Ristorante Farfalla
Ristorante Farfalla

Ristorante Farfalla

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ristorantefarfalla.com/
  • Phone: 2394959912x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Holiday Hours:
    Christmas Eve 5pm-10pm
    Christmas Day 3pm-10pm
    New Year's Eve 5pm-closing
    New Year's Day 5pm-10pm
    Easter Sunday 3pm-9-pm
    Mother's Day 5pm-10pm

    OPEN Super Bowl Sunday 5 pm-10 pm February 2nd

    Summer May 18- August 31-Closed Sundays only

    Open July 4th 2014
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Mike Fattah
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Cooking Class Demonstration
    "Three Course Meal with Wine Pairings"
    Monday & Wednesday
    12:30 pm-3:00 pm
    $60 per person includes tax & gratuity
    Accommadates 8-20 people
    Please call with reservation
    239-495-9912

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1 Mile North of Coconut Point Mall
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot is available.
A word from Ristorante Farfalla
Thank you for your interest in Ristorante Farfalla. We will take great delight in hosting your dinner party, and hope that we can assist you in planning your special evening. Whether you are looking for the perfect setting for a small group or large party, our elegant tables, discrete alcoves and private dining room will accommodate you. Our unsurpassed service and attention to detail is legendary. Our nationally acclaimed cuisine has received the highest, world-renowned culinary awards. We hope that you will select Ristorante Farfalla for an experience in exceptional dining while enjoying the Estero area.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Ristorante Farfalla reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (14)romantic (12)notable wine list (10)good for groups (9)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Outstanding cuisine
    chaboVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Chef Micheal consistently prepares the freshest and most excellent cuisine . The crisp salads with homemade dressing, homemade whole wheat tagliatelle , wonderfully seasoned fresh seafood and tender steak are just some of the reasons why Farfallas is our Favorite restaurant that we go to 2x in the weeks that we visit Bonita Springs. His presentation is a work of art. The service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as previous visits
    Edw213
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been here many times before but this visit wasn't as enjoyable as those visits.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, excellent service.
    italiancheeseheads
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food and service so good, we returned twice in three days at the end of our vacation. Owner greeted us by name and other patrons very friendly!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    ThomasVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great food and service Need to work on the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    Note2self
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband & I have been to Farfalla many times due to the excellent food and ambiance. Mike will always pay close attention and make suggestions if there are food allergies. No matter what we order, it is never a disappointment! Mike is the best! Bravo!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely perfect!
    ben97alana00VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Ristorante Farfalla never fails to exceed in food, service and ambiance. Dinners are freshly prepared upon ordering and the food is the best. We frequent Farfalla because we know we'll never be disappointed in our dinner. In addition to an extensive menu there are nightly specials and a great wine list. The service is always excellent and we certainly look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Regular visitor
    CarmeltravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Our food was wonderful, and the owner and servers are friendly. We don't understand why the restaurant isn't packed every night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael is an excellent chef.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is consistently outstanding, and shows original thought and preparation. Each plate is uniquely prepared and is a best example of fine dining, without out all the showiness of places that try to replicate the experience. Understated, elegant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the Best
    Chefsnightout
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food and service,as always, is just great. We have dined here many times and we and our guests have never had a meal we did not love. The wine list has a selection for all tastes and pocketbooks. We will make reservations soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Bosox
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Salad was fresh, crisp, and plentiful. Wife's pasta dish was rather bland and with a thin tomato broth which didn't cling to the food. My frutti di mare special came with unsauced fettucine (dry, tasteless, so I added parmesan and olive oil in order to swallow it),good small shrimp, large, excellent mussels, half a Florida lobster tail, and a large Maine lobster claw which contained no meat. Honest! There was just a thin piece 1/3 of an inch long from the very tip of the claw plus a tablespoon of unappetizing fat and what not. No meat. I was so happy to leave, I didn't even complain, though I did mention it to the waiter upon exiting. Service was attentive. Plus 2 glasses of wine =$100. Had hoped for a gem, as we live close by.
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  • Perfect!!
    ben97alana00VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything about dining at Farfalla is perfect - the food, the service, the ambience. All food is prepared to order and is excellent. It's definitely the perfect place to have a beautiful dinner and evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restorante Farfalla "Superb"
    SunnytimesVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meals at Restorante Farfalla. Everything is prepared fresh to perfection by the Owner/Chef from the soup to the dessert. The wine was extraordinary. Our waiter was exceptional, knowledgeable & very helpful. It was a dining extravaganza that should not be missed. We look forward to dining at Restorante Farfalla whenever we are in the Estero, Florida area. For a very fine dining experience don't hesitate to make a reservation...you will not be disappointed. ENJOY!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • surprise gem
    gourmetfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Situated in a shopping center this pretty little restaurant was a fabulous find. The owner is the chef and does his restaurant proud. Food was excellent, service great! Will be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem in Estero
    HappyHungerVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Unpretentious, personal service. Relaxed dining. Excellent food. Probably the best Italian food in Southwest Florida.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian
    Redbaron62
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We had a great dinner at the restaurant. What truly sets this place apart from others is the chef's creativeness and the lengths that he goes to create a lot of the ingredients from scratch. We will return. However, note that with such high culinary standards comes an appropriate price, so expect to pay more for this kind of eatery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Ristorante Farfalla reviews archive.
  • Special Find!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Best keep secret around Naples. Food is fabulous and service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    lockhartway
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Farfalla is by far one of the best in Estero/Bonita Springs. Not a lot of people the night we went which was great! Enjoyed good talk and excellent food and service. Even spoke with the chef. A+++ for the highest rating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not just Italian dining
    OT44
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Although the food is primarily Italian, there are other excellent dishes. All food is prepared when ordered and is fresh and is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection!
