Lila

4.7
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714 Reviews
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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I went to Lila for my 45th Birthday - I ordered a Greek Salad and I was not impressed. My daughter ordered the mushroom veggie burger and said that she could not taste the mushroom. My husband ordered a bowl and said all ingredients were bland. We paid a lot of money and were disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with fantastic vegan 🌱 options

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Dianne
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food...I would go again and again...to try everything....cauliflower penne...fabulous! The vegan mushroom burger looked great...the sweet potatoes were also great!

Thank you for the wonderful evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great healthy delicious alternative
Our new favorite

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MelissaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal - so tasty and fresh. We’ll definitely be back again

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vipJohnS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is so original and well prepared and presented. Healthly options abound on the menu. Refreshingly unique.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Great food, excellent service and wonderful food and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! The food was great and the vibe was awesome.

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vipJenzie
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Sarasota eatery! I love the huge selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes, and the meat and fish options so that everyone can enjoy some delectable food.

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Pcubed
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great menu
wonderful service
fresh food

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EdwardZ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I’m a carnivore who took my Vegan Birthday-GF by her choice. I expected a menu that would be ok, but not great. It turned out to be anything but!

Everything from the service to the pricing was excellent, but the food was some of the best we’ve had, both her choices and mine.

I will go back anytime, feeling I receive a broader, excellent menu than she gets at regular restaurants with me.

One of the most pleasant surprises I’ve had in SRQ in the two years I’ve been here...

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kristim
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food is amazing and the people are so nice!

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back...SOON! It was amazing! If you’re plant based, especially!

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vipHappyinSarasota
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lila is doing a good job of outdoor dining during this difficult time.v and the food is terrific! I had the Avocado Toast and it's the best ever.

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vipSueM
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Very Covid safe setting. Inside was not crowded and servers wore masks. Outside seating was available as well The food was great. I had the mushroom burger and it was large but after eating it ALL, I didn't feel stuffed, just happily full. The bread and butter is must. It was excellent GF bread. My cappuccino with oat milk was also very good.

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RickA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Very good menu, with a good selection for non vegan.

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MaryK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My vegan son enjoyed it very much! I would recommend it to vegetarians and vegans. For the rest of us, it was OK, but a pricey experience.

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Mike
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best vegan entrees around! The service is professional and friendly. The food is so delicious. I invited 3 non- vegans for a tasty dinner and they were all very impressed. The menu has something for everyone, you can add protein of choice to any dish. Overall the 4 of us had a wonderful night out and some tasty desserts Togo to finish Off the wonderful Lila experience! I Can’t wait to go back!

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CassieW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The food was out of this world. Would definitely recommend it!

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were visiting from out of town for her birthday and wanted to have a special night! When I asked the hotel concierge about a VEGAN restaurant she recommended LiLa. We got to the front door and were kindly greeted by the hostess and promptly taken to a table of our choice. My wife has celiac disease so we let the server know that everything needed to be Gluten Free as well as Vegan and she made suggestions and even allowed us to swap the naan bread that came with the dish for their excellent (best gluten free bread we’ve ever had) Homemade gf bread! The server was very kind and knowledgeable on all menu items and dietary restrictions and preferences! Lila really impressed us in all aspects and are considering going back to Sarasota just to dine with Lila again! 10/10 stars!

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Bluebird
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent vegan food
well-presented
very fresh
respectful service

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Lots of healthy options, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. If you frequent the restaurants of downtown Sarasota and you haven't been to Lila, you're missing out. A lot of culinary creativity going on here, fusion dishes and all sorts of goodies. Great service. You must try.

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MaryH
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch! First time eating inside in a restaurant all wait staff had masks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Good service. Gabrielle was lovely. Definitely would return!

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DrewM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Menu looked great but was very under executed that night. I’d give it another shot.

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vipBonelda
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lila!

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vipLisaL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good, clean, organic food prepared well. Quality of food is wonderful, sometimes preparation misses (such as the potatoes that came with our meal - tasteless!). Can get noisy but we were there early and it was fine - were able to talk with our friends and hear each other without any problems. Somewhat pricey for what you get, but I am ok paying more for quality ingredients, which is what you get here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh and tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Yes, we will go back but would make other dinner selections. The Hong Kong Noodles were good but the Falafel Bowl was not. Falafel was mushy and tasteless. We couldn't finish it. It was taken off the bill so that was noteworthy. Service was great. We will go back.

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vipJohnB
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners. Exceptional! Will be a regular!

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vipVander
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like this restaurant. I seem to come here every time I visit Sarasota. It always feels fresh and wholesome. The avocado toast with rye bread is my favorite

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vipBillH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and nice atmosphere

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AKnight
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome but don’t order a scoop of ice cream on any dessert. It was $5 which I was willing to pay had it been an actual scoop. It was about 1 tbsp if ice cream. Otherwise, everything was top notch. I would go back again

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duke
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service spectacular Menu has many selections

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FeliciaRose68
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very nice - decent service and food. Not just vegan which was better for all involved

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RayB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for some good vegetarian food options, and Lila delivered superbly. Phillip took great care of us and helped us enjoy a wonderful dinner and a nice bottle of wine. I highly recommend Lila's for a fine dining experience.

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StevenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our appetizers were not very interesting-eggplant and a cauliflower dish. The udon entree was outstanding as was the pasta special. Desserts were excellent.

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RobJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan specials, desserts, and mains. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berlin
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food is good, but it is overpriced and they up charge you for EVERYTHING. $17 for a falafel bowl? No free refills on drip coffe? No thank you...

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Lila is rated 4.7 stars by 714 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.