Cirella's an italian bistro & sushi bar
Cirella's an italian bistro & sushi bar

Cirella's an italian bistro & sushi bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cirellasrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2399483885
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Cirella
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off site delivery available for large parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bernwood Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cirella's an italian bistro & sushi bar
Consecutive Winner "2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012, Voted Best Italian & Sushi of SWFL readers poll. This very Unique aspect offers Traditional Italian & Authentic Sushi prepared by our outstanding Sushi Chef. All this at affordable prices. Family owned & operated.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Cirella's an italian bistro & sushi bar reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (18)special occasion (13)great for outdoor dining (8)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)romantic (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Golferjim3
    golferjim3VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Bad, not table I asked for, forgot appetizer, bad service, out of what my wife orderd. Not going there again. This place we went to a lot before.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner for four
    Rickie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    we had a very enjoyable evening. the food and service were great. the house cab was also good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi
    Chevy1955
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ron is the Sushi chief @ Cirella's. The presentation is fantastic, the taste and freshness superb. You definitely get your moneys worth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • patience
    caraVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Hoping the renovation they are about to do will allow bartender to be more attentive to patrons. Accept when Kristen is bar tending???? Bring your patience and you'll have a great experience..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as ever
    ConsistentVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Favorite restaurant in SWFL. Consistently great food, friendly staff, good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    glueski
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was good and portions generous. Staff was reasonably attentive. Only issue, which was posted, was I do not understand why gift certificates cannot be used for specials. I can understand coupons but not GCs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cirellas
    luv2eat
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Dinner was completely yummy. We ordered a special and one standard menu item. We missed the early bird special which ends at 6pm and is a real deal @ $40 for dinner for 2 including a bottle of wine. We would go there again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    bubbles
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    5;30pm reservations, arrived on time, no drink order untill 5:55pm. Forgot Wife's wine, food arrived at 6:55pm, This was Ladies night so price was good, and food was OK, but Server was overloaded with tables. Very loud inside. Very disappointed !
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow !!! What a Zuppa....
    Linda8165
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Have dined many times at Cirella's (and enjoyed every one).... and have noticed the Zuppa de Pesca being served. Well, we tried it... and it was fantastic. Lobster, scallops, calamari, clams, mussels, fish...over linguini... and with a great sauce. And our server (Dawn) was also fantastic! Another great meal. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    VMC2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our 2nd visit to Cirellas was another success. Glad we made reservations, even during off season, as the place got busy and full by the time we got served our dinners. We ordered the calamari, ceasar salad and the cobia special. Portions, even for the small features, was extremely generous. Needless to say, we brought home another meal. Service was excellent. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian/Sushi Cuisine
    Danny
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Unusual pairing of cuisines, both done extremely well. Portion sizes are tremendous, but menu does indicate alternative portion size courses. Server knowledgable,punctual, and attentive. Last tried during winter season in SW Florida, much busier and less satisfied with service(2013). This time came during summer, still nice crowd at 6 time slot, not overwhelming and entire experience was much more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed!!
    jill
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Cirellas is the place we take all our friends and relatives when they come to visit. The food is awesome especially the sushi. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda8165
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great food and personalized service. Thanks. We will be back again, and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something you can counts on
    nicetime
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We always enjoy Cirella's. They are very accommodating the service is something you can count on as being top notch. The portions are perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cirella's Bistro
    lovefood
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    From the moment we sat down we had exceptional service. Never had to search out our waitress as she made sure the dining experience was very nice. Even the owner came over and shook our hand, while checking on the service. We ordered two Italian entrees and shared a salad. The food was exceptional from the bread and olive oil to the finish of our entrees. We both loved the salad that had a lot of little treasures hidden in it. (nuts and fruit) We have put this bistro on our places to share a meal again. We went on a Saturday night and the place was busy so call ahead. Dining room was a little crowded and I wish the ambience could have been a little more romantic but I will take good food over ambience everyday. Little hard to find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside Dining Much Quieter
    BonitaMary
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Inside, the vibe is noisy and happening. Outside is much quieter and the fans or heaters make it quite comfortable except just before sunset in the summertime.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Every dining experience is a pleasure. Food is always good. Love the variety. Service was okay this time; usually is quite good however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PaulakVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I ordered the special Which was Florida Pompano in light wine sauce and it was delicious . My husband had the ravioli's with a bolenese sauce and he loved it. Cirella's is one of our favorite resturants. We make the drive from Naples to Bonita at least once a week. It is worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasant dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I love the choices of Italian and Sushi. The Italian is always good and the Sushi is the best around in my opinion. Being able to secure a reservation on line is a big plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great specials too
    caraVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Must go.......best sushi in town...always fun people there.,...................
