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“Excellent lasagna - great meal”

IL Pomodoro Italian Restaurant
Ranked #88 of 854 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Myers, Florida
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent lasagna - great meal”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had not ben ti Il Pomodoro in a bit; tried to go there a couple of weeks ago and discovered that they are closed on Sunday evening in the off season. So we took advantage of the dinner coupon we had received and stopped in for dinner on a Monday evening. Since it is off season we had no problem getting a table and Linda, our server, was outstanding. We enjoyed a cocktail, heard about the specials and decided to order Veal Marsala for the hubby and Lasagna for myself. Hubby ordered caesar salad, I ordered house salad. The salads were fresh, well presented, and of course the warm garlic rolls added to the mix of flavors. My hubby's plate was loaded with mushrooms, great sauce and served on a bed of fettucine pasta. My lasagna arrived and I was like Whoa!! The serving was HUGE (sound familiar folks?), but it really was huge and I promptly separated it knowing most of it was going home with me. I always hesitate ordering lasagna when we dine out at an Italian restaurant, because nine times out of ten it doesn't taste as good as your own home cooking. Well this time, I was pleasantly surprised. The gravy was not too acidic, not too sweet, just right. It had a certain 'tang' to it, but it wasn't spicy by any means. It was nice and thick, but not overly so; I don't like thin, runny gravy. The lasagna had a mix of sausage, hamburger, and three cheeses in the layers. Outstanding, just outstanding.... Of course, no room for dessert, but it was a fantastic meal, great service, no rushing since it's off-season, and has become our favorite Italian restaurant.
We used to stand in line like cattle trying to get into popular Italian restaurant located on 41, but the menu was limited and the quality was not up to par. I'm glad we've found this gem, Il Pomodora is definitely our go to place for really good Italian food. The place isn't huge, but they do have tables for 2, 4, 8, or 10 folks. It's worth the trip. Just check for hours that they are open.

  • Visited June 2014
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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48 reviews
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“Consistently Excellent & very reasonable pricing”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Joe has the recipes down. His fish dishes along with his nightly specials are always great. Try the grouper. Don't want pasta, ask for steamed veggies. Nice wine selection at fair prices. Services is excellent too. We usually sit with a server by the name of Elvis, great server and you can certainly have some fun bantering with him. Reservation are accepted and encouraged over the weekend. They are closed one night a week, so make sure they are open.

  • Visited May 2014
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had one of the best Italian dinners we've had in a long time. Would highly recommend!
Great service, friendly and wonderful food.

  • Visited May 2014
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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“Mamma mia”
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Favorite Italian hands down! Avid food lover and enjoy the non-franchised. For Italian my stomach is here!! Enjoy the atmosphere and service is always up to par.

  • Visited April 2014
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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“Amazing Italian cuisine”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

We`ve been here before and always go back every year in April. This restaurant really knows how to serve up some great Italian food. The tomato and mozzarella salad is delicious and they make the cheese in house. Everything is very fresh and cooked to order. In prime season - you want to make a reservation for dinner as this place is packed every afternoon and evening.

  • Visited April 2014
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