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About City Fire, American Oven & Bar

City Fire is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant that combines both rustic and modern elements. The restaurants menu features classic flavors cooked in a unique, open flame stone-fired oven. The décor of the restaurant is inspired by the early to mid 1900"s in the United States. City Fire celebrates the best qualities of the American Melting Pot.

1018 Canal Street
The Villages, FL 32162
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
West Sand Lake Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(352) 205-7169

Website:
http://cityfirerestaurants.com/

Entertainment:
We offer weekly entertainment, please call the restaurant for details.

Catering:
Please contact benj@cityfirerestaurants.com to discuss catering.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet & Self Parking

Executive Chef:
Tony Pace

Private Party Facilities:
We have a semi-private room that can accommodate up to 20 guests for lunch or dinner. This space is ideal for corporate lunches, private dinners, holiday parties, private happy hour gatherings. The restaurant is also available for buy outs.

Private Party Contact:
Benj Ray: (407) 722-8888

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

City Fire, American Oven & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2012

Restaurant was out of business!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2011

Great spot! The location is awesome, large outdoor area, food is excellent, fantastic happy hour deals 4-7 7 days a week!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2011

This was our first time at the restaurant and we are so pleased we went!The food was delicious, the service was great and our overall experience was wonderful!Would highly recommend this to everyone!!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2011

Manny Garcia knows about the restaurant business. The servers are so friendly. Food is great. We live in downtown Orlando and have so many fabulous restaurants to choose from, but CityFire is worth getting in the car and braving Sand Lake Road!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 22, 2011

Went for a birthday and had several great meals.
They even provided a full dessert for the birthday girl.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 20, 2011

Food and service was great! Really enjoyed dining at City Fire.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 18, 2011

Always great food and a pleasant dinner. The blackened grouper is out of this world and the flatbreads provide a nice variety.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2011

Excellent food, the menu was a bit small but the portions were large and absolutely amazing. Definite place I will be returning too over and over again :-)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2011

Fantastic find -- great prices -- SMORES -- must have dessert for group!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 2, 2011

The atmosphere is very warm and inviting. The food was fantastic and the service was top notch. We look forward to returning

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 1, 2011

Try the salmon. They have ruined me getting salmon anywhere else because it just won't compare!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2011

the food was average bar food taste. Not what I expected for the price. The pizza was the best thing there. Probably will not go back

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2011

Best place to eat with wide variety price range dining! Best flat breads anywhere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2011

Try the Smores Desert and the Manchengo Cheese Appetizer. The Nutty Cheesy salad is great too! Kid friendly..

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2011

We had a family group of ten including two children. They were ready for us when we arrived and the service throughout dinner was outstanding. The food and libations were excellent and everyone had a wonderful time. We will deffinitely be back and we will recommend City Fire to all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 3, 2011

We had a terrific dinner and wonderful evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2011

Food was good. Menu had some unique items. Really enjoyed our dinner. Drinks a little weak. Service pretty good but forgot one drink and dinners came out at different times. Staff all very pleasant and nice.

A bit more upscale than most Villages resturants but not fancy. Live entertainment and dancing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2011

I've visited City Fire 3 times now. Each time is a lovely new experience. This time we went during a tropical all-day/all-evening rain deluge. We sat in a cozy corner by the bar, watching the rain through the windows, and people rushing by with umbrellas. The food was delicious; ambience was cozy and warm; and the server very attentive. A wonderful memory of comfort food on a cool, wet night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 1, 2011

Ate here with a big group for a birthday celebration. Food was good, service was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2011

We had what will certainly be our first visit to City Fire. It's perfect for last-minute dinner out at a reasonable price, especially when you don't want to get dressed up and plan ahead! We very much enjoyed the excellent flat bread and the fine service. The atmosphere is relaxed and the lighting is excellent. We will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2011

This was the first time visiting this restaurant and it was a great choice. Each of the menu items we had were tasty. We had the tuna poke and chicken tidbits as the appetizer. The entres (spare ribs and talapia) were equally as good. The chocolate bread pudding was chocolately awesomeness. I would recommend eating there and we will be visiting again soon to try out other tasty sounding menu items.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2011

I was promised a magical dining experience even if I choose not to take advantange of September's Magical Dining (which I did) and was not let down! Love the atmosphere, the food was yummy and the night was an adventure.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 25, 2011

Food was mediocre, over priced..small portion..won t go back

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 25, 2011

The service was exceptional and the food divine. Great for children or an intimate dinner because of the neat dining room arrangements.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2011

