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$15 - $33
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Italian, Latin, Ecuadorean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 28, 2021 via mobile

Sad to write a bad review, I checked this place out on TA before going. We wanted Italian and it’s not far from where we were staying. The first disappointment was when the waiter took our order. We are a family of 5. I ordered...first and then ordered for my 12 year old twins. Both wanted the meatballs off the kids menus. I always let them decide what they want off either menu but they knew they didn’t need an adult version of spaghetti and meatballs. The waiter points to my 12 year old daughter and said “She is definitely not 12”. Well, she is. And he wasn’t joking. It felt accusatory, and it felt hostile. So guess how that made her feel. Guess how that makes a dad feel. And from there it went down hill. Food arrived hot but around 45 mins after order. We were the first table of the night. The food for all 5 dishes was not good. If I guessed , old salad, and canned sauce as a base for any red sauce . This is the first bad review I’ve ever given, if that helps. I will never return.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 28, 2021 via mobile

Terrible service. Forced to leave a 20% tip for a party of 5. Sub par food. Questioning kids on their age and acting like we were pulling a fast one when they wanted to order off the kids menu. Unacceptable. Our twins were born 2/20/10....Don’t be jerks to people. We should have left at that point. Lesson learned. I would not recommend this place to anyone. A joke of an Italian restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

Take out , salad was warm croutons soggy even with no dressing on it. Hair in my meatballs either pasta not drained sufficiently or sauce was watery. Don’t waste your money here.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 26, 2021 via mobile

Ordered two pizzas online was changed and received a confirmation text that my pizza would be ready at 606pm. When I arrived the doors were locked and nobody was there. Looks like this place is possibly closed but still taking online orders.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 24, 2021

We never got a chance to sample the food because Mina's doesn't have menus to look at. The waiter explained I could use my cell phone to access the website and look at it there. I asked again, do you have anything on paper, but...he simply said "no". I opened the website, and the lettering was very small, when I expanded the screen it reverted to small lettering again, and because my husband doesn't have a cell phone that meant I had to read and explain every entree to him. This was an exercise in futility and put an awful damper to the evening. We promptly left recognizing this wouldn't work out for us. Upon exiting, we explained to the waiter why we were leaving, and he said, "OK". This is not a good way to foster good business and encourage patrons to return. Seniors beware!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 16, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere! Very good with allergies and gluten free. One of our favorite places for dinner when we are in town.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed December 4, 2020 via mobile

From the beginning the service was prompt and friendly. The appetizers arrived quickly and the red wine was excellent. And Mina's Special with salmon was to die for. I was here in Fort Myers on a business trip and just stumbled across Mina's on a...Google search. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 16, 2020

We had a wonderful dinner at MiNa’s Bistro in Ft. Myers. Their menu is a compilation of Italian and Latin Cuisine. I had the Frutti de Mare and my husband had a Latin dish that consisted of beef strips, peppers and onions along with a...yellow rice and a side of beans. We also had the Gorgonzola salad, which was really good. They also served hot bread, which I thought was very good. My plate had a generous portion of seafood over pasta. It had plenty of flavor. My husband was very happy with his choice, as well. Everything is cooked to order. If you want fast food, this is not the place for you. Not that it took a long time to get our dinner. There dishes are very creative, which is one of the qualities that I look for in a restaurant. Also, there prices are very reasonable. Andre, one of the owners, was our waiter and was very pleasant and attentive. He also waited the other tables. I believe that it is a family owned business. I love to support local family owned businesses. They do not have a bar, but they do serve wine and beer. MiNa’s is casual and sits in a strip mall on Colonial before Winkler. We were not be disappointed, unless you are alway disappointed. I am very fussy when it comes to dining out. We are excited to go back and try something different.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

We had dined here a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Finally got the opportunity to recently return for dinner. Diners concerned about Covid protocol will be happy here, dining parties are well spaced and all employees are wearing masks. They are also...letting diners order from the website menu which precludes handling of physical menus. Nicely done!! On to the food. Hard to decide here between the Italian and the Latin (Ecuador) selections- and there are a lot of both. We both went Latin: Pepos with veal for me, the Hornado con Llapingacho for my wife. Both dishes were outstanding but the Hornado was really a taste treat. The pork with the potatoes and fried eggs really work well together. Service was excellent throughout the meal. Easy to see why this family run eatery gets so many great reviews!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

We're eaten here about 3x as a special occasion when people visit and each time we have left saying, why don't we come back more!? Food is delicious, staff and kitchen are very accomodating to dietary needs. Always a wonderful meal, thank you!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed June 17, 2020 via mobile

The quality of the food was superlative. They just reopened. The restaurant serves Latin and Italian foods in an intimate setting, not fancy, not pricey. My Veal Francaise was extremely tender and flavorful. The pasta was al dente. Our Ecuadorian chicken, rice and plantains were...lovely. The meat fell off the bone. They gave us a sample pizza to try. So much food!! This is a family staffed and run business. They take pride in what they serve.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Service and food excellent. A very nice experience.....again! Enjoyed the chef’s special of shrimp(large) and chorizo (nice spice) and lovely cream sauce. Bravo

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Very nice small place off Colonial Blvd. Serves beer and wine. Grouper was very well prepared and tasted great. I had the Osso Buco and was very tender and well presented. A nice bottle of wine. Have been there twice and will take more friends....Will not disappoint you.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Awesome , the food was delicious and the service of our waiter was the best, the menu have a lot of variety, if you are in the area do not miss the opportunity to make your reservation and have a really good time and enjoy...their wonderful food..More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

My wife had Pepos with chicken and the Special salad. Both were excellent! I had the soup which was a bisque and their special Osco Bucco!! Both were excellent!! Never been disappointed here!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from brinyside | Reviewed this property |
I am a customer of the restaurant, not the owner or manager, but it looked like a well-stocked bar to me.
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Yes! We do have gluten free options.
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We don't have a private room, but we can definitely accommodate 17 no problem.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5