If you've decided to go on a romantic trip after reading 26 Best Things to Do in Naples, FL, stop for lunch or dinner at these excellent restaurants while you are there. Whether you like New American, Italian, French or European cuisine, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the best Naples restaurants.
1. Baleen Restaurant
© Baleen Restaurant
The stylish beachside Baleen Restaurant at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort serves phenomenal New American cuisine with a focus on seafood and offers an upscale dining experience. Savor expertly prepared dishes such as the Guava BBW Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Crunchy Grouper Tacos, or Molasses Key Lime Glazed Halibut.
You can also stop in for the Sunday Champagne Brunch and try the Breakfast Mac ‘N Cheese. They boast an award-winning wine list and an extensive cocktail program. Private beachside dinners are available for a quiet, romantic evening. Baleen Restaurant is located at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort near the Naples Park neighborhood.
9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, 239-598-5707
2. Caffe dell'Amore
© Caffe dell'Amore
Caffé dell’ Amore offers some of the best Italian trattoria fare in the city – all made with locally sourced organic produce and sustainable ingredients. Treat yourself to lovingly prepared dishes such as the Eggplant Rustici, Beef Short Rib Ravioli, Wild Boar alla Cacciatora, or Lobster & Ziti al Forno.
Enjoy the beautiful, hand-painted walls as you sip on a selection from their extensive wine list. Caffé dell’ Amore is currently owned by Dominic Richiano and Brian Kozack, who took over the restaurant in 2013. You will find this friendly, cozy trattoria nestled in the heart of Charleston Square.
1400 Gulf Shore Boulevard, Naples, 239-261-1389
3. Naples Restaurants: Bleu Provence
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Bleu Provence is a charming family-owned restaurant that specializes in extraordinary French cuisine and wine. Start your meal with a bowl of Porcini Mushroom & Chestnut Soup, before moving on to savory dishes like Moules-Frites, Colorado Lamb Filet, or Organic Irish Salmon. Enjoy something from their impressive wine collection, which offers thousands of vintages.
French natives and owners Chef Lysielle and her husband, Jacques (wine extraordinaire) opened Bleu Provence in 1999, and today, their sons Clement and Kevin help them run the restaurant. It is located at Crayton Cove, not far from Charter Club Resort.
1234 8th Street South, Naples, 239-261-8239
4. Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
© Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
If you are looking for a relaxing spot and some fantastic fresh seafood and island cuisine, you will want to check out Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar. Treat yourself to incredible eats such as the Macadamia Nut Crusted Snapper, Caribbean Rubbed Mahi Mahi, Brisket Tacos, or a juicy Ahi Poke Burger. Executive Chef Jay Potterfield is the mastermind behind the tasty menu.
Ice-cold beers, tasty wines, and refreshing cocktails are available, providing the perfect refreshment. Tommy Bahama’s is the best place to pop in for a bite to eat when touring Old Naples. It’s located on Third Street South close to Naples Pier.
1220 Third Street South, Naples, 239-643-6889
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5. Naples Restaurants: USS Nemo
© USS Nemo
USS Nemo is an award-winning restaurant that offers scrumptious undersea cuisine. You can’t go wrong with tasty dishes like Grilled Florida Keys Hogfish, Swordfish Cioppino, Ginger-Steamed Salmon, or Nemo’s Fish Tacos (with your choice of fish). To quench your thirst, they offer an extensive wine list, beer, and a refreshing cocktail program.
Montreal native and restaurateur, Executive Chef Nicolas Mercier, opened USS Nemo in 2012 with the help of his wife and business partner Nathalie Savoie. Enjoy a delightful meal at this Florida-themed eatery nestled between the Park Shore and Moorings communities, not far from the Hole in the Wall Golf Club.
3475 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, 239-261-6366
6.Restaurants in Naples, FL: Osteria Tulia
© Osteria Tulia
Osteria Tulia serves some of the finest, chef-driven Rustic Italian cuisine in Naples in a setting that resembles an old world Italian farmhouse. Savor passionately prepared dishes such as the Francobelli Pasta, Heritage Pork Osso Bucco, or Wild Striped Branzino. Or try the wood-fired Notorious P.I.G. pizza.
