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“Always a good choice”

Cirella's - A Bistro and Bar
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Ranked #30 of 193 Restaurants in Bonita Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Sushi
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bernwood Parkway
Description: Bonita Springs only Italian Bistro & Sushi Bar
Bonita Springs, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Always a good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

Both the Italian and Sushi entrees are great although some are on the pricy side. Never the less, this one our favorite places for diner and we go here often. We enjoy the bar during happy hour for interesting conversation. And, it's always fun to watch Deano run the bar.

  • Visited April 2014
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Naples, Florida
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Love the Bolognese sauce”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

My husband and I have been to this restaurant twice, usually once a season as it's not real close to us. I love their bolognese sauce, the best I've had.
I am giving this restaurant a lower rating because of their nickel and diming you to death. The prices are on the high end to begin with for Italian food and none of the meals include salad (small salad for $10) If you order ceasar with anchovies the anchovies are $1.50 extra. Their drinks are no bargain either, although prepared very well. Also, some of the pasta dishes charge $2 extra for the bolognese sauce....(read the fine print on the menu listing)
Another confusing feature is they bring you three menus (one an "early bird", which, if you compare the prices to the regular menu is really not a bargain and the selections are very limited.) The second is the special of the day menu and the third is the "regular" menu. We had 8 people at our table, only two "special" menus and it was a struggle to get a clear understanding of the menu selections.
They refuse to seat you unless your entire party is there, which is understandable to some degree but when I told them the rest of our party was 5 minutes away they still would not seat us. There was no salt on the table and when we asked for it we were told the chef felt his dishes were prepared without further need for salt (they did bring it to the table after we requested it)
I just don't like a restaurant that is so "rule" oriented nor one that charges you extra for every thing they possibly can. It is an extremely popular restaurant, I certainly cannot complain about my dish but I did feel the prices were high and you were charged extra at every opportunity.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Harrisgumby
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Sudbury, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good solid Italian”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We are not Sushi people so we went for the Italian. Outside dining looked nice but we were given a table inside. Good food, but not particularly notable. Really liked that you could order a smaller portion for your entree. Pesto was good. My husbands fruit ti dimare was excellent. Overall very good.

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Thank LAFSudbury
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Estero, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ripoff happy hour”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Yuengling draft beer 5.00 at happy hour...and if you want the half off personal pizza you are made to order 2....hmmmmmm. not again !got us once!

Visited February 2014
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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27 reviews
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“Strange But True”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

You can get a great Italian meal and wonderful Sushi at the same place. Wonderful service and a truly "unique" bartender who just makes the bar a real experience!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Nancy L
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