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Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

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12909 E Highway 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
+1 352-288-4200
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Belleville, New Jersey
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this establishment again when visiting my friend in Summerfield, Florida and, of course, was well pleased. The owner, who happens to be a friend of my buddy's was eager to see me again. He had prepared a special dinner for me as he has done in the past. It was delicious and hearty. I hesitate to say what... More 

Thank sradmd
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were vacationing nearby and had no idea where to eat. Based upon the reviews we chose this restaurant, and we are very happy we did. All the items were very reasonably priced, the service was friendly, and the quality of the food was excellent. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Thank jasfl
The Villages, Florida
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422 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You might not expect such a great Italian restaurant in a gas station strip mall, which appears to be only a pizza take-out place. In Ocklawaha...But walk inside, and you might then think you are in NYC or Boston, in your favorite place. Great Italian dishes, fresh ingredients, generous servings, good prices. And good friendly service. And oh yeah, their... More 

Thank thaward
The Villages, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good calamari, great shrimp fra diavolo nice decor Not rushed can sit and talk will go back for pizza

Thank Sharon52805
Memphis, TN.
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 

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The Villages, Florida
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46 reviews
33 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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39 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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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
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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

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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
  • 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?