Favorite restaurant when in Orlando
Enzo's has been my favorite restaurant for over 20 years. The bucatini is my favorite meal of all time. We moved to Colorado and couldn't wait to eat here when returning to Florida for a visit this week. Was wonderful bringing my daughter and her boyfriend here for the first time. The Black Forest cake was beyond amazing!! Our waiter makes me smile each time I visit and we request him every time :)
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Special Occasion
Do not come into Enzo's figuring you will have the standard Italian fare - all of the food is fresh, a little bit different, and all excellent. Not open late, and absolutely recommend reservations. If you do not have reservations, plan to arrive by 6:30 at the latest to get a table. Server was at times a little aloof, as if he really didn't care if we liked the food or not, but otherwise attentive.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
An authentic neighborhood gem which continues to serve up inspired, creative Italian fare.
Service and ambiance are pleasant and friendly.
You are treated like an old friend when you show up.
A bit pricey but worth the splurge for a special occasion or whenever you are not in the mood for another 'restaurant in a box' experience.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and the wine list has great selection in variety and price. A true dining experience.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I dined at Enzo's on our anniversary. While there, there were two other couples at adjacent tables also celebrating anniversaries...we, and obviously others, recognize Enzo's as a quiet, romantic location to spend time with a loved one. The view over the lake was beautiful at sunset, the food delicious and well presented, and the service even better.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting bartender making
Interesting bartender making you want to return to the restaurant just to see him. Food was FANTASTIC in taste and presentation but would have been nice to get a little pasta(so cheap) to go with the Zuppa de Pesce.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Town!
This is my 2nd time at this restaurant. The first time was more than 10 years ago. This place is the best Italian restaurant in Orlando. Great food, atmosphere and the service was wonderful. My partner and I were celebrating our anniversary and they were extremely attentive and accommodating at all times. I can't wait to go back!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat!
Going to Enzo's is like going to a friend's home--the welcome is warm but the food is better. I love their fish dishes, their vegetable sides, and their outstanding homemade pastas. I recommend starting with their antipasto and ending with one of their Italian desserts. They also serve a delicious decaf cappuccino, which is sometimes hard to find.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and staff were exceptional! Perfect for a special dinner. I would highly recommend Enzo's. I have experienced fine dining all over this country and Enzo's rates in my top three.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A really special place!
This is a really special restaurant that has beautiful food, quaint sophisticated atmosphere in an old house on a lake and very nice service. They do make you feel at home and anything they can do to make it perfect is offered!
We save it for the ultimate occasions.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good time
We ate at Enzo's for the first time. We will be back because everything was done so well.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Anniversary Celebration Dinner
The food was outstanding and the service and atmosphere at Enzo's was fabulous. We will certainly dine at Enzo's again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time to a very,very good dining experience. Food was only over matched by our great server. The wine with dinner was excellent. It was a special occasion equaled by a special dining treat. Thank you for the evening. Also an extra thanks for not trying to force your diners into valet parking like so many places.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excelent! Everything
Food was excelent! Everything was fresh and made in-house. Service was outstanding and friendly.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Birthday Dinner
We celebrate my birthday at Enzo's. It was absolutely the best Italian food in central Florida. Food was superb.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been going to Enzo's every year for our anniversary and sometimes for our birthdays. If it was closer we'd been there more often. Coming back from a trip to Italy this summer, we have to say Enzo's is by far the most authentic italian restaurant in central Florida. The antipasti is always delicious. The zuppa de pesce is fantastic. The pasta ella Enzo always pleases. The wedding cake is incredible. A must for any foodie out there wanting to try authentic italian food.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem!
I love Enzo's. It is an amazing restaurant with great service and even better food. I have been coming here since 1997 and am glad to see it is still thriving. I think that's a great testament for a restaurant that has been in business for as long as this place has been. It's a little hard to find and if you blink you can miss the entrance to the restaurant. But, once you are inside the Italian Villa style area you completely forget you are in Orlando.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my birthday and we wanted a quiet place with excellent food. We knew Enzo's would do it. Ernesto, our waiter was kind and personable. I made the reservation on the Internet the night before and when we arrived the hostess greeted us like family. We sat by the window with a great view of Fairy Lake. The antipasto of the house, beef short ribs, spaghetti carbonara, and zuccotto were all fabulous. It always amazes me to turn off busy HW17-92 and find this quiet dining experience on a lake. Yes, this is a fantastic dining experience but don't tell anyone!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again an outstanding
Once again an outstanding meal at Enzo's on The Lake. The veal dish was very tender. Everyone else enjoyed the pasta dishes. Bartender is very cordial. Our service was not as good as usual. Slow to get us started and not to sound like a snob but poorly trained on the delivery of drinks and food to the table. Reaching across the table when there is plenty of room to serve each person is in poor form.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, and the service was spot on. Orazio was a great waiter and was also very personable. We also ha a window seat so it made it extra special
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enzo's has been around for more than 30 years and continues to have dishes that have been consistently outstanding for years. Their carbonara is served in the traditional way, without cream, slightly dry from the cheese, and delicious every time.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional food, service
Exceptional food, service and ambiance. Not sure why we do not go there more. Pricey, but worth the price.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I continue to return to Enzo's because every visit is an experience. The penne vodka is the best I have had. The pasta special last night was lobster, mussels, and scallops with a perfect red sauce.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A celebration of great details
A knowledgeable waiter who was observant and attentive? A Syrah on the wine by the glass list that was terrific? Superb ingredients and excellent northern Italian cooking? An inviting and beautiful room? A restaurant that is of this caliber and still fun? Am I really in Longwood and not Chicago? I must be dreaming, but I'm not!
