We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
6617 N Socrum Loop Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
+1 863-937-8866
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 64: English reviews
Oakville, Canada
Level Contributor
700 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I on holidays from Canada were in the area visiting old work friends. They highly recommended this place based on their past experiences here. This place offers no home delivery but no matter were you drive from it is worth it. Besides the great food pus generous portions this place could use more wait staff on duty.... More 

Thank b0b55russell
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good , bar like atmosphere . Bathrooms were dirt, wonder what the kitchen looks like? Prices were reasonable .

Thank tigerfan61
Kingsville, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Firstly, this review has nothing to do with the food quality. Eight of us decided to have dinner at Champinos last evening after golf. We were seated together & a waitress came to serve us. Each couple had a 2 for 1 dinner coupon for the restaurant, which was in an Entertainment Guide, which we had purchased & have purchased... More 

2 Thank WilliamK K
Level Contributor
32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Absolutely amazing restaurant - owner is on site and is very friendly. Food is outstanding and service is superb - I would recommend this to anyone

Thank 900lauriem
Salem, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
226 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Our meal was somewhat okay, nothing too great, nothing too bad. But the iconic Italian dessert of tiramisu is just horrible, at least ask to see it if before you order it. Your first clue is that it is served in a wine glass...what? Their version is just two lady fingers in a glass with cool whip poured over it,... More 

Thank leafpeeper98
Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
295 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We went to Champinos last week and were not disappointed. We started with an antipasto which was decent, it could have used more meat but I have had much worse. The dressing was very tasty. Then came our pizza which was loaded with mushrooms and sausage, served piping hot. We will return

Thank jjk1944
Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I had heard good things about this place and had been wanting to try it for years. Capellini al Pomodoro is my favorite so I knew I would be having that. I was very disappointed when it came out as it was many cups of cooked tomatoes and cooked basil poured over pasta. I've only ever seen it with uncooked... More 

Thank Depplep
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Champions is a nice family run Italian restaurant. We liked the food. There are several things on the menu I like, even non Italian type foods. If you are from the Buffalo area, you may be familiar with their sandwich called beef on a wick. They get the buns brought down from NY and it is great. Sometimes when they... More 

Thank Tom B
Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very good service tonight. My husband loved his stromboli and antipasto salad. My chicken parmigiano was good. The service was really good tonight and they were busy.

Thank Erin T
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We used to order pizza. Stopped doing that. The crust was like a wet dishrag. Then we tried calzone, it was not even warm in the center. We used to like going there, but we now have sworn off. What a shame.

Thank Dennis B

Travellers who viewed Champinos also viewed

Lakeland, Central Florida
Lakeland, Central Florida
Lakeland, Central Florida
Lakeland, Central Florida
Lakeland, Central Florida

Been to Champinos? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6617 N Socrum Loop Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-937-8866

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Champinos and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Winter Haven, Florida
7 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Champinos staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?