Pebbles was oe of my favorite restrants in Orlando. It was nice to see some of the same food selections on the menu. We went to Pebbles for years and good to have that comfort feeling back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2011

We went in for the Magical Dinning and had a wonderful time! The decor is beautiful, the oven massive, food amazing and staff friendly. A mixture of relaxed and refined this is a place you can come in jeans or dressed for a night on the town and be at home either way.
We ordered the chicle tidbits, 4 pieces per order of grilled spicy chicken, and the ahi tuna appetizer. Tuna was AMAZING! The chicken was tasty. Entree- both had the filet of beef. Juicy, tender, sweet, delish! Came with spinach and mushroom cap, would have liked a bit of potato, but was lovely. Dessert was chocolate bread pudding, get this! It was simply wonderful. The Creme Brule berry cheesecake was good as well, not too sweet but the bread pudding was divine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2011

City Fire, owned by the same group that brought us Pebbles, Harvey's and Manuels 28 have brought back the best of the best: Chicken Thumbits, Chicken Vesuvio and the Nutty Cheesy Salad. If you are looking for some Orlando classics, this is the place. The restaurant is beautiful with an open kitchen and cozy dark woods.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 16, 2011

Everything was very good! I wish there were one in the Longwood area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 12, 2011

We went for the "Magical Dining Month" promotion, but once we got there, the $12.99 Monday night prime rib special could not be ignored and I'm not talking 6oz, it was a slab, seasoned to perfection and cooked to the medium rare that was ordered We also went because we missed Pebbles. So we couldn't pass up the Nutty Cheese Salad with zucchini dressing, memories....perfect. What can I say, we're returning for more next Monday.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2011

We have given it three times - once for appetizers, once for lunch and once for dinner and we really don't care for the food. It is very disappointing, since we loved Pebbles and Harvey's Bistro.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 2, 2011

Food was great. Our table was too close to the kitchen, which made for a noisy dining experience and we kept smelling propane gas. We didn't know if this was from the ovens or the decorative gas lanterns that were near us. Our waitress was a flake. Our entrees came before our salad and she refilled our water glass with iced tea. We did not complain but the manager somehow was aware of this and he came over to our table to apologize and tell us that they would not charge us for the salads. I thought that was nice that he was on top of things. We would go back for the food, pork shank was amazing but sit further from the kitchen and hope for a better server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2011

Those expecting Pebbles redoux may be disappointed. City Fire's menu is not nearly as extensive as Pebbles. The restaurant itself was dark and noisy, whereas Pebbles had an open, colorful and islandy vibe. Food and service were good though, and prices were fair.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 6, 2011

Other than the air conditioning not working properly, we had a great dinner. The room was a little smokey from the grill, and we did notice the same thing when we dined at City Fire before. The service was great, especially offering the separate checks.The food was really good and not such large portions....a plus.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2011

It's all about consistency! This is becoming my neighborhood hangout. Tried the Chevre/Caviar Flatbread - just the right amount of everything & the Belvedere Dirtys are like I make at home - freshly hand stuffed olives & bits of ice flecks swirling in my frosty glass. Switched from table to Bar to watch the game. Will probably be back this weekend. Yummers!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2011

We had a group of 8 people for dinner and we dined in the semi private dining room which was great! We didn't have to shout and the music was the perfect volume, it was very intimate. Our waiter was great! Service at this place is first class. I loved it and highly recommend it. The pork shank is excellent and you definitely need to order the smores for dessert!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 30, 2011

Steven Caggiano once again stunned us with his service. He was able to bring us excellent food and incredible wine pairings. Highly suggest going here and make sure that Stephen is your server!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 30, 2011

Our food was great. I love the decor and thought the prices were reasonable.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 25, 2011

Great find. Made us feel very special. Will definitely go back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 22, 2011

Everything we ate was wonderful. We thought the steak tartare was wonderful and certainly it was the best escargot I've tasted since being in Europe. The wine was very good and the service was great. Could not have asked for more. This was our 3rd visit there in the last couple of months and we will be back again soon. The staff made my sister's birthday even nicer.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 22, 2011

The service and food were great. The prices were reasonable, especially the happy hour specials.We saw people we knew which gave City Fire that neighborhood feeling. We enjoyed having some of the food reminiscent of Pebbles.Our server was attentive and did not rush us. We were celebrating a birthday, and the experience was perfect.

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