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Ristorante Farfalla

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21301 S Tamiami Trl, Estero, FL 33928-2942 (1 Mile North of Coconut Point Mall)
+1 239-495-9912
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Finksburg, Maryland
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a late dinner for our first ever visit. We were surprised how beautiful the interior is decorated. Beautiful draperies and white linens on the tables. The waitress told us all food is freshly prepared to order. The menu is extensive and not typical "neighborhood Italian" fare. Two people in Our group had the lobster bisque. They both felt it... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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219 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Service was great, but the food is always below average to average. There is no originality or creativity to the food. They have a long menu, and a huge list of daily features, which after listening to it, are hard to remember. We would have rather have to great features than a long list of below average entrees. We have... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We asked for a table for two that does not face a wall at least a week ahead of our visit, and also requested this when we phoned for a reservation. However, when we arrived at 6 pm on a Friday evening, we were ushered to a table where one of us would be facing a wall. We reiterated our... More 

Thank Anne115
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We had such great expectations and such a bad experience there. Our server was always busy doing other things and not very helpful with the menu. Our food was awful. My shrimp pasta had maybe 5 tiny shrimp, a couple of cherry tomatoes and was completely tasteless. Many better Italian restaurants in the area. Don't bother.

Thank DJS_ArlHts
Fort Myers, Florida
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We had dinner here on 4/9/2016. Unfortunately I didn't check Tripadvisor reviews before going! The restaurant was crowded. The seating was terrible and the tables tiny. We were seated almost hip to hip with the people at the adjacent tables. We were waited on promptly. The waitress rattled off the specials like an auctioneer - she was speaking so fast... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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189 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

My husband and I stopped in after a long day of volunteering somewhere outdoors and were under-dressed and looking tired. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more welcoming. The restaurant is decorated beautifully, tastefully subdued and a relaxed elegance. There is oil and vinegar on the table for those who use it so it doesn't need to be requested.... More 

Thank Theresa L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We went with friends who raved about the food. I had a special blue cheese Caesar salad that was basically a side salad with blue cheese on it. They had no business calling it a Caesar. My wife had the regular Caesar and I had salad envy. I ordered the pesto Genovese pasta and it had no flavor at all,... More 

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Chesterfield, MO
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Took friends there as a thank you for their hospitality, very embarassing to host a meal of such poor quality. Person at host stand was quick to tell us about the longevity of this restaurant, for the life of me I don't know how it's lasted this long, must be a steady stream of unsuspecting tourists. Food was bland, dishes... More 

2 Thank Melanie E
Estero, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Good at Farella's is very good Italian food but it is way overpriced. The waiters have a bit of an attitude and keep pouring the wine even if you don't ask for it... We have eaten here 3 times in the last 3 years and I think that may be it.Other places that are better have opened up in Estero... More 

2 Thank Jane H
Estero, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We went with work for lunch. We had heard good things so our expectations were fairly high. When we walked in the place was empty, but they had just opened for their lunch service. The specials of the day were a 5-cheese raviolli and lasgana. The waiter recommended the lasagna so I went with that. A co-worker got the 5-cheese... More 

2 Thank Matthew T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21301 S Tamiami Trl, Estero, FL 33928-2942
    (1 Mile North of Coconut Point Mall)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Estero
  • Phone Number: +1 239-495-9912
Thank you for your interest in Ristorante Farfalla. We will take great delight in hosting your dinner party, and hope that we can assist you in planning your special evening. Whether you are looking for the perfect setting for a small group or large party, our elegant tables, discrete alcoves and private dining room will accommodate you. Our unsurpassed service and attention to detail is legendary. Our nationally acclaimed cuisine has received the highest, world-renowned culinary awards. We hope that you will select Ristorante Farfalla for an experience in exceptional dining while enjoying the Estero area.

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