    ben97alana00VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This was our second time at Farfalla and we couldn't be happier. The food is excellent and presented beautifully. The service is great and we look forward to dining there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • unexpected gem
    ZinmanVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We ate our last dinner in Bonita Springs at Ristorante Farfalla.We were impressed with the ambience on arrival.Our waiter/sommelier was very friendly and helpful with our food selections. The mushroom appetizer was delicious as was the stracciatelle soup.My veal chop was perfectly cooked and our friends' pasta dishes were both well-prepared and very tasty.We were all very impressed with the care and expertise of the owner-chef. We will be coming back to Farfalla when we return to Bonita Springs in the next 1-2 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "A lovely evening"
    Delicious
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We came to Farfalla for an early dinner after an Artis, Naples performance. It was the perfect setting for a delicious, unrushed meal with great service. Two of us enjoyed the simple, yet very tasty, preparation of linguine with white clam sauce. The other couples bumped it up a notch with the linguine frutti di mare. So many wonderful selections, so little time. Guess we just must go back to enjoy more of the delights.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally !
    tonylinda
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Took so long to eat at this establishment. Great experience,excellent chef, and staff.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Wonderful food at this locally run Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can you say Veal Chop?
    ChrisGallo
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Ok... so I like veal! I know... I can hear you saying... "Do you know..." Yes... I know! Anyway, after having a bad veal chop experience at another restaurant in another city, I swore off veal! Till now! Their veal chop is as good as Peter Shields lamb chops are in Cape May, NJ. They have an excellent veal chop special and their veal piccata was also very good. I will definitely return to Farfalla next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Servers attitude left much
    Noname
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Servers attitude left much to be desired. We found him to be indifferent and not professional waiter material. He said and we quote"i'm here to take your order ,not advise" Chairs are quite straight and uncomfortable. Food quality was good but not as good as we expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had not been to the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We had not been to the restaurant before and we were pleasantly surprised by all of it. The ambience was wonderful it was not a long wait, the food was amazing, it was a business meeting and everyone in the group loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    ben97alana00VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    This was our first dining experience at this restaurant and we can't wait to go back. Everything about it was outstanding. The menu is excellent, the food, which is freshly prepared upon ordering is beautiful, the fabulous, attentive service all were absolutely first rate. A great place to have a wonderful evening of dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I truly enjoy the dining experience here. The food is superb and the menu nicely varied. The owner is always visible and accommodating. The wait staff is likewise a pleasure. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is our second time dining
    Richie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is our second time dining there. We came back because our first visit was so good. Great food, service and location. Mike , the owner, is a great guy and does a wonderful job in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Over priced
    Ben5104VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food and service was good. Food prices were expensive with a small salad with gargonzila cheese at $9 and a veal chop with 6/7 bites at $35.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was fabulous. Food
    John
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Everything was fabulous. Food is slow to come out because everything is made from scratch and well worth the extra time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dining experience
    Sue19
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We ate at Ristorante Farfalla over the weekend, and had previously eaten there about 6 months ago. The food was wonderful, as always, and our server was very attentive. We love the fact that it is in our area, away from the hustle and bustle of Naples. We shall return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    SCLC
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food at Farfalla is great. I highly recommend it. Bolognese is outstanding - different but great. Great, reasonable prices on wine. Go there - you won't retreat it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but only beer and wine
    SandnSki
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The hostess and waitress were very attentive. We were seated immediately for our 7pm reservation. We were a bit disappointed to find they only offer beer and wine but we did enjoy several bottles of fine wine. The food was very good. The tables are very close together but it did not take away from our dining experience. We will return again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner was served in a leisurely
    lacontessaVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Dinner was served in a leisurely manner as compared to many restaurants today. The veal piccata was tasty but the sauce was a little thin. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is too crowded
    TheRealETVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This restaurant is too crowded and has an inadequate wait staff. The tables were so close together that everyone could hear any conversation you were having. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, but had too many tables to give us reasonable service. We had to wait for service throughout the dinner. Also, the entree was very slow coming out. The kitchen was extremely busy due to the crowd of patrons being served. The food was okay, but considering the high price, it's not good enough to get us to come back. There are many restaurants in the area that provide better food and service for the same price or less.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Surprise
    Delicious
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Always wanted to have dinner at Farfalla, finally got there. All four in our party enjoyed an extraordinary meal including osso bucco, red snapper, cioipinno, & risotto with truffles. The best cheesecake & creme brulee. Service great & comfortable setting. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and fresh!
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Our good was outstanding, delicious and fresh! The service was great ! Our overall dining experience was wonderful, one of our favorite restaurants!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Frequenteater007
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Thought this would be a great place to entertain our nephew and his wife, but it was so disappointing! Instead of pacing the food service out...he brought all THREE COURSES together. What a big mistake. No room on the table for all of it and who wants to rush through hot clams and hot soup before the salad wilts????? When it was time for our entrees to be served Richard brought them out placed them in front of us, added the fresh pepper and then we all realized her gave us someone else's order! He ran them back and we waited for ours to be served. Just a bad scene. We made the most of it as we would not want to cause a scene in front of our guests, but we were totally disappointed! Not able to recommend to our friends at Gulf Harbour!
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  • Outstanding service and food.
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Outstanding service and food. Sole is always great and the best around.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet