Flavio's Brick Oven Bar - Siesta Key

4.6
821 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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GreggS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was ready when we got there. Seated us promptly. Service was immediate and took out drink and appetizer order. Food was served hot and delicious.

Would highly recommend.

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TCJ333
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavio's has been a good choice for Italian meals ever since we have lived on Siesta Key. A nice combination of good food and drinks, with pleasant surroundings.

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TraceyK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great service and food. Interior dated.

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TimOC
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Haven’t been here in a awhile. Used to be one of my favorites on the Key but the food seemed a bit dried out (stale bread too). Prices seem a lot higher as well - $100 for caprese salad, 2 plates of pasta and a couple bottles of sparkling water (no alcohol). I get it - The whole hyper inflation thing but when the food is not that good it’s certainly not worth it. Pass the next time.

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PeggyS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavio’s is a top notch restaurant. Our server Lucy was great - friendly, efficient, and professional. The food was beyond delicious. The Greek salad is to die for, and the Napolitano pizza was amazing too. We loved the chewiness and crispness of the crust. Loved Flavio’s and will definitely go back!

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vipBeth
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was friendly and food came out timely. Lasagna was good and salads were very fresh. Love the decor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love this place!

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SandeeD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very busy night but the kitchen did great in getting food out as fast as they could. All servers were working hard!
Food was excellent! Salads are huge and delicious. Our pastas were full of flavor and perfect homemade textures! Well done. If you don’t like busy then try lunch time. But definitely one of the best Italian restaurants on the key

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SamH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the bar area . Our waiter was Alessander, he’s from Italy . Alessander gave us great tips on what to order. The bruschetta was excellent as well as the Caesar salad . Everyone’s entrees fantastic. So good we’re going back on Friday !

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erins
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great experience at Flavio’s. Ivan was our server. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive to our needs. The only draw backs to mention was the indoor seating was a little crowded/congested, the tables were on the smaller side and the noise level (background music) was loud. Overall, the food was delicious!

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vipJason
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in the island.

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vipMaxwell
Austin
81 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Flavio’s is one of our favorites but last night they were way off. Service was terrible; it took over 35 minutes to get a salad well over an hour to get a very simple pasta entrée And to make matters worse, having just been there less than a week ago, their new menu had a substantial increase in prices for this terrible service. The mature D who I believe is the owner as well was extremely harried and abrupt. Lastly, when I booked I was given the option and requested an outside table that was placed at a very small table inside and not even taken to the table by the maître d’ but all from a distance “that’s your table over there” - very rude and inappropriate for a restaurant of this caliber. We will try it again, but it may be a while.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had back to back rude experiences at Flavio’s. Last night, we went in to inquire about the possibility of any reservation for 10 within the next week. We offered we were willing to break up into smaller groups. We were very abruptly told there were no reservations available. I was treated as if it were a privilege to eat there, and certainly not one even slightly offered to our party. I was searching Open Table in the area the same evening, and was surprised to find a reservation available the following day at 4:15pm for 10. Upon arrival, we were greeted very rudely, as if they were surprised we were there. We were told we could only eat there IF we were gone by 6pm. One of our party mentioned that we could go elsewhere, to which a curt ”no, no, it’s fine” was the response. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a rude experience from two different managers. They could have the best food in the world, but we would not go back. I’m not sure why this restaurant is rated so highly. The food was good but not great. The wait staff was excellent. It was sad to see them treated by management the same way we were treated.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was nice but a bit confused where thry wanted us to sit?

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, menu, and service, will be back soon

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BobF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outdoors on an enclosed area with a heater, on a cool night. The entire experience was excellent and we were very comfortable and well cared for.

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vipChicagoinSD
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with awesome service. Best food and presentation on Siesta Key. Flavio is the best!

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vipMaxwell
Austin
82 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little spot in Siesta Village. Nice, genuine atmosphere, great and varied menu, good food & service

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kenl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food is always excellent and the service we had was both efficient and friendly. The atmosphere is really good and has improved since the bar area was extended.

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MaryD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a bit hesitant initially as it is located in the touristy Siesta Key Village but we were so happy we took the chance. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining so we chose to dine on the porch. Owner and wait staff were extremely attentive and polite. Table was dressed nicely. Bread basket with assorted breads and seasoned oil was brought out quickly. The fried mozzarella triangles were served with marinara sauce and a decadent garlic cream butter sauce. The linguine and clam entree was perfectly presented - pasta al dente and clams plentiful, juicy and sweet. Well done!

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vipwelltraveled
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was waaaayyyy expensive. Flavor and service was average.

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vipBObbi
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Main course (hot food) cam BEFORE we had finished our salads. Terrible timing.

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vipLisaD
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Highly recommend! Can’t wait to go back again the next time I’m in town.

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Cindy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. We choose Flavio's for nearly all of our special occasion dinners!

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Nisler
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very accommodating with our requests. Food is absolutely delicious. Tastes like my mammaw’s Italian kitchen food. One of my favorite restaurants in the world.

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vipTonyD
Cleveland
80 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for happy hour and follow through dining! I did appetizers last night and cannot say enough good things about the Tuna Tartare. I ceasar salad I had was also good.

The only thing you need to keep in mind is that it will cost you! I spent $70+ for an appetizer, salad and three glasses of wine.

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MichaelR
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ordered entrees. Asked for side salads. Received and Charged full salad price ($16). Rather steep for a salad

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and incredible pizza! Would definitely go back.

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Tomg
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, service and wine.

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PamelaL
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was some of the best Italian we have enjoyed including in Italy. Homemade pastas and fabulous everything.

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CatherineK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt and courteous service ..not rushed in any way ..Entrees lasagna and frutti de mer were outstanding..great wine list as well . Our favorite place when in Sarasota..both locations superb 😊

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BryanT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Dessert was delicious. Our server Ivan did a great job to make the experience wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was very poor. Waiter

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DebyL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome meal with family at Flavios. Second time in a week. Nick is our server. Awesome 🤩

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Ninsku
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

An Excellent young lady was our waiter and all the stars are for her. She was only one smiling for the customers. The bosses were very crumpy and gave orders to the waiters. Everybody looked very unhappy.
Caprese would been better if mozzarella have been little bit warmer and basil should be fresh. The pizza was raw in the middle.
The previous time we are here, everything was good.

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SteakLover
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Flavio’s every time we are in Siesta Key. It’s a fabulous restaurant, with delicious food and great service. They make several things fresh in-house, like pasta, tiramisu, and limoncello.

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DebyL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Flavio’s. The food is always awesome and the service was exceptional. Love Nick! We always ask for him. It was my birthday and they made it special with Tiramisu and lemon cello shots.

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SusanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and we all had the specials which were excellent
Thank you Flavio's

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Flavio's Brick Oven Bar - Siesta Key is rated 4.6 stars by 821 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.