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“Great service - delicious food!”

Ariani Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #33 of 427 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great service - delicious food!”
Reviewed May 29, 2010

We visited Ariani after reading the reviews on TA hoping it lived up to it's "#1 restaurant in the Cape" status. The service was excellent - our waitress was extremely attentive bringing us bread, drink refills and offering suggestions on the menu. My husband had the stuffed meatloaf special and I had the veal special. The veal was SOOO tender and delicious! The meatloaf, stuffed with cheese, prosciutto and possibly a few other ingredients was also very tender and delicious. Both dishes came with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and spinach. We ordered the chocolate volcano cake for dessert which came with a large scoop of vanilla icecream. The cake was so moist it literally melted in our mouths! After our meal our waitress gave us a coupon for a free appetizer on a return visit and also a complimentary after dinner shot which she claimed would "burn the calories from the cake". She was such a sweetheart. Overall - our meal was probably a 9 out of 10. Service was defintely a 10! We thought this was our best meal of the week while visiting the Cape. We hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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Cape Coral, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great Food & Service”
Reviewed May 21, 2010

We've been there 3 times now and each time the consistency of food and presentation has been wonderful. We keep bringing new people to share the experience with. The wait staff is knowledgeable as well as friendly. Just made another reservation!!

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Cape Coral Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Best Restaurant in the Cape!”
Reviewed April 10, 2010

Wonderful food, wonderful service and wonderful chef/owner Dario make a dining experience at Ariani's one of a kind. The person who rated Ariani's poorly said he'd had both lunch and dinner at Ariani's, but they are not open for lunch.. so he either is writing poor reviews for fun or is thinking of another restaurant. I don't know anyone who has ever been to Ariani's that doesn't like the food. It is pricey, but very worth the money.

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Thank CapeCoralGal
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RI
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Great food and staff that are so attentive to the customers needs...”
Reviewed April 2, 2010

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner plus the atmosphere of the restaurant......When you walked in all the customers were seated with a smile,a true family atmosphere. The staff were professional and new their responsibilities to the customers.......the food....a shrimp appetizer, the sauce so tasty....my husband had a fish and steak combo and myself a shrimp dinner, both were excellent......

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Portsmouth
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Very good food AND service”
Reviewed March 23, 2010

We gathered in Cape Coral for a family vacation and returned to Ariani for the second year in a row on 3/17/2010 since we'd had a positive experience last year. The food was excellent -- all seven of us had something different and there were no disappointments in the bunch! Split salads? No problem! Each half salad came on it's own plate and was delicious. I was particularly impressed at the reaction when one of my brothers asked if he could have half servings of two different entries; of course! Our waiter was attentive, remembered everything, and had a great sense of humor. Excellent

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