Le Colonne Restaurant- St. Armands

4.3
331 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Le Colonne Restaurant!

We invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of St Armands Circle. In the meantime, let us prepare for you a dish that will tantalize your taste buds with the rich flavor of real Italian dining.

A family business, we are proud to offer our customers longstanding traditions of La Cucina Italia. Savor delicious sauces, homemade pasta, select wines, and a wealth of fresh enticing ingredients. Certain to please the choosiest of appetites!
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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vipdrewh
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Over all experience was positive. The food was disappointing.

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JIMI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food everytime! Our favorite!

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vipBCMMR
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was overly-pressed on number of tables she was assigned, but made our experience at this restaurant. We both started with salads, both of which were super-fresh but very bland. The traditionally prepared dover sole had good flavor but was overcooked. The best flavor of ravioli trio was the mushroom and vodka sauces, but noodle edges were hard/undercooked. It was super busy, and kitchen may’ve been short-staffed, so our experience could’ve been a “one-off”

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For the prices I would have expected fresh made pastas. I ordered the spaghetti with clans in white sauce which was dry and only 10 tiny little claims in the whole dish. I expected more and better for $25.

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vipveryconsistent
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was cold. Our waiter was slammed inside and outside so our food probably sat. This was our first time and not likely to go back or recommend.

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FrankP
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Buena comida y buena atención.

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LucindaD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great second visit in two weeks. Bruschetta was out if this world. Salmon. Cooked poached with creamed sauce excellent

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AndrewK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been my fav restaurant since I moved here end of 2020. My family was visiting and we went here last week, they also said this was their fav restaurant in Sarasota.
What can you say? Amazing Italian food and pasta cooked perfectly, nice ambience and presentation, great service, and consistent.
Doesn't hurt that you can view the sunset on Lido Beach, walk to dinner here, then stroll around St Armand's. Diana, Bojan, and Aurora are rockstars here.

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vipHappyCamper
Toledo
86 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible service even when the restaurant was less than half full
Food did not taste good, pasta was so disappointing as well
Will not come back at all, what a sad waste of time
I do not recommend, Olive Garden is sadly better than this spot

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larry
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

foo was exceptional. service was timely and excellent, I will return tor other meals

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LoriV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was average for the price that was charged.

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vipRosalieG
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on a lovely evening after a rainy day Delicious lasagna and ravioli Homemade pasta was used

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vipJgiffy
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner! Peter was our server a d he was awesome. Attentive and made great suggestions including wine. Food was spectacular. Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, wonderful people waiting on you. Love the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I am very disappointed in this experience. I was looking forward to my meal based on the great location and overall great rating. After our experience, I looked closer to the reviews which mirrored our experience. First of all, our waitress was dismissive, unfriendly, and rude. She came to our table as minimally as possible. Never asked me if I wanted anything after I finished my drink. Dumped my salad on the table and took off before I could tell her that I asked for dressing on the side. Then I had to find her 15 minutes later to tell her the salad was not what I ordered and gave it back. Then I had to ask her to take the uneaten salad off the bill. She never smiled or was nice. All the other waiters were interacting and smiling with the diners. Then the food. The chicken parm was just not good. Piece of chicken with sauce on it and not tasty sauce at that. I generally stick to the if you don’t have something nice to say, do not say anything, but I really think management needs to know what a poor experience we had.

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vipNancyK
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Good service
Food was just ok
Would have been better if served hot
Food was luke warm at best.

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JohnnyO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Excellent!
Amber gave us great service!
A must when you are in or near St. Armands

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vipJane
Tampa
43 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This was the second time we have eaten at Le Colonne. The first time we were just happy to get a table. This past week we had a reservation and ate outside. Although the service and atmosphere were fine, the food left much to be desired. The grilled chicken I ordered with my salad was overcooked and tasteless. I had to cut off over half because it was too hard to chew. Our guest had the trio ravioli and said it was mediocre at best.
There are so many good restaurants at Armand Circle, that we will not be eating here again.

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vipShannonM
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Long wait to receive drinks and dinner
Longer wait to get our check
Dinner was very good and the menu offered options for children as well
Nice location, right in the middle of St Armand's Circle

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vipKelly
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was not our first visit and again it was a very enjoyable experience! The service and ambiance was great, as was the food. We'd recommend it!

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vipMaria
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was OK, service was ok. Unfortunately nothing exceptional except the location.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Overall we were not impressed with our experience. It’s rare to have service that is so slow and without any effort to make the dining experience even remotely pleasant. The waitress did the bare minimum with very few words & an unfriendly demeanor. We were surprised she didn’t even bother to check in to make sure we had refills on drinks (some of us didn’t & went without for most of the meal). Food was excellent for some (lasagna was particularly good), and just ok for others. Not enough to want to go back, though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our meal!! The food was amazing! Overall everything was wonderful! Outside seating and music for your enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waitress was inattentive. Food was mediocre. Don’t enforce mask policies well

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vipAlexM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The Easter menu had very limited options. Wish they could’ve offer their full menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Just ok...
There were no specials, no appetizer menu, and service was just ok. Usually Italian restaurants can make some alterations to the menu especially for kids, but not here! So many other places to choose from in St. Armonds- definitely would not go back.

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vipRachelR
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was generally very disappointing. Seating was only available inside, and while there was adequate air circulation, the tables were very close together. In addition, the chairs were extremely uncomfortable (2 of our party of 5 had to switch chairs mid-meal due to springs sticking up). Wait staff was incredibly nice and helpful, while the host appeared overwhelmed. Very mediocre food in a a dark and depressing environment.

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RichV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Server kept forgetting about us

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit costly for not being a la carte

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was average, restroom facilities were not well kept whatsoever. Go here if nothing else has availability.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious but our service did not match the food or our expectations. Every time I visited I was fully satisfied but this time we were a bit disappointed. Our server never came to check on us after the food was delivered till it was time for us to leave.

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EmptyNester
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant seems to be very popular in the area. Food was good and comparable to most Italian restaurants. We had a reservation but if you didn't the hostess would berate customers who were walk ins. The outdoor seating is popular, we were unable to book outdoor yet people with no reservations were able to sit outside. Our waitress was friendly but a lot of them were not. My plate of lasagna was $24. It was ok! Probably wouldn't go back just because of the lack of friendliness.

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vipGeorgeM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Server was very attentive. Food was delicious and was served hot. Pizza was mediocre. Clams and spaghetti were delicious and ravioli was very nice. Overall, nice experience.

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vipLesC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

What a difference a pandemic makes. No pasta Bolognese?? That was the main reason I came from Boston to Le Colonne; which I have been doing for 11 years. Can't recommend at this time. Will try again in six months...

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vipIndyMom
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Nice to dine outside/on street but motorcycles kept zipping by and the Kareoke singer gal had her speakers turned up way too loud....remember it's not a concert but dinner atmosphere music please!! All of our food was tasty and cooked properly. The portion of chicken parmesean was extremely small for the price so my husband was still hungry. (FYI: Venezia across the street way better dish, value and twice the portion!) Our waitress wasn't very friendly, not very good at her job, wasn't exactly sure of what beers they had in bottle, & was confused quite a bit while we were ordering. The middle aged hostess lady with long blond hair has zero personality and not a good friendly face as our first impression, she was like an angry host who wanted you to leave. The bathrooms are behind a tacky red curtain and not very clean which is not a good sign for a restaurant.

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MelindaP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertaining guests.

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vipTanyaC
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as usual!

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vipDineroutgal
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The menu online is not the menu in the restaurant.
We waited a very long time for our server to come to the table even though it was not busy. Once she did I mentioned that I had food allergies and would like to request plain pasta no sauce of any kind. She informed me that they would not modify a dish. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the menu offered did NOT match what was online this left me without any food options. We left the restaurant without dinner. Plain pasta did not seem like a difficult request.

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JohnP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Prime Rib and Chicken Parm, they were both fantastic!

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Le Colonne Restaurant- St. Armands does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Le Colonne Restaurant- St. Armands is rated 4.3 stars by 331 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.