Add local favorite, Café Zuppina, to your itinerary for your next trip to Lakeland. The locally-owned restaurant serves Turkish and Mediterranean dishes with fresh ingredients.

Cafe Zuppina
Cafe Zuppina

The Menu

Café Zuppina serves something for everyone. This is such a cliché statement, but in this case, it is 100% true. While the restaurant serves signature beef, chicken, lamb and fish dishes, they also serve vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals. Unlike other restaurants that offer boring salads to vegetarians and vegans, Café Zuppina features three veggie meals that include large portions of seasonal hot and cold vegetables. 

Cafe Zuppina Veggie Platter
Cafe Zuppina Veggie Platter

Popular Meat Dishes

  • Zuppina's Delight - Pureed eggplant, topped with Beef, Lamb or Chicken and served with rice and veggies.
  • Zuppina's Shish Kebab - Select cuts of marinated lamb meat, two lamb chops and lamb patties served with rice and veggies
  • Zuppina's Chicken Limone - Chicken breasts served with special lemon sauce with special veggies.
  • Zuppina's Beef Wellington - Beef and vegetables wrapped in puffy pastry.
  • Gyro Platter - Oven baked brisket served with Romanian-style mushrooms, rice and veggies.
Cafe Zuppina Zuppina's Chicken Limone
Cafe Zuppina Zuppina's Chicken Limone

Ambiance & Reservations

Café Zuppina is a small restaurant with limited seating, but they do take reservations and offer outside seating in cooler months. That said, I’ve been eating here for years and rarely call ahead because I make plans to eat before or after the lunch or dinner rush. 

The Market at Cafe Zuppina

In 2019, Café Zuppina’s sister business opened next door – The Market. The Market is an international grocery store, French bakery, coffee shop and gelato shop. The Market is open Monday – Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Stop by for a sweet snack, take-and-bake entrees or ingredients for your next big family meal.

TripAdvisor Reviews

You don’t have to take our word for it - scan through Café Zuppina’s 530+ reviews on TripAdvisor. The restaurant has received a Certificate of Excellence Winner every year since 2015, and has a 5.0 rating. It is one of Central Florida's BEST restaurants. 

Cafe Zuppina Kitchen
Cafe Zuppina Kitchen

Contact Information

4417 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813


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Restaurant Hours

Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.