Dorona

4.5
343 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
A Modern Italian Steakhouse Menu with casual fare & a lively bar filled with craft beers, hand crafted cocktails, and wines on tap.
Please visit our website www.DoronaNaples.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(239) 529-2819
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Goddard
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 343 People Are Saying
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JC
Naples
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great looking, up class, New restaurant w cool bar scene and great food

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m
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious from start to finish. As someone who eats out a lot for business, it is rare that a restaurant exceeds my expectations. From pasta to sea food, steaks and salads each dish and every cocktail was expertly and uniquely prepared. Bravo! I wish I lived in Florida so I could visit on a regular basis.

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J
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Heather, Tonya and Barry were fabulous! My husband and I had a great date night. Heather made me my first Bourbon Sour, which another couple at the bar called a Boston Sour. Tonya was attentive, professional and super friendly. Barry's friendly nature and sincerity in asking how our evening went will bring us back. Thank you for a lovely evening. S. John and Cathy-Lynn May

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KG
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dorona is an excellent restaurant! The tableside Cesar Salad was great and a very nice portion. The filets were perfect.... love a filet with a crispy sear and tender inside and perfectly seasoned. Mushrooms on the side were very good. We had the donuts for dessert per the recommendation of our terrific server, Tanya. She was spot on.... the donuts were delicious. We will definitely return to Dorona.

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CH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lamb chops were outstanding!!

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B
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We both chose pasta, but different ones. Mine was bucatini with a meat sauce. Husband had langostino in a red sauce. We had an heirloom cherry tomato salad first and salted caramel gelato for dessert. All were delicious.

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M
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Poor quality meats. Generic sides. Not impressed. Sadly, service was excellent. The servers deserve better!

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G
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was good, the waitstaff professional & our meals exceptional. A very nice touch, dessert was complimentary & specially made for a birthday diner. Duckling was always a special request treat for my birthday, as a child. This duckling was possibly the best I've ever had!

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OT
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Menu looks amazing. Food was ok for Naples. We've had better steak at same price point. Very friendly staff. Cool atmosphere. Octopus app was amazing. Vitello tonnato, meh. Steaks had great flavor and done perfectly. Presentation-we eat with our eyes- needs some work. But still a nice evening out.

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f
Naples
40 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You were there for a special dinner with 14 other people. Everything was terrific and we already have reservations for next week.

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B
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely would go back and recommend to everyone! The service and food was excellent!

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OT
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Dorona and it won't be our last. From the minute we walked in to the minute we left, we were super pleased with the service and the food....both were excellent. We liked the innovated menu; we were not disappointed in any of the dishes. As a matter of fact, the 4 of us raved about our food. Knowing that TGIF used to be housed in that location, it was more than a pleasant surprise to see the renovations/decor. Not your typical Naples restaurant. We are glad we discovered Dorona and have already recommended to friends.

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d
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly atmosphere. Always enjoy the food. Our server, Matt, who served us the last two times we were there, is awesome. Professional and really kind. We also love the charcuterie options; so delicious. Just wishbtheymwould get a latter crowd and serve food past 10. It would be a great
option for after a movie.

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DD
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very pleasantly surprised. Awesome food and service. Best steak I’ve had in Naples and we eat out 3-4 times a week.

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YK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We may be the only people who have not had great luck at Dorona. Our first visit a couple months ago was not good from either a food or service aspect. But I always give at least one more try.
First..our server was fantastic!
Food was average. Two of us had grilled scallops and I cannot figure out how grilled scallops can be served greasy. They were more oil laden than had they been sautéed. I couldn’t even finish mine. The scallops were nice size but the preparation was not good. Another had a strip and was happy with it and how it was cooked but didn’t consider it outstanding for a steak specialty. The fourth had a burger and seemed very satisfied. Also an order of fries which were crispy and very good was shared by all.
Best was the 7 layer milk chocolate cake which was enough for all four of us to share.
All in all not a terrible experience like our first visit but very average and there are better values in Naples.

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TN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Thought the food was good but the amount of food for the cost wasn’t worth going back.

