Orlando >Food & Dining > Lido's Italian Restaurant
2509 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL | Directions 3280628.513889 -81.376266
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 9:30pm;Sat. 4pm - 9:30pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Southeast, Wadeview Park
*AWFUL* – If i could this place would not get any stars
The food was terrible. I had the Shrimp scampi witch how can you F*&(^ up Shrimp Scampi. You can tell if was Frozen and Over Cooked. My Man had the chicken witch was Cold and look like it came out of a bag of chicken you can buy from walmart . The food had not taste.
The Waitress was Ok but she did ask if we would like a take home box. I just put my head down HAHA
STAY AWAY . THIS PLACE SHOULD NOT BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS
This place is awful. – Mushy pasta, bagged salad, rubber scallops, horrible atmosphere and dirty. Cannot believe this place is open for business. Lido's makes Olive Garden seem like a 5 star restaurant. Not to mention the waitresses were drunk and took 20 minutes to come to our table. STAY AWAY if you have taste buds.
Best Home Cooked Red Sauce Italian We Have Had – Our family of four was in town for a Disney vacation and were not on the dining plan, so we ate a lot of dinners out of the park. It was our youngest's turn to choose the cuisine and she chose Italian, after a quick search online we found Lido's and headed over. We were expecting a good meal, based on the reviews, but nothing could have prepared us for the delicious food that was served to us in this tiny, unassuming spot. The homemade salad dressing, delicious breadsticks and huge portions of homey Italian food had us silent as we just shoveled the yummy food in. The wine list was also VERY reasonable, which isn't always the case in touristy areas like Orlando. The next night it was our older daughter's turn to choose dinner, and she asked if we could go back to Lido's! We headed back there and had an equally delicious dinner that night. They remembered us from the night before and treated us like family. As much as I will miss our vacation at Disney, I think we will all miss Lido's even more! I wish they would move to Dallas!
Unbelievably great salad – I have been going to this restaurant for years and am so glad they've opened for lunch again. They have the best dinner salad in town that is served with fantastic breadsticks. Their lunch specials are always good and the portions are big. The servers are also very friendly and professional and the atomosphere is nothing short of comfortable. You can take your family, a date or coworkers and it feels like the right setting. I only wish they were right downtown so I could eat there more than once a week.
The Food was out of this world never had a bad meal there .great customer service – I have been Lido many time over the 30 yrs i been here in Orlando and I ever , not once had a bad meal there at all. The serves was always great and the food is outstanding. It was all very Tasty and yes they will comendate for large parties no problem at all.
I will go there again and again... keep up the great work.
Charming little restaurant enjoyed it!!!! – I really enjoyed lido's i it was a small charming retaurant. The food was very good the unlimited breadsticks were really good, the salad was wonderful and our service was great. I would go there again, as a matter of fact i am going to take my husband there tommorrow.
Do not go! – The food was terrible! The management/owners of this restaurant should be ashamed! I wish there were laws against serving Lean Cuisine entrees at a restaurant, and for trying to charge $13.95-14.95 for them.
The service was not entirely professional.
Back to the food. The chicken in the chicken madeira was cold. Also tasted like it had been precooked (frozen) and simply reheated. After sending it back, ordered something different, the chicken marsala.
A joke! The chicken, this time tasting more microwaved than the last pieces, was tasteless. The sauce? A horror! It was watery, and tasted so. It appeared as if it were a microwave meal tossed on a plate. And they want you to pay $14.95 for it.
We complained to the waitress and were not charged for this garbage, but not even a manager came by to apologize or ask how it could be improved. (They obviously don't care.)
We will never return, and have vowed to spread the word of this sub-par farce.
There is always Pizza Hut... – Our meal opened with a bowl of wilted, soggy lettuce that they called a salad. This pile of unappetizing leaves was coupled with a greasy oil and vinegar mixture. It would have needed some salt to at least resemble a vinaigrette. After our party of six used the unremarkable bread sticks to soak up the salad mush, the waitress came around to fill up our drinks. She reached across the table and bumped and leaned on several of our chairs without apology. She managed to invade our space and still forget to clear away any of our empty plates. My Ceasar salad forgot to be a Ceasar, by which I mean the dressing was not tossed with the greens nor properly flavored. Those who ordered pasta dishes with a red sauce were served a tomato puree that lacked in salt or ANY other seasoning. Some basil or oregano might have helped these dishes be average as opposed to inedible. The one guest who ventured to pay over $16.00 for his meal ordered a shrimp scampi. This translated into seven severely overcooked shrimp and one very sad side order of spaghetti. All of the pasta served managed to be pasty and very poorly prepared. I do not recommend this restaurant for even a casual dish. You would be better off going to Olive Garden, or ordering from Pizza Hut.
Authentic Italian homestyle cooking has been tempting locals and visitors for three decades. – The Scene
Amid the kitschy charm of plastic grapes, checkered red and white tablecloths and a dozen hanging potted plants, you will find Italian-American cuisine done right.
From eggplant rollatini properly egg battered - not breaded - to scallops in a white sambuca sauce, Lido's saucy meals are just like Grandma used to make. Dig into family-style salad tossed in Lido's homemade vinaigrette and pull off a piece o twisted doughy bread. The calamari is tender and lightly fried, though the marinara sauce could have used more heat and tang. Save room for the smooth, dark chocolate-coated cappuccino tartuffo. La dolce vita.--
Great food and service. – I have been eating at Lido's for over 20 years. While the ownership has changed, it is one of the few examples of a real family Italian restaurants in Orlando. The food is always of a high quality, served promptly by courteous staff. The meals always begin with lot's of salad and bread and the veal or chicken pizziola is outstanding.
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