Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL

4.8
1120 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1120 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSusanD
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can't come to this wonderful Italian eatery enough! It is always truly delicious with the perfect amount of ambiance and terrific people greeting, seating, and serving us every single time!!

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vipMickeyj49
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The noise level was excruciatingly loud. We were upstairs and there were several very loud parties, including 2 tables totaling 16 people celebrating a birthday.

On the bright side, they serve the absolutely best limoncello cake we’ve ever had.

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed at Casa Ludovico ..... Authentic Italian with a comfortable yet homey atmosphere.

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vipTedG
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our group didn’t love our most recent experience as much as we have in the past. It seemed like most items are in a fairly mediocre red sauce. I can think of other Italian restaurants that are better, especially for the price. ($450 for 4 of us with drinks and tip.) The service was great, the space is nice. Based on our experience, don’t expect to be overwhelmed by the food, although my halibut special was really nicely cooked. Other pastas we had were overcooked, tortellini in vodka sauce was not so good, either. Wish I could write a better review. I know this place is very popular with locals.

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Michele
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Casa Ludovico! From the perfect glass of Meomi to the Chocolate Mousse Cake for dessert, dinner was fabulous! Too many tempting dishes, so will have to come again to try them all. A warm greeting from our host, seated at a cozy table, with lovely, efficient service staff too. Will definitely be back.

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with a work friend for the first time last week, and loved it! I had the lobster ravioli... I don't even really like red sauces, but this was fabulous. Will definitely come here again.

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vipAgero
Tampa
95 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our visit was not the best this time, they were offering the veal chop and we always ask the chef to make it parmesan style, its our favorite and our server said it was not possible to make it that way so I ended ordering something else off the menu and I was not very happy with it.

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shawnd
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Made a reservation for our anniversary which happened to fall on Easter Sunday this year. Thankful this place was open as we have talked about going but never have. We sat upstairs. It is a nice place but a little crowded and it gets very noisy. So if you are looking for a nice quiet romantic dinner, this is not it. Otherwise, everything was great.

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MarshelO
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Ordered the Veal chop Parmesean style which was on the specials menu and was told by the waitress the chef wouldn't do it that way because they were too busy. However I was told this at the same time she brought the meals to the other people in my party. Thus, I don't care to reorder and eat by myself while everyone else is done. They did a good job of trying to make it right, but it did ruin the whole experience, and all of our sides of pasta where cold when they were served.

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vipSharonK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. The food and service are outstanding. This has become our weekly go-to spot.

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robertn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner and evening. Noise level was very high but we adjusted ! Thx

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vip1234
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

No social distancing taking place, masks not worn over mouth and nose. Very loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!

JI
vipJonI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding freshly prepared food. Wonderful service. We had a great time!

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BillC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming converted house, beautifully appointed. From the friendly greeting of the valet, to the warm greeting of the host and attentive service by Juan, the staff makes you feel warm and invited. Then there was the meal. We had octopus, caprese salad, veal milanese, seafood cioppino, and tortelloni. Everything was delightful, artfully presented and items that were supposed to be hot were hot (a pet peeve of mine when they are not). Excellent wine selection. I highly recommend Casa Ludovico.

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vipGailLyn
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food at Casa Ludovico is the best Italian food I've had outside of Brooklyn and it is easily in the top three even then. The only downside of eating there is the noise level can get overwhelming - especially when people keep talking louder and louder to be heard over each other. Most of the surfaces are hard so the sound just bounces around. The food it worth it though. We love the grilled octopus appetizer and I haven't had an entree that wasn't delicious.

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DanielleZ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Always a lovely time and exceptional Italian foot - especially the mozzarella!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Palm Harbor. I will be back forsure.

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JohnH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! We have always had great meals. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!! Highly recommended!

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food has always been great. It's a little on the expensive side, but has never disappointed. Highly recommend if you've never been.

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible! We can’t wait to come back!

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Jayne
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pretty crowded so we were a little concerned due to COVID but everything else was excellent.

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CJSM
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had not visited this restaurant in many years. Overall the experience was fine. It was a Friday night, and even during CoVid it was packed. Thus it was very noisy. Our waiter was good but could have been more attentive. We had to request he come out for appetizer and other orders. We could see the waitstaff standing around so it was not because he was so busy. . The bruschetta was very good. The entrees were fine but for the price and ala carte, the portions of pasta dish was a small serving. The veal entree was ok but not impressive. Basically for the price and quality it was just ok. Disappointed as a person we know says this is her favorite restaurant. For us it was just an average dinner.

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BocaFoodie
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience... we'll be back.

Great food... and greater service.

I'd recommend the little bar if you need an intimate get away.

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DianeB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to come here. Staff are friendly, and very knowledgable.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time on our date night

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vipAnthonyC
Pittsburgh
51 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and consistently great food and swrvice

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vipRichardW
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was great and service was impeccable

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vipAnthonyC
Pittsburgh
51 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always consistent. Love dining here

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Jason
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot for date night or get together with friends. Food is outstanding - Try the grilled Octopus appetizer. Service is always on point. A true hidden gem!

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HARRYK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st visit to Casa Ludovico and we were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent. I would not hesitate recommending this restaurant to anyone.

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CharlesB
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although we were early we were graciously seated so that we could begin our dining experience. Our server was knowledgeable pleasant and efficient. The food was as usual delicious with excellent presentation. The server recommended a bottle of delicious Amarone. Additionally, valet parking made dining experience even more pleasant. This continues to be my favorite Italian restaurant.

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MarkP
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service! This is a "regulars" place and a must if you're in the area.

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LoisD
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have eaten here several times and it has always been good!
This past visit was disappointing because there was no social distancing & the tables are pretty close!

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vipAlex
Tampa
76 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only Donatello’s is better

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good, service could have been better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day a day early, and we were thoroughly impressed. We were seated for our reservation right away, and our server was attentive, without being overbearing. He provided excellent suggestions on appetizers and pasta dishes. We had the grilled vegetables appetizer, which we shared. I had the Tortelloni Alla Vodka and my husband the Penne Alla Norcina. Everything was absolutely delicious. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was nice caring and helpful. She was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite local restaurant!!

FAQs

Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 784-7779.

Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL is rated 4.8 stars by 1120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.