A fabulous wine program as well as beer and craft cocktails are all available to quench your thirst. Sicily-born, Milwaukee-raised Chef Vincenzo Betulia, a partner in the restaurant, opened Osteria Tulia in 2013. Your taste buds will thank you when you visit this delicious eatery, located just a few blocks from the oceanfront and Cambier Park.
466 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, 239-213-2073
7.Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs
© Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs
Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs boasts some of the most delicious classic American favorites in Naples. Sink your teeth into their legendary Donut Burger or try the Korean Burger with duck bacon and Korean barbecue sauce. They even have Hand-Dipped Corndogs. Splurge on a Strawberry Goat Cheese Milkshake or a malt. Beer and wine are also available.
Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs was once the landmark Lindburgers Restaurant, but Executive Chef Todd Brooks took over the restaurant several years ago and runs the joint with his wife and family. Get your grub on at their popular eatery located just west of Naples Municipal Airport.
330 9th Street South, Naples, 239-262-1127
8.EJ's Bayfront Cafe
© EJ's Bayfront Cafe
EJ's Bayfront Cafe is known for serving some of the best American breakfast and brunch in Naples. Dive into tasty dishes such as the Bacon Benedict, Crab & Shrimp Omelet, or Banana Stuffed French Toast Platter. Breakfast is served all day. Not in the mood for breakfast? Try a Curry Chicken Wrap.
Chef Eric J. Becker opened EJ’s Bayfront Café in 2012, bringing his passion and enthusiasm for creating delicious food and feeding friendly people. Enjoy an early bite to eat, a friendly brunch, or a business lunch at this charming eatery situated on the banks of the Gordon River.
469 Bayfront Place, Naples, 239-353-4444
9.Alberto's on Fifth
© Alberto's on Fifth
Alberto's on Fifth specializes in elevated takes on fine Northern Italian cuisine in a chic setting. You can’t go wrong with incredible eats, like Fettucine Al Nero Di Sepia Con Calamari, Risotto all Zafferano e Peperoni rossi con Gamberi & Calamari, or Filetto di Manzo I Funghi Porcini e Salsa al Gorgonzola Dolce.
Their impressive wine list is sure to have something to pair perfectly with your meal and quench your thirst. Torino native Chef Alberto Varetto opened his beloved Alberto’s on Fifth in 2012. This fabulous eatery is situated in the heart of downtown Naples close to Cambier Park.
868 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, 239-430-1060
10.Naples Restaurants: FUSE
No matter what you’re craving, FUSE’s international menu is sure to have something phenomenal to choose from. Start your meal with the Quail & Waffles appetizer, before moving on to delectable dishes like Pan-Seared Diver Scallops with Mojo Pork Belly, Thai-Braised Short Ribs, or Wild Boar Chop.
An impressive, globally-sourced wine list is also available, as are beers and craft cocktails. Chef Greg Scarlatos and his wife and business partner, Monica Czechowska, opened FUSE in 2013. Enjoy an extraordinary meal at this chic eatery located in Naples’s Sun Terrace Community.
2500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, 239-455-4585
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11.The Turtle Club Restaurant
© The Turtle Club
The Turtle Club at Vanderbilt Beach is an upscale Naples restaurant that serves flavorful steaks and seafood. Delight in amazing, expertly prepared dishes such as the Famous Oysters “Turtlefeller,” Pan-Seared Low Country Shrimp & Sausage, or the Australian Rack of Lamb. Or stop in for lunch and try the Hot Pastrami on a Pretzel Roll.
A handsome and extensive wine list is also available. The Turtle Club was founded in 1999 by Peter Tierney and Michael Moore. Enjoy a delicious waterfront dining experience at this sophisticated restaurant, located at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort.