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another memorable meal
    Linda8165
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Been to Cirella's several times... and each time was memorable dining experience. Tonight was the first for sushi... and I will definitely do it again. The ease of online reservations is wonderful. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Corella's
    Queen
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Every thing was slightly above average: good!! They tried to accommodate our request for a less noisy table. Enjoyed our meals. Portions were larger than we expected. Split salads were plenty for two as a first course. Waitress was helpful and reasonably timely checking on our table. Good for the prices. Will go back. Didn't go for it this time, but EBS's are good,
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, great experience
    SWFL2013
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Enjoyed a special ocassion dinner here with family. They had the largest sushi rolls we ever saw; so glad we didn't over order. Great value as one roll is a meal. So glad they also offer small portions as they were very generous as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Loved the experience. Great sushi, etc. Would not hesitate to go back. Italian food delicious. Very good service also. Good dining experience! It's a GO!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood sot
    Sara
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Very low key but very enjoyable! Would recommend to friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Moxon63
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was a nice dinner. Our waitress was real nice and was on top of things. Food good as usual. Was even impressed a discount for entree for mothers In my party.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not so great
    searchingforgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food and service were not great. A few pieces of bread that were served were uncooked in the center. The soup and salad were okay...overpriced. The veal picatta was good, The chicken cacciatore was ordered with bone in and came out without the bone. It was a few chicken cutlets that hadn't seen the cacciatore sauce until it was poured over them just before serving. Not great will not bother returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Evening
    Bellisimo
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We have been enjoying Cirell's for many years and one of the many best things about them is the consistency good food. We haven't found a dish that wasn't perfect and delicious. It is the Cheers of Bonita Springs where everyone is made to feel welcomed. The bar is a great place to sit, meet people and enjoy the good food with good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fun
    naplesdine
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We have been to Cirella's at least 10 times during the past 3 years and while the ambience is just ok ( but done nicely) the Food and Service is the BEST in all of Naples & Bonita Springs! Whenever we have new friends in town this is where we take our guests and they always say: GREAT MEAL! We live in Naples; but always make the trip up 41 to Bonita Springs to dine with you. Always fun @ Cirella's, Tom & Abbe Fogarty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 480 reviews are from the Cirella's an italian bistro & sushi bar reviews archive.
  • Unpleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I am not quite sure how this place gets a 4.5 out of 5 stars. We were not impressed. I had the linguini and clams and my wife just had salad because they couldn't seem to make a glutin free version of the grilled egg plant. The server forgot my salad and served my dinner entree when she served my wife's salad. The food was just OK, not great. We sat outside and the table had a considerable lean to it which caused my wife's martini to leak out of one side of the glass when the server was pouring it. The martini ran down the table into my wife's lap. We dine out frequentlu in southwest Florida and always try new places. This one is off our list.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A friendly place to be.
    food2enjoy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food quality, service, and ambiance always consistent.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time xperience
    jesse
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    1st time at Cirella's, recommended by local restaurateur. It was great!!! I had to try the Sushi, my cousin had the Pasta. Nichol was very knowledgeable and efficient, would recommend to others and look Fwd to going again
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good neighborhood Italian
    bonitabetsey
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We dine here fairly when in Southwest FL. We like the fact that they take reservations during the busy winter season. The food is good and the service is also.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    caraVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The Tuna Lovers Special was amazing! and Sunday Bar service is best! Make sure you get a Reward Card before you visit......... great specials for you. Get at web site!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sailorman
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Above average Italian selections, at above average serving sizes and cost. Service was prompt and friendly. Dinner for two special was not selected because of severe limitations on wine selection(red or white that was it). Side salad seemed to be overly expensive. I would have preferred smaller portions, and had a salad included.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We have always had a great meal and have on many occasions taken food out. Our experience is always very positive
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    If you want a wonderful Italian dinner this is the place. A menu that rivals any European Restaurant for sure, and owners that really care about their guests. My favorite SW Florida spot for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting
    tc123
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Interesting to find good sushi and good Italian in one place.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gr8food
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We were seated promptly. Wines were very reasonably priced. Menu featured a wide variety of dishes and the chicken dish that I ordered was absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cirella's
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We had a wonderful meal, their Italian food is great and their sushi is fabulous. I would recommend it to anyone who loves sushi.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate