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Jim Haun

1 September 2019

Food and service was great.

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Tanya Wagner

5 July 2019

Best Italian food in north lakeland !!! Great happy hour. Been coming for years and never reviewed them. Shame on me.

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Martha Malmberg

6 June 2019

Great food and service. Paula was a delight in helping me choose lunch and dressing to go with it. I will order the antipasto salad again with cream Italian dressing. Thank you Paula!

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Dennis Dix

5 June 2019

The food was very good. the only problem was that they really are not set up to handle large groups of diners at the same time on Sunday after noons due to a small work force. We had 10 but I would suggest that your group be 6 or less. with that being said the food was worth the wait. More...

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Ana Khablawi

21 May 2019

Just an added note they make their own fresh pizza sauce everyday. The atmosphere is great the people are nice the manager's fantastic and so is the owner. We just moved to Lakeland a year ago and this is our number one spot for pizza. More...

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Martha Malmberg

21 May 2019

Service was fast and food was good. Only problem is that it was the third time I've been there to eat and the only time I saw employees. I will go back.

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Shana Amos

12 May 2019

This place is delicious and the people are SO nice, even the owner! I love coming here for a dinner date with hubby, we are never let down.

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Brett B.

16 March 2019

A local Italian restaurant with good drink specials. The pizza is authentic and better than your average chain restaurant. A lot of regulars at the bar, and service can be a little slow. Have had one really good bartender that always has great service! I would advise this place If you are looking for a good pizza or Italian dish. More...

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Tracy Allegato

13 March 2019

Had pizza. Pretty good. Liked the thin crust with cheese, pepperoni, onions and mushrooms. Friendly staff. Clean environment.

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Susan C.

24 February 2019

Wonderful meal and service.  Our group of 4 ordered pizza, chicken Alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, and lasagna and all were pleased with their entrees!!  Definitely on our list now

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Dick Follis

19 January 2019

Great food and small restaurant atmosphere. Owner is a great guy.

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Gary Leedy

31 December 2018

Great food and wonderfully people. I highly Recomend you give it a try.

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Mike Neal

15 December 2018

Great little local restaurant!

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Thomas Reilly

13 November 2018

Love the owner and the people that work there. My local “Cheers”

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Cynthia Ricker Dow

29 September 2018

Awesome lunch and Brook was wonderful

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Reginald C.

4 September 2018

Great homemade Italian food.  Carmine creates great daily specials or you can have the go to dishes you love.  Been going here on and off since it opened.  I love the meat lovers pizza.  The calamari is tge best in town hands down.  It's breaded to order not that prebreaded frozen stuff.  My favorite bthough is a rie between clams Fri Diablo and lasagna.  The meat sauce makes the difference over other places.  Its meaty not tomato flavor.  And im a sucker for anything spicy.  If you haven't been in awhile go back and check it out things have improved since last time. More...

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Raymond Lilly

27 June 2018

This restaurant is excellent. The employees do a fantastic job and I have never had a bad meal. The atmosphere is also very pleasant. I highly recommend.

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Avi R.

17 June 2018

Great ownership, hidden gem in the north side of lakeland. Great food and great atmosphere, and they just added delivery.

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Leslie Morrow

1 June 2018

I love going their the food is great and the best part their are right down the road i love karen and brook they are awesome i go every thursday

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John Bowmanr8x

25 May 2018

Great little place with a family feel. Food was too hot to eat when it came out and tasted great!

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Dianne Gee

16 April 2018

Great food. Casual dining atmosphere and great service!!

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Shannon H

16 April 2018

We had a very pleasant experience at Champinos last night. The food was delicious and the service was great! Shout out to Sam, our server, and the chef (don't know his name) for going above and beyond!

*EDIT* I just ate my leftovers and was once again reminded how delicious the food is! If I lived in the area, I'd be there all the time!
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Bo Hodgson

11 April 2018

Our family loves Champino’s! The people are amazing and the owner is one of the best people I have ever met. Doesn’t hurt that the food is flat out awesome. Pizza tonight and some pasta for our daughter. Champino’s has the only marinara sauce our picky 8 year old will eat!! More...

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Joseph Moody

31 March 2018

Amazing food the best service and an over all amazing dinning experience

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Joseph M. 'Tulo' Tulowiecki

12 March 2018

The Beef on Weck is just like the way they make it up in Western New York!!! Highly Recommended!!!

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JP 28

26 February 2018

Always have wonderful service and fantastic food! The "Old World Italian Pizza" is the Best! Great happy hour specials! We'll be back!

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Archie Hovsepian II

21 February 2018

Went there for some great eats with my grandson and the food was excellent. I went their before for the first time with my sister & brother in law & grandson. We all want something different & the food was great. Will be going back again. More...

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Paul W.

