Dorona

4.5
703 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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
What 703 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Loved For
Sort by
Newest
Filters
M
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service. Would recommend this restaurant.

Report
Helpful
P
Naples
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Every thing was good except for the salmon. Not up to expectations.

Report
Helpful
W
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing. We had the calamari which was cooked perfectly, tender not chewy. Salami and cheeses were excellent. Had the potato gnocchi, spaghetti carbonara, rigatoni with beef bolognese, and ribeye special. All were fantastic.

Report
Helpful
BA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Terrible. We had heard rave reviews about Dorona, however, our experience was horrible.
The food was dry and cold (Branzino). With regard to service, it could have been better.
Manager/supervisor came by and asked how the meal was but did not really offer any remedy.
The experience is unfortunate because we had waited until end of season to go, it poured on our drive to the restaurant and then the experience was lousy. Just disappointing.

Report
Helpful
PC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Menu. Lot of options.

Report
Helpful
K
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Steaks are big on the menu at Dorona. One whole menu on steaks as a matter of fact. While the quality is good the chefs approach to cooking is not. Fan of Ruth Chris, you'll love Dorona. Way to much butter in cooking process. Can barely taste the steak it is so rich.
One other issue is early evening diners in one whole section are subject to blinding sunlight right in their faces while trying to eat and converse. For god sake but some blinds.

Report
Helpful
OP
Naples
51 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group dinner.

Report
Helpful
JU
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrew is an excellent waiter, so is Tiger

Report
Helpful
OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant itself was very lovely. The food was fine but overpriced. If the price per plate were a few dollars lower, I would have had a higher review. For what other reviewers have labeled a “strip mall” restaurant, the taste of the food was very good-it is really the price point that drives this review. Our server was very pleasant and the ambiance was nice.

Report
Helpful
R
Naples
44 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We ate the food drank the wine paid the bill and drove off

Report
Helpful
GR
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a good experience however the Caesar salad “ mixed tableside” meant it was all put in a bowl stirred up & served...not really anything special but 2 can split 1 salad.
I liked my steak very much and I really appreciated a reasonable amount of money for a small steak, so I didn’t have to take half home, service was ok and several managers approached our table inquiring if all was ok. We would definitely go back.

Report
Helpful
CV
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in a great setting

Report
Helpful
JS
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were politely greeted and seated immediately in a booth that we requested. Monique was our server and she was knowledgeable and attentive. Salmon was cooked to perfection. This is one of our favorite restaurants and highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
JM
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, excellent food. Enjoyable musician too!

Report
Helpful
OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit--very good service by Monique.

Report
Helpful
FD
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was slow to begin with, waited for water and for drinks. Appetizers were served at different times. Salads arrived intermittently and had to ask for missing salads. Had to find a server to find our waiter. The restaurant was not busy. Probably won't come back on our own.

Report
Helpful
WD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The first time I ate at Dorona it was lovely. The waitress was attentive, helpful and never far. This time our server was hardly present, seemed in a hurry, spoke so fast that we couldn't understand him and seemed distracted. We had to ask for our table to be cleared of old dishes, etc. Last time we asked to share a steak and they cut the steak on a plate for each of us. This time it was put down in front of my husband and a plate put down in front of me and the waiter left. Perhaps we ordered a different steak the first time and they only prepare it for you if it is more expensive.

I liked the restaurant so much the first time but was very disappointed this time.

Report
Helpful
JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Menu limited, waiter so-so.
Had a better experience a few days ago for dinner

Report
Helpful
DD
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar for happy hour and decided to order out dinner at the bar. Food was very good. Very quiet evening there we believe because the tourist season here is behind us.

Report
Helpful
OT
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant strip mall surprise!

Report
Helpful
T
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Steak was not as good as prior visits. Wish there was a fish special.

Report
Helpful
n
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun menu with many Italian specialties!

Report
Helpful
J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very good the octopus was excellent. The crab cake app was very large. All 4 dinners enjoyed their food. The ravioli and fish soup was excellent. Dinning experience was more like a pub than fine dinning. I would recommend this place for very good food and service. The staff recommendation were good and detail.

Report
Helpful
RS
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Steak was terrible and could not cut it or eat it. Told server and he did not even remove it from the 300 dollar check. Never again will I use any of their restaurants

Report
Helpful
F
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious as usual, the service was very slow in the beginning and our waiter was often nowhere to be found but they tried to rectify it each time. Usually the service is much better

Report
Helpful
F
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Long wait for dinner to be served

Report
Helpful
LP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Great food. My only negative is that it is a big place, not intimate but that is not what a diner always wants.

Report
Helpful
RH
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We all loved our dishes, caesar salad and arugula salad, branzino, grilled salmon and veal osso buco filled ravioli with a creamy sauce.

Report
Helpful
BA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our second visit. First time we never got the menu for the steak/meat selections. The other menu could have more variety or options for lighter eaters.

Report
Helpful
OT
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cher was our server, and the service, food and ambiance exceeded our expectations!

Report
Helpful
DW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great flavor!

Report
Helpful
F
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Grilled duck and grilled Faroe Island salmon perfectly prepared with perfect accompaniments.

Report
Helpful
B
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, wonderful service by Andrea & Felipe’s food.

Report
Helpful
JM
Naples
82 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a variety of bar and lunch special items. It was quiet, in-between lunch and dinner and the staff provided flexibility for our choices from menus. We had a salad, fabulous baby shrimp appetizer, and delicious fig and arugula flat bread with prosciutto :-)

Report
Helpful
M
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service makes for a great evening. See you soon!

Report
Helpful
A
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

High quality food. Excellent offerings. Very accommodating when it came to dietary restrictions. Our waitress was terrific. Easy parking.

Report
Helpful
LA
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding service! And as always delicious food!

Report
Helpful
B
Naples
233 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, but we liked the Caesar salad served off the cart. We admit everything was delicious and we appreciated the Birthday dessert.

Report
Helpful
CC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I am not a fan of ala carte style menus, ordering salads, vegetables and main