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Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

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12909 E Highway 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5115
+1 352-288-4200
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Memphis, TN.
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found in an unlikely location, adjacent to a convenience store, you will discover a little gem of a home-style Italian Restaurant. We went with neighbors on a Monday night and they were doing a brisk business. I had veal and peppers and my husband had pasta with prosciutto and peas in a pink cream sauce. Our neighbors both had Veal... More 

Thank pjwenzel
The Villages, Florida
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were out with friends for dinner, the outside appearance doesn't reflect the interlir. The food was good and the price fair. I had the linguni with white clam sauce and it was very good, could use a little more garlic. (can always use more garlic). The only down side is we waited an hour and a half from the... More 

Thank DickEzo
Ocklawaha, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Their pizza is really good and they don't skimp on the toppings. The sauce on the dishes I've had is homemade. It gets a bit crowded in the dining area but that's to be expected because it's a local favorite. Not much in the way of atmosphere but then really there to eat good food and enjoy the company. My... More 

Thank JennaWest
Summerfield, Florida
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This easy to miss restaurant has top notch inexpensive Italian entrees and pizza. Great value. My wife had an excellent Cod with linguini special and I had sausage, peppers and pasta.

Thank Richard D
The Villages, Florida
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went with another couple to Big Bob's for dinner. From the outside it looks like a pizza joint, but what a great surprise. Inside BB, along with pizza, is a great Italian restaurant. Many of the dishes are homemade and done right. The service was excellent and quick. Going back soon to try the pizza which looked good. This... More 

Thank zenbion
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Been here quite a few times now. Never disappointed. Great family run restaurant with terrific Italian food. Service is always excellent...waitstaff is friendly and will take reservations for large parties even on the weekend.

Thank Debra H
Ocklawaha, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Big Bob's makes an amazing calzone. I order one every time my husband works out of town (he doesn't like the ricotta cheese). Even with ordering a small, it is enough to eat for more than one meal. Full of cheese and toppings,they don't skimp on anything.

Thank Brandy E
The Villages, Florida
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159 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Went to Big Bob's for my sister's birthday with our spouse. The salads were very good and the waitress, Megan did an excellent job.My sister enjoyed her chicken parm and my brother-in-law enjoyed his mushroom pizza. My wife said her eggplant parm was ok. I tried the Big Boy Combo and did not like the sauce, It was rather bland.... More 

Thank Michael104
Ocklawaha, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Good prices! Good Italian food and pretty atmosphere. Only bad thing I have to say is there is not a ton of seating in the restaurant area and if you go with just two people you have to sit at a table because they save the large booths for bigger groups. Also the eggplant parm is not crunchy it's served... More 

Thank seanmel91011
Thomasville, Georgia
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565 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Ignore the exterior gas station and quickly walk in to grab some delicious Italian dishes. The interior of the restaurant is quite nice and provides good ambiance for your meal, whether it's romantic or just a regular occasion. The spaghetti with meat sauce is delicious and the best I've eaten in years. The pizza has nice sauce and the chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12909 E Highway 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ocklawaha
  • Phone Number: +1 352-288-4200
Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?