Lila

4.9
750 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDine4wine
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First timers but we’ll be back!

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vipGregJ
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipWinnie
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very pleasant surprise. Never realized eating healthy could taste so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful place for vegan dining.

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vipTygerlily1111
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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.

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sharon
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! The food is excellent, service impeccable and we will return often! Thank you!!

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outlawpete
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for fresh and healthy meals. Creative menu.

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vipPsychGuy1
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food incredible. We came on busy night and understaffed so lots of waiting, but all worth it!

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Suzi
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipTravelandTourismInsights
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative and really tasty! Good value, great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful unique dishes and very attentive service.

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FrederickB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and INCREDIBLE service! Food combinations are imaginative and inspired.

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EllenP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SRQdiner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre opera dinner

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Gredmo
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipthomasJ
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a business meal with a friend who was a vegetarian. All of us loved our healthy and tasty meals!!

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Larry
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside. Everything was great!

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vipBAE35
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipRusty
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always good food and wait staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday. Server was above and beyond excellent.

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JoyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s day

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Richard
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, took gf there for Valentine's day, would have never known it was vegan food!

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vipwarren
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BarneyG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistent and delicious! Best of all it’s is healthy dining and you don’t ever feel guilty.

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TheYumster
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LadyP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is amazing! Food is fantastic! Would definitely go back!

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vipCarlG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Our new Sunday favorite.

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winefoodguy
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Philllyduo
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time there, the food was exceptional and to add to that, our server was extremely pleasant and conscientious. A must visit and great location!

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AllisonA
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vegan/vegetarian food! You want to take your time and experience every bite at Lila! 👍🏼👍🏼

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vipAndriD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a Anniversary Dinner. Had a wonderful time with delicious meal and dessert.

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vipCarlG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Everything was amazing.

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RRKSRQ
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peaceful and quiet lunch with a friend. Service was outstanding and the food was delicious. It’s a favorite lunch spot for me!

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vipJeffreyS
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Great service, food & wine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lila’s is a gem in Sarasota - especially, but not only, for those with GF or vegan dining needs/preferences. Fresh,
Local ingredients abound in the menu choices. Staff is extremely friendly and outdoor seating is a great option for those who want to bring their pup to dinner.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's not that easy to find a vegan/vegetarian-friendly restaurant that has enough on the menu to satisfy the non-vegans, too. Lila does a good job of offering plenty for both the plant- and non-plant based eaters.

A quiet space off Main in Sarasota, the staff are always friendly, the food is good, there is a nice selection of beer and wine to complement the menu.

One of my favorite spaces for a good meal.

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SaintsfanAndrea
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fabulous! We sat outside, distanced from other tables. We felt safe, could converse without noise interference, but most importantly, the food is amazing!!!

FAQs

Lila is rated 4.9 stars by 750 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.