Longwood >Enzo's Restaurant On The Lake
Yummy!. The food is so clean and yummy! I especially love the Papardelle with Shitake Mushrooms. We've been eating at Enzos for 10 years and my husband and his family for at least 20. It's always amazing. Thank you for giving us REAL Italian food and not that yucky stuff at Olive Garden!!
always craving Enzos. I love the veal Picatta and Papardelle and the antipasto and the view of the lake and the service is amazing and I just wish I could eat there everyday!!
For a surreal dining experience evoking moments of bliss.....
I have driven by Enzos for years and had heard great things about it. You can see Enzo's(the privacy wall anyways) on your left as you travel up 17-92 (just past Dog Track Road) in Longwood. Well a few months ago my girlfriend Amanda and I went for dinner. From the moment we walked through the door we were engulfed in a warm, slight casual, romantic, family-like atmosphere. We stopped shortly at the cozy little bar in the front nook of the restauraunt for a pre-dinner drink. The bartender was so friendly, respectful and inviting.
Walking to our table, the decor seemed direct from "old Italy" including a huge wheel of parmigian (over 100 lbs) near the front door. From our greeter to our exceptional server and service it felt like a vacation for a night. The only thing missing was a foot massage.haha. Our server(I think his name was Brandon) was like an old friend tending to our every need at just the right moment. We ordered a bottle of Penfolds and then some Carpaccio, Antipasti, Shitaki and even a Caeser Salad for starters and were utterly amazed by every exquisite bite. There couldn't have been a better way to prepare us for our entrees which included Fettucine Al' Aragosta E Gamberi(mine) with fettucine al dente in a light, silky, mouthwatering sauce with most generous portions of plump shrimp and lobster. Each bite was pure bliss. Amanda ordered the Abbacchio Del Duca which is a lamb-rack cooked to absolute perfection filled with shitake mushrooms and other delicious fresh herbs. Every succulent bite was extraordinary and the presentation was remarkable to say the least. Words truly cannot express how amazing our dining experience was. Our tab came to around $300.00 with tip but a couple could easily dine for around $125-150(w/tip). Yes, it is no cheap fare but once you are swept away in the experience(which is immediate) that is Enzo's on The Lake your cares and the world surrounding you simply melt away much like every luscious morsel melts in your mouth.
Great customer service, the entire staff very attentive. We visited Enzo's twice, once to taste test the food because we used Enzo's On The Lake for our wedding ceremony & dinner reception June 2007. Both my husband & I were very impressed with the food,atmosphere,everything. My husband loves to eat the pork chops were the most tender he's ever had and most flavorful. For our wedding ceremony & dinner reception all our guests didn't have anything bad to say about service,food,drinks everything was taken care of by the waite staff & Susan the wedding planner for Enzo's. Our wedding cake was the Best!! The steak was tender, the pasta course was amazing. We can't wait to go back for our wedding anniversary!! The gardens were beautiful for our ceremony!
The Best. Everything is made fresh for todays service. The staff (no kids) know what they are talking about and treat you like your an old friend. Wonderful. Well worth the price. The best I have found in Orlando.
This cozy, family-run restaurant offers great Italian food and a romantic view..
A stone wall separates the 1930s Spanish-style hacienda from the surrounding industrial sites, sheltering this quaint, family-run restaurant known for its authentic Italian food. The house is filled with tile floors, so the noise level can get a little high, especially with parties taking advantage of the full bar.
Sample the house specialty, bucatini ala Enzo--fresh, homemade pasta cooked al dente and smothered in a robust sauce of mushrooms, prosciutto, bacon and peas. Fish lovers will appreciate the fresh sole imported from France and sauteed in a light mixture of olive oil and lemon. Another outstanding entree is vitello alla Veneziana--veal tenderloin medallions, lightly floured, cooked in olive oil with caramelized onions and splashed with a dash of cognac. End your meal with the zucotto rum cake, filled with kiwi and strawberry, or the creme brulee.
Great Italian Dining!. Superb food, nice wine selection and the service is always exemplary. Well worth it if you are looking to splurge for that special night out.
Don't waste your time and money!. We were sat for our 8:15pm reservations at 9:10pm. Once seated, we werent greeted by our server for another 20 minutes. Our mediocre tasting, but very expensive food was brought about 50 minutes later. We never received bread during the meal because the kitchen was running behind. Our service was lackluster. We, along with the rest of the restaurant witnessed a screaming fight in the kitchen between 2 waiters. When we complained to the manager and the owner, they acted like they couldnt have cared less and they did nothing to make up for our horrible experience. I think we would have received better food & service at a cheaper price at the Olive Garden. This restaurant suffers from a large ego of being in business for a long time and thinking they can treat customers any way they want. We will not be back.
There's a Better Place!!. Enzos=$$$ + bacon grease. This list is an insult to Italian food! They left the best restaurant off the list!! Amelia's Italian Restaurant offers the freshes homemade food, reasonable prices, and most cozy family atmosphere in Central Florida. It's family owned (a rare thing these days) and operated and is by far the most pleasurable Italian dining experience.
Now thats Italian.
Well you put them on the list but ranked below Olive Garden? WHAT? Did I really read this correctly? Who are these people you are surveying.
TOURISTS on a shoestring budget with a family of 8 headed to theme parks for a week. Come on Orlando do we all live on cheap premanufactured national food chains here.
Take number 1 off top 10 and push this real italian jewel to at least 2.
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