Limoncello
Limoncello

Limoncello

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cheeca.com/dining-a-entertainment.html
  • Phone: 3056644651
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Bader Ali
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mile Marker 82
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Guests are directed to Porte-Cochere and offered complimentary valet parking via Bell Staff. Gratuity to Bell Staff is greatly appreciated.
A word from Limoncello
Limoncello, featuring traditional Italian cuisine served in true Cheeca fashion using the freshest ingredients and polished casual service.
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Limoncello reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (4)romantic (2)special occasion (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • lena
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It was a special anniversary. My seafood pasta was ok. My husband's chicken parm was awful. Bottled red sauce. It is in an expensive hotel But it was convenient to the restaurant Would not eat there or stay there. Way over prived and over rated
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    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    wannababeachbum
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Having spent the day at the beach, we didn't feel like "going out" for dinner and Italian sounded like a great choice. I had the clam linguini and my husband had the shrimp scampi. My linguine was a little too al dente for my taste, but my husband's was perfection. The service was prompt and our waitress was very attentive, however there were only two other parties in the restaurant at the time so it may be a different experience on a busy night. We shared the gelato sundae for dessert and the house made tiramisu gelato was fantastic! All in all the food was delicious, and I would recommend dining there at least once during your stay.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but overpriced
    JaLin
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This restaurant is part of Cheeca Lodge resort. Like most resort restaurants it was overpriced. It cost over $100 for my husband and myself. We each had a glass of wine, soup and the Chicken Parm entree. Food was good but not exceptional. Service was very good and ambiance was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 36 reviews are from the Limoncello reviews archive.
  • Service
    SLK1973
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    This was our first time at this restaurant. The location at Cheeca Lodge was amazing. Our waitress, Sheri was wonderful! She really took care of us and especially all the accommodations she made for our children!
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paradise!
    Henry
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Definitely a great place to eat. Our server was extremely friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was outstanding for both my wife and myself. Extremely satisfied and would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just eh.......
    LuvItalianfood
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Had high expectations based on hype from the Resorts website, but food was very average. Ordered a "special" and it was anything but.............Server was friendly and attentive, but food quality was lacking. Could have gotten similar fare at Olive Garden..........
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  • Don't Miss the Short Rib Ravioli.
    Culinary4u
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    Great dish with a fantastic demi-glace . The portion can be shared so you can enjoy other dishes that are fantastic. Our server was fantastic and I believe it was Katey. We also dined in the Sushi Restaurant and the food was fantastic. Gabriella did a great job. This gem in Islamorada and worth the hunt. It is nice that you can dine at the Cheeca Lodge and Spa with out being an overnight guest. If you can swing the resort overnight the staff is all great. everyone from the front gate to the service staff is well trained and accommodating with great hospitality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner at Linocello
    jdwtavernier
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Our special occasion was the 50th anniversary of our first date. We were asked in advance in there was a special occasion;. The setting in palm trees on the beach was romantic. We were seated away from the lightly noisy pool ( the children left at 7PM). Our evening started with somewhat pricey but large and perfectly made Martinis by Tim, the bartender. The waiter, Brian, was attentive and knowledgeable. We were served leisurely, as we requested. The food was excellent. When we declined desserts, Brian informed us that it was his treat. Our serving plate was decorated with a chocolate good wishes on our anniversary. The total bill was less than expected an only 10-15% more than the local fish restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Intimate dining at a first
    jaymie
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Intimate dining at a first class resort. Going back with the kids in the summer!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed a wonderful Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We enjoyed a wonderful Valentines dinner. The server gave each lady a rose for the holiday. The food was excellent, if small portions. Great wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Fabulous food! The service was great! Very attentive staff and extremely timely. I would definitely eat here again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
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  • 5 Solid Stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    Limoncello at Cheeca Lodge and Spa offers great food, service and ambiance. We enjoyed dining there two nights while staying at Cheeca. Pricing is very reasonable with the quality food and level of service that of a high end restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent all around. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Excellent all around. Great waiter, view, food, ambiance!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful dinner followed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    wonderful dinner followed by an awesome gelato for dessert!! Had a wonderful Father Day Eve Dinner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good, except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2012
    Food was very good, except for the meager seafood risotto, which had three medium sized shrimp and one scallop. The indoor dining room is a bit small but the tables are spread out so it is not crowded. The coconut gelato is amazing. I would have given a better food rating if there were more shrimp and or scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hmmm...a different name for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/13/2012
    Hmmm...a different name for this restaurant is in order as it is not really Italian. Sure, there are dishes with Italian names, but the feeling is not really there. Food was passable at best. Perhaps they need to focus more on a blended culinary theme, Italian and Florida Keys flavors combined. Beautiful location--an indoor/outdoor layout, planted beautifully, lighted well.
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  • HungryGladiators
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2012
    Went to Limoncello for lack of basically any other viable Italian choices in Islamorada, after a full week of eating steak and fish day and night. Atmosphere was nice, but Cheeca seems to be taking on Resort status which naturally comes with kids running around...which is OK, just don't expect romantic or anything. The hostess was kind of rude, closed a swinging door in my face, and kept on rolling. She then asked if we would be having wine, then answered 'no' for us before we replied. That gave us a laugh. Service was good, food OK but not spectacular, but the waitress brought me an entree I didn't order, which I ate anyway in te interest of expediency. All in all not bad, but Islamorada isn't the Italian food capital of Florida for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place within the Cheeca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Great place within the Cheeca Lodge resort. Family friendly. Good food. Great waterfront views.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our experience was disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Our experience was disappointing. Food overpriced and not cooked correctly. Pasta was rubbery, had to be sent back to kitchen and came back same way. Only good thing about experience was server, Lisa and manager, Nikki, who were quite apologetic and wanted to make it up to us.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a surprisingly average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    We had a surprisingly average dining experience in a beautifully appointed restaurant at Limoncello. Service was average, as was the salad. Our entrees were very good. The gelato for dessert was delicious, but the coffee we ordered to accompany it never arrived, and we did not see our waitress again until she briefly appeared with our bill. She never returned to take the check. We had to flag down another staff member to finally pay. Prices were probably average for a resort area but high in relation to our overall experience. We departed with a definite air of disappointment.