9225 Gulf Shore Drive North, Naples, 239-592-6557
12.Restaurants in Naples, FL: Watermark Grille
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Watermark Grille is a splendid steakhouse that also features many fantastic Italian comfort foods. Savor boldly flavored, passionately prepared dishes like the Chicken Oscar, London Broil, Fresh Grouper Sorrento, or Shrimp Portofino. An excellent wine list is available to quench your thirst, as are beer and refreshing craft cocktails.
Watermark Grille was founded in the late nineties by four brothers: the Malo brothers of Chicago. They sought to carry on their father’s tradition and passion for creating food with love. Enjoy the casual and relaxed atmosphere at this friendly restaurant located in North Naples next to Riverchase Plaza.
11280 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, 239-596-1400
13.Naples Restaurants: Campiello Ristorante & Bar
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The landmark Campiello Ristorante & Bar serves incredible, inventive, rustic contemporary Italian cuisine and offers a scenic outdoor courtyard and balcony views of the famous Third Street South. Enjoy fantastic eats like the Spaghettini with Clams & House-made Pancetta, “Porchetta” Spit-Roasted Pork, or Eggplant Parmesan, or try one of their delicious wood-fired pizzas.
Don’t miss their extensive, globally-sourced wine list. Open since 2011, Campiello Ristorante & Bar is owned by the D’Amico Family restaurant group, who owns several other popular local eateries. Campiello is housed inside the Historic Naples Mercantile Building on third Street South in Old Naples.
1177 Third Street South, Naples, 239-435-1166
14.Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar
© Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar
Noodles Italian Café & Sushi Bar is a popular, casually upscale restaurant that serves both authentic Italian cuisine and expertly prepared sushi. Treat yourself to the New York Strip Gorgonzola or Pasta Bayou. More in the mood for sushi? Try the Volcano Roll or the Tanzana Roll. A gluten-free menu is available, as is a tempting wine list and a full bar.
Stop in for Jazz Sundays or Friday Night “LaRumba”. Brothers Seth and Matt Benevento-Berman founded Noodles in 1991. Enjoy a romantic date night, friendly dinner, or a delicious lunch at Noodles, located in the Pine Ridge Community.
1585 Pine Ridge Road, #5, Naples, 239-592-0050
© Alpine Restaurant
Alpine Restaurant serves the best German, Slovak, Czech, Polish, and Hungarian cuisine in Naples with absolutely everything made from scratch. Indulge in a culinary journey with lovingly prepared dishes such as the Slovak Goulash Soup, Spaetzle with Sauerkraut & Bacon, Jäger Schnitzel, or Knedlo-Vepro-Zelo (a scrumptious dumpling dish).
They also have a nice selection of beer (including real Czech beer) and wine, as well as European-style espresso drinks. Slovakian-born Chef Eva Stranavsky and her restaurateur husband Alex Stranavsky opened Alpine in 2012. Enjoy some home-cooked European food made with love at this charming eatery, located at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt.
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite #158, Naples, 239-325-9499
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15 Best Restaurants in Naples, Florida
- Baleen Restaurant, Photo: Baleen Restaurant
- Caffe dell'Amore, Photo: Caffe dell'Amore
- Naples Restaurants: Bleu Provence, Photo: Bleu Provence
- Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar, Photo: Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
- Naples Restaurants: USS Nemo, Photo: USS Nemo
- Restaurants in Naples, FL: Osteria Tulia, Photo: Osteria Tulia
- Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs, Photo: Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs
- EJ's Bayfront Cafe, Photo: EJ's Bayfront Cafe
- Alberto's on Fifth, Photo: Alberto's on Fifth
- Naples Restaurants: FUSE, Photo: FUSE
- The Turtle Club Restaurant, Photo: The Turtle Club
- Restaurants in Naples, FL: Watermark Grille, Photo: Watermark Grille
- Naples Restaurants: Campiello Ristorante & Bar, Photo: Campiello Ristorante
- Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar, Photo: Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar
- Alpine Restaurant, Photo: Alpine Restaurant
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Baleen Restaurant