Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL

4.6
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$30 and under
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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!
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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant for Italian dinning! I would recommend making a reservation and taking in all the specials before ordering! A++

k
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

4 of us went to dinner at 6pm . Music was alittle loud so hard for us to talk easily . 3 of the dinners were excellent mine was a bit different and not what I was expecting . Other than that we had a very nice time.

RW
New England
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the area. All personnel are helpful and friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A proper Italian restaurant. Servings are huge and can be shared. Very nice and would go again

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and most authentic Italian food in the County. It’s consistently excellent.

A
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Went there for my birthday dinner with a reservation for 4 at 7 pm. We arrived at 7 and had difficulty communicating with the host. He proceeded to bring 4 people to the only open table right in front of us and then said there were no tables available. He dismissed us without any apology which was unacceptable. If you are going to work with customers I would expect better customer service. Will not return to an establishment that does not care about it's customers.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant atmosphere and the food was pretty good.

KR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious & the service was great. We'll definitely be back

D
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have you ever been, or wanted to go, to an Italian restaurant in Little Italy, NY? Casa Ludovico will deliver the same quality food right here in Florida. Buon Appetito!!

R
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This Italian restaurant was just OK. I felt like it was overpriced. Our waiter was kind of aloof and a little snotty not very approachable.

LS
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, lovely place. Great martini's. Service was outstanding, pasta and veal dishes were all great. The grilled octopus was tender and delicious. We loved the limoncello cake for dessert, light and so good. We will definitely be back.

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Plenty of parking in the lot that night but was forced to use a valet.

Bruschetta disappointing - very thick pieces of bread with grilled cheese on top and then sprinkled with chopped tomatoes, imposible to eat by hand without the tomatoes falling off before bring it to one’s mouth.

Fish a little dry.

Waitress friendly enough.

KS
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

LC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time was for New Years Eve...as crazy as it was, we loved it and will definitely be back!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

RH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Juan was a great waiter...extremely attentive.

LS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect New Years Eve dinner!

LH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Palm Harbor. Our family favourite! Great food great wine and those wine glasses are grand!

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!
We will be back!

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and very friendly service! Even the valet was very friendly. Highly recommend.

HS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Don’t go on a holiday...noise level was unbearable.?? Could not enjoy our small table conversation. Should have asked to be seated downstairs.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We went here Xmas eve for my birthday dinner...
our waitress gave us zero attention and was not pleasant...
my husband ordered pot roast and came out tough he had to use a knife so he told waitress and she took it back and just put down some chicken dish?????? Did not change our bill... was not helpful or friendly... it was a special night and she made it so awful and weird... we asked her to take a picture of us and she just walked away then had a busboy come over.. terrible attitude!
We have been here several times and unfortunately we won’t be back... plus it was so loud as I’m sure they overbooked and were not able to handle a holiday...really to bad...ruined our dinner and so upset about the bill as I’m sure the secret chicken dish brought out was less expensive than the pot roast

TB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional place! The ambiance, wine, food outstanding!

VP
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our time with friends. Donna was a great server and our food came out fast.
The calamari was a little chewy but the carpaccio was delicious. I was not pleased with being charged $5 extra to swap my side pasta with red sauce for side pasta with cream sauce - seemed excessive. Otherwise, everything was good. This was our second visit, and I am sure we will return.

RW
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Italian restaurant in the area. Food and service is always superb

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived late and was told we had a 15 minute wait- but they accommodated us within 5. Overall was very pleased. We drive from Tampa and the traffic is often unpredictable. The food was delicious . Service was timely, food came out hot and delicious- waiter was knowledgeable and friendly.

LB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great food and service

A
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Black grouper livonese is the best!

WS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From first sip to last bite. Made my wife's birthday celebration PERFECTO!

MB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It was like eating in an automat. Noise was intolerable and people running all over. The bus lady was terrible spilled food on the table and didn’t even bother to clean up.

JF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service at the restaurant was excellent. The place does not disappoint,

DE
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I have been going to Casa Ludovico for years but my recent experience has me questioning if I will go back. We arrived on time for a 7:15 reservation and checked in with the owner Carmine. He did not write anything down but said we would be seated in about 5 minutes. After 15 minutes of waiting and seeing people who came in after us seated, I asked again about our reservation this time to the hostess who indicated we had not been checked in and she did so. People being seated seemed to be friends of the owner. Then after 15 more minutes of watching other people seated who said they had 7:45 reservations, I asked again what was the deal. Why were other people coming in after us being seated and we were being passed over? After another 5 minutes or so, they finally begrudgingly seated us. We did not get a server for another 15 minutes and so I asked if we could please have one. Once she acknowledged us the service improved and the meal, as usual, was excellent. The whole experience, however, left a bad taste in our mouths and we are unlikely to return. It's a shame as it had been one of my favorite restaurants to frequent.

HS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasing atmosphere. The food is good. We thought the specials were a bit pricey.

PO
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to meet and exceed my expectations. Great food. I sat with my friend at the bar and the barmaid was delightful. Very attentive but not overly intrusive. Always welcomes us with a smile and remembers us from before. Prices are very reasonable.

SB
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and extraordinary service. Like visiting Family in Italia. Our out of town guests just can’t stop talking about it.

OT
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was OUTSTANDING!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food always outstanding. Great ambiance and good vibe. Go to Italian restaurant in Palm Harbor

M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience all the way around. Highly recommend.

DW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent & always on point. Carmine greets all his guests & makes everyone feel like family. Truly a pleasurable dinning experience.

DK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Server Juan was good, fish dinner had way to much red sauce on it. Made it taste like spaghetti sauce. Onions on dish not good. Somewhat pricey for what you get. Everything pretty much alacarte.