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“Real Italian, Real Good”

Mastello Ristorante
Ranked #257 of 857 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Real Italian, Real Good”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

F/K/A Mamma Pasta, this is the real Italian thing. No frozen food off the Sysco truck, no canned sauces, everything fresh and from scratch. Pasta made in-house (at the deli next door); a real bar with bartenders who listen; wonderful single-serving pizzas; bread to die for; solid wine list, and very good service. The 'till six-thirty' Happy Hour is one of the best deals in town. Signature dish: Rigatoni Picante. Dinner only.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
fort myers fl
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“never eat there again NO RATING”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

we went in tonight to try out the food for a private party . We ordered the food we were interested in for the party it was cold , some of which had no taste. Our waitress was great when the owner finally came over to talk to us he gave the impression he really didnt want our business and really didn't care that our food was cold . Needless to say we are not having our party there

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank dreamcatcher516
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loud and over priced”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The meal was pretty good but not worth the money. The place was very loud and made for a lousy experience. It took forever to get our food. The table next to us arrived before we did. We ate our salad and had started on our meal before they had their salad. Boy they were pissed. I'll bet it was 45 minutes before they got salad. It was probably close to 45 minutes before we got our meal. I thought it was way over priced considering the atmosphere delays.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Gary M
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Restaurant in Fort Myers”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We have lived in Fort Myers since 2004 and LOVE to dine out. Mastello Ristorante has been and continues to be our favorite restaurant in Fort Myers. The food is always outstanding. We always order a special which includes several types of salads and dessert. The menu has wonderful classic Italian dishes but the specials are extraordinary. The food is always fresh and the homemade pasta is perfectly al dente. The atmosphere is elegant and reminds us of a fine dining establishment in NYC. The servers are excellent and the owner, Carlo, is the most charming man from Turin Italy who is the genius behind the menu. I guarantee that you will find Mastello to be the perfect place for any occasion.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank kathyandkevindelaney
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Best Around”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is hands down the best Italian restaurant in the Fort Myers area. The food and service are both excellent. All the pasta and sauces are homemade. The interior is clean and beautiful with nice lighting and colors. There's also a very nice happy hour there with some outstanding $5 appitizers. Great bread which comes with a superb eggplant spread which you will never find at any other place. Mastello's will also customize your orders if you wish. Please try the Gorganzola salad, it's outstanding! One thing I really like about Mastello's is the noise level is low and the people are nice. The prices are in order for a nice place. Brian behind the bar, is fantastic and always a pleasure to talk to. It's also nice to know the owner is always there...and he works in the kitchen too! To the bad reviews....I don't think you know what good is.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank zentenn
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