Il Conte

4.5
414 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Savor authentic Italian cuisine from the shores of Puglia.
Welcome to Il Conte, your venue for homemade Italian cuisine inspired by the region of Puglia, Italy.
Together, we bring you fresh ingredients, fine imports and a charming dining experience to your neighborhood.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is delicious, the gnocchi very soft. Staff very friendly. The only down was the waiting time for the food to arrive.

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vipFussy
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top choice to a great dining experience where you want to have conversation with friends while enjoying wonderful food.

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GTKirk
Atlanta
89 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall, Il Conte was fine, but not notable. With the exception of the meatballs, I didn't try anything I'd be compelled to have again. Specifics:
-Quattro Stagioni salad - A decent salad, but not an $11.50 appetizer salad.
-Lasagna (special) - served as a tomato sauce lasagna on top of a bed of béchamel. I like this approach, and the béchamel was tasty, but I'm just not a fan of their tomato sauce. The lasagna was made with braised beef in the filling, which sounds good in theory, but I didn't love it - I definitely prefer to have some sausage. I did like the very thin lasagna noodles. It also seemed like it had been thrown under a broiler or something (the top was burned). Overall, a perfectly decent dish, but I prefer my own lasagna.
-Fiocchi di Pere - my wife ordered this, and I tried a bite. Great looking dish, but it has a overly sweet flavor profile that just didn't work for me.
-Spaghetti and meatballs - the meatballs were the best thing I tried, but the Pomodoro sauce was kind of meh for me.

I will note, the olive oil they serve with the bread is outstanding quality.

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AliceD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, but on the salty side as most restaurant food is. I would return. My husband would prefer a more extensive menu.

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RalphF
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Very bad service. Took an hour and 1/2 hours to get our meal. Food itself was excellent.

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sandy
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here. We ate inside very nice and cozy. We had eggplant as our appetizer and it was delicious. For dinner we had lasagna special and salmon. The salmon did not say it had a sauce on it and it came with a mustard sauce which I did not like. The salmon was ok after I scraped off the sauce. Other then the sauce everything was great The server was very attentive and polite. We would go back again.

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Lala
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and presentation. Outdoor seating was peaceful snd relaxing—loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff very pleasant. We will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute authentic Italian restaurant. Perfect portions and great wine list! The ambiance is modern and cozy, making it a great date night or get together spot.

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cath
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Came here last year and it was bustling. This time, only two tables inside had patrons and some people were eating outside. No pizzas being served, and very limited menu and hours. Basically only one person to be hostess and waitress. Almost felt like it was going out of business and they were operating at bare minimum. Very strange.

Food was good, but portions were too small for the price. No accompaniments to dinner, basically ala carte.

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vipMike
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very limited dessert menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and service are amazing. The wine display cabinet on the wall just needs lighting. It was dark in that area of the restaurant and not very inviting.

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vipbarbz
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very limited menu and no pizza that night which made it even more limited!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I’ve been here many times before and have loved everything I’ve ever had. This last time was different. Quality of the food was not the same. Specials were sold out by 6:30 pm, no pizzas available, no desserts (zero) available. Was pretty disappointed.

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Mailyn
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Absolutely loved the grilled octopus with the potato & asparagus!

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vipKimF
Mobile
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and cocktails were very good. So refreshing to eat where all the ingredients are fresh and served hot.

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vipLWRDK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weather was perfect and we ate in their enclosed outdoor patio, had a terrific time, food was amazing!

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JB1014
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious,
No pizza available
No Eggplant available
No Chiante available.
Thought this was odd for a Friday night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is fantastic. Service was slow, but we will go back anyway. It seemed as if something happened in the kitchen because our food along with two other tables’ meals all came out at the same time despite being seated at different times. We had the lasagna special and the purse pasta with 4 cheese and pear. Both dishes were flavorful and delicious.

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vipLWRDK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Great service, fantastic food and we love that the owners work there. Definitely recommend trying it out.

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vipFussy
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific combo of ambiance, attentive service and marvelous food. What more is there to say.

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forepaughs
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always fresh and meals are always authentic. A small family run business dedicated to your pleasure and not to corporate profits.

Chicken Marsala cannot be beat. Esp if you have it with a Cosmo or two!

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vipKtscotti
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Small plate of food for a main course. You better plan on getting appetizers and salad if you want to leave full. The lasagna was the special that night and the waitress didn’t bother to tell me it sat on a thin amount of béchamel - no red sauce. It looked like a big piece, but the layers were so thin that it wasn’t filling.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The restaurant owners are wonderful! The husband (chef) is preparing meals and his spouse is waiting tables. Drinks, food and service are all excellent! Great time, and great restaurant experience. Thanks Il Conte for a great evening!

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vipGeSi
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, service and ambiance are very good but a few of the portions were significantly undersized.
We will return because we have enjoyed this restaurant on many occasions. Hopefully, the portions will be more appropriately sized.

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JoAnnC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh, cooked to perfection, lasagna. Had all the appetizers and a healthy portion size of Salmon. Always consistent in quality and friendly service.

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MichelleS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lasagna special.
I would recommend Il conte

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TerriA
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best wood-fired pizza in town their ingredients are all fresh I had the Vegetable pizza and it was amazing!!

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JonicaP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good. We just felt the menu was very limited.

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vipNewintown
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed relaxing outdoor & mosquito free dining in the screened area outside Il Conte - thoughtful service, masks worn by staff & guests until seated, tables are distanced - although it did fill up more than expected for a Weds. Frito Misto appetizer is so excellent that we ordered two - calamari & shrimp lightly fried & tender. Pizza was deliciously perfect as was our bottle of Toscana! Lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and exquisite food! One of the BEST restaurants in Lakewood Ranch!

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vipChristieF
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We are new to the area and wanted to try a small, local establishment.

We made reservations and sat outdoors. I was hoping for a little more ambience, maybe a candle or some fresh flowers on the table. I felt like the setting was simply some random tables assembled to maximize seating which is a shame because the space has a lot of potential to recreate an intimate Italian trattoria.

Our server was authentic, knowledgeable, prompt and professional. We shared the fried artichoke appetizer (delicious) and each enjoyed one of the pasta selections (very good). I was disappointed that my wine selection was "out of stock", but I was offered a sample of two other options.

Overall, it was a pleasant and positive experience and we will return in the future.

Thank you.

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RayC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian Restaurant. Food and service are second to none.

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LetsEatOut67
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

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AndrewS
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the best pizza in Lakewood Ranch!!

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vipMike
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We felt restaurant worked very hard to make us safe and comfortable.

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vipSandiS
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here; we will definitely be going back

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vipSe1442
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superb meal from start to finish. The roasted octopus is just something I cannot get enough of and wish they would make as an entree- it’s that good. I also had their steak special which was also over the top good. Fantastic wine and service completed a perfect meal. Sadly no room for desert this time around.

Raving fans of this gem... can’t wait to get back.

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vipFussy
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 3 things that make dining out special are Food, Service, Ambiance. Il Conte excels in all three. Great food, excellent service, and quiet comfortable ambiance. 5 stars

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forepaughs
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always one of our favorite places for dining or take out pizza. Ingredients are very high quality.

Don’t miss the Chicken Milanese!!

P.S. Some great finds on the wine list.

FAQs

Il Conte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 388-8062.

Il Conte is rated 4.5 stars by 414 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.