Even though it's a chain, Carrabba's is the best restaurant in Lakeland. The food is fresh, most dishes are interesting, portions are a reasonable size, the dishes are consistant, the wait-staff always smiles, their manager Susan? is tough but occasionally she gives away stuff (like when I asked for my second juice drink to be free if a second alcoholic drink is free during their happy hour [which she declined, lol]) but once she gave me a free appetizer card when there was a minor problem with something. Sometimes their desserts are incredible (First apple, then some raspberry/peach baked thing) and both were delicious, and I'm a former chef to I know good food. Most Floridians don't, know good food lol. They was big soft rolls, big mashed potatoes and lots of gravy, over-cooked green beans with fat back, big cheese-burgers with bacon - you get the picture.
211 E Bay StreetLakeland, FL 33801
From Business: The Bay Street Bistro is an eclectic restaurant and art gallery serving French, Italian and American cuisine, as well as displaying the areas most talented artists.
Kids menu is frozen. Just order from the regular menu, but they really should remove the kids menu all together because the other food was really good. The kids food (I tasted it) was just beyond gross. I don't make my kids eat lesser quality food, so that made me feel like they did not value my kids or they would not sell that rubish. Especially when "Family" is in the name of the place. Seemed too much for one waitress to handle. I felt like there was one waitress when there should have been 2 or 3 and a little personality would go a long way! Nothing that can't be corrected if the owners care and make some changes.
Romeo,s Pizza is 1 of the best if not the best pizza that I have found in Florida. The staff is excellent and the chefs are fantastic.If you want real pizza, not the kind that you would usually find in Florida and you people from the northeast know what I mean , then go to Romeos