Lila is an exceptional bright star in a culinary world that seems often limited in healthy high quality food choices. We have been there twice and both times the selection and quality of the food provides creative and delicious alternatives for those who prefer vegan and gluten free options. Their meat and fish selections are excellent as well and they offer something for everyone. The service is excellent and all staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Even though masks are no longer mandatory the staff still wears them which I suppose some people appreciate but we would encourage them to breathe freely. Also their desserts are amazing and you must try the vegan GF berry cheesecake! ❤️❤️❤️
Interesting menu with freshness and well presented. Very friendly staff (waiter).
Birthday dinner for my 17 year old step daughter Would have given it 5 stars but her dinner came out significantly later than all the rest of ours. Food was fabulous. Don’t be afraid to eat here if you are not a vegetarian. Yummy!
Everything was wonderful, the menu selections outstanding. We ate outside so can’t comment on the indoor ambiance but the al fresco dining was delightful. We’ll definitely be back soon!
I love Lila's food! I had the mushroom burger and my friend had the avocado toast, and both were delicious.
Lila is doing a great job with Covid precautions: waiters in masks, extra outside tables that are socially distanced. Unfortunately, the extra outside tables are in the parking spaces, which means that it can be very noisy with traffic. That isn't Lila's fault; I would rather be outside with traffic than inside at this time. But it might not be the best choice for a romantic dinner.
We will definitely be back to Lila and use opentable for our reservations!
Excellent food, tables well spaced out. Appetizers came out quickly, but main course took a little long.
Table was ready when we arrived. Promptly greeted by our server. Food was presented in a beautiful way and delicious!
We were seated right away to a lovely table. Our server was very attentive but hard to understand. My friend who had gluten and dairy allergies enjoyed it knowing that there was nothing to work about as far as cross contamination.
The did look fresh but lacked flavor. I had the burrito with chicken which looked nice even though it was bland. The sweet potatoe appetizer was very tasty. This is a wonderful place if you have allergies otherwise there's to many other places that have fresh flavorful meals to select from in Sarasota.
During a trip to Sarasota we made dinner Reservation at Lila. Menu is mostly vegetarian and vegan.
We absolutely loved their version of the volcano role. It was the special and amazing.
My boyfriend had the hanger steak. The steak was cooked to perfection and the vegetables were great. First time having white asparagus. I tried it and was great.
I had the salmon. It was good. But for a second trip would definitely try one of their vegan meals because I think where they shine.
First timers but we’ll be back!
We have enjoyed visiting Lila's each and every time we have gone. Vegi options are interesting and delicious, and a few non-vegi options to balalance menu.
A very pleasant surprise. Never realized eating healthy could taste so good.
Wonderful place for vegan dining.
Our server was very aloof although with a smile on her face. She didn't know answers to menu questions and when she said she'd find out, it took her 10 mins to return not even remembering to return with an answer or that she did not finish taking that order. Overall from ordering, our 4 lunches took a solid 40 mins. 40 mins for stir fry, salad bowl, burrito, & a mushroom burger. We almost got up & left it was so slow when there were only 2 other tables with patrons.
Food was extremely bland as very, if any salt used. The red sauce in the burrito did not seem to be cohesive as it was a sweet fruity ketchup sauce with the rice, bean, & avocado burrito. Dip/sauce accompanying the falafel also had no taste. The almond falafel was good but otherwise food was a miss and definitely not worth the long wait.
Always outstanding! The food is excellent, service impeccable and we will return often! Thank you!!
The staff at Lilo’s is always welcoming and friendly. Food is served nice and hot, and is consistently very good. Plenty of outdoor seating, while inside is well socially-distanced. Variety of food is exceptional, from gluten-free and vegan selections to steak and chicken. Something for everyone! The chocolate tart dessert is divine!
Great spot for fresh and healthy meals. Creative menu.
Food incredible. We came on busy night and understaffed so lots of waiting, but all worth it!
Our waitress was GREAT!! The food was really good and it was refreshing to have good vegan options. The only feedback would be to lower the lights for dinner and add some background music for more evening ambiance.
Imaginative and really tasty! Good value, great service
Wonderful unique dishes and very attentive service.
My date and I loved the food here. Interesting, unique, delicious creations. The grilled tofu was outstanding. They have a small well designed wine list. Highly recommend
Awesome food and INCREDIBLE service! Food combinations are imaginative and inspired.
The flavors are tasty and unique The best part is that you can be sure that whatever you order is fresh and healthful. We lunched outdoors on a beautiful Spring Day. No one rushed us but the service was attentive.
Pre opera dinner
We were a group of 3 for a late dinner. Quality and presentation were excellent. 2 vegan and one vegetarian entrees as well as a couple of apps. Short but excellent wine list.
We have eaten there a few times and would highly recommend for vegetarians and vegans but the food is pleasing as well for omnivores
Had a business meal with a friend who was a vegetarian. All of us loved our healthy and tasty meals!!
We ate outside. Everything was great!
one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota! My wife is gluten and dairy free - I am not. Lila is one of the few restaurants in the country where we can have beautifully prepared, tasty, fresh and healthy food. Great for lunch or dinner. You can stay the vegetarian course but you can also have fish or chicken with your meal. Keep up the great cooking!
Always good food and wait staff
Birthday. Server was above and beyond excellent.
Really good food, took gf there for Valentine's day, would have never known it was vegan food!
Excellent selection of vegan options; one of the best I’ve seen anywhere! And everything tasted great! Add in excellent service and this place is a winner.
The food is always consistent and delicious! Best of all it’s is healthy dining and you don’t ever feel guilty.
Lovely, inspired food. Many vegetarian and vegan options, but a few “traditional” items available also. EVERY. Single. Thing. Was absolutely delicious. Attentive waitstaff. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend. Good for lunch, too!
Place is amazing! Food is fantastic! Would definitely go back!
Amazing. Our new Sunday favorite.
Excellent veg options and our server explained it all enthusiastically. Brussel sprouts to start and broccoli soup and both were excellent. I had the mixed veggie bowl for the entree and my wife had the special curry with broccoli dish and both were excellent. Fresh flavors, filling, great texture on the tofu. We also had the blueberry “cheesecake” dessert and it was also great- chewy granola crust and the filling tasted almost like a real cheesecake and was not too sweet and really smooth. Would definitely come here again and we are not vegetarians.
Lila is rated 4.8 stars by 770 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.