Confessore Pasta Cucina

2468 US Hwy 441,Ste 103
Fruitland Park, 34731
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We have been a few times to Confessore Pasta Cucina and will be returning many more times. This is simply the best Italian/Pasta place in or near The Villages or I would expect within a 50 mile radius. Now, if you enjoy the Italian Chain type of places, this is probably not the place for you. This is real Italian, not some American made up kind of Italian. The food is fantastic, with many different sauces from Joyce's (the owner) family experiences pared with 4 different pastas. The sauces, for the most part, are not laden with meat (although you can get spaghetti and meatballs (which are delicious and just like my Italian wife's meatballs). The pasta is served very hot, as it should be. The desserts are to die for, especially the ricotta cheesecake. You will not get out quickly as everything is made to order. So, just relax and enjoy an experience seldom seen in these rural environs.
So we stopped in on a rainy night, hearing that this was a place to get fresh pasta dishes cooked to order. While we just looking for a nice dinner I think we found one of the best places for pasta in the area! When we walked in we were warmly greeted by both the staff and the wonderful smells coming from the kitchen. After being seated our server, Cathy explained about the dining process here. This isn't your quick dine and dash type of place, rather as in the European tradition mealtime is one to savor and enjoy with family/friends. they offer numerous types of sauces that you choose and pair with one of four types of pastas I decided on the puttenesca and my partner had the Bolognese both with the linguine. My dining partner(dp) also had a meatball. We were started with a house salad and garlic bread. (the salad had romaine, shaved parm cheese and anchovies with a light dressing) Remember it was a rainy night? Well the rain turned into a downpour with a massive lightning display. During the salad portion of dinner the power went out suddenly (lightning strike perhaps?) The staff and fellow diners handled it with aplomb and humor. So then our server, comes out with a little bit of sorbet, to refresh the palate - yummy The pastas came out about five minutes or so later (about 15-20 minutes after ordering) oh my god! The puttenesca sauce was great - a bit salty, a bit tart, a bit of umami, slightly sweet from tomatoes and a splash of wine. I could eat this just smeared on bread, but combined with perfectly cooked pasta? oy so good. The dp's Bolognese was as good as mom's (sorry mom but you have met your match) if not even better a slight sweet creaminess coming through in this traditional meat sauce. His meatball was tender and packed with flavor. Pair the above with a very nice glass of wine and you will have a wonderful dinner. Sure, we could have stopped, but no, we decided to continue with an after dinner cappuccino and some of the lightest, most delicate pizzelles. Oh yes, I definitely like this place and I think this is one of the best Italian pasta places that I have found in the area. We will DEFINATELY be back.
This place just opened. It is in fruitland park on 441, just north of the boot barn. They serve 4 or 5 different types of pasta with a lot of different sauce combinations. Everything is made by hand and is delicious. I had "Mama's Marinara" on angel hair pasta, and it was perfect. Dinners come with a large salad and garlic bread. With two well filled glasses of a very nice burgundy my bill with tax came to just $20. I really can't was to go back. This place is going to be a big hit.

(352) 431-3814

Italian

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Rae Rae’s

2468 US Hwy 441,Ste 101
Fruitland Park, 34731
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Pan sausage gravy with square biscuits - a must for every table. Great omelets too! Easily one of the best breakfast spots near the Villages
This place as well as Trip Advisor give high marks for this place. If I am rating the ambience of the place as well as the friendliness of the server and manager, I'll give it 5 stars. Either we missed out on the dishes or that many reviewers haven't had good breakfast. I am not saying it's bad but can't seem to find out why the dishes are special. Briar Patch in Winter Park is more expensive but they give all out on the food. IHOP as a chain serves pretty good breakfast at a very reasonable price. Except for the cute names they give for the dishes, I have difficulty why we should return for breakfast.
We saw the reviews on yelp and decided to go out of our way to eat here. They have excellent biscuits and gravy. Everything is made from scratch. Don't be in a big hurry - they are very friendly and refill the coffee a lot! Would highly recommend. Hard to find non- chain breakfast places in FL and this one was worth the effort to get there.