Any downsides? Yes. The location is waycout of the way. You have to want to go there. And you will pay a pretty penny for the privilege. The prices are higher than most.
For both these reasons I would not be a regular, but it was still one of the best meals I have had in Orlando.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and view
Enzos is a great dining restaurant with amazing food. The Chef is incredible. The atmosphere is really friendly and welcoming, I took my wife and my mother who are picky eaters but all the food was explained to them and they were catered for perfectly.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always worth the trip
It my be out of the way but never out of my top five area resaurants. Superb food, excellent service and a uniqe dining experience.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Florida
For fine northern Italian food, this is the best choice I have found in Florida. It is family owed and operated, highly accommodating, fun to visit and generally without peer. We always celebrate our wedding anniversary there and have no plans to change. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of the cuisine and the entire staff does all it can to make the visit fun without ever being intrusive. Bring a hearty appetite and a happy spirit and you will never be disappointed.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a special date
This was my first time coming here and I know I will be coming back. Went here with my SO to celebrate our anniversary and it was a perfect spot to do so. From the decor of the restaurant to the lake view it was a romantic dinner that fit the occasion.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enzo's - Italy in Longwood
My husband and I have been to Italy 4 times. The food at Enzo's is the best Italian food in Orlando. The service is great - no one is trying to turn the table quickly. The view of the lake makes you think you are in Italy. Enzo's is a real gem!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Special Occasion Experience
This was my first time at Enzo's even though I have lived in Central FL most of my life. I wanted this to ve a special night for someone who has been so good to me. We got to Enzo's about a half hour before our dinner reservation so we could enjoy a drink and walk through the gardens. The lake view was amazing and we sat near the water until time for dinner. I told the waiter we were in no hurry and he was excellent as was all the staff at the restaurant from the time we entered until we left. It was quiet, we had a great view, and it was probably the best overall meal I have ever enjoyed. Due to the prices, however, this will remain a special occasion venue only.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
great unknown spot
We recently moved th Casselberry and where looking for a quaint romantic dinner spot... Enzos was recommended by a co worker and was great... the food was amazing ... the service wonderful ... food was priced well however the cocktails and wine were a oittle higher then we expected... being pino nior drinkers, they only had one which was an average wine but it was priced per glass for a better grade of wine... the gardens and lake at night werw wonderful to sit with an after drink and relax... there was a party going on so the noise was a little louder than expected and wish we were seated in the smaller room... overall a great place....
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Enzo's and we will definitely be going back. All the staff was attentive and pleasant, food was amazing, and they comped a desert for us on our anniversary! I had a stuffed sirloin that I cut with a table knife, so tender. Can't say enough about it, just go and thank me later.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I go there regularly and always book our reservation around sunset. Beautiful and romantic.
Our favorite dishes are the antipasti , penne a la vodka and bucatini a la Enzo. We loved them so much we rarely
change our order! This week they had a special dessert, Almond butter cake it melted in your mouth.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aperfect night filled with
Aperfect night filled with romantic ambience, personalized laid back italian service by all of the staff, delicious and satisfying chef specials and cuddling on the lake's dock afterwards to sip the rest of our full bodied cabernet proved to be a remarkable evening!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enzos was everything we expected and more...a great place for a romantic evening and to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service was top shelf as was the food and drinks. We will most definitely return.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Anniversary Dinner
My wife and I recently moved to Orlando and have been unable to find anything special about the ambience or food quality at most area restaurants...until we found Enzo's. We visited this hidden gem for our 2nd anniversary dinner and everything was perfect - from impeccable service to the delicious food that we couldn't stop eating despite being extremely full! The scenery was that of a golden sunset behind a placid lake overlooking a well manicured garden. It was absolutely beautiful! Enzo's is now our favorite restaurant in the Orlando area and we will be visiting again very soon! Thank you to all of the staff that made our evening extremely memorable!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great First Experience
. The best service and food we've had in a long time! We are recommending this place to everyone we know!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enzo's is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion, such as an anniversary. My husband and I were one of four couples celebrating one the night we were there! The view of the sunset over the lake as we sat down was a beautiful start to a perfect evening. We definitely would recommend starting with the antipasti, which offered a nice array of flavors. We also enjoyed the roasted chicken and porcini soup, zuppa de pesce, beef filet, and pumpkin gelato. We were also very pleased with our friendly, attentive server who patiently answered all of my questions about unknown food terms on the menu.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the Best!
Enzo's is still the best restaurant in Central Florida. A great place to host a big party, enjoy dinner with a few friends, or to steal away and enjoy a romantic dinner for two. The friendly and experienced staff makes you feel like family. They remember you and show sincere appreciation for your patronage. There are no bad choices on the menu, but listen to the list of 'specials', as the kitchen never disappoints. The antipasti is a great starter, but the pastas (share one, or two) and 'main course' fish and meat dishes are all terrific. Allow time for a pre-dinner cocktail, or an after dinner drink...the small but lively bar should not be missed. Truly a classic restaurant, that is a favorite destination for many local foodies.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our party of six had a Wonderful Anniversary Dinner, prepared, presented, served and eaten well! A gret evening.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful birthday celebration
I love the friendly atmosphere, excellent service and superb food. Their antipasto platter is one of the best (if not the best) in Central Florida. The grouper and New Zealand sea bass dishes were fresh and well prepared. The Italian wedding cake was the perfect ending for a birthday celebration.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true gem
I took my fiancee here for her birthday. It was the first time we had ever been here, and my goodness what a gem. Our waiter, was a true gentleman that truly knew what he was talking about for both the wine list and dinner options. The ambiance was gorgeous and the view of the lake made Enzo's even more special. The place is small and intimate, but not too small. There was one larger group of gentleman here who were obviously celebrating some type of success and even with them being happy, it was not overly loud. The main group of people in this gem were couples enjoying the evening and tremendously wonderful wine list and chef's specials. The menu is upscale and therefore a little bit more expensive but well worth it. Enjoy!
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I invited my date to Enzo's on a Friday night. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was exquisite and the bartender was funny and charming, but our favorite part of the evening was soaking in the lakeside view after dinner. No other restaurant in Central Florida can match Enzo's décor, and ambience. I only wonder why the management does not offer outdoor lakeside dining, especially on a cool autumn night.
Nevertheless, I will recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Locals Know
The local know this is the best restaurant in north Orlando. Great food, wines and service in a home on a lake.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been enjoying this very special place since 1982. Every time we go we thank our friends who introduced us to it when we moved here from NJ. The food is wonderful. We must recommend the Buccittini ala Enzo it is a simple pasta dish that we love so much we share as an appetizer every visit . I can not remember our ever being unhappy with any of the meals.They have a good wine list and great desserts. The staff is the best; some have been there since we first went, they are knowledgeable, attentive and personable.The setting is beautiful overlooking a lake,the sunsets are magnificent. They have an out door garden and we have seen many wedding performed there. For a special occasion or just a great dinner try this wonderful restaurant.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Enzo's is always an experience. Although everything on their menu is good, I always opt for one of the chef's specials. The food is delicious and the setting can't be beat.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband, friends and I have been here many times and have never had a bad experience, they are extremely consistent. The food is exquisite. Most notable is the risotto. Enzo's has the best risotto I have ever tasted.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful place with great staff and AMAZING food. A we walked in we were seated immediately. Our attentive server was right over to take our drink order and then food order. For an appetizer we had the Brushetta Al Pomodoro E Mozzarella. It was heavenly and is a must try! For dinner my husband had the special which was Flounder. He loved it and savored every bite. As for me I had the Garganelli Arrabiata Saltate. It was so delicious that I had no problem eating every last bite on the large plate. All of our dishes were beautifully presented. The staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable. It is on the expensive side but it's worth it for those special occasions.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enzo's is one of the best restaurants in Orlando. The food is absolutely incredible and authentically Italian. Perfect place for a guy to take a special girl.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 1st won't be our last!
Our 33rd wedding anniversary was extra special due to our decision to eat at a romantic, scenic restaurant which turned out to be Enzo's on the lake. We were warmly welcomed and escorted to the cozy bar while our table was prepared with flowers and a bottle of wine. We were soon seated at a table looking out over the lake and felt like we'd been there a hundred times. The waiter was not overbearing but friendly, courteous and professional with a personal touch. The food was excellent with a very nice piece of celebration cake at the end of our meal. We felt welcomed and appreciated by everyone we met.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM