Orlando >Food & Dining > Juliana's Fine Tuscan Cuisine
2306 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL | Directions 3280428.572377 -81.389735
Mon. - Fri. 11:30am - 3pm;Sat. 5pm - 10pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: College Park, Northwest
Complete Disappointment – I went on Valentine's day and if I had been going with a date (vs. my father) I would have been even more disappointed than I was. We sat at the bar while waiting for our table. However there was no bar service nor were we ever told this until we finally asked a server. She said they were trying not to give bar service because they were short handed. When we sat down our server suggested we order drinks and dinner right up front. Not quite the "dining experience" I had expected. It reminded me of a diner instead. We did not get our drinks until after we finished our very unpleasant salads and after 2 requests. My father ordered his filet "well, well, well." The server wrote it done as such. However when it arrived it was about as rare as it could be. I could see being conservative and sending it out medium well...but it was rare. Even a junior chef would not have made such a huge mistake. It was apparent that this was not a well trained staff for a restaurant of this supposed caliber. The servers were running around frantically. The gentlemen delivering the meals spent 1/2 the time looking for the right table. The person who appeared to be the manager didn't seem the least bit concerned when made aware that our drinks were slow in coming. I would have also expected the manager to come to our table to apologize for the situation with the filet. I consider myself a lover of fine dining and have no problems with spending $100 to $200 for dinner. for two..but for $150 I would have honestly preferred a meal at Moe's down the street. A complete and utter disappointment.
Fabulous Cuisine, highly recommended!! – I have been to Juliann's at least two dozen times & i have NEVER had a bad experience! Anyone i have ever sent there has also had a fabulous experience. Carl & Julianna have always been more than accommodating. I have brought large groups, which they have a seperate room for, or i have just been with one other person. The experience has always been the same for me, nothing less then superb! The food is always excellent & consistent. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. And no, it's not a typical crowded restaurant, it's quaint, charming & relatively quiet. I love everything about this place & i am quite picky.
Great College Park Dining Experience – Have no clue where the previous reveiwer ate, but it certainly wasn't the Juliana's that I have visited many times and continue to visit regularly. The food is wonderful and the service very good. The flavours generated by the masterful mix of seasonings is not found anywhere else in Orlando. The prices are more than reasonable. Would recommend highly.
Wonderful Dining Experience – I don't usually post on sites, but my experience was SO different than the existing review I simply had to share. A friend and I ate at Juliana's last night and it was wonderful. The food was delicious, the atmosphere lovely and the wait staff very attentive. The chef even came out to check on diners' food...and there was a pleasant amount of people there.
Sometimes even a restaurant has an off night...like a bad day at work for us all. I encourage you to give Juliana's a try. I will definitely return.
Disappointing experience – My companion and I went here on a Tuesday night, and the place was near empty... a telling sign, as it turned out. Everything we ordered (bruschetta, herb-crusted salmon, sauteed snapper) looked and tasted old and tired. The bruschetta bread was soggy, the topping was no better than the mediterranean dip they sell at whole foods, and the fish fared no better. The salmon was dry and served over a bed of risotto that was so loaded with sundried tomato and salt that the whole dish was overpowered. My companion's snapper was soggy and near tasteless. Juliana's charges haute cuisine prices, but the food value is much lower. We will not be returning here.
A taste of traditional Tuscan fare can be found at this elegant College Park eatery. – In Short
The menu includes a variety of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, with an emphasis on Tuscan cuisine. Chic dining rooms, artwork and attentive staff make for a pleasurable experience. Entrees include veal shank osso bucco with saffron risotto and mushroom ragu, mustard herb-crusted salmon filet and shrimp linguine. The meat lover's loaf, a blend of meat and spices, will satisfy any appetite. Don't forget the wine--the list offers a great selection of sipping pleasures.
Great setting for a great meal – Having moved here from a large city, the ability to park directly in front of the restaurant was great. No valet needed. The food was outstanding - far less expensive than some of it's other CP competition. The husband/wife owners go out of their way to accomodate all requests. I've there probably 8x with groups as large as 20, and each time they've treated us like royalty. They have what looks like an old conference room that can be used for the large parties. Give it a shot. Also, I believe they are the only restaurant in CP that has a serves liquor, beer and wine....if you're into that sort of thing.
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