La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria
We love LaNorma on LBK. We have been several The food is fresh and top quality. The service is really great each time. When we sit out on the patio it feels a lot like a small Italian trattoria patio. The pasta is made in house, great pizza, and specials. Make sure to have the eggplant app.
If I could give this restaurant 10 stars I would. Other than the fact they were out of beer. Our server was wonderful and the FOOD! I had gnocchi and it melted in your mouth. The menu had so many good options. We will definitely be back when we visit Longboat again.
Thanks a million!
Horrible foods drinks ok
We appreciate when our customers take time to review us, but it seems that may have the wrong company as we don't have any record of you ever having visited us. Maybe you have us confused with another company? If it was definitely us then we'd love the opportunity to make things right.
Unfortunately the server seemed aloof. Not as attentive as o e would expect for a small restaurant. Supposedly linguine was homemade however the texture was off. Pizza subpar as the temp was cooler directly upon serving as well as poor flavor. The veal parmigiana was average at best. No choice of pasta other than linguine. Frutti di mare was a smaller portion to what was expected with not much variety in the seafood additions. Taste was average. Unfortunately could not recommend a return as the price versus value versus taste certainly not conducive to a repeat.
Had the egplant Bella, it was delicious! Meatballs are always fantastic too!
Lovely outdoor area!
Thank you so much for a wonderful review!
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Chicken Picatta. Best I've ever had!!! Highly recommend!!!
Thank you so much! Your review made our day!
Even here4 times. Great the first time and 3 of 5 stars the other times.
Excellent food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend!
The food was delicious. We had the antipasto, cheese pizza, volcano pizza and lobster ravioli. Our waitress was very personable and took the time to explain the items on our antipasto tray.
Dear guest, Thank you so much for this great feedback. We are thrilled to read that you had such a positive experience at our restaurant and we hope to see you again soon. Warmest regards, Daniela
Fantastic find. Everything was delicious. Salads big enough to share. Appetizers also good size. Pasta portions not as big as many Italian places but the quality, flavor, all homemade still left us perfectly satisfied. Can’t wait to go back. Highlights were the eggplant appetizer and pesto gnocchi for me. Lovely atmosphere with live music that wasn’t too loud. We sat outside.
Dear Colleen, We’d just like to thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We’re a small, family run business here at La Norma and every bit of feedback like this does so much to help us out. We’re very grateful for customers like you and hope you stick with us for years to come! Thanks again! Daniela
Amazing - this place is here to stay. Southern Italian Perfection!!
Dear guest, Thank you so much for this great review. Your comments really made our day! Hope to welcome you at La Norma again soon. Warmest regards, Daniela
Four of us were there and not one of us had a good meal. We all had something different and it was universally mediocre too, but in my case, it was terrible since I ended up being sick during the night and the following morning.. The waitress had an edge. A $25 corkage fee seems exorbitant especially when you compare it to the mediocre wine they had on their menu also with exorbitant prices. Very very disappointing. We wish we had a better experience. The last time we were there we had a lovely waitress named Kennedy who more than made up for average food. This time the average and significantly less than average food dominated. I would suggest getting fresh, good quality salmon, and also fresh ravioli. I hope things get better.
Good morning. Our food is fresh and top quality. Having said that, we take these matters very seriously. Unfortunately, we have no record or recollection of your experience with us, nor can we verify anything about your identity from your name in our records. We would like to investigate further, please contact us via email at your earliest convenience. Regards, Daniela Salafia
Incredible as usual. Their pasta cannot be beat! As far as I know, all of their ingredients are as fresh as can be.
I’ll certainly be going back! Both meals I’ve had were truly authentic and delicious! Lots more on the menu I want to experience!
Lasagna was fantastic our server Kennedy was great great place to eat
Thank you very much for this wonderful review! Kennedy was delighted to read your comment. Hope to see you again soon. Daniela
Good meals and very friendly, competent service.
Dear Howie, Thank you very much for your valued feedback and for your kind works. We are absolutely delighted to read that you had such a positive experience with us and we hope to welcome you at La Norma again soon. Warmest regards, Daniela
Waitress was outstanding, hostess not so much! Food mediocre
Checked in and I selected outside on open table but she had us inside- patio was empty and she was going to turn us away. Last minute she realized how dumb that would have been
Dear Sandi, Thanks for your feedback. Sorry to read your experience did not meet your expectations. This is really not in line with our standards. Having said that, I am really grateful for your review as we always aim to improve and all we want is for our guests to have the best possible experience with us. May I kindly ask you to contact me in private and provide more details? Thanks & regards, Daniela
Fabulous pasta. We will be back.
Thank you very much for this great review! Looking forward to welcoming you at La Norma again. -Daniela
Great food & service. Very lively location. Would highly recommend. Cheers!!
Hi Jennifer, the team is happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience! Thank you so much for choosing our restaurant, we really appreciate it and we hope to serve you again soon! -Daniela Salafia
We had a great time!
Loved the ambiance, the food and the staff!
Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
As usual, La Norma never disappoints. Party of three this night with wide selection of dishes and wines ordered. Best Italian food on LBK. Best service too! La Norma has become our perennial favorite!
Dear Susan, We’d just like to thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review. We’re a small, family run local business here at La Norma and every bit of feedback like this does so much to help us out. We’re very grateful for customers like you and hope you stick with us for years to come! Thanks again! Daniela
Local, friendly small restaurant serving delicious food with great service!
