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“Odd experience”

Arturo's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 120 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: At Arturo's Ristorante Italiano, we have crafted a perfect menu and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere to match our beautiful Marco Island, FL setting. Our atmosphere offers casual elegance in the comfort of an Italian home in our charming eatery where all of our guests, new and repeat, are treated not merely as old friends, but as family. Ask any of our local and seasonal visitors and they'll tell you, we've earned the love of their hearts and their palettes! Earning numerous awards including the Zagat Award of Excellence 2012, Wine Spectator 2012, and AAA Approved Diamond Rated in 2013, we continue to excel in all things delicious and decadent. While you're here, try one of our seasonal specials or an old favorite. Our stuffed pork chop has been called "the single best dish ever created." Made with boneless pork loin, it is stuffed full of proscuitto and mozzarella cheese, and finished off with a mushroom marsala wine sauce. We also offer delicious seafood, beef, and poultry entrees as well as a full array of appetizers, pastas, and desserts. Try the Penne alla Vodka featuring our housemade sauce, expertly crafted with fresh tomatoes, vodka, and cream. Don't forget to top your meal off with our crowd pleasing key lime pie! We also feature a full bar and an excellent wine list to pair with your amazing meal. Consider us for your next dinner out - your tastebuds will thank you!
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Odd experience”
Reviewed December 14, 2011

My husband and I have been going to arturos when we are on Marco for well over 15 years..(before they had a liquor license). I have to say the bartender who I think is from AL got very upset when we moved a couple of chairs over for a better seat...mind you the place was dead..just a strange experience..won't be returning .. Food was good but overpriced.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Jean B
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English first
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

Absolutely the best restaurant in Marco Island or the surrounding area. Food was fantastic. Service was excellent our waiter was on top of his game. A little costly but overall it's worth it. Just an amazing experience and sets the standard on what Italian should be.

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3 Thank masfatninja
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Minnesota
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best Italian dining experience in all of my travels !”
Reviewed December 6, 2011

If you want fine Italian dining with a fabulous atmosphere ...Arturos is the place ! Had the best caprese salad , beef carpaccio , stuffed porkchop , chicken florentine , Duckhorn wine and lava cake desert ......wow .....fantastico ! Jessica our lovely little waitress was top notch professional , friendly , menu savvy and prompt ! She deserves a raise ! Hats off to the manager , executive chef , sous chef , prep and line cooks .....everything was beautiful , scrumptious and magnifico !

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2 Thank llychornblower
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“Getting tired”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

Arturo's Italian Restaurant has been around for a long time and their food is still the same as ti has always been. The problem I have with them is that they haven't changed with the times. There are a lot more choices on Marco and the quality and the imagination of some of the local chefs has continued to grow and Arturo's has not expanded to meet the challenge. If your looking for a fabulous dinner, Verdi's is far better choice as far as I'm concerned. Again, I want to point out that Arturo's still serves good food but there are better choices.

  • Visited November 2011
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6 Thank wallyworld2007
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Washington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be.”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

We had the special which has been mentioned in a number of reviews. While it looks great value, we found the quality not what we have experienced on previous visits. We felt very rushed although there weren't people queing up for our table. Main course was okay but nothing special. The desert (the aclaimed key lime pie) was served frozen and although changed to a different dish when we pointed this out, it seemed to be dismissed as 'that is how we serve it'. We have had this dish before here and it was never served like that. It seems that since the previous maitre'd left things have slipped.

  • Visited December 2011
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