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Cafe Italia

20351 Summerlin Rd, Suite 117, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3757
+1 239-245-8496
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  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20351 Summerlin Rd, Suite 117, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3757
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Super nice place with great chef and all the workers were very friendly and helpful. Went there three times during our trip and food was delicious every time. We ate lunch there twice and dinner once.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CLichtle
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Don’t let the looks deceive you. This cafe in a strip mall and I feared it was a bad choice. I was very wrong! This is a family run restaurant with the father being the chef, the mother the waitress, and the son also waits...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tommunie
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Came here with family for lunch. Small and clean place. Comfortable environment. Great service. Food is excellent - made from scratch and tasty. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Denise C
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Cafe Italiana is in the Publix strip mall on Summerlin. If you’re looking for pizza this restaurant is NOT for you! It’s a small place, unassuming and simply decorated. Our dinner was outstanding. We enjoyed everything from the homemade olive tapenade, pasta putanesca, spinach/ricotta crepes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AuntRosie
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Visitng Fort Myers, we had dinner at this small, family Owner/Chef restuarant just outside Shell Point. Excellent regional Italian speciaties,good service and fair prices. Ar eal find!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank josburkart
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We ate here for dinner while visiting Sanibel. The place did not look like much as it was tucked into strip mall and dwarfed by a Publix Grocery. However, the food was incredible. The chef (who seems to do everything except wait tables) cooks in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pang-Yen F
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We went here for lunch upon a friend's recommendation and were very glad we did. The menu prices were reasonable and the portions were good. The ingredients were home made and very flavorful. My wife ordered the Ponchetta Sub which was tender slices of roast...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tobel2015
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This is an outstanding restaurant and value. First class service and food by an accommodating crew. This is not a white linen experience. This is a great meal at a reasonable price. Whether it is a casual romantic meal or a family gathering I think...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AlexanderK998
Reviewed September 1, 2018

A whole Italian experience in every plate. Bread, cheese made in house. Excellent wine from Italy. Desserts are a jewel. Even the espresso stands out. Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank compayjc
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to select Cafe Italia for dinner this evening; and, even more fortunate to meet the Owner and Chef! Every detail of the foods we were served was perfect, handmade breads, sauces, pastries; and, of course the entrees! Each month, the focus of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Barbara W
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Pat F
August 9, 2016|
Response from Michael_R1234 | Property representative |
Dear Pat, Cafe Italia has several Gluten Free menu options including Soups, Salads, and Eggplant. He also has chicken, sausage and meatballs. Ask Chef Michael and he can accommodate you with other items as well. Buon... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20351 Summerlin Rd, Suite 117, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3757
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-245-8496
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The newly renovated Cafe Italia invites customers to experience the authentic flavors of Italy. Owner Michele Romano is from Naples, Italy, and attended culinary school prior to working in Italy and Europe. "I've been cooking for 30 years," Romano explained. "Cooking and giving the customer the best dining experience is my passion” Romano's delicious dishes and his attitude that the customer is number one, keeps the customer coming back. Cafe italia is open for lunch from 11am-4:30pm with a variety of menu items ranging from appetizers, soups and salads, sub sandwiches, pastas and desserts Cafe Italia is open for dinner from 4:30pm-9pm The dinner menu includes appetizers, soups and salads chicken and salmon dishes, pasta, crespelles and desserts Specialty items will be offered at times for dinner also. Wine and Italian beer are available for lunch and dinner. Lunch and dinner items are available for takeout. Cafe Italia looks forward to serving you,
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