Hi Joan, thanks for the excellent feedback and for choosing our restaurant! Hope to serve you again soon. -Daniela Salafia
We were really hopeful coming here. Because we used to go to Ciaos which was located in the same spot, and because we can walk to La Norma. Sadly the pasta while tasty and authentic was such a small portion that it was laughable! Three bites and you’re done. I have never seen an Italian place serve such small portions! The waitress, who was very good, said that people often order double pasta. Why should they need to???? More $$ to get a normal portion. If this improves we will go back but not if they continue to serve portions like this
Dear guest, Thanks for your valued feedback. While we are pleased to read that you enjoyed the taste of our food and the authenticity of our dishes, we're sorry if you found our portions not big enough. I believe there was a bit of misunderstanding with our server as our guests do not order double pasta because of the size of our dishes nor this is a common feedback that we usually receive. I would love to hear more about your experience if you do not mind contact me via email. Thanks, Daniela
This restaurant was recommended and I will certainly “rubber stamp” and endorse suggesting to friends and to family- the food was delicious- my favourite wasn’t on the menu but my choice was fabulous- my choice would have been Carbonara!
Dear Roger, Thanks a million for this wonderful feedback and for recommending our restaurant. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our food and that you were happy with your choice. Next time, I recommend you to try our cheese stuffed gnocchi and Porcini sauce, it is truly a mouth watering dish! Looking forward to welcome you again. Warmest regards, Daniela
Wonderful jazz singer and guitarist accompanied our delicious meal. What a treat! Delicious Italian food and fabulous music on a sunny, Monday night.
Hi Mark, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It makes us really happy to read that you enjoyed our food and our live jazz night: I am pleased to inform you that this is a regular weekly event (every Mondays) at La Norma. Hope you will come to visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Daniela
Always a favorite, open table canceled our reservation without our permission so obviously we were very upset. I called LaNorma who gave me our original time slot, they are so accommodating, a wonderful place!
Dear Nancy, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
Sat outside. Quaint outside dining area. Reminds me of small cafes in Italy. Food was very good. Service was excellent. Will come back.
Thank you for the lovely words. Receiving great reviews like these means the world to us!
Lovely evening and dinner. Outdoor patio is beautiful with nicely spaced tables. Chicken dishes are creative and deliscious!
Thanks for this great review. Our staff at La Norma really appreciates your kind words! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Daniela
La Norma was great. Beautiful, romantic outdoor setting. Both had veal parmesan and it was delicious. Had an expensive bottle of Italian wine that was exquisive. Definitely going back.
Hello Trish, Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed our veal parmesan and our wine. Next time you should try our Meatballs with Surprise - a 100 years old family recipe - just like our nonna used to make it! Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure. Warmest regards, Daniela
First timers at la Norma and we were rather impressed by the staff and the food. I would definitely recommend and we most certainly will go back!!
Thanks a million for this fabulous review, Tom! Please let me take this opportunity to inform you that we are now hosting a live jazz night every Monday from 6pm to 9pm. Please come and join us with your friends or loved ones next time: it is a great experience! Looking forward to seeing you again at La Norma. Daniela
Mediocre food. My salmon was over cooked and chewy as was my guests Chicken Parmesan. Flavor was good though. Not a good wine selection. No wonder you can always get a reservation during high season on LBK.
Thanks for your feedback. While we are happy to read that you enjoyed the flavor of our food, we're sorry if you found our salmon over cooked. We take pride in the food we serve and we'd like to make it up for you ( please call us on: (941) 383 6262) . Also, please allow me to highlight that our wine list includes an exclusive selection of Italian wines - being Italy one of the top wine producer in the world - but we're sorry if you couldn't find what you were looking for.
Lovely Out door dining!
Tried the Lasagna, it was delicious!!
Another wonderful dining experience!
Thank you for the lovely words. Receiving great reviews like these means the world to us!
Wonderful dinner in a charming courtyard. Definitely get the meatballs
We’re delighted to receive your awesome review, Andi. Comments like these make everything worthwhile!
Phenomenal pizza (from a Chicagoan who loves her ‘za), delicious shrimp scampi, lasagna, ragu and pasta a la Norma. Will be going back-best Italian food around!
That’s wonderful, Sue. We really appreciates your kind words and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Warmest regards, Daniela Salafia
We love La Norma! Excellent food, great service--highly recommend this tucked away jewel!
That’s wonderful to hear. We really appreciates your kind words and we look forward to seeing you soon again. Warmest regards, Daniela Salafia
Another lovely dinner! Tried the chicken Marsala...Delicious! They add a touch of cream and the homemade pasta is wonderful!
That’s wonderful to hear. Our staff at La Norma really appreciates your kind words!
Lovely wonderful atmosphere and safe during covid.
Thank you very much for your great feedback!
We had the lasagna and pasta alla Norma. Both were delicious. Can not wait to go back and try more dishes! Service was excellent (Katie was very helpful is describing all the menu items). Quaint indoor seating and beautiful outside dining. Will definitely go back
Nice to hear you liked our lasagna and pasta alla Norma, Sue. Next time you come by, you may want to try our creamy, cheese stuffed Gnocchi! Katie is delighted with your comment. Receiving great reviews like these means the world to us! Thanks a million and warm regards, Daniela Salafia
Everything was delicious. Food was very authentic. The waitress was friendly and attentive.
Dear Laurie, Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are very happy to read that you had such a positive experience with us and we hope to welcome you at La Norma soon again. Warmest regards, Daniela Salafia
La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 383-6262.
La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria is rated 4.5 stars by 218 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.