had never been there before. Everyone enjoyed the food and the only negative comment was regarding the noise level."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "For those outside the local area, you should definitely check out this place on Alternate 19 in Palm Harbor. Food is delicious, service is outstanding, wine list is good, and the atmosphere is intimate and friendly. Small bar area and outside seating are also available. Fresh made pasta is the best. Great for a date night or evening out with friends."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my sister there for the first time and her birthday. She absolutely enjoyed it. The service is always impeccable. Love the food. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Although we had to wait 45minutes even with a reservation, the experience was lovely with good wine, delicious dinner and superb service. I love the old feel of the two-story house with creaky wood floors."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always welcoming, great food and superb service. Priced moderately with a wonderful wine list."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This has been and will stay our favorite place to eat in North Pinellas County. We eat there at least twice a month and always have a great meal. Never disappointed. A little busy in the winter months which is understandable. Recommend a reservation till the snowbirds leave."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Casa Ludvico becoming my favorite restaurant in North Pinellas. Great food, service and ambiance. Raul and his team do a great job. Service is set up so food always arrives hot. Nice wine list too- The rolled veal was excellent- as good as any top NY Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We have wanted to try this restaurant for years. Finally we decided to go for my wife's birthday. What a mistake for waiting so long, the food is excellent. We arrived at 7pm and were seated promptly. Our waiter Mark was very knowledgeable about the food and suggested some very good wine that complimented our meal. For dessert we had the Tiramisu, also excellent and big enough two people can easily split. All in all a great experience."
    Dined on 1/4/2014