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“surprisingly great”
Review of Fabio Ristorante

Fabio Ristorante
Ranked #134 of 855 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Hampshire
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“surprisingly great”
Reviewed March 13, 2011

We found this place while looking for another Italian restaurant that had, we discovered, closed. A lady in front of Publix told us about this place and we loved it. Very friendly, large quantities of top-notch Italian food, very good service. The place looks lousy from the outside, but is homey and clean inside. A nice, family-run retaurant like the ones I love in Boston. Highly recocmmended.

We had the manicotti and the penne bolognese. The salad was just the right size. The dressing was home-made and so good that I was going to buy a bottle until my wife checked the fat content-oh well, it tasted terrific. Bread was nicely warmed. House merlot was deelicious, so much that we bought a bottle.

If you want fancy, go somewhere else. This place was terrific

  • Visited March 2011
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North Fort Myers, Fl
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Genuine Italian”
Reviewed October 29, 2010

Wonderful food. family run. Unimpressive storefront outside, terrific cuisine inside.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“OVERPRICED for just average food if not below average.”
Reviewed June 13, 2010

Food was average to Below average and way overpriced.
Staff is more concerned with eating their own meal than serving you.
Family run. Truly, don't understand how they stay in business at all.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Amazing Food in an Unexpected Location!”
Reviewed February 28, 2008

A family owned restaurant with some of the best "down home style" Italian food that you will ever have.

The chef/owner will be sure to stop by your table with a joke and a recommendation, the wife and daughter will keep you happy and smiling with attentive service at your table. Be sure to look at the specials before you make your choice. Often there will be a hidden epicurean delight.

Be sure to start with the fried calimari and you will immediately know you are in for quite an evening. I have eaten here about 4 times and have yet to select something from the menu that wasn't great.

For dessert don't miss the cannolis you will feel like you just stepped into a South Philly bakery.

This is a place that you will want to sit back and enjoy, and you will be allowed to. Prices are standard, maybe a tad high for the area but you will understand why when you taste the food, this place is a gem. You may want to call ahead especially with 4 or more as Fabio's can get busy on most evenings. The place has two rooms each with about 10 tables.

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“Nice family owned place...”
Reviewed January 19, 2008

Nice family owned place. Good food.

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