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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Cirella's an italian bistro & sushi bar reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (16)special occasion (11)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Sushi is always great. Service was not very good. I don't know if they were short of staff or what. Don't recall having this problem in the past. If you want to converse with your dinner companions, this is not the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good food, at excellent prices
    bigportsVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Very good food, large portions, good prices, service can be spotty. If you order the small dinner portions you would be foolish, for $2.50 to $3.00 more you get tomorrow's lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's loosing it.
    alpdine
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We were disappointed in our meals. The red sauce was sweet; don't know when they decided to add sugar. The calamari wasn't crisp, sort of squishy, and the lasagna was more of a mixture of ground meat, red sauce, melted cheese, and some flat pasta. All in all, not a good showing. Our waiter was totally unfamiliar with the menu, couldn't answer simple questions about the dishes. Maybe he was new. There are too many choices in the area to rest on laurels. We've loved Cirella's in the past, hope we can get back to that feeling.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    the food was fair. The prices have gone up and do not justify the restaurant. There are many other better restaurants in the area at the same prices being charged.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We feel Cirellas has a top notch antipasto. We shared a small among 4 diners and still had salad left over. I usually get my pasta bolognese fix and my wife usually orders eggplant parm. There is enough left to go for an easy home lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great homemade sauce
    Dinnergroup4
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    One of our favorites. Food is always fresh, hot and full of flavor. The free wine is quite good and the service was great! Love that they take reservations, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellenet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food is great. Who can beat great sushi and great Italian food in one restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DMcK
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We really enjoyed our night at Cirellas. We chose to sit outside and the overhead fans kept things very comfortable. There are many large potted plants that create a beautiful backdrop as well as block the fact that you are in a parking lot. The food is always top notch and the service was superior. They feature many Italian favorites expertly prepared. We haven't tried the sushi but if it is anything like their other offering it would be great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cirella's
    Nate
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our meal was superb! Dawn, our server, was attentive and polite, and so was the bar tender Dino. The food was delicious and the prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Eatery
    Hometown
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have been to Cirella's many times. Their food is always outstanding - Sushi and Italian. We've always had great customer service. It is a nice place to go for a mid-week dinner or a weekend celebration. I do not think you will be disappointed in choosing this restaurant for your next dinner. The acorn squash dish was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • saturday 10/4/14
    flachisoxfan1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife had the Corvina special & I had the Salmon. Both were very good, the salmon could have been cooked just a little less. Service was attentive for a busy dinner hour. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian Food in Bonita
    foodlover1
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The meal, service, and ambiance was absolutely the best. The server was very attentive . Our server went out of her way to accommodate our group and our needs. As stated earlier the food is absolutely the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were somewhat dissappointed eating here. We were surprised when we walked in all dressed up to see a lady-possibly hostess or owner wearing jeans. I ordered the chicken over arugula. It was ok. Not much flavor. My husband ordered sushi. It was average at best. He wished he had ordered an Italian dish instead. Probably will not eat here again. Not worth he price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • save your dough
    JozoVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Always seems crowded so we tried it. We wern't impressed. Service was great, but food was just okay and it failed the bread test. We love bread but not pre-buttered. We also thought they might use MSG. Don't know but the food just didn't taste fresh, and it's a little pricey for not fresh.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You CAN'T go wrong!
    gomgk
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The consistency of stellar Italian and Sushi/sashimi selections never ceases to please all in your party!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Check Your Bill
    ltaclifVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Well, the highlights (or lowlights) of the evening included: 1. Waited over 1 hour and 15 min for any food. We ordered appetizers that arrived at the same time as our entrees. 2. Most of the dishes were delivered incorrectly. 3. We were double charged ($25 instead of $12.50) for 2 appetizers we ordered. 4. Our waitress told us we would receive a 50% discount because of the problems. We are "Rewards Club" members and would get 50% off anyway. Thanks a lot. 6. Our bill came to $101 reduced to $65 with our "Rewards Club" discount. We left a $20 cash tip. When I checked my charge on my online statement I saw that Cirella's added 20% to the charge and put it through as $78!!!! There were only 4 of us in our party.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food if you can hear yourself
    Bigtony
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good food, great service, high price. On the other hand, tables way too close, looks like they try to squeeze in way too many people, and the noise level is very uncomfortable. In fact the noise was so loud I will never go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dogs welcome. Children Not
    EatThisNow
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I don't understand this place. I've dined here on numerous occasions and quite honestly enjoy the food. Sushi is of great quality and the family sized portions of pasta (seafood Fradiavlo) are quite good. Yet, the prices are outragous. Seafood Fradiavlo costs approx $70. It's not bad, but I can feed an army for that price (markup is easily 300%). Same goes for the sushi ($32 for a boat for 1 that comprised of a martini glass salad of fake Krab). Shame shame shame. On 2 occasions I have been asked to take my young (well behaved, yet curious child) outside so as not to disturb the other diners. So, my wife sits inside to eat, myfood wrapped to go, and sit outside with a bunch of snobs that bring their dog's out to eat. Child=future customer.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PeweVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    One of my favorite restsurants for Italian cuisine. Food is consistently excellent, service is great ,what more can I say.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love Cirellas!
    Maryann
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Sushi and Italian?? Not a combination you would normally put together, but it works fantastically! Our family and friends love it too! It's our favorite neighborhood dining spot!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luckylady
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Cirella's is a "must" when we visit Naples! We personally don't go for the sushi. The Pollo Contadina is my favorite as well as the Chicken Caccitorre!! The service has always been very good and timely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun
    caraVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food...great people...working and eating.... Worth the drive from Naples.... Best sushi around.... PS...get a reward card off their web site before you go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Localdiner
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Cirella's is one of our favrotie spots - I love the Italian food, and my wife loves the Sushi. We both get what we want, and th food is always above average.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi
    TerBear2VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We always love coming for half price sushi. Everything takes so good
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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 !
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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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 500 reviews are from the Cirella's an italian bistro & sushi bar reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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