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Ariani Restaurant & Lounge

1529 SE 15TH Ter, Cape Coral, FL 33990-3791
(239) 772-8000
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Ranked #17 of 310 restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
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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Cape Coral, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This restaurant used to one of our favorites for a special dinner. But the past couple of experiences have been disappointing with inconsistent food quality and rushed service. The fish didn't taste fresh although the server swore it was. Even quantities of the identical servings at the same table weren't even. One serving had plenty of shrimp piled on... the... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We ate here with another couple and the food and service were great. We have a reservation for this week also. My wife is half Italian and she ordered the lasagna. It was outstanding just like her mother used to make. I ordered the veal special and it was great with the mashed potatoes and spinach, Our friends ordered the... More

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Kirkland Lake, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

First visit to this restaurant after being recommended by friends in the area. From the time we got there it was a great experience. We were greeted by a very energetic and fun staff and shown to our table. Great service followed all night. We are a fun group and like to interact with staff in a teasing humerous way... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Average food. Pasta not homemade. Ate here on Valentine's Day! When we checked our bank statement, we found that the amount posted was more than the amount we charged with our credit card. Restaurant promptly refunded the overcharge after I called them to question it. We should not have to do this and really, how many people check every charge... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were dining at chef Ariani's restaurant previous to this one...and now this one for many, many years. Sadly the world is passing by. While we still enjoy dining here sometimes, it hasn't been our first choice for a number of years. The decor needs updating, the menu could use refreshing. But when the out of towners descend on Cape... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

From his own hand-painted murals of his Northern Italy homeland on the walls, to his personal greeting to each table, to his own family recipes, owner and chef Dario is simply amazing! The food is outstanding. We have been there many times and it has always been excellent. The handsome waiters are just outstanding as well. The meal for two... More

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florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Ariani is the kind of place we reserve for very special occasions. The food is kind of pricey but always very good. With beverages,dessert,main coarse and salad we usually spend $100 for the two of us. My wife had the eggplant Parmesan and said that was excellent. I had the veal marsala and it was delicious. The veal was tender... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Airani's is always my choice for special occaisions. They have 2 dinning areas. One includes two private alcoves with a round table that seats 8, They also have a small banqet room that seats about 30 people. The food is Istrian. This means it specializes in northern Italian and Austrian fare. Expect more items with wine or white sauces rather... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I am very particular about Italian food and generally do not like to eat it out. I can honestly recommend this place. The pastas are prepared perfectly, nice atmosphere, they have wonderful prefix meals during off season including wine for two for under 35.00.

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