(352) 323-1595

Breakfast & Brunch, American (New), American (Traditional)

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Fruitland Park Cafe

3180 US Hwy 441/27
Fruitland Park, 34731
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The food is delicious. Home cooked taste. Philly is one of the best. Cozy and friendly atmosphere. Lovely local spot.
French Toast is great Cuban has roast pork and ham and is nicely done. It would be nice if they had homemade fries and/or black beans as a side. Staff was friendly with the regulars and fun. They need to work on th AC or come when it's cooler. Overall, a nice local place.
My husband and I stopped there after church and even though its not very big, the service was wonderful and the food is amazing.

(352) 435-4575

Cafes, Coffee & Tea

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Stavros Original Pizza Restaurant

3223 US Highway 441/27
Fruitland Park, 34731
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Who would have guessed that with a Greek name that you'd get very good Italian! The decor was something I'd expect to see in the 1950ish Back to the Future movie. After going through the menu, the Greek offerings could be counted on one hand. I know the sign said Italian but the name is Greek!! My husband had one of the days' special, stuffed peppers; I had spaghetti with meat sauce. The salads and garlic bread were very good! While paying we saw the desserts. Let me say WOW - OH YES - YIPPE!!! I married into a BIG Greek family, ever my mother-in-law would have loved dinner and the desserts. We decided to get some Baklava. They say life is short, I'm skipping dinner and going directly for the desserts.
My favorite pizza in Florida!! I always order the same thing because I am a creature of habit, but it is always consistent and always good. I always get the Greek salad and stavros special and the combo is just devine.
Tasty stuff. We had tasty traditional pizza and Italian stuff for my Dads birthday here. There are a couple stavros' here but there's some secret family feud. A la The Godfather??! Who knows!

(352) 315-0028

Pizza

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Legends Cafe

3430 Hwy 27/441
Fruitland Park, 34731
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We have eaten at Legends Cafe twice now. The beer is cold (and cheap), the service is awesome, the owner has stopped by and welcomed us each time, and the food is really really good. The pizza we ordered on our first trip (ultimate...all the meat you can eat) was the best pizza we have found in this area by far. On our second trip we ordered wings two ways. The buffalo wings were commendable, but the sesame teriyaki wings were the best wings I have ever eaten anywhere. Great food + Fun place + Reasonable prices = me going back often
Stopped by for dinner during their Tuesday All You Can Eat Wings special. Loved the view of the room and window seats during the sun setting. The waitress was very pleasant, but forgot to keep up with the garlic knots and drink refills. The wings were good, but some were overcooked or cold. Its a good deal if the service was on top of it, but we left feeling just okay. Hope to visit again and have a much better experience.
The turkey phillies were, at best, mediocre; the boneless wings decent, but the iced tea was excellent. The service? Well, that's where it all falls apart. The staff was beyond pleasant, but the service was SLOW. I mean SLOW. 2 hours from when we were seated, 2 hungry adults who needed little time to select from the menu and advance-requested the check, until we left. Legends of the Fail, I say.

(352) 728-0006

Pizza, Sandwiches

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Burkes BBQ

311 County Rd 466A
Fruitland Park, 34731
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My wife and I have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. The staff and owner are extremely friendly and the food is awesome!!! Highly recommended!
Sides of beans and Mac&cheese were good meats we had not very good. Ribs were dry and didn't even have a hint of flavor or smoke. I had pulled pork very dry and bland the bark had no taste of rub or smoke. We drove by an oakwood smokehouse with a line out the Door and Burke's was not worth the extra drive.
so dining partner suggested this place for breakfast/brunch and away we go had a walk up counter where you ordered then sat and they brought the food to you had biscuits/gravy, eggs, bacon and grits when the breakfast came out I gasped it would have been enough for 2 people there had to be at least 10 slices of bacon, 3 eggs, huge biscuit covered with good gravy - grits would have been better served in a bowl - just saying food was good, just LOTS of it will try the bbq sometime in the future

(352) 787-4227

Barbeque

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China Wok

3337 N US Hwy 441/27
Fruitland Park, 34731
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(352) 728-8877

Chinese

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Petes Diner

3325 US Highway 441/27
Fruitland Park, 34731
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(352) 365-0051

Diners

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Little Caesar’s Pizza

100 W Miller St
Fruitland Park, 34731
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(352) 787-1067

Pizza, Italian, Fast Food

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