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“Blown away!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sasse's

Sasse's
Ranked #56 of 843 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the heart of Fort Myers, Sasse’s is a casual cozy restaurant that features authentic Northern-Italian and European food, prepared to perfection in our wood burning oven.
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Blown away!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

This chef has it spot on. As a frequent traveler to northern Italy, I didn't think I would ever find this level of food in the states.
Don't let the neiborhood fool you it is a clean and inviting restaurant. The quality and composition of the food is on par with a cretain tire company's star restaurants.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rik M
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Bedford, New York
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“What a find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

A bit off the beaten path but well worth the trip. This is a small restaurant owned and operated by the chef (Josef Zimmerman), who really cares about what he serves and how it's presented. Every dish, from the mussels ( fresh and so very tasty both in red or white sauce), the excellent salads- I especially liked the insalata de Gorgonzola prepared with the freshest herbs and slices ( thick sticks really) of excellent cheese, red tomatoes, butter greens and assorted coral honeysuckle buds, to,the entrees, were terrific. The salmon made with a light sauce of fried capers, artichoke, tomatoes, olives placed on top of a creamy risotto was devine, as was the shrimp spaghetti - bountiful delicious shrimp in a very tasty red sauce. Wines were affordable with a good selection.
All this plus Chef Josef comes to table to chat and see if all well. a delightful man who cooks wonderfully .
Can't wait to return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AUDEIC
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious. Hidden Gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

You will only get here if you mean to go here. Driving down the street you think you've made a wrong turn somewhere --- can great cuisine be tucked into a mainly empty strip center in a somewhat questionable area?

Absolutely!

I have been here on a few occasions and today over a lunch with folks from the office I enjoyed a divine tomato soup and stuffed meatballs with pasta. Both were fantastic.

We were treated to a free brownie as I have been everytime I've been here.

Make a point if trying this place you will enjoy it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynnie G
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Cape Coral, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hidden delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

I found this place by accident, we did a plumbing job there. Now typically I will not eat at restaurants I worked at because I see things patrons aren't suppose to see but this place was spotless and the food just looked amazing. The next night I brought some friends and it was everything I imagined it to be.

The food was great, the service was great and the owner took the time to greet every guest, this restaurant is going on the top of my list.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank scott7081
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Sussex England
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A little gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Eight of us dined at Sasses last night, all choose the prefix menu, excellent value at $20 and most enjoyable. whilst there is no bar the wine list is extensive and there is a good choice of beer.
The new owner Josef was an excellent host and deserves to succeed. We will be back!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tony D
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