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Ristorante Farfalla

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21301 S Tamiami Trl, Estero, FL 33928-2942 (1 Mile North of Coconut Point Mall)
+1 239-495-9912
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Thank you for your interest in Ristorante Farfalla. We will take great...
Thank you for your interest in Ristorante Farfalla. We will take great delight in hosting your dinner party, and hope that we can assist you in planning your special evening. Whether you are looking for the perfect setting for a small group or large party, our elegant tables, discrete alcoves and private dining room will accommodate you. Our unsurpassed service and attention to detail is legendary. Our nationally acclaimed cuisine has received the highest, world-renowned culinary awards. We hope that you will select Ristorante Farfalla for an experience in exceptional dining while enjoying the Estero area.
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  • 5
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect for a relaxing delicious dinner....

Farfalla is located in Corkscrew Village which is a small strip mall in Estero at the corner of Corkscrew and Tamiami Trail. Michael Fattah is the Chef and Owner and has been operating this fine restaurant for the past 17 years. A popular place that has many return customers who like good food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Arleen H
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Mount Hope, Canada
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Bangor, Maine, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been wondering about Farfalle for a few months and finally stopped in last night. It does not look like a strip mall restaurant inside; the decor is very light and elegant. We ordered the tuna carpaccio to start which was a special. It was perfectly seasoned with lemon juice and capers. The tuna and arugula were very fresh.... More 

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Fort Myers, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

For special occasion or weeknight dining, Farfalla has never disappointed us. If you are a frequent guest, the ever present steamed vegetables side dish may become boring, but they are nonetheless delicious. We would preferred to double up on the delicious, buttery scalloped potatoes. Fish entrées are beautifully presented and always perfect as are the lamb chops, and sliced steak.... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We made reservations on a Friday evening but did not require them the day we were there. We were warmly greeted and made to feel welcome throughout our dinner. The chef owner had dishes that were not in the regular menu available and accommodated my husbands request for mushroom ravioli. I tried a special, a seafood Nero, with two types... More 

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Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ristorante Farfalla was selected due to its proximity to my hotel and available late hours on Sunday evenings. Located in a strip shopping center at Corkscrew Road and Tamiami Trail, it ended up being the best restaurant experience during a trip to the Fort Myers area. The chef's preparation of the selections was unique and everything was served hot. Service... More 

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Estero, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First glass of wine came after about 20 mins and was not what we expected. When I asked the waiter why, he said "you ordered cheap wine" and seemed to argue with us. I felt almost as though I was supposed to apologize for my poor choice. The entire place had a very uncomfortable vibe as though they were trying... More 

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Mount Hope, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Farfalla is located in Corkscrew Village which is a small strip mall in Estero at the corner of Corkscrew and Tamiami Trail. Michael Fattah is the Chef and Owner and has been operating this fine restaurant for the past 17 years. A popular place that has many return customers who like good food and pleasant surroundings at a reasonable price.... More 

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324 reviews 324 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had flattened veal chop that was ok but was boneless . Not exactly a chop. Somewhat tasty. Neither my wife or I were particularly impressed. Excellent service and attentive chef owner.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband and I have a home near this restraurant, but for some reason have never eaten there in the fifteen years it has been open. I wanted a nice place to go, without fighting the seasonal and special night crowds. I counted ourselves lucky when I called late and found a seating for four at six! The place is... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

definitely would go here again. The food was presently pleasing. The service was well done. Small, yet inviting, white table cloths made it so much nicer than eating off a table without.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a great place for couples and good friends to relax and enjoy each others company. The food is fresh and expertly prepared, so don't expect a quick meal here. This is a small, intimate restaurant with excellent, friendly service. Chef Michael and his staff make you feel right at home. This is one of our favorite local restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21301 S Tamiami Trl, Estero, FL 33928-2942
    (1 Mile North of Coconut Point Mall)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Estero
  • Phone Number: +1 239-495-9912

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Thank you for your interest in Ristorante Farfalla. We will take great delight in hosting your dinner party, and hope that we can assist you in planning your special evening. Whether you are looking for the perfect setting for a small group or large party, our elegant tables, discrete alcoves and private dining room will accommodate you. Our unsurpassed service and attention to detail is legendary. Our nationally acclaimed cuisine has received the highest, world-renowned culinary awards. We hope that you will select Ristorante Farfalla for an experience in exceptional dining while enjoying the Estero area.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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