Flava Restaurant
Flava Restaurant

Flava Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fennelrestaurantnaples.com/
  • Phone: 2393317829x
  • Hours of Operation:

    CLOSED for summer
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, German, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jay Schrednitz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Upon Request
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Veronika 2393317829x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th street South / 9th street South
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Parking
A word from Flava Restaurant
New Fine Dining experience, menu featuring European cuisine with modern twist on traditional dishes from Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy.
All our dishes are homemade from scratch with only fresh and hi-quality ingredients. Our chefs are known for creating fantastic specials on a daily basis.
Extraordinary wine list including variety over 150 wine titles from the Best European and American Vineyards.
Very pleasant interior is combination of colors and original artwork by local artist provided by Sweet Art Gallery in Naples. Charming atmosphere will instantly relax you while our attentive staff spoils you.
Large private parking available.
Outdoor dining on a NEW cozy patio with water fountain and filled with color-full flowers bringing European atmosphere to everyone's dining experience.
Fennel Fine Dining restaurant is the perfect choice for your next night out, whether an intimate dinner for two or a large group celebration.

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Flava Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (2)romantic (2)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Closed
    laurienaplesflVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Though my reservation was confirmed and received a reminder the day of, it has closed permanently.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    JeannieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I was surprised as was my party that this restaurant was not crowded. Tucked away off of Fifth, this restaurant was quite a delight. Food, service and decor were wonderful. This place will definitely be put on my go to list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 238 reviews are from the Flava Restaurant reviews archive.
  • disappointed
    Andre
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was superb. Wonderful ambiance. Service was atrocious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    CappyVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I have eaten here before but this was the first time I sat at the bar before I went to my table. Great service and nice setting. For dinner I try to get Sabastian as a waiter - excellent server, just like the service in Europe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We were there on a Tuesday night during off season and it was a quite night. The food was very good and different. Had the pork wiich was excellent my wife had the veal and enjoyed it as well. The room was well appointed. Service was very good the wine was well priced. Plan to go back during season and see it it holds up. Recommend to try it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Visit
    SwissInNaples
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We are new to Naples, and Flava is one of our favorite Dinner locations. Love the menu and love the service of our waiter, Sebastien. Like to take freinds there!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time experience
    tweetVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our first visit to Flava and it was good. We sat outside--very nice. Service was a little slow which was surprising since it was mid-May, not many diners and the owner was our server. All-in-all, we'd go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely alfresco dining
    kathryn
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Though we were in a bit of a time crunch prior to a wedding open house, we had a lovely early meal. The food and service were outstanding. Nice to see something "different" on the menus. Wonderful cocktail service as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful ambience & food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Flava's is one of our favorite restaurants! We have dined here many times and have never been disappointed. The ambience, food, service and over all experience is highly recommended.....we don't say that very often!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this restaurant
    WeeklyDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We found this restaurant last year and now dine here whenever we are in the Naples area. The wild mushroom ravioli appetizer with sauteed foie gras, cremini morel sauce had wonderful texture and the sauce is a pure delight. The braised short rib on gruyere mashed potatos and cabernet demi was so tender it came apart with a fork. the cabernet demi accented perfectly the dish. My wife had the escalope of veal which was tender and juicy and was just as good for lunch the next afternoon. Our friends had the sauteed veal liver and the emince of veal zurichoise. I am no fan of liver, but I would order that dish! We finished the meal with apple strudel. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a a great dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Boston01810
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Eight of us went to FLAVA for the early dining experience. The service and food was fantastic. The ambiance is lovely. Usually the restaurants here are very airconditioned and i need to bring a sweater- but here they actually provide blankets on the back of every other chair in case you need to warm up- which we did not- the temperature in the restaurant was perfect. All 8 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals, and the bottle of wine that came with each dinner for two. All my guests said this restaurant was a "great pick"! We would all go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • european restaurant
    nounouVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    the restaurant was quiet, romantic. the food was very good. German flavors, fresh and authentic. the service was perfect. the french server was polite, very professional, we will come back for sure
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    CappyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I have put this on the top of my list for favorite places to eat. I usually like to eat in their outdoor area but it was a rainy day so opted for a table inside. I had my favorite server - Sebastian. Always does an excellent job. Susann
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodies
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Three of us enjoyed a very evening, we each oredered a different entre. Liver and onions, salmon, and sauerbraten. The sauerbraten was not very tender and dry, but all the other meals were very good.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flava
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The four people in my party enjoyed dining at Flava and will surely go again. I would recommend this restaurant to friends
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    Button
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Food was excellent, service was great and atmosphere on the patio was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Customer friendly
    HanksterVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We felt like we were regulars although it was our first time dinning there, from the waiter (BoB) to the owners we felt important.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flava for flavour
    Bandy
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    A very pleasant ambiance on the terrace on a warm evening. Food excellent and complementary sauces were extremely tasty.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off 5th Gem in Naples
    HappyHalVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Flava was a pleasant surprise for we 2 couples who look for unique pre-theater places to dine. The atmosphere is very European, with a friendly,welcoming German/Czech couple as "hands on" proprietors. The menu is loaded was great European specialties and the wine list has excellent offerings. The wait staff is mostly European and very attentive and knowledgable. I had a Swiss veal dish and my wife had Dover sole. Both were excellent. A lovely touch of the "Old World" right here at home!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    CappyVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    This is a neighborhood secret. Try to get there soon. They now have a Weds. special that includes a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Night out with our friend.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a nice table outside. Our server was very good. A nice diverse menu. The wine list is fairly priced with a reasonable variety. The girls both had sea bass, simply preparred which the chef accommodated. It was delicious. My pork dish was over cooked. It took unusually long for our main course to arrive, but we were enjoying our time together, so it wasn't a deal breaker. Overall it was an enjoyable evening. We will give it another try.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Close to 5th Ave
    kaydinesoutVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    A welcome respite a couple of blocks south of congested 5th Ave. Good menu, good food, nice outdoor seating, pleasant service, ample free parking.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such flavor full food!
    Blloyd
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    This is a little hidden gem. When you walk in, it's so pretty and quaint- although it's a good size resturant. Food , service and atmosphere is excellent. Must try and see what you think.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had impeccable service.
    Joan
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had impeccable service. The food was a flavour sensation and nicely arranged. We wanted ALL the recipes. There were four of us and we all had something different. There were no complaints about anything. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    Naples1VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Was highly recommended but must admit food was mediocre and the service was marginal. Our friends almost walked out due to the rudeness of their waiter but he turned his attitude around after he overheard them Honestly at those prices, service should be beyond exemplary
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • like being in Europe
    MountainMaryVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We have had the pleasure of eating at Flava several times and each time are totally delighted. The food, ambience and service are top shelf. As an added bonus, parking is a "dream" with their own parking lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a lovely surprise!
    Beej1000VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This three year old restaurant is just off the beaten path on 7th Avenue South, so if you don't get past the nightlife on 5th Avenue you'd never see it. But what a treat for going the extra two blocks! Lovely dining room, bar, and outdoor seating area (this last without the 5th Avenue crowd bumping your table). Genial host and attentive servers. Delightfully different mix of European dishes - German, Italian, French, Belgian influences - unlike anything else in Naples. If you want yet another red sauce Italian or seafood meal, you have plenty of choices in Naples. but for a refreshing change of pace, give Flava a try. We will certainly be back many times. Added bonus - they accept the RCC card, so 10% off!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What could be bad?
    bonitababeVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Food is great. Menu has great choices-always flavorful. Service is impeccable. Peter, the owner is a perfect host.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the Beaten Path
    Cites
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    If you're looking for something off the beaten path of 5th Avenue, Flava is a lovely choice. I would recommend eating on the patio. And ladies, no need to bring your pashmina. Flava provides a red shawl at every chair (plus heaters). Both the salmon and scallops were tasty and well prepared, and the side salad was bright and fresh. We passed on appetizers, but my husband and I shared the cheesecake for dessert. Our slice was a little large (even for 2 people), but otherwise, it was delicious! I had a glass of rosé, but if you're a wine buff, you won't be disappointed. The wine menu is extensive. Looking forward to going back in summer!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Experience
    ArtP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Great food choices and outstanding preparation. Sebastian, our waiter was courteous and attended to us in a most inconspicuous manner. Would highly recommend this establishment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique menu items, which were
    rebrab
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Unique menu items, which were prepared and presented beautifully. Some items were too pricy for what they were, but food was very good, and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When is sharing not sharing?
    Justme
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Four of us ate at Flava. We were intrigued by the statement that there would be a $4 charge for sharing an appetizer or salad or dessert and a $7 charge for sharing an entree. Did this apply if you shared the same plate or only if the course was presented on separate plates? We all enjoyed our meals. The beet and arugula salad was outstanding as was the cognac laced lobster bisque. The lobster pappadelle could have used a little more lobster. The scallops were very good. Complimentary cognac served with our coffee finished off a wonderful evening. We will go back and try some of the other intriguing dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    TedLVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This was our third time at Flava, and previously we were very pleased, but we were disappointed this time. The staff was overextended, so the service was slow. After a lengthy delay, the waiter promised the main entre "in 3 minutes" but it was closer to 20. I suspect part of the meal was ready and was left out under a heat lamp, because my wife's beef and my fish were tough and dried out. We did not send back our meals because it was late and we had quests with us. Naples has many outstanding restaurants, and Flava was becoming a favorite, but this may be out last visit. In a quality establishment, the staff should notice that the food was not up to standards.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flava report
    miktch
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    All 5 of us had an outstanding meal which is rare. We all want to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Very good! The food was fantastic and we were able to dine outside. We were surprised that we were able to get a last minute reservation for four and were suspect at first because of that. Noise level was such that we had no issue with our conversation or hearing others. Hit all the other spots on 5th Ave that week and this was as good as any. We will be back. Hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at this restaurant
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    First time at this restaurant - on the recommendation of friends. We will definitely be going back! We both had veal dishes and they were both excellent. The Ceasar salad which we had explained we were going to share was split in the kitchen and served on two plates. By far the best presentation though was on the boned Dover sole at the table next to us. Could hardly take my eyes off it. Service was perfect. Great pleasant evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not learn
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Our third visit and again the main courses were poorly prepared....Complainit to the owner was ignored...Too many fine restaurants in the area that one does not need to waste money on this beautiful eating place .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was delicious!
    tpsx36a
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We were first time visitors to Flava and were pleasantly surprised by everything. It's a very attractive, rather romantic atmosphere both inside and out. The food was delicious. I had the Maine Mussels and the Mushroom Ravioli. You can see pictures on their website. The portions are moderate which I actually appreciate. I'm tired of having to take home leftovers. The service was perfect. Thierry was our waiter. I had read that they had some good values on the wine list and we found this to be true. I have to mention that the desserts weren't up to the standards of the entrees but I'd rather not be tempted by dessert anyway! We already have plans to go back with friends and we're looking forward to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal on the patio
    JohnB
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We ate outside with a party of 5 and had a wonderful meal. Our group ordered steak, short ribs, ravioli, weiner schnitzel, and scallops. Despite the broad range of good ordered, everyone was very pleased with their meals. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first visit and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This was our first visit and we really enjoyed it. 2 blocks off 5th Ave South, which is a hot shopping/dining area in Naples. It has its own parking lot, which is worth its weight in gold in Naples. The decor inside and out was attractive. Every chair had its own light blanket, for when the air conditioning is too cold inside (as so many are) or when you want to eat outside but it's just a tad too cool. What a thoughtful touch! Finally, the food was very good and not overpriced (although my husband felt the wine list was a bit high). Service was attentive. Overall we had a wonderful evening with our friends and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.