What an unassuming little gem this place is. We were staying in Cape Coral for the weekend and went on trip advisor as we didn't want to go far but wanted to have Italian and dine with the kids. The people there were warm and friendly, service (especially our waiter Daniel) were excellent and very attentive.
The food was simply fantastic home cooked Italian served hot straight from the kitchen to our table. Everything from the ingredients used to the tomato sauces and even their ability to tailor the meal. I had been unable to find anywhere in southwest Florida during our 2 week stay, willing or able to prepare a 'puttanesca style' pizza. I asked at Maria's and they did it exactly as requested - thin crust, cheese and tomato with black olives, capers and anchovies - succulent!
Above all was the exceptional value which was so surprising. The portions are very generous. Our son had a 'small' cheese calzone which was less than $7 and he wasn't even able to finish half of it. My tailor made pizza with the freshest of ingredients was also a 'small' and I barely finished it. My wife had the lasagna and was equally pleased. The wine selection was limited but included some good choices - we had a basic super Tuscan for under $30. The place is a very simple but homey looking decor and really doesn't look like much from outside. However, this one goes to our recommendation list for friends and family who visit and vacation in the area. What a fantastic meal - we thoroughly enjoyed it!
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