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r
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Audrey was so attentive....knowledgeable..fantastic food..very good wine list..this is a very special place ..dinner was wonderful,,

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PC
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious meal with friends. Steaks outstanding.

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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MM
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We were seated in an area where there was a very loud group so it made conversation difficult - not quiet at all. On the positive side I did spill a glass of wine and they brought me a replacement and did not charge. Based on that I / we will return but will request a place that is quieter.

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J
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dorona. Continues to deliver on a very high level. Special occasion called for three of us splitting the 90 ounce bone in T-Bone which was outstanding in both flavor and value. The twelve layer chocolate cake shared by six was wonderful.

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PF
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent all round one of our favorite places . Great for the neighborhood. Everyone that works there is very welcoming.

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L
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and variety. Our second experience here. The food is really amazing. Service was just okay this time, fabulous last time. Carrot cake just not good but doughnuts to die for!’

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N
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner at Dorona! I had the sea scallops and they were perfectly cooked (not over cooked like most restaurants). We were there with friends and everyone was very happy with the food, their drinks, and the service. The staff is very welcoming and friendly.

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JS
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant in Naples! The moment we walk in, the hostess greeted us warmly and we were immediately brought to our booth. The booth provided us with the quiet conversation we enjoyed during our meal. I had the salmon and it was fresh with a nice, crispy top. Dorona has a modern, urban decor that is refreshing and our server, Annette, was friendly, efficient and professional. I highly recommend Dorona!

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GS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and their Carbonara pasta is so good with a great bottle of Gava wine. They came highly recommended to me and I would not hesitate to do the same to anyone who wants to go there....

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j
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The steak was fantastic. The restaurant is tucked away but worth the drive as the food was phenomenal. Amazingly good steak.

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o
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic - food service ambience everything wonderful especially the food! And friendly, wow, Spectacular

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B
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing, no where near the service or food quality of Salt.

It seems like a restaurant with no clear direction, it’s neither an Italian nor Steak restaurant. The food was very bland and old tasting, profiteroles tasted days old for instant.

The reception gals were great, the female bartender was awesome and that was unfortunately the highlights.

Who serves Branzino with soggy skin?

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T
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only problem we had was that after we left and were almost home they called and could not find the signed receipt. We turned around and when we pulled back in to the restaurant they called again and had found it. It was a inconvenience but food and service was great. We will go back.

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EK
Naples
75 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Steaks are mediocre service was slow

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NC
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service. Food OK, not great. $59 steak not worth it, good but not that good.

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L
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best lunches in Naples. Ended up sitting at the bar and had a great experience. The bartender was knowledgeable and fun. A class act all the way around. Can’t wait to go back. The bartender came from Boston (cant remember his name) but he was great

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B
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice menu with unique options. Food was excellent. Cocktails were very good. Nice large sphere ice ball in Negroni! Love that

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NE
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely my favorite place in town.

Nothing else compares to it.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall! We had a group celebrating my husband's birthday. Everything was fantastic!

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NN
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I would love to have made this a 4* review, but a couple of imperfections in the service -- a slow start, and then the wrong order brought up (although effort were made to compensate)-- drive my rating down. The food was excellent, a nice little cheese plate and an excellent Caprese for openers, an excellent Potato Gnocchi with langoustine, artichoke, tomato confit, and parsley pesto, and a fine burger -- with sopressata, fried egg, caramelized onion, and bourbon sauce -- we really enjoyed it. Our preferred dessert had "run out" which, early in the evening, was another disappointment. Good coffee to finish. We'll certainly be back -- and look forward to the blemishes being polished away.

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OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I have French Onion Soup that came to the table Luke warm, they did heat it up but poached egg that was in soup was now a hard boiled egg.

Shrimp Brussels Sprout salad needed seasoning added and could not really taste any flavor with the dressing.

This restaurant came highly recommended, great location, great ambiance and wonderful service.
The food was not on par with everything else.

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s
Naples
75 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but not special. Very good steak and a nice salad. Other dishes were slightly below those levels, but more than fine. Biggest complaint is the pricing. Very high versus the competition.

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