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  • Great food and great service...
    BobMVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2011
    After over indulging in seafood for the previous seven days we really looked forward to a nice Italian meal and we were not disappointed. The service was great and our waitress was a delight. To top it all off the Limoncello gelato was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was absolutely delicious!
    fonduefanVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    Food was absolutely delicious! Restaurant was outside overlooking a beachside bar and the ocean. We happened to go at sunset and it was incredibly romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    We celebrated our anniversary dinner here...the location - Cheeca Lodge - is gorgeous...the food and service however did not reflect the place. One main waitress with lots assisting but not really doing much...food was OK...told the waitress I had dairy issued but was not warned that my entire dish was cream based which was not indicated on menu...we had a lovely time but overall experience was just OK nothing special as we had hoped for!
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  • By far, our best dining experience
    JMillerVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    By far, our best dining experience of the year and one of the few bright spots during our stay at Cheeca Lodge. Our server was sensational. She provided truly personalized services to the point we felt as if we were her only table. Her recommendations were honest and spot on. After we finished an amazing dinner, she brought us a sampler of about 10 different gelatos and some Limeoncello. The gelato was so good, that we had to order more. I can't say enough about the incredible experience we had. My hope is that the restaurant sees this and realizes what an incredible employee they have and allow her to train the staff at both restaurants at Cheeca Lodge. Our other dining experiences at Cheeca Lodge was significantly sub par.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The last time I was there,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    The last time I was there, the menu was excellent. However, now it has changed. I would not recomend or go back until the selection is improved.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The only negative is that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    The only negative is that it was very cold in the restaurant with the air conditioning but everything else was spectacular.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The area was so cold my wife
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2011
    The area was so cold my wife wanted to leave as soon as we got there. Prices seemed a little high. Tomatoes and meatballs were outstanding. Our server was very friendly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was truly Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2011
    The food was truly Italian authentic. All our plates were delicious and plenty of food. We took home leftovers. We had a side salad which could have been a main dish, the polenta apptizer was huge and wonderful, we had the mushroom raviolis and the pasta carbonara, both were out of this world. we will definitely be back !!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really terrific! Fun and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2011
    Really terrific! Fun and energetic team of service staff. Food was authentic,simple, yet delecious and a wine selection to match any taste. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2011
    I found Limoncello to be delightful, the food fresh and vibrant and the service friendly and inviting. The views are fantastic! Surprisingly, the prices are reasonable even though this restaurant is located in Cheeca. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • Loved the restaurant. Beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/24/2011
    Loved the restaurant. Beautiful waterfront setting. Very romantic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limoncello opened several
    CharlesVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2011
    Limoncello opened several weeks ago at Cheeca Lodge, it is in a nice new space but is flat out awful. The service was nice enough but unrefined and the food was terrible. The Cioppino was a mess of a special, my pasta dish had a sauce that was not done right and my pasta was hard; not al dente but well undercooked. The chicken Romano was a deep overfried chicken breast and oozed oil. The gelato which was a specialty was mediocre. Wine list is resort overpriced (and they did not have the wine I ordered in stock) but the bottled water was good, except for the fact that when the service staff was attentive they constantly tried to refill my glass with tap. I would avoid this restaurant at ALL cost, it should be replaced soon. Total disaster.
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  • Nice new, if slightly pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2010
    Nice new, if slightly pricy Sushi restaurant in Islamorada! Our waiter was quick and attentive and since we had mentioned it was our anniversary, when we passed on dessert, he brought a lovely plate anyway with a few chocolate dipped strawberries and the words "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the plate. It was a sweet, personal touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good sushi in a nice setting.
    BethVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2010
    Good sushi in a nice setting. The issue is service--the food does not come out in any semblance of order (two people in our group of six got salads while the other four waited for 15 minutes for theirs). Sushi came out sporatically (2 pieces of eel sushi came out first and 1 hour later we got the other 2). The hotel needs to fix this and if it did we would give it 4 stars
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very special place. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    A very special place. Food was to die for and our sever very attuned to the types of sushi.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was everything I've heard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/14/2010
    It was everything I've heard - wonderful. The sushi was above par and creative. Excellent, informative waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to go for a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Great place to go for a nice lunch with the girls or a romantic and slow paced dinner. Very relaxed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a BIT SLOW, AND MENU WAS SOMEWHAT
    Jlcooper
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    a BIT SLOW, AND MENU WAS SOMEWHAT CONFUSING. WE ORDERED THE TEMPURA AND GOT A TEMPURA ROLL WHICH WE HADN'T REALIZED WAS WHAT WE CHECKED. tHE ACTUAL TEMPURA WAS THE BEST THOUGH. WAITRESS NEEDED MORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WINE/CHAMPAGNE AND WAS CUTE BUT NOT REAL EXPERIENCED IT SEEMED. OVERALL THE FOOD WAS GREAT!
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    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nikai had some very good dishes.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/19/2009
    Nikai had some very good dishes. Clearly the chef tries to appeal to a broad swath of the population as with most resort eateries. Some of the dishes were interesting and innovative (steak and lobster roll was delicious, the wontons were pretty good). The setting was nice, we were there on a quiet evening. The service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet