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Ariani Restaurant & Lounge

1529 SE 15TH Ter, Cape Coral, FL 33990-3791
(239) 772-8000
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Ranked #19 of 326 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Purcellville, Virginia, United States
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

had a wonderful birthday dinner at Ariani. The lamb chops were tender and very well prepared. Their flavor was so good just the right amount of Rosemary and smokiness. The Napoleons were to die for! Crispy crust and creamy custard drizzled with cherry and chocolate syrups. YUM!!!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were somewhat surprised last night when we decided to dine at Ariani for the first time. The food was good and the atmosphere equally good. Chef Dario personally greeted us and made recommendations at our table. Everything was tasty and plentiful. This is a hidden gem amongst so many pretentious Italian restaurants. I fully recommend giving it a try.... More

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Chatenay-Malabry, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

First real good diner in Florida in 10 days ! Food and wines are excellent, Reasonnable prices (80 USD 2 adults + 2 kids including 1 bottle of wine). I highly recommend.

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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I heard nice things about the two for $25 menu, but landed there on a night where it was not offered. I hope that what is on that menu is better than the entrees that my partner and i ordered on this weekend night. I think that the chef forgot to add marsala wine to the veal marsala. Instead it... More

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went with friends who never have been here before. We had the 2 for $25 special and it was fantastic. Our friends now have a new restaurant to frequent. Our food was delicious and the plates were beautifully set. The owner, Dario, visited our table with his usual upbeat personality.

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Punta Gorda
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary with family and our closest friends. Total of 16 people. Special Dinner entrees...all were outstanding. Service was impeccable- Gianni was our server. The owner, Alice, was so accommodating. Couldn't have selected a better restaurant to celebrate. We were in the private party room that can accommodate 30 people.

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Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A group of us went to Ariani's a couple of nights ago to celebrate a family member's birthday. Admittedly, I do have a problem eating in some Italian restaurants due to an aversion I have with the smell of parmesian cheese which started way back when I was a child. But having lived in Cape Coral for many years, I... More

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tampa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

For the second time in one year our family had dinner at this restaurant. We had most enjoyable food, delicious and freshly prepared meals. The service was par excellence. For one of our family member, they took special care to make a vegetarian dish. The owner Dario who is one of the best known chef in the area spent considerable... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My family of four went for dinner last night and were pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing! The service was impeccable. I would venture to say this was my best experience at a restaurant ever. The chef Dario and his wife Alice truly make you feel like family. This place is a hidden gem in Cape Coral. I highly recommend... More

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

yes we live in florida and there are roaches...but! we do not exspect them to be crawling on our table! we barely started eating our entree, very discreetly called ovr a passing by waitress who "took care of things"- lost our appetites- we expected the manager/owner to come ovr, I guess we were not worth his time...so then we asked... More

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