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“Hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of YABO

YABO
16230 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3830
239-225-9226
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Ranked #104 of 673 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Upon the recommendation of a year-around resident my husband and I stopped in for dinner last night. It definitely seemed less touristy than some of the other venues we frequent. The chef was able to prepare the whole wheat veggie pasta dish perfectly per my request for no oil, no butter, no dairy (Ornish/Esselstyn Reversal diet). It was tasty, and full of a variety of veggies. My husband had a huge Caesar salad with his pasta dish, and reported that it was very good. Live music provided an added bonus! We will definitely return!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Party Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Saying farewell to a comrade off to California to command analysis in a start-up, we all met at Yabo for drinks. From 6 until 8 (when the old man of the party, me, had to leave) the place was hopping. Bar service stayed great the entire time and the noise level was acceptable so that everybody could talk at close range but not in the ear range.

We have eaten there before. The food is very good but pricey so we did not stay for dinner.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miami Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Shoot the guitarist and the cook”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My first time at this restaurant. The person showing us to our seats proudly announced that Thursday nights was a special night as they had an acoustic guitarist playing. We were having a wonderful conversation until he started "singing." Quite what he was singing was a total mystery, none of our party could recognize ONE "song" So somebody must have told him to compensate for his lack of performance he should increase the volume so that we had to stop talking. I then order the "special" a mahi mahi. It was inedible. Dry as a bone, and tasteless. My dinner guests also had meals that they could not complete. A wonderful group of friends, and we had an awful experience. Furthermore, for being in the middle of nowhere in a totally empty shopping plaza, the prices were outrageous.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Myers
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“uh no thanks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

while it offers live music which is vey good, it has no dance floor.
The food is good, but no better than I can find elsewhere for less money. this place is expensive and out of the way. been here about 8 times and when there is no music don't go.
seek other places first and not any view of anything

Visited September 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent. The atmosphere was interesting: posters of bob marley and other musicians. The waiter was very friendly and efficient. But the background music was annoyingly loud even though it was a night without live entertainment.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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