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“Dancing and Drinking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pignoli on the Harbour

Pignoli on the Harbour
5785 Cape Harbour Dr., #101, Cape Coral, FL
+1 239-541-0800
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Ranked #37 of 359 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, British, Central European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Set on the beautiful Cape Harbour Resort, Pignoli on the Harbour has one of the best settings a restaurant could ask for. Maybe you'll see a manatee or a dolphin or two whilst enjoying the best Sunday Brunch you could imagine! And when the week begins again, try out our fantastic breakfast lunch and dinner menus.We have ample parking inside and out and only 4 minutes from Cape Coral Parkway and the very south end of Chiquita.Come and join us at the best hidden gem in Cape Coral!
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Dancing and Drinking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

A great Motown duo livened up a wonderful night. We literally danced with Dick and Jane a gregarious couple we met on the deck. The owner Al was super hospitable. And we will rate food after Mothers Day Brunch. Dancing was great. My advice. Go, go, go

Visited May 2013
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Cape Coral
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Needs Some Work”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The atmosphere and outside seating was fantastic. Right on the water and surrounded by boats. The meals not so much. We had the fried fish and meatloaf. The portion sizes were fine but the fish was glistening with the frying oil and had to be pated down with paper towels. (They offered to redo it) It did taste fine after blotting up the grease but the steak fries could learn a lot from Nervous Nellies. The meatloaf was nicely portioned but tasteless. There was a wine gravy that added flavor but the meatloaf itself was bland. The mashed potatoes did not have a rich creamy texture and without the wine gravy wouldn't have been eaten. The green beans were outstanding. Need to try other dishes as they are mostly known for their pasta. The atmosphere was so great we will give it one more shot.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful food and Boaters Welcome!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I like to boat and our biggest gripe is that few restaurants open early enough to offer breakfast for boaters. Pignoli welcomes landlubbers and boaters alike for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My husband and I attended the Sunday brunch which was delightful. For less than $16.00 each, we had the choice of omeletes,eggs made any way, potatoes, sausage, bacon. waffles and lobster macaroni and cheese. All food was kept nice and hot. There was also a carving table with delicious roast beef. There was a wide assortment of pastries, bagels, rolls and muffins. Fruit was in abundance, along with cereals and yogurts. There were also some great gourmet type desserts. I know there was more food there but I can't recall the rest of the selections. Pignoli does serve breakfast each day, so boaters you have to stop by. The outdoor seating is an added bonus and in the morning is it just beautiful to sit oudoors. In the evening, there is entertainment so it is worth your time to check into Pignoli. The menu is quite nice for any meal you select and the prices are reasonable to average. Al, the manager is a really nice man who interacts with the customers and takes pride in his work. His management style has definitely turned Pignoli into a place that is worth your time to frequent. Ooops, almost forgot to mention the waitresses. They were terrific, friendly, helpful and very pleasant. (ladies, there is also a great little shop next to Pignoli called Islands that has great tropical clothing and accessories. She carries great sunglasses as well). Anyway, hats off to you Al for making me want to return Pignoli ASAP!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great outdoor dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Located in the Cape Harbour Complex of beautiful little shops, restaurants, along the water with live music playing in the court. We had Fish and Chips at $10.99 was great. Waitstaff was great. Sitting along the water was relaxing and romantic. A to go cup filled with tea was offered.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“What an Improvement!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We visited this Restaurant when they went under new Ownership and were not happy with them at all. When we visited Cape Coral recently we heard that things had changed around. What an improvement. Great menu choices with a bit of something for everyone. Service was excellent and the food was great! My compliments to Al who is managing the place. What a great job of turning this place around. We definitely will be back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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