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Flavio's Brick Oven Bar

4.2
272 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Our casual restaurant has a retro contemporary theme which includes a carved wood bar topped with marble, granite table tops and bright turquoise and red accents flanking the wood-burning brick oven. Terrace seating is shared with our fine dining concept Bella Roma.

Flavio, a third-generation chef from Venice, Italy, says his Farinata is not available anywhere else in the area. The thin pancake (much like a tortilla) is made of chickpeas, baked in the wood-burning oven and enhanced with rosemary and other savory toppings.

Among Flavio's thin-crust pizzas (his grandfather's recipes) are the popular Quattro Stagioni (fresh mozzarella, mushrooms, prosciutto, olives) and the Pizza Vegetariana with assorted grilled veggies. The rustic bread and focaccia are made on the premises. Flavio's also serves up house-made pasta dishes, plus veal and seafood entrees.

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Dinner:

Daily: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(941) 349-0995
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AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Flavio Cristofoli
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Canal Rd
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining
What 272 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

We were expecting a more casual restaurant given that it is called a "Brick Oven and Bar". Food and service were good. Between us (party of 4) we had a caprese salad, tuna tartare appetizer, prosciutto pizza, spaghetti carbonara and squid ink and shrimp tagliolini. The fourth entree, gnocchi, was the disappointment. The first serving had a hair in the gnocchi itself, not the sauce. The replacement had an eyelash. They handled the situation professionally and took it off the bill. Given the number of places to eat in the village, we'd probably dine in somewhere else or get take away pizza from here.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Friendly . Been coming for years . Never disappoints . Always willing to accommodate.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our entree came to the table before we even had half of our appetizer.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a very tasty beef carpaccio, great pizza and wine. We were also pleasantly surprised with the quality of the entertainment.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Reservation time not honored. Delayed at least 30 min.
Waiter was excellent but food server unfriendly.
Generally understaffed for a busy time of the season.
Enjoyed the meal but overly priced.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Our server was very attentive. The Veal Shank was delicious. The atmosphere was trendy and fun!!!

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

1. Confusion with our table / reservation
2. Breads were stale
3. Olive oil weak.
4. Salads very good.
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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We celebrated our daughter’s 30th birthday at Flavio’s and had an amazing evening! Service was exceptional and the food was terrific! It is a lovely place that cares about its presentation and provides wonderful food and spectacular staff!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

This place was awesome! Great food, service and ambiance. Attentive, friendly people from when you enter until you leave. Everyone thanked us on our way out. We notice many places don’t thank you anymore and we like that. Some entrees are more expensive but worth it, but they have reasonable salads and pizzas too. Both are delicious. We especially enjoyed the lasagna- amazing! The bread was yummy too. We got a bottle of Pellegrino and were charged $9 for it. Thought that was over priced! That was my only complaint though.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Always excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I cannot rave about this place enough! Sooo beautiful and the location is perfect! Authentic Italian food at VERY REASONABLE prices. The bar area is excellent and personally my favorite seating! Canny wait to return each time we visit siesta key!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was fantastic as always, we’ve eaten here many times, but I would say the service was sub-par. We were seated for a full 30 minutes before our drinks arrived & even longer for the bread basket. My daughter & I split a salad and pizza, both were brought out at the same time & probably 10 or more minutes before my wife’s meal arrived.

Again, fantastic food but the service was not what we’re used to at Flavio’s...

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Bad experience on Saturday night. I was offered a small table for 2 in a hallway. When I refused the table I was told the only option was an outside table. Service was good, outside as cold and had street noise. I won’t return. If you book reserve a high top table to be sure to be in the main room

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

On a family vacation, and took the trolley. My arugula salad and the seafood pasta special were awesome. Would go back again next year!

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

over priced...$9 for regular old bottled still water. wilted arugula salad that we sent back

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food was very good and service excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We always enjoy Flavios. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The atmosphere is lively, although at times can be noisy and crowded. When we sit at the bar, we always have excellent service and fun conversations. This time we brought friends and everyone was pleased with their meals. Although they were extremely busy on a Friday night in season, the server was attentive and everything was served in reasonable time and hot.
If you like the lively Siesta Key vibe, Flavios is a great choice!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food is consistently very good. The service was particularly outstanding this time as
Alejandra was very sensitive to my wife's food allergies and accommodated all of her wishes.
She was also very attentive to our needs. Authentic Italian cuisine.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Days ahead reservation gave us a table clear in the back, all tables around us had reserved, not ours. Male host was short and rude. Waitress awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Visited friends in Siesta Key. Ate at Flavio's upon their recommendation. Great advice. The food and service were exceptional.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent! We went to celebrate a birthday. At the end of the meal a tiramisu arrived with a candle in it for the birthday person.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We chose this restaurant on Open Table. We had a party of 6 and reservation was at 6:15, so during happy hour. VERY NOISY. Limited seating for 6, so we were seated right at door. Felt very crowded. Food was good ... might consider it for a party of 2 or 4, though. Disapointed!!

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This was our third trip to this restaurant and our first 2 were very good. The food is good! The owner isn't friendly and walks around the entire time, making what appear to be random table selections. We had a reservation and we're out at a tiny table in the hall between dining areas. We will give it another try, as our first couple of visits were positive.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Each year while in siesta we dine at Flavio's. Wonderful every time. The service is outstanding- so friendly and professional. The wine pour is very generous which I always like. The bread was fresh and delicious. Our caprese was a good size and fresh and tasty. We had 2 orders of the gnocchi with vodka sauce and though one diner said it needed more vodka- the other LOVED it. The lobster ravioli special was well liked and I enjoyed my ravioli dish so much so that I ate them all. The sauce was yummy. Our chocolate cake for dessert was okay- I really think we were all just too full to really enjoy it! See you next year!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Food was excellent , however, since it was a birthday dinner it would have been extra special if complimentary dessert was served to them. Helena excellent server.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

WAIT TIME TO BE SERVED WAS MUCH TOO LING!!Suggested Flavio’s for our visitors first time to Siesta Key. Our reservation was for 7:00, we didn’t get served our partial order until 8:15. One in our group waited and waited for his meal, we all were served but not him. I finally asked our server, I was embarrassed because was our suggestion.and was told yes coming, still not served until I asked a young lady. Not even an apology for forgetting him. On the positive the food is good.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

great venue, food and service was excellent, and Johnny Russo was fabulous entertainment

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was very good. Service was very accommodating as they held our table when we were 45 minutes late. I would like to see salt and pepper mills at each table. I did think the tables were a little too close together which made circumventing them difficult for both the servers and diners. Music was enjoyable and not intrusive to our conversations. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great service, great atmosphere, great food. My 14 year old daughter thought the server “got” her.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

One of the best meals, our waitress was wonderful

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Sorry.....just too many snotty people front desk hosting and managers checking up on our party.

Good pizza - good waiter - good value. Party of 8 will never go back.

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1.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Seated for over 18 minutes with on staff interaction. Made a reservation on OpenTable with Gabbiano’s a block down the street and has exceptional service.

We visit Siesta Key at least 6 times a year and ate at least once per trip at Flavio’s.
This time we arrived early and were told we would have to wait for our reservation time to be seated. Had wine at the bar and observed numerous open tables while waiting. We were then seated in the back of the new section on the left of the bar. After 15 minutes of waiting, used OpenTable to secure a reservation elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always good food, and excellent service!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

A great place to go in Siesta Key Village. The special veal chop parmigiana was to die for!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Table was on the porch by the front door. The traffic by the door, the people not knowing what door to enter, and motorcycles on the street made it a less than pleasant experience. My recommendation is to dine inside.

Food and service were good.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Nice atmosphere and good food.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Flavios is great food, atmosphere and wait staff. All bartenders are extremely knowledgeable and excellent with cocktails creations.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Flavio’s never disappoints. Relaxing atmosphere, where else can you go from the beach in a bathing suit and tee shirt and experience great food and service.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Not the best table location. Food and service quite good. Drinks so so.

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