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Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL

4.5
549 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(727) 784-7779
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar
What 549 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Best Italian food . Very much enjoyed the evening!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

outstanding service , presentation menu, ambiance, one of the best in the county

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We are never disappointed at Casa Ludovico. We've been going there over ten years at least. We love the atmosphere , and always run into people we know, as it has a neighborhood charm . Food is outstanding. Pasta is perfection.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal and great service

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food! Tomato sauce just like Italy! Best restaurant I went to in the Tampa bay area.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful waitress and very good food. Was however unhappy paying a full upcharge of $6.00 for a vegetable to substitute for pasta

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Have never had a bad meal or service. The food is always great and the staff prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is a wonderful special occasion restaurant. It never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent Italian dishes, good service, good wine list

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were gravely disappointed this trip. 5 star meals with well above average service is expected here and received every previous reservation. I've taken out of town guests here many times and my wife and I had it as our go to place for fine Italian cuisine. This trip was a nightmare with poor service from our waiter and poor beverage mixing from the bar. Although my meal was excellent, my wife's veal entree was not near the same quality she remembers and expects. Not planning to return any time soon.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Despite making our open table reservation early in the day and confirming later by phone, the staff seemed surprised by our arrival and we waited for them to arrange a table by the front door. Our waitress seemed disengaged and some of the dishes not fresh. The special of octopus was delicious but pasta side orders were pre-prepared and veal Milanese from the menu was over-cooked and dried out. Wanted to like the place but will travel to Tampa or St. Pete for a better meal :(

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Disappointing

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always Awesome. I eat here every time I am in town

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best Italian food I have ever had. We will spread the word and hope to return.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We always take new people who are looking for quality Italian Cuisine...Once they go, they want to go back. You never disappoint! Working in the entertainment business every weekend I rarely get a chance to go out to dinner, so your restaurant is always a treat!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Thank you Carmine for another wonderful experience and celebrations of my birthday. Your food, service and ambience is always the best!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always great food and service. Thank you for Dinner The spicy sausage and truffle pasta is the best plate in Palm Harbor.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I was meeting friends for Easter Dinner. Normally I am not a big fan of Italian food because of the heavy use of tomato sauces, plus I make better red gravy (Italian for sauce) than many so called italian resturants. I had a veal/eggplant dish with olive oil and garlic. The also prepared the side of pasta with that same sauce. Based on how great it tasted, next time I may order another dish with a red sauce. Wish they had angel hair pasta available.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is the second time that I have been here. The food does not disappoint, although I think it is a bit pricey. The service is acceptable but both times the wait staff didn't seem very attentive. We had to continue to ask for drinks and even water refills. The food was delivered promptly.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food is always amazing always piping hot always delicious

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was the first time we ate at Casa Ludovico. The initial impression, parking, was underwhelming since only valet parking is available and we had to wait just to get in. However inside it is a nice rustic setting, and service was excellent. We had reservations and were seated as soon as we announced ourselves. The service was impeccable and the food was wonderfully prepared, but the entrees would have been better if they had more flavor. The Carpaccio appetizer however was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Another nice meal at Casa. WE were celebrating my husbands birthday and this was his first choice. Food was outstanding, service very good as always, and the wine list is great. One of our favorites for it's consistency in all areas.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Memorable dining experience--calimare was moist, tender and tasty; mains were terrific with large portions and nicely presented; wine list was sufficient in terms of reasonable prices and selection. Will return!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent food and service. Will go again and again

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always find the staff and food to be excellent.

The food is creative, authentic and always hot and appetizing.

The staff goes out of its way to be sure that you have a great meal. Very attentive.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Why bother making a reservation when you arrive in time and the owner puts your name on a list with 12 table requests above you. No apology ....nothing. My family has gone to this restaurant for about 4 years for special occasions or just a dinner out. Never again. Don’t even know why anyone would go back.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fantastic Italian restaurant. Food was superb as was the service. However, I do not believe an Open Table reservation was of any use. Reservation was for 7:15pm on a Friday night, and we were not seated until 8:10pm. That was OK with us, as we had a glass of wine while waiting, and worth the wait, but if you are looking to be seated anywhere near your Open Table reservation, be prepared to hang for a while.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

very noisy and busy
food was very good
parking is very small lot

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Tiramisu and lemon cake a must for dessert after an excellent meal of mahi mahi with vegetables! Not everything is pasta, which is appreciated. Excellent choice for dining.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

You will enjoy Café Ludovico if you like good Italian good, great service and a fun atmosphere. We were in town for a golf trip ( 4 guys). The full bar provides a fabulous start.
I personally like the veal.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was outstanding. Best Italian in the area.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Had a delightful time! There were three of us celebrating a successful foot operation. White wine list was limited as well as cocktails but the food was delicious. The service was attentive, friendly, helpful and quite enjoyable. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always great!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very crowded, shortage of some items. Loud.
If you get a table on main floor you are lucky,
Or you have a long flight of stairs.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Too busy for our anniversary dinner. We booked early, but felt rushed to accommodate the crowd that was waiting to get in. Our check was delivered with our dessert. Food was good, not great.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was excellent. Wine was also very good. Our waiter was very helpful. Well worth the price.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent meal. Looking forward to our next meal when we return.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We had dinner at Ludovico's for the third time a few days ago. As usual it was a pleasure. Our waiter Marco was excellent. The food was wonderful and being of Italian descent we are picky about Italian restaurants. Casa Ludovico gets five stars from us for menu, food quality and ambiance. It is a gem and we will go back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Another very enjoyable evening. The food was delicious and the service attentive. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great food and wine! I love their food can´t get enough it, authentic italian and good atmosphere

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