Lila

4.7
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701 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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HeatherH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipHappyinSarasota
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
14 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
16 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
5 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
6 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Nothing special about the place. Very ho hum.

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Lbov
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Lila for a girls night birthday dinner. I’m gluten free and the birthday girl is vegan. We couldn’t have picked a better restaurant. The food choices were not only incredible, they were delicious! Our server was so helpful and accommodating and the relaxed vibe was very enjoyable. If you enjoy creatively prepared fresh food then Lila’s is where you should go.

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susanm
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Delicious flavors. Yum! A great find in Sarasota.

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vipsusano
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing unique food. Both vegan and non vegetarian
Great friendly service
Particularly loved the mushroom toast appatizy

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vipRedSox9
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Clean healthy eating in a very pleasant environment. Will definitely come back on my next trip to Sarasota!

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vipCarrieG
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our party of four all ordered vegetarian and had different dishes. All were nice but not exceptional. The prices ran high, and portions on the light side. Waiter was extremely accommodating, knowledgeable and friendly. We were eating within a time frame to get to an opera which they handled well. .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service, innovative menu, delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan with meat/fish options restaurant. From r vegans there are outstanding deserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phillip our server, was great with us , food was was amazingly delicious ! Perfect venue to spend Valentines! We will for sure be back :)

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vipPickyeater
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the breakfast menu!

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vipDonna
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

we had dinner during X-mas and the food was amazing, this time it was not good, did the chef change?The service was very good though

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was professional and knowledgeable. Everything we ordered was delicious, and servings were plentiful. I definitely recommend!

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