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YABO

16230 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3830
239-225-9226
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Ranked #69 of 649 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cape Coral, Florida
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I walked in here for lunch. One person was eating near the bar. No one else was there. Lunchtime? No one. Red flag. I stood at the entrance for at least 5 minutes. I know they saw me. I was dining alone. I still think I am entitled to a "someone will seat you in a moment" or "Hello, welcome... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We were really excited to try Yabo out. Everything was so fantastic from the wine to the gnocchi to the specials we ordered. The vibe was very fun- it's kind of artistic with mostly musical inspiration. We will be back.

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Kitchener, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We read some reviews in a tour book and it stated that Yabo is one of the best dinning at Fort Myers. Overall we were disappointed. The appetizers were delicious but that was it. We both ordered the special, mine was Lamb shank and it was OK. My husband ordered the grouper, that was not good. The fish was cooked... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We recently went to dinner and Yabo and we are obsessed. Every item we tried was simply perfect. The Gnocchi was outstanding!

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Enjoyed a Friday night extended family night out. Reservation made- seated upon arrival- prompt service. Each member of our party had a different entry, all delicious - the scallops were perfectly seared served on a bed of spinach ( my favorite) chicken Milano and lasagna were complimented by all. Once you go Yabo's ........

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Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Tucked away in a shopping plaza is one of the best restaurants we have found in the Fort Myers area. Part rock bar, part Italian restaurant Yabo is the first place we eat when we are in town. The restaurant has a large stage and often has named acts, the service is great with an indoor/outdoor bar and the food... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food and the atmosphere is unlike anything in SWFL. Have a seat and transport yourself to an amazing meal and a vibe that is non-existant in Ft. Myers. It has become our favorite place for a weekend date night and I simply can not say enough about it. After trying various (ALL delicious) menu items, I must say that... More

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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Vegan diet asked for a dinner that was full of veggies and flavor. They were more than happy to cook a dinner that was not on the menu and accommodate my diet and it was the best meal I had all week while vacationing in Florida. I crave the taste and wished I could be closer. The veggies were crisp... More

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Fort Myers
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Now that season is over, we hope to be at Yabo every Wednesday, our date night , for Chef Ryan Kida's fabulous food! Hub had the Godfather batter-fried cod with fries (upgraded to truffle fries)It was served with the best coleslaw ever and 2 sauces- one for fries,(aioli) and other for fish (tartar). Only" Man vs Food" could have finished... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We have taken friends to Yabo at least 6 or more times in the last few months and last night was another stellar experience! Reservations a must in season and check on line for their times of entertainment if you want the full show. Our group of six over 60 kids liked the rock art on the black walls and... More

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