14 February 2018

This is my favorite little spot. At this stage I have had just about everything on the menu. There are only two items that I would change. 1. The breadsticks. 2. The bread they use for bruschetta. Everything else is amazing. The pizza is great. Try the pepperoni with meatballs and extra sauce. They chop the fresh meatballs up, it's delicious. More...

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Tina Greene Dampier

21 January 2018

Food was AWESOME, we will definitely be back!! Thank you Brooke for taking over for other waitress!!!

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Sandra Hayes Berges

29 December 2017

Great little place! Love Karen the bartender. Excellent choices: philly cheese steak, meatball sub and lasagna!

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Jerry R.

5 December 2017

The antipasto salad is my go to meal whenever I am in Lakeland. Service is great and the salad is definitely a meal. Full bar and a couple local Craft style beers available on tap.

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Bethany May

26 November 2017

First time visiting this weekend, loved it! Saturday night I had lasagna and garlic knots which were both scrumptious. Today (Sunday) we are back for pizza! The servers are friendly and the food is amazing. If you haven't been here yet...fix that! You won't regret it. More...

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Todd M.

3 June 2017

Seriously awesome food.  If you want great pizza and authentic Italian, this is the place!

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Sandra S.

6 March 2016

Had dinner here last Saturday night with my husband and we were both surprised at how delicious our entrees were!  I had the linguini with white clam sauce that was enough for 2 meals, although I found it difficult to stop eating it with such tender tasty chopped clams and garlic slices.   My husband was just as satisfied with his Pork Sorentino (tender chunks of pork with pieces of well-cooked eggplant in a sherry wine flavored gravy topped with medallions of mozzarella and a side of pasta).  I don't recall seeing such a dish in other Italian restaurants, so maybe it is a family recipe, but in any case, this too was a winner!  The service was attentive during the entire meal and our waitress had correctly confirmed that we had made very good choices from the menu!  We also enjoyed the sense of community in this restaurant.  Most of the customers and staff appeared to know each other and obviously enjoyed being together.  Looking forward to eating at Champinos again when we are in Lakeland. More...

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Alan F.

27 December 2015

My wife and I went to Champino's last night, December 26 to get a pizza and watch  the Virginia Tech Hokies win the Independence Bowl and the Redskins win against the Eagles. Excellent service and pizza. Tony (owner) sat with us as we talked about the "Old Country". Great authentic Italian food, great service, friendly atmosphere. This place has improved with new waitress. If you are put off by negative reviews, give them another try. If anything doesn't go your way, ask for Tony. He'll make it right. They were very accommodating and got the games we wanted to watch. I didn't think we would be able to get either game locally, but we were able to watch them both. We will be back. Thank you, Tony, for a wonderful evening of football and fantastic pizza! More...

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David T.

9 April 2015

If you go here be sure to try the Italian sausage hero. This is my favorite place to go for Italian food in the city. Sometimes they have some issues with the servers being overwhelmed and your food could take some time to come out. It's a fairly laid back atmosphere and they've always got Yuengling on tap and ready to serve cold. More...

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Randy S.

2 August 2014

I had drove by this place 1,000 times and never thought about stopping until a Chef friend of mine was talking about Champino's and saying they actually make from scratch their food. Stopped tonight and was totally impressed.Real, hand breaded Calamari, both small tubes and 4-5" whole baby squids cooked perfectly and served on a bed of romaine lettuce with home-aide sauce. Best I have had in Florida.Great service and Tony , the owner came by our table to check on how we like our food. Remember when a place, no less the owner checked on you. Will be making it a go to place, can;t wait to try the NY style pizza as it looked perfect sitting on the table next to us. More...

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Gary H.

11 September 2013

I've only been here once and I was very pleased very nice restaurant nice romantic setting food was very good I will be visiting this place again

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Jennifer F.

20 June 2013

I have never stepped foot in Lakeland, Florida, but would highly recommend Champino's.  We had a death in the family in Lakeland and I really wanted to provide some comforting, homemade food for our family members there.  I did some online hunting, and Champino's was nearby.When I called and explained I needed food for 10 people for that day, there was no hesitation at all that they would help. Tony was an absolute gem, checked with me twice to confirm the time and order, and hand delivered the food himself to my family.  They really thought the food was delicious and the portions were great.From halfway across the country, I felt completely comfortable that my family was well taken care of thanks to Champino's.  Great service and great food. More...

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Daniel L.

15 January 2013

Had dinner there this time and the experience and food were even better than my last visit.  The baked ziti was magnificent.  The staff was very accommodating when my group exceeded our reservation number, and Nancy handled our groups needs with perfect professionalism.  To be honest, they probably deserved five stars on my last visit, but I am one of those who don't give out superlatives easily.  Tonight, though, was superlative.  Thanks to Tony and the chefs for great food all around! More...

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