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Juliana's Fine Tuscan Cuisine - 16 Reviews - 2306 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL - Romantic Dining Reviews - Phone (407) 425-1801

Juliana's Fine Tuscan Cuisine

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2306 Edgewater Dr
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(407) 425-1801
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Juliana's Fine Tuscan Cuisine - Orlando, FL

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Best

We really enjoyed our experience at this clean, cozy restaurant. The seafood dish I tried was excellent, with a tasty, spicey red sauce and my fiance's filet mignon was the best e...

Worst

8/27/08: I went to Juliana's for the first time today. It was approx. 11:50 when I arrived for lunch alone. I was the first patron in the restaurant for lunch. My waitress, I d...

terrible 3/17/2011

My husband and I have gone to Juliana's a couple times. The most recent was an awful experience. My husband ordered the steak of the day special, a ribeye.He has always ordered his steak Medium and never had a problem at other places. When the steak came out is was blood red rare, so he sent it back when it came out again it was still blood rare,sent back again, by this time I was 3/4 done with my OK meal of risotto with 3 shrimp and 2 scallops for $20.00 . The 3rd time it came out it was still blood red, and we were told medium that we want would be medium well here ..... My husband was upset and just said forget it, rather than eating a 4 time warmed over meal, we ordered dessert and chaulked it up to everyone has bad days and the cook was having one . Dessert was good more

Excellent Food with A Flair 11/27/2010

We really enjoyed our experience at this clean, cozy restaurant. The seafood dish I tried was excellent, with a tasty, spicey red sauce and my fiance's filet mignon was the best either of us have experienced anywhere. more

Terrible Experience 9/22/2010

BI purchased a gift certificate from Groupon for $40. There was absolutely no information on this gift certificate that mandated it's use for the dinner service, however when I arrived today at lunch they refused to honor it. As such, my party and I walked out. Now, not only have they lost my current and future business but also that of the other's in my party. One of my guests is currently in the process of exchanging the two gift certificates she's holding. It's a shame they would rather lose business (considering the small dining area was FAR from full) than honor the gift certificates they sold. more

Let down 5/20/2009

It was cozy and inviting from the outside looking in; however it is a different story once you are seated and take a real look around. The floor was extremely dirty with bread crumbs and whatever old ""food"" that had been served recently, along with dust on the wall panels, and glasses and silverware with ""food"" stuck to them. The waiter was friendly but the food was late and extremely salty and overseasoned; possibly to cover up a ""fishy"" taste of the tilapia that may have been going bad. It was too expensive for the value I received- I will not return. In addition, something had been done incorrectly by the server in the restaurant and the owner reprimanded the employee in front of me and my wife- highly unprofessional. Pros: Very cozy looking Cons: Unsanitary, too much salt in food, owner more

Hidden Treasure in Orlando 4/13/2009

I have been patronizing Julianna's for years and even had my wedding reception there. The food - from the bread to the salads to the appetizers (try the bruscetta!) to the main courses are phenomenal. My husband has a hard time choosing between the steak and the rigatoni. I LOVE the ""Kat special"" - fish w/ white beans and a light tomato sauce. You will literally want to lick the bowl clean. Everything is delicious. I've actually had to purchase a pint of his marinara sauce to go - it is just that good. My husband is from new york and knows true italian. As we used to eat out constantly, this is the only place he'll eat italian. Now that we're on a budget we still go there because the prices are reasonable, just not as often as we'd like. The service has always been above what we've expected. The owners are super friendly and come to the tables to welcome their guests. I also discovered they donate much of their food to local events - such as Day in the Park - so people can taste w/out paying. They also have tables outside to dine but w/ a big window view and a mock fireplace to set in front of, it's all good. If you're here for just one day, a tourist or a local, you need to patronize this place. It's a family friendly (not stuffy or pretentious). Upscale food at reasonable prices. They do not advertise a lot that I have found and yet it is so good, it is a true hidden treasure in Orlando. Pros: delicious, authentic tuscan more

Surprising lunchtime experience 8/27/2008

8/27/08: I went to Juliana's for the first time today. It was approx. 11:50 when I arrived for lunch alone. I was the first patron in the restaurant for lunch. My waitress, I do not recall her name, greeted me very kindly & asked me where I would prefer to sit and suggested by the window. I took her suggestion and as I walked towards the window seats I asked which table. She said it was up to me, that I can choose and she would follow me. I thought this was pleasant and not at all offensive considering that I was the FIRST person there. She wanted me to be comfortable because I obviously was dining alone. After I was seated the waitress walked away with my drink order. Within sight & earshot I heard ""the owner"" rudely exlaim to the waitress that she should'nt have had me choose my own seat, that it was improper, he was in the business a long time & knew better. The waitress, obviously surprised, responded that she too was in the business a long time & dropped the subject. When she came to take my order she apologized for the scene, she had only been there a week. I told her it was not a problem but that I thought it was very unprofessional that the owner would make such a scene in front of a patron like he did. Especially for something so trivial. After she served my food to me & brought my check. I wrote a note to her telling her to be patient & good luck because if I were her I would've went to the kitchen & told him off for making a scene in front of a patron. As I was leaving she said goodbye to me & told me she had been fired. I handed her a great tip & the note as she left. Thankfully I paid the tip in cash. I will never return to Juliana's. I was later told this is how he treats all of his employees & why he is always short handed. NOTE TO THE OWNER: You are a pompous jacka$$ & I will tell all about the experience I had at your wanna-be upscale restaurant. You lost a potential steady customer because of your ignorance. Cons: Owner is a jacka$$. Many better places to go to then to deal with that for the price! more

Favorite Restaurant 3/15/2008

My wife and I have been going to Juliana's for some time now and find the restaurant to be excellent. Both Juliana and husband/chef, Carl, to be perfect hosts. The food and service are always great, the waiters polite and efficient. Pros: Easy parking, good food and drink, very friendly atmosphere, etc. more

long time customer speaks up 2/26/2008

My family and I have been customers for many years. We have had countless lunches and dinners at Juliana's and have never been dissapointed. I would estimate that we have eaten their well over 50 times without ever an issue. Yes sometimes the bread is served late but Carl makes it himself. I would rather have bread arrive at my table a few minutes late that is fresh then right when i sat down that comes from some supplier. They are also very family friendly which may surprise people thinking of a college park resturaunt. What people need to take into consideration when reading reviews is that everyone can have a bad day. Maybe when reading these reviews we need to take into consideration what may have been happening outside the control of the resturaunt. Our family over the years have come to think of Carl and Juliana as more then just owners of one of our fav resturaunts but friends. We know they are wonderful people with only the best interest of the customer. if you have a bad expereince let carl know and go back again for another try. You will not regret it! more

Great food great service 1/22/2008

I have dined in the finest Restaurants from coast to coast and have not had a better experience, some of these reviews I read must have the wrong place, there can't be that much difference from one time to another. more

High Expectations -- Disappointing Experience 1/16/2008

I consider myself well-rounded when it comes to restaurant dining. I was therefore, very disappointed by my experience at Juliana's. I was part of a party of 8 for lunch during the December hoiidays. We had made reservations in advance, but our tables were not ready when we arrived. Service was extremely slow and disorganized. Our wait staff seemed unable to get beverages straight or keep them refilled. We asked for bread and after a long wait were brought a very small basket of very dry bread (was it from the night before?). We were told that we would have to wait until the bread came out of the oven. It never came. Our wait staff told us that we could order either from the Lunch or the Dinner menu, but everything that we ordered from the dinner menu was not available -- one of our party even had to order twice because after placing the order he was told that the second item also was not available. We waited. And waited. We waited for salad. We waited for entrees. We waited for dessert. I had to get up twice for additional silverware, as it was never replaced between courses. Two members of our group ended up having to leave just as their entrees finally arrived at the table (entrees arrived at different times, so some of our party had no food while others were eating -- or waiting while their food got cold). And did I mention that the rest of the restaurant was not busy? In short, I went in with high expectations and left wondering ""what happened?"" Pros: Ambience Cons: Despite making reservations, they were not perpared for our group of 8. Parking was difficult more

Complete Disappointment 2/15/2007

I went on Valentine's day and if I had been going with a date (vs. my father) I would have been even more disappointed than I was. We sat at the bar while waiting for our table. However there was no bar service nor were we ever told this until we finally asked a server. She said they were trying not to give bar service because they were short handed. When we sat down our server suggested we order drinks and dinner right up front. Not quite the ""dining experience"" I had expected. It reminded me of a diner instead. We did not get our drinks until after we finished our very unpleasant salads and after 2 requests. My father ordered his filet ""well, well, well."" The server wrote it done as such. However when it arrived it was about as rare as it could be. I could see being conservative and sending it out medium well...but it was rare. Even a junior chef would not have made such a huge mistake. It was apparent that this was not a well trained staff for a restaurant of this supposed caliber. The servers were running around frantically. The gentlemen delivering the meals spent 1/2 the time looking for the right table. The person who appeared to be the manager didn't seem the least bit concerned when made aware that our drinks were slow in coming. I would have also expected the manager to come to our table to apologize for the situation with the filet. I consider myself a lover of fine dining and have no problems with spending $100 to $200 for dinner. for two..but for $150 I would have honestly preferred a meal at Moe's down the street. A complete and utter disappointment. Cons: Service, food you name it more

Fabulous Cuisine, highly recommended!! 1/30/2007

I have been to Juliann's at least two dozen times & i have NEVER had a bad experience! Anyone i have ever sent there has also had a fabulous experience. Carl & Julianna have always been more than accommodating. I have brought large groups, which they have a seperate room for, or i have just been with one other person. The experience has always been the same for me, nothing less then superb! The food is always excellent & consistent. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. And no, it's not a typical crowded restaurant, it's quaint, charming & relatively quiet. I love everything about this place & i am quite picky. Pros: Everything Cons: Nothing more

Great College Park Dining Experience 3/23/2006

Have no clue where the previous reveiwer ate, but it certainly wasn't the Juliana's that I have visited many times and continue to visit regularly. The food is wonderful and the service very good. The flavours generated by the masterful mix of seasonings is not found anywhere else in Orlando. The prices are more than reasonable. Would recommend highly. more

Wonderful Dining Experience 3/16/2006

I don't usually post on sites, but my experience was SO different than the existing review I simply had to share. A friend and I ate at Juliana's last night and it was wonderful. The food was delicious, the atmosphere lovely and the wait staff very attentive. The chef even came out to check on diners' food...and there was a pleasant amount of people there. Sometimes even a restaurant has an off night...like a bad day at work for us all. I encourage you to give Juliana's a try. I will definitely return. more

Disappointing experience 2/20/2006

My companion and I went here on a Tuesday night, and the place was near empty... a telling sign, as it turned out. Everything we ordered (bruschetta, herb-crusted salmon, sauteed snapper) looked and tasted old and tired. The bruschetta bread was soggy, the topping was no better than the mediterranean dip they sell at whole foods, and the fish fared no better. The salmon was dry and served over a bed of risotto that was so loaded with sundried tomato and salt that the whole dish was overpowered. My companion's snapper was soggy and near tasteless. Juliana's charges haute cuisine prices, but the food value is much lower. We will not be returning here. Pros: Ambience Cons: Food, Price more

Great setting for a great meal 8/1/2004

Having moved here from a large city, the ability to park directly in front of the restaurant was great. No valet needed. The food was outstanding - far less expensive than some of it's other CP competition. The husband/wife owners go out of their way to accomodate all requests. I've there probably 8x with groups as large as 20, and each time they've treated us like royalty. They have what looks like an old conference room that can be used for the large parties. Give it a shot. Also, I believe they are the only restaurant in CP that has a serves liquor, beer and wine....if you're into that sort of thing. Pros: Friendly, Great food, Value more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    The menu includes a variety of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, with an emphasis on Tuscan cuisine. Chic dining rooms, artwork and attentive staff make for a pleasurable...

  • 12/6/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon. - Fri. 11:30am - 3pm;Sat. 5pm - 10pm;Sun. CLOSED
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    College Park, Northwest
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