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“Great Food and Staff!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Davide Italian Cafe & Deli

Davide Italian Cafe & Deli
688 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145
239-393-2233
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Ranked #40 of 104 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Naples, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Food and Staff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We shared the cold antipasto and a Zuppa de Pesce special. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The antipasto was apparently prepared to order with fresh ingredients since the plate was room temperature - one of my pet peeves is a salad plate that arrives at the table straight from the refrigerator. That tells me that it was prepared earlier and held in the refrigerator!

The bread they serve is focaccia-style and comes with a nice tapenade for dipping.

The Zuppa de Pesce ("fish soup") was very good and had a nice marinara-style base and good chunks of fish, shrimp, and calamari. Very well prepared.

The only issue I have with Davide is price in relation to portion size. A glass of house Chianti is reasonable at $6.50, but a little split of Proseco was $11! The Zuppa de Pesce special was $24 and served in a small bowl. To me, that was excessive for the portion which was just slightly larger than appetizer size. In fact, I noticed our server looking at this small bowl and pausing as she picked it up from the kitchen. Yes, Marco is an upscale island, but the prices here seem about 10-20% higher than they need to be for the portions served.

Overall, a very nice little place with friendly staff and owners, good food, and comfortable surroundings. We'll definitely dine there again!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Marco Island
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Pizza is the best on the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This restaurant offers a quality alternative to some of the higher priced restaurants on the island.
The entrees are well prepared but lack in size. Davide could put a little more pasta on the plate as it costs him less than $1 a pound....
The real attraction here is the Pizza~ This is the BEST on the island.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Cozy atmosphere, good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

My husband and I ate here our first night on Marco. We were very happy with our choices; I had the meat/cheese stuffed cannelloni which was quite tasty. My husband had a veal dish: I think he would have licked the plate if no one was looking. We were seated towards the back and could see everyone as they came in--the tables filled up quickly throughout the evening and many locals were coming in to pick up their take out food. Davide is a charming host. Would definitely return on our next trip south!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect. The restaurant seemed small on the outside, which it was. Tight quarters inside with a few tables outside. Davide and his wife are excellent hosts. The italian dishes taste very good. Salads and house dressing are satisfying. Bread with olive spread a nice complimentary starter. Portions could be just a little bigger, but still a good size.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Marco Island, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Top Quality Authentic Italian Eating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Our first experience with Cafe Davide is with take out but we watched the people eating in the restaurant while picking up our food and it looks really inviting. Can hardly wait to eat in! They have a really well-decorated dining room and a patio with wrought iron tables, classic Italian table cloths, etc. I had the Chicken Parmigiana and my wife, Sphaghetti and Meat Balls with Marinara sauce. Very flavourful, top quality and perfect portion size. Looking forward to eating here during "season"

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