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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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Hours:
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine's Day Dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Chef Michael's osso buco Milanese is the best I've had anywhere. Whatever food-mood I'm in from beef to veal to pasta to seafood Farfalla never disappoints. The ambience is warm and welcoming. Our favorite server, Doug, is attentive, accommodating and always has great dessert suggestions. If you're looking for well prepared Italian cuisine this is the place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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164 reviews 164 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I stated with my favorite Italian soup, Stracciatella, made spinach and egg. It was as good as any I have had. My entrée was langostino, a shellfish dish not often seen on a menu. The server informed me that they were small tonight and might not be what I was used to. They were small, but very flavorful. Like most... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Absolutely lovely northern Italian cuisine. Warm, friendly service from the moment we walked in. Elegant, tasteful decor, white linen on the tables and soft lighting. Our server, Doug, was extremely confident, knowledgable, and attentive (without hovering.) The food was fresh, authentic and plentiful. The chef takes great care by investing in high quality ingredients (real saffron threads, scallops the size... More 

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New Glasgow, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Truly a romantic ambiance with a touch of upscale elegance The menu selection and service are top notch. The dishes are made from scratch and they taste it. Waiters are not in your face but know when to show up.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Although this restaurant is in a Mall, it has a great deal of ambiance. I was surprised to read that some commentators criticized the restaurant for that reason. Once you enter, you feel as if you are in a five start restaurant. The waiters are dressed in starched press shirts and pants and the service is supreme. I ordered the... More 

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Naples, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is now my FAVORITE UPSCALE RESTAURANT in Estero.Ft. Myers! We have finally found a more formal setting in which to have romantic dinners (a challenge in this beach-oriented town where people think tank tops and shorts are appropriate for nicer restaurants). What a wonderful restaurant! Soft light, white linens, cream-colored décor, impeccably-dressed servers, and other like-minded diners who, like... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I made the mistake of trying to order a side dish of pasta that was only available in full portion and was told the chef was very strict and did not appreciate special requests. To many Good Italian restaurants around not going back.

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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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