Lila

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
Lila (pronounced lee-lah) means creative play. Lila is a spontaneous, playful, organic, healthy, mostly vegetable restaurant which does serve sustainable meats.
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j
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 rd visit and each time was amazing ! fresh fabulous food and vegan friendly for myself and husband I recommend it to all my friends and I will be back of course

SM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great variety of food for vegans and vegetarians. If there is a meat eater in your group they offer adding organic chicken, shrimp, beef tenderloin, or housemade bacon slab to any dish so I feel this is a versatile place to go for every kind of eater, including gluten free. It was a fun place and we all enjoyed the ambiance. They had a decent selection of beer and wine, as well.

B
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pristine plating. Very trendy, so unique , such a creative menu and incredibly fresh every time

K
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great high quality food. Also beautifully prepared. The server was also excellent. Our food came out to the table very fast. The only negative was the portion size.

k
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food excellent until dessert which was, well, not as tasty as animal-based and gluten-based desserts.
Service was attentive and knowledgeable.
Music was inaudible at times and restaurant noise bordered on cacophony.
Would absolutely dine again. Would absolutely recommend. Just not a top ten for me, a non-vegan.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was bland and overpriced! I like the idea of having a vegan friendly place in Sarasota - but the chef can play more around with spices and salt to bring out distinct flavors.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From out of town. Great service! Great food!!!!!! We’ll be back next year!

ES
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. We were looking for Vegan options and wow! Excellent choices and delicious food. We will definitely be trying them for breakfast too!

MP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was relaxed and enjoyable.

PS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They make healthy food taste great. Service is friendly and ambiance is city chic.

KM
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good service.

J
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lila is my favorite restaurant! Always such delicious, fresh food. Shannon tool great care of our group. Thank you for the happy memories!

e
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Was delicious, price was on point, and staff was excellent wish we had this Resturant where I live!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience. Our waitress was down to earth, not robotic at all, and interacted with us on a personal level from the start. She was knowledgeable and informative without sounding rehearsed. We had never been here before and the food was REALLY good! If you’re looking for “quick” in and out look elsewhere as everything is made to order and takes the requisite amount of time...but well worth it. Thanks Lila and staff!

CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very personable, attentive waitress! Enjoyable experience with excellent vegan menu options(but no donut holes :-().

SB
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super place! Great food that's interesting and has flavorful combinations, but not weird or pretentious. Fabulous service, and really something for everyone, meat eaters, fish lovers, vegetarians & vegans. We'll be back!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant! Attending for over two years now and it gets better every time! #1 spot for us!

m
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Sarasota ---original, quality food and wonderful service.

RL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and fresh. Nice healthy choices for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was fabulous. Healthy food that tastes so amazing ! Will be returning soon for sure! The wait staff, Angel, was just that!

AB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy going t to experience new menus options.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu for those that are health-conscious. Vegan and gluten-free entrees are labeled. The server was very aware of the ingredients in the entrees when asked. I rarely get the opportunity to enjoy gf/vegan pancakes and vegan butter. Today was a nice treat.

G
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband’s dish was outstanding and I am gluten-free so I had the identical dish however the chef changed the noodles out for me and gave me rice noodles. Only problem with the dish was not enough vegetables and too much rice noodles. The tofu was plain no with no taste & the tofu was big chunks which I had to cut.

K
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This place is a gem in Sarasota for all, but especially those who prefer to eat plant-based. The servers (three I had take care of me) were all very knowledgeable, friendly and gave me time to enjoy my meal. The focus on whole foods is fantastic! My one constructive criticism is that the portion sizes are too small for the price of the meal. Serve 20% more food per plate and you’re golden.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new menu items and nice staff!!!

JN
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. Nice menu choice, but Food lacks seasoning and oomph. Loved the vibes, hope food improves.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For vegetarians and vegan friends, excellent!!! Service is great. Menu covers all you could want.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service

A
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible and everyone was very accommodating with our stroller and loud 6 month old. Some customers didn’t seem very happy about the baby but the server and everyone who works at Lila were amazing. Can’t wait to return.

KK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic choices- especially for those seeking vegetarian or vegan fare. My wife had the duck while I had a kale Caesar salad that was wonderful and huge. I also had a grilled tofu steak that was perfectly grilled and lightly dressed with a sauce. For dessert, we both had chocolate dishes that were very rich, but not heavy- the chocolate mousse and a chocolate tart.

The service was fast, efficient and friendly. It was a little more expensive than we had expected, but it was worth it.

WC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a small group and everyone loved their meals. Service was fantastic.

DL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious vegan food!! Shared the bowl of cauliflower soup and then 2 of the small plates!
So tasty and lots of food!
The cinnamon banana cookies were also delicious!
Lila's is always fun and the staff is great!!

T
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall, our dinner was very good with a few things that were not too good. The menu had a varied selection which we liked. The Duck was dry while the roasted beets were wonderful. The skirt steak was cooked perfectly and nicely seasoned. The chips and guac were excellent! The bowl (I think called Bomba maybe?) was good but could have used some additional kick.

D
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My granddaughter is Vegan and she and her boyfriend really enjoyed their food. My wife and I are not Vegan. I ordered the duck con fit and the duck was extremely dry. For plant based foods, the entrees were excessively priced.

PV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & healthy food in a modern design space ! Quiet & yummy, wish we had restaurants like this where we live in Naples!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please is always great!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lila! Excellent plant based food and great service!

JS
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our at time at Lila. Food is consistenly off the charts and the staff is always extremely friendly!

AG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good vegan dishes with more vegan optional choices. Had a good meal here.

a
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in the neighborhood. I wish we had this restaurant close to our home.