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“Go for the lobster and shrimp salad!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aqua Seafood & Steaks

Aqua Seafood & Steaks
862 5th Ave. South, Naples, FL (Old Naples)
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Ranked #182 of 803 Restaurants in Naples
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Naples
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Go for the lobster and shrimp salad!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Every time I go here I order the lobster and shrimp salad. It is wonderful..... lightly seasoned and delicious. No heavy layer of mayo for this salad. Everyone else in our party (of nine) was very pleased with their meals.
Since there was a large party of ladies having a fashion show, we were
left with service that was terrible. You'd think that they would get more waitstaff in when having such a large party and not make the regulars wait for service. We asked for checks when we were served because we saw that it might take time. We got our checks and then had to wait over half an hour to get them paid.
Bottom line: It is definitely worth going. The food is great, but do avoid it if there's a large party coming in (admittedly this would be the case in most smaller restaurants.) Sit outside. It's also a great spot for people watching in downtown Naples.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Middletown, New York
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“Good food service was less than expected.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Halloween may not have been the best time to go, but the food was pricy and service left much to be desired. Had to wait for water and drinks. Since we did not order much from the bar, we got the feeling we got less than their best service.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Florida
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great food, disappointing service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This was my 3rd visit. We were a party of 8 and called for reservations for lunch and were told there would be no problem. What they didn't mention was that there would be a fashion show luncheon at the same time for a group of at least 60 people. This was the 1st time I had brought guests with me and altho' the food was delicious the service was not.

Our orders were taken in a timely fashion. However, once the food was served it was impossible to get the server back to refill our drinks. Once we finished our meal we waited and waited for our bill to arrive until finally we went in search for our waiter.

This was a disappointing visit, especially since I had had such a positive experience in the past.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Florida
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“BRINGS A UPSCALE RESTAURANT TO DT NAPLES WITHOUT THE TOURIST COST.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

10 of us dinning were treated to very professional service the moment we walked in. We were seated in a sea of happy diners that were being entertained by great music and vocals while they ate. From start to finish, all 10 of us were treated to a European dinning experience of being plated all at the same time so we really got to eat together..... No Rush, No Fuss. we actually ended up dancing the night away after our gourmet meal.... 5 star treatment all the way. WE WILL BE BACK MANY TIMES.

  • Visited October 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Stumbled upon...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were walking down 5th Ave. in Naples on a getaway last weekend, stopping when a restaurant would interest us to browse the menus, not really with much on our minds other than a nice relaxing romantic meal. We came upon Aqua and were promptly greeted by "Gi" who went on to "guarantee we'll be very happy with our choice to join him in dining."
We accepted a quite table for two, tucked away to the side on the patio, and were promptly greeting by Mike. We made our wine selection, a lovely Malbec, and ordered our meals. The atmosphere was relaxing and pleasant. We, a couple of Triathletes, were completely at ease after our day of strenuous training locally. When our meals arrived - everything was perfect. She had the Sea Bass, and I the Grouper - and I'm completely honest when I say Gi nailed it. This was the best meal I've had all year...! The fish was cooked to perfection and the sauce was icing on the cake. The sides were wonderful accompaniments and the portions were exact for our athletic appetites.
We took our time enjoying our experience, passed on desert, thanked our host for a wonderful time, and continued on our stroll of 5th Ave. A wonderful night... Thanks Gi...!

The only part I would have changed a bit was the singer they had that night - just a bit loud, though one of the staff asked if it was and adjusted....the volume eventually returned. Not a real deal breaker...still happy...!

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