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La Norma  Ristorante & Pizzeria, Longboat Key, FL

La Norma Ristorante & Pizzeria

4.5
4.5
705 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome to La Norma, a charming family-owned Italian restaurant that brings the heart of Italy to your table. Join us for homemade dishes, fine wine and live music on our patio. At La Norma we pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients to create authentic Italian cuisine. Our homemade dishes and handcrafted pizzas are made with care and our fine wine list is carefully curated to perfectly complement our genuine flavors. Whether you're in the mood for a romantic dinner or a festive gathering with friends and family, our warm and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience. Come discover why La Norma is the go-to choice for Italian Cuisine on the island.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (941) 383-6262
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Leave the stress of catering to us and savor a worry-free culinary journey with La Norma where every detail is meticulously handled for an unforgettable event.
  • Private party facilities
    Discover an exceptional venue for your private event at La Norma where we can host weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, business lunches and more, ensuring each occasion is a seamless blend of sophistication, flavor and celebration.
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What 705 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Neighborhood gem

705 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LaNorma never disappoints, good food, good service!

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  2. Lewis

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had another amazing dinner at La Norma. The new branzino is absolutely delicious and Amanda was an excellent server. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  3. JaneD

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the ambiance, we set inside but the garden area was pretty too, and a little less formal. Service was great, the food was good but nothing stood out to me as outstanding. I want to try their pizza next. Would I eat there again.. why yes I would.
    La Norma Ristorante & PizzeriaResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Jane, thanks very much for choosing La Norma and for taking the time to share this note: we are really grateful and happy that you enjoyed the experience and look forward for you to try our pizza! All the best, Daniela

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  4. Biztravlr

    New York City

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here. Pleasant dinner and unrushed.. maybe a little too slow service at the rnd but overall good. Brazino was excellent. Salmon a little overdone / dry but in a lovely sauce.
    La Norma Ristorante & PizzeriaResponded 3 days ago
    Dear guest, thanks very much for choosing La Norma and for taking the time to share your feedback: we are really grateful and happy that you enjoyed the experience and look forward to welcoming you again soon. All the best, Daniela

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always visit when in LBK. So comfy with tasty food. Service on point. Well worth a try.
    La Norma Ristorante & PizzeriaResponded 5 days ago
    Dear guest, thanks very much for choosing La Norma again and for sharing this kind comment: we are really grateful and happy that you decided to return and look forward to welcoming you again soon. All the best, Daniela

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood feel with terrific food and wine selection.
    La Norma Ristorante & PizzeriaResponded 7 days ago
    Dear guest, thanks very much for choosing La Norma and for sharing this kind note: we are really grateful and happy that you enjoyed the experience and look forward to welcoming you again soon. All the best, Daniela

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  7. Dora

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was awful. Took over 1.5 hours to get our entrees. Food was ok. Very aggravating that no workers there had eye contact with tables for water refill, grated cheese, or a ‘how is your food?’ Honestly haven’t been to such a misrun restaurant in a long time and I go out often.
    La Norma Ristorante & PizzeriaResponded on April 3, 2024
    Dear Dora, thanks for your visit and for taking the time to provide your feedback, which we take fully on board. We are aware of the challenges of last night: although it doesn't make it right, we found ourselves short of two staff at no notice and it was hard to manage for the team. We deeply apologize for this but unfortunately occasional "off nights" in high season can happen: as you can see, this is certainly not our standard. Again, we are sorry to have disappointed and we share your frustration (believe me): we would be genuinely grateful if you decided to give us another chance. All the best, Daniela

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This place should not try to be 2 different things at once. It’s confusing for customers and led to a bad experience. La Norma restaurant and pizzeria does not allow guests to eat pizza at their establishment! It is for takeout only. This is a new policy I think as I saw an update after visiting with my family that they are temporarily not allowing pizza in the restaurant and that update must have been done after I made reservations. I looked closely at the menu on open table before making reservations and no where does it state no pizza available for dine in. In fact when browsing the menu on open table it only shows pizza. The photo on the main listing is a pizza. One of our family members has some very specific food preferences and only wanted pizza. So there we were, on vacation, no other dinner plans, seated in their restaurant and he was not served. He was given his pizza after we paid the check and had to bring it to our condo to eat. He sat while the rest of ate. I was shocked. The waiter said he was afraid he’d get in trouble if he let him eat the pizza in the dining room. He should have asked his manager but did not. He said he couldn’t let him eat the pizza because they want to keep the pizza business separate from the restaurant and don’t want other guests seeing us allowed to eat pizza there. It was not busy. There was one other party in the indoor seating area at the time. It was very embarrassing to me that my daughter’s boyfriend was not served and we chose this place. The food and pizza was good but we won’t be back. Probably not the waiter’s fault, he looked pretty uncomfortable trying to explain this.
    La Norma Ristorante & PizzeriaResponded on March 31, 2024
    Dear guest, thanks for your visit and for sharing your feedback: we completely appreciate your point but the only reason why we did it is to make sure to manage the waiting time for pizzas during these incredibly busy time. It has been done exclusively not to spoil the dine-in experience. Please note it is a temporary thing only - two weeks to be right - and not a policy and it has been widely and timely advertised on all our platforms: we are going back to our regular routine. We are really sorry about your frustration and the only reason why the waiter could not allow an exception is to avoid other such requests. Again, we are genuinely sorry for the inconvenience but - as business owners - at times we have to make unpopular decisions to keep our standards. All the best, Daniela

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  9. DianeH

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tatiana was a fabulous server!! Ask for her. The food was excellent.
    La Norma Ristorante & PizzeriaResponded on March 31, 2024
    Dear Diane, thanks very much for choosing La Norma and for taking the time to share your feedback: we are really grateful and happy that you enjoyed the experience and look forward to welcoming you again soon. We'll happily pass your comments to Tatiana. All the best, Daniela

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  10. FennG

    Tampa

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal! Great service and delicious food!
    La Norma Ristorante & PizzeriaResponded on April 3, 2024
    Dear guest, thanks very much for choosing La Norma again and for sharing this kind comment: we are really grateful and happy that you decided to return and look forward to welcoming you again soon. All the best, Daniela

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Norma Ristorante & Pizzeria using the Order Online button. La Norma Ristorante & Pizzeria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 383-6262.

La Norma Ristorante & Pizzeria is rated 4.5 stars by 705 OpenTable diners.

La Norma Ristorante & Pizzeria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Norma  Ristorante & Pizzeria

5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Longboat Key
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (941) 383-6262
  • Catering
    Leave the stress of catering to us and savor a worry-free culinary journey with La Norma where every detail is meticulously handled for an unforgettable event.
  • Private party facilities
    Discover an exceptional venue for your private event at La Norma where we can host weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, business lunches and more, ensuring each occasion is a seamless blend of sophistication, flavor and celebration.
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