Enzo's on the Lake
Enzo's on the Lake

Enzo's on the Lake

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://enzos.com/
  • Phone: 4078349872
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Charles Beriault
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Birthday and anniversary parties. Wedding and baby showers. Christmas and holiday parties... we do them all. We have three distinct party rooms that are available to accommodate your festive occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Nunez 8886061727

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1/2 mile south of SR 434 on U.S. Hwy 17/92
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Enzo's on the Lake
Enzo's on the Lake is the perfect place for a congenial evening of cocktails, fine food and wine, lavish desserts and very special hospitality. Whether you are entertaining for business or pleasure, having a birthday celebration or just a romantic dinner for two, we will do our best to keep you satisfied. In 1980, Enzo's on the Lake opened as a lovely secluded lakefront restaurant, built in the style of an Italian villa. The restaurant is dedicated to the idea of simple yet sophisticated cuisine. The freshest fish, meats, fruits and vegetables that can be obtained are woven into a menu that emphasizes a unique culinary heritage and diversity. An extravagant antipasto bar welcomes you to the excitement of the dining room overlooking the lake. There is a full service european style bar, private dining areas for meetings and parties and the lakeside gardens where many weddings concerts and gatherings take place. We look forward to serving you!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Enzo's on the Lake reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)scenic view (54)romantic (48)fit for foodies (38)neighborhood gem (33)notable wine list (19)good for groups (15)great for lunch (5)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Awesome experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a great time in every way. Our table was perfect, the food was great and our server, Susan was terrific. The staff was great too especially Gabriel. We will be back. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Dpfrz
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A delight from the moment I walked in, until I left. Much better than big chain steakhouses. Ernesto, our server, was perfect in service and demeanor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special place
    greenwave
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Enzo's has been around for a long time, for good reason. It is a perennial favorite for special occasions, but has dedicated regulars that have been going for years. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. The food is amazing. We had the Lamb Shank and Zuppe Di Pesce with an antipasti starter. I made my reservation on open table, and indicated it was my wife's birthday. They brought a slice of complimentary Italian wedding cake with a candle with coffee. Can't recommend Enzo's highly enough
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem for any special occasion
    marmaduke
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've dined here before and it's always a pleasure. This occasion we celebrated a combination birthday & retirement. We started with the excellent Antepasto that included cheeses, salami, eggplant, shrimp, other seafood, olives (you name it). I enjoyed an evening special of homemade Ravioli ( with quali, special cheese and pine nut filling ). All five of us raved for it's tastiness. Dover sole was so good. Plenty of bread was available. Wines were excellent. We shared a selection of desserts on the menu. Ending the meal with the Limoncello was a treat. This service was beyond expectation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive wait staff
    47years
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our waiter, Ernesto, was very good; attentive with out being intrusive, personable, knowledgeable. We will request him for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a great place to eat
    Foodie98VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have not been to Enzo's in a long time. We used to go there for special occasions, holiday parties, and just to get great Italian food. Things had gone down and we stopped going. We decided to give it a try again with some friends. I am so glad we did. The service was great. The food was wonderful. We left very happy. Cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Familiar friend
    wJR3VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Every time I come here I know exactly what to expect. A great experience, I love the food and the ambience. Enzo's is unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!!!
    LindzC
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Enzo's is a great restaurant! I'm so glad to have finally found this place and will definitely be back. Great for a special occasion or date night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lmfoodsnobVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love it, love it, love it! Enzo's on the Lake is by far and away, our overall favorite restaurant in Central Florida!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great B-Day Choice
    maggie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    When you park you don't think it's that nice inside but yes it's beautiful with a great view and service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Reaturant.
    Bogey13
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Love this place. The best view , service and food! We have eaten here for over 20 years. Specials are great. Dole Sole is my favorite dish love all the pasta and order wedding cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30 years of perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have had the pleasure of dining at Enzo's for 30 years, always perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luv2dine
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Cannot say a negative about Enzo's been dining here for many years, never had a bad experience. Will continue frequenting Enzo's, one of our faves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What Took Us So Long...
    BeachRick
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    ...to return after so many years? It can only be the 60 miles of driving distance. Because the ambiance, wide array of food choices on the menu, the cooking, the friendly reception all made my wife and out Atlanta guests wish this was OUR neighborhood restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab for lunch
    Joe2
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Was not crowded and quiet enough for a business or romantic lunch. They service is excellent as is the food. They made a special vegan plate for me too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always it was special
    Marsha
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary at Enzo's. Our daughter joined us and we had a wonderfully memorable meal. She and I had the veal scallopine after we shared an appetizer of carpaccio and shaved parmesan cheese. My husband had a fish chowder made with sea bass which was divine, I had to taste it. He had a plate of homemade cheese ravioli with a lovely tomato sauce that had a nice sweetness to it. For dessert we were surprised with a nice slice of zuccotto which was wonderfuly flavorful with strawberries and kiwi layered on a custard layer between the cake layers. Hubby had an after dinner coffee and my daughter had the Italian coffee with Amaretto . We have loved Enzo's for years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining
    luvgreatfood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been going to Enzo's since moving to FL in 1982 and have never been disappointed with the service or the food. Great specials and the antipasti is the best every.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nan1VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Fabulous birthday dinner! Ernesto was a fabulous waiter & the food was fantastic! Veal, pasta, & short ribs were all excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2dine
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Have always enjoyed this restaurant, has been a favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I brough work colleagues to Enzo's and was proud to share one of my favorite restaurants. Wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first time
    myfirsttimethere
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I've driven by Enzo's hundreds of times and finally made a reservation for dinner. It was Saturday night and every table was filled so the noise level was pretty high. The food was good though the steaks were slightly underdone. The service was fine and food came in appropriate intervals. Our waitress kept our wine glasses filled and it was overall a very good experience. We will come back again for a special occasion - we did spend quite a bit of money. One bottle of wine, two apps, two entrees, and two desserts was approximately $250.00.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was superb and not overly filling so you left feeling satisified but not stuffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner experience
    EJSJ
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Enzo's is my husband's special occasion restaurant, so I booked Saturday evening to celebrate Father's Day. Terrific choice as the seafood was fresh and expertly prepared--delicious sauces enhanced the fish, rather than overpower the delicate flavors. Service was top-notch, as always. It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying Enzo's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bellissima!
    MeUnFood
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I couldn't have picked a better spot for to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. My husband and I have traveled all over Italy and Enzo's transported us back to a small trattoria you might happen upon in Tuscany. The food, the staff, the wine, everything was perfection!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST
    flacritic
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Just short and sweet...for 30 years this is "just the best" all around !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every visit is special!!!
    naplesfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We took our son to Enzo's and he was impressed with the attention we received and dinner he ordered. We always talk about the dinner...do not miss the bar and the incredible conversation and service you get there also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant in Longwood
    lovethisplace
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This has been a long time favorite for me and my husband. We had our rehearsal wedding party at this restaurant 18 years ago and continue to come back to celebrate all of our special occasions! We have never had a bad meal, the food is wonderful and the service is great.....quaint little bar and the view is spectacular! All around outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Basic food, lake and garden view
    Daniela
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food is rather greasy and heavy, service is attentive and competent. We go there for the ambiance. The garden is lovely, although the chairs there are falling apart. The view of the lake is lovely.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian gem/sparkling Florida spot
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Enzo's has the whole package! From the moment you walk in the door to the time you leave, you are well taken care of and plied with food that has subtle and wonderful depth and complexity of flavors! We have never had a dish that was not delicious and creative. My partner "hates" eggplant an zucchini, but she ate her share of these from the antipasto! The setting is also surprising; when you pull off of the busy road and drive back to the restaurant you are walking into a small slice of old Florida, with tropical plants deck and the lovely lake. Perfect for an after dinner stroll! We will return. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of town visitors favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I always take my visitors here to show them "this is Central Florida". The view is great, the food is very good and it always makes them feel special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still the Best!
    lmfoodsnobVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Enzo's on the Lake is by far and away, our overall top pick for the best restaurant in all of Central Florida. The staff is so professional (knowledgeable, polite and courteous). Most staff members have been there for years. The food is incredible. You literally want to savor every bite of every course as long as possible; it is that good! Beautiful gardens and lake view complete the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Excellent all the way around. Celebrated my 1st amd several successive anniversaries here, including my most recent 20th. They have never dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still best After all these years
    steve
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great cozy bar with potent cocktails. Friendly,expert staff, particularly long time servers Susan and Orazio. Proprietress Jo Ann Perlini an expert hostess. Scenic lakefront setting. Succulent antipasto bar with aged reggiano, salami, seafood salads and sautéed veggies. Best pastas in Florida. Try the linguine with red clam sauce, penne ala vodka, bucatini ala Enzo or spaghetti carbonara. Fabulous Dover sole. Well paired wine list, Italian and California. Try the Parducci True Grit petit sirah. As Orlando area restaurants go - None better, damn few as good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 139 reviews are from the Enzo's on the Lake reviews archive.
  • NY2FL
    Nyc2Fla
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Food was delicious, full of flavor. Waiter and staff were delightful and attentive. New favorite place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where have you been all my life?
    WillOJ
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food? Excellent! Wine selection? Excellent! Ambiance and location? A gem in the most unsuspecting place. Staff? Friendly and very attentive. Will we go back? Yes, again and again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    LovestoEat
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food is totally incredible and the service is fabulous. The tables are a little jammed in together that you really can't have a private conversation without everyone hearing you. If you want in the main dining room which gives you the scenic view, you have to request it with your reservation as well as remind the hostess.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time at Enzo's
    angmig
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We went to Enzo's to celebrate my husband's birthday and absolutely loved it. The food was delicious, the wine variety is excellent and the service was outstanding. We definitely would return to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect as always
    Lara
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Enzo's never disappoints, the food and service is always perfect. Enzo's has always been one of my favorites and I have been going there since I was a little girl.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinning experience
    MG65
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We haven't been at Enzo's for a while but it is still best Italian food in town plus the ambiance makes it a fantastic place to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enzo's a HIT!
    DrJack
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We found this restaurant on OpenTable while staying in Orlando for a meeting. I wanted to take my wife out to dinner away from the "conventioneer" experience, and this restuarant, although a 40 minute drive from Disney, was well worth the time and travel! The atmosphere was cozy, quant and inviting. The waiter, who suggested a delightful Valpolicella/Amarone, encouraged us to take our wine out to the covered dock for sunset and waited until we returned to take our order. We enjoyed a wonderful antipasto (a house specialty), linguini with white clam sauce, Gorgonzola filet with a side of angel hair pasta and limoncello for dessert. Recalling the evening brings back each delicious taste. If you have the time, create your own memory here!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate