La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria

4.1
168 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The old Family recipes, the deep knowledge of our tradition, the thorough search of the best ingredients and the ability to combine them all together with our own passionate touch. We really care about what we do: our pasta is freshly made, our varieties of cheese are all imported, our vegetables are organic, our cuts of meat are all top-shelf, our wine list is mostly a tribute to Italian local producers. We are from the South, and we don’t forget that. But we would like You to join us on a flavourful journey that from Sicily takes You through bits and pieces of the broad Italian culinary tradition. Our goal is to offer You a good time through uncompromising, genuine Italian recipes. We only ask you to be a little patient while we make them fresh: some call it “slow food”, for us it is the only way to cook. Our story is reflected in our dishes. We hope You enjoy the experience
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4.2
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3.9
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vipJoJoY
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The new Gnocchi with Mushroom cream sauce is fantastic!
The staff is always lovely. Katie was a great!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. We are really blessed to have an amazing team working with us and I will make sure that Katie reads your review, I am sure that she will be delighted. Please do follow us on Facebook and Instagram if you like: we are going to post some great offers in the next coming days! Hope to see you soon again. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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vipTeri
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Norma’s is a long boat key treasure..best meatballs anywhere ...

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our meatballs so much. It is an old recipe from our grandma and your comment really made our day! Hope to welcome you at La Norma soon. Warmest regards, Daniela Salafia

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vipJoJoY
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meatballs!! Another lovely meal!

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vipJoJoY
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a Wonderful meal! Lovely atmosphere inside and out!
A bit buggy in garden area outside. Maybe spray ...
Always a favorite!!
Thank you!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on November 7, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. We are really grateful to you and we are looking forward to welcoming you again. Regards, Daniela Salafia

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JJnSLMac
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was our first time at this restaurant. The ambiance and service were good. The food was tasty, however, it wasn't served very warm at all, bordering on cold. We were very excited to try this restaurant, but we aren't 100% sure we would go back again based on the fact that everything we were served wasn't served warm, much less hot. The waitress had way too many tables that she was trying to take care of all by herself.

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on October 26, 2020

Dear guest, Thanks for your feedback. Sorry to read you were not able to fully enjoy our food because of the temperature. I can ensure you that everything is fresh and made out from scratch, but your dishes must have had to wait a little longer than usual due to a very busy night. Hope you will give us another chance, we will make sure you will leave as a happy client next time. Warmest regards, Daniela Salafia

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Bonnie
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a charming and delicious restaurant. The outdoor patio has greenery and atmosphere. We ate inside because there was only one other party inside. We only come to FL once or twice a year but we will be back to this restaurant!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on October 26, 2020

Dear Bonnie, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very pleased to read that you liked our newly renovated patio and we are looking forward to welcoming you again on your next visit. Arrivederci! Daniela Salafia

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vipSusanfromBoston
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, fresh food. Homemade pasta and sauce. Every dish is made to order. Wonderful experience!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on October 26, 2020

Dear Susan, Thank you so much for this great feedback. We are truly delighted to read your comments and we hope to welcome you again soon. Warmest regards, Daniela Salafia

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MichaelH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was really a great experience! Food was outstanding and the service was absolutely on point. Will be back again soon!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on October 10, 2020

Dear Michael, Thank you very much for this great review. We are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience at La Norma so much and we hope to see you soon again. Warmest regards, Daniela Salafia

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vipColleenJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic hidden gem on Long Boat Key! We had the best time, the food was fabulous!!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on October 10, 2020

Dear Colleen, Your review really made our day. We overjoyed to read that you had such a great experience at La Norma and we hope to see you soon again. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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PaulF
Poconos
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on September 10, 2020

Hi Paul, We are extremely sorry about it. We had an issue with our bookings and we can only apologize for this. Please do let us know when you visit next time and we will take extra care of your table. Regards, Daniela Salafia

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vipFrequentdiner
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Obviously we had a reservation. Imagine our surprise when we arrived and saw the sign....CLOSED TO OCT 1st. Yes, it was Sept 8th....they are closed for more than three weeks.


So very disappointed. Outraged too that we had a reservation and they are closed, on vacation...not an emergency...a planned closing.

Not a way to treat customers. Everyone understands an emergency but taking reservations when closed on vacation for three more weeks

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on September 13, 2020

Dear guest, Once again, we are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused and we totally agree with your frustration. As discussed, we had an issue with our account and thank to your feedback, we have been able to fix it immediately. We will take extra care of your table on your next visit and we are really looking forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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vipNicoleW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic family owned and operated Italian restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating, lovely ambiance, true Italian cuisine.

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on August 28, 2020

Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are all thrilled to read that you had such a positive experience with us and we hope you will come to visit us again soon. Arrivederci, Daniela Salafia

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vipMarcP
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. The food is always interesting and good, service is very attentive and enjoys talking about the menu. A great experience

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on August 28, 2020

Hello Marc, Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback. Our priority is customer service and we are ecstatic that we met that mark! Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure. Hope to see you soon again. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pizza I have ever had, great waitress, who was inside the bar. Great little place, and food!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on August 31, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review and for your great feedback. Our staff will be thrilled to read your comments and we are really grateful that you took the time to share your experience with us. Hope to see you soon again. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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vipNicoleW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service in a sweet intimate atmosphere.

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you so much for this great 5 Stars review.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you so much for this great review, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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vipJenniferC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simple, delicious food in a casual setting. Good value for the money.

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on July 29, 2020

Dear Jennifer, Thank you very much for this great 5 stars review. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your experience so much and we hope to see you soon again. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Longboat Key from Tampa and found this cute Italian restaurant. The pasta is made from scratch so we had to try. My husband had lasagna and I had the lobster ravioli. Both pasta dishes were excellent and full of flavor!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had such a good experience at our restaurant and we hope to see you soon again. Have you heard of our "All You can eat pasta night" on Tuesdays? Please visit our Facebook page (@lanormaflorida} for further information. Many thanks & warm regards, Daniela

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LeahJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food quality this time was not as good as before. Both servings of the veal Marsala had little flavor and neither the dish and pasta was not hot. Disappointed our Sicilian lady friend after we had bragged in you.

Server was ok. But kept having to ask for more bread, balsamic and oil, .

She did mention new chef I think. Where were the family members?

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on July 27, 2020

Dear Leah, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations this time. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better. Please feel free reach out to our email address with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance. Warm regards, Daniela

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vipMarcP
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful and service courteous and attentive. Always a great meal and experience

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you very much for this great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Hope you will come to visit us soon again. Warm regards, Daniela

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Ravioli in Vodka Sauce was amazing!!
Please add it to the menu, not just a special!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thanks you so much for this wonderful review and for your valued feedback. It is much appreciated and we will definitely take it into consideration. Hope to see you soon at La Norma again. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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sanman
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very pricey for what you get and the food was just ok .

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thanks for your feedback. It looks like your overall experience did not really meet your expectations and we would like to hear more from you - if you do not mind - so we can do better next time. Thanks & regards, Daniela Salafia

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vipChipset
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Lasagna & lobster ravioli.......fabulous!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on July 2, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed our food. Hope to see you soon again! Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service . Don’t seat outside . The mosquitos will have you for diner !!!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on June 28, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and valued feedback. Mosquitos are definitely not pleasant to have around while enjoying your dinner and this is something we are taking care of and it will be sorted soon. Hope to see you soon again. at La Norma Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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vipdave
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant a few times pre-Covid when it opened after buying out Ciao. We were not impressed then. The food was very good, but the portions were minuscule and the prices were high---a deadly combination. We decided to go this time because they have good outdoor seating. The food was very good, portions were reasonable, service was excellent, and the prices had come down a bit. I don't know whether the prices were lowered because of Covid or it being the summer, but the lower prices were certainly more reasonable given the location and customer base. My only complaint: the wine prices were mostly ridiculous.

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on June 28, 2020

Dear Dave, Thank you very much for your 5 Star review. We are delighted to read that your experience exceeded your expectations this time. We really value our customers' feedback and it is great to read that you were happy with our latest changes. All we want is for our customers to have the best possible experience with us and we are happy that we hit the mark for you. Hope to see you at La Norma soon again. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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Bonnie
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine dinnet

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on June 29, 2020

Thank you very much for this great review.

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vipRicA
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good simple Italian

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on June 9, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We really appreciate you taking the time to do that and we hope to see you soon again. Regards, Daniela Salafia

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FernandoM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Memorial day weekend, we (party of 4) are so happy to be out after 2 months of lockdown, we walk in at 8:17pm for our 8:30pm reservation. Place is empty but for a few tables. The hostess/server, who's pacing looking overwhelmed barely looks at us and first words out of her mouth are: "picking up?". We are all dressed up and standing in the foyer of a restaurant, we are clearly not picking up. We inform her we have a reservation and she stomps off to a computer screen and says "but we close at 8:30pm". The door says 9pm and we have reservations, we point out. She then walks past us, marching towards the kitchen saying something under her breath. She emerges back a few seconds later, slams the kitchen door behind her and says: "ok i can sit you".
In the 5 seconds she was gone, we decided we were not going to have dinner there - so I let her know and we head for the door.
Immediately her attitude changed. But we did not feel welcome and so we kept walking. She then literally followed us outside rambling what I took as an attempt at apologizing but also being totally inappropriate.
We ended up driving to St Armand's and there were several places who were happy to have us. It's also a much better area with shops and great dessert spots.

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on June 4, 2020

Hello Fernando, You’re right; this is unacceptable and thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. Please be ensured that immediate action has been taken and I would like to reach out to you in private and try to make things right. Being known for our great service, it came as a surprise and huge disappointment on our side, but we really hope you can give us another chance. Regards, Daniela Salafia

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MarkA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a fantastic job, food was interesting and delicious thank you very much

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vipbiaggifan
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Believe this restaurant is overpriced for portions and atmosphere. Probably will look for another Italian choice.

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robynmarie3
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!!

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Very disappointing. Started with a horrible sound system that had loud music cutting in and out. Dark out in the courtyard and no ambient lighting. Then the food was a sad experience. $ 30 veal special entree seemed to be missing the veal...only a few shreds in with the pasta and sauce. We won’t return.

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vipgegy
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Oversauced and overpriced. Small portions too
A shame. The pasta was swimming in sauce and the chicken parm was less than a half of breast
They were out of romaine for the Caesar salad
And out of wine we chose
Not a good place

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vipPeterAPHL
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overpriced, very small portions, especially of their specials. I ordered veal cacciatore because it was a special of the evening and I hadn't had it in years. There were 2 or 3 small pieces of veal. We will not return to La Norma.

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vipLynnM
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent preparation. Service was fine. Outdoor seating was nice. Music was too loud and too contemporary. Soft light classical would be much better. The food is superior. Prices are good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Average quality Italian.

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vipvlbb
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding!

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on June 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5 star rating and review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do that. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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viphkrug
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Front of the house needs more attention. Presentation poor.

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on March 8, 2020

Dear guest, thank you very much for your feedback. I am sorry the front of the house looked not in order last week, but we were in the process of making some renovation. Wish this was clarified to you and I hope you will come to visit us again and see the changes. Many thanks & warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was just an ok dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and wonderfully presented

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you very much for this great review. Warm regards, Daniela Salafia

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La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 383-6262.

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria is rated 4.1 stars by 168 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.