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6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (60 reviews)
“veal cannelloni” (11 reviews)
“fish” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting as this is a truly Italian restaurant. From the food to the service this is what you get. Great setting with some tables overlooking the bayou water channel you might you may have to adjust to the fact that you are stepping into Italy...More

Thank shardeloes
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Outstanding place took our friends and we all loved it. The staff are so friendly, the environment and atmosphere was just right and very European. Our meals were stunning with amazing flavours. We had great starters but the highlight was the Cappino fish pasta...try you...More

Thank Barry06
Reviewed 17 July 2018

As I have said before, this place is a hidden gem in LBK. The owner, Domenico, provides top notch service and food at this place. We were in LBK for 2 weeks end of June and ate here with our family 4 times. The seafood...More

Thank detec21
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We were expecting a cajun style bar when we pulled up to this great Italian Restaurant. Real tablecloths and napkins, a view of the bayou through the french doors with great service and fabulous pizza. We ordered the Capricciossa—it was great! Nice thin, crisp cracker...More

Thank Becky K
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

A friend of ours brought us here for some great pizza. We ordered a pizza with several meats and another with veggies. Both were great! Good sauce, dough, and fresh cuts. Cooked to perfection! Service was great. Very friendly. And the prices were better than...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

we went because we heard the pizza was good-and it was. The setting is on a quiet bayou,as the name implies. There is bar seating up front,many tables most with a good view out the bayou, and we saw plenty of takeaway.

Thank dadirishcasey3
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We always eat here when in town. Love everything about it from pizza to cannelloni. Enjoy talking to owner, Domenico and the rest of the staff. We never tire of the view of the canal.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I always try to go at least once to Bayou Tavern whenever I come to Longboat Key and have time. Their EARLY BIRD SPECIAL served from 4:30-5:30 is one of the best values in town at $12.95, which includes entree, salad or soup, and very...More

Thank Linda Z
Reviewed 26 May 2018

My sister was in joy to tell me of the dinner she and her husband had a week ago. So we decided to go tonight. Not knowing at the time but we were greeted and seated by the owner. Not going into detail but expressing...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We ate twice here on a recent trip to Longboat .Although we had no reservations we were seated promptly and served great food .We'll be back .

Thank Morlaism
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17 April 2015|
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Response from rm209 | Reviewed this property |
The pizza is good but I am not a fan of this restaurant after trying it several times for dinner. They have changed the menu item because they ran out of broccoli rabe and used just broccoli, bad substitution, they charged... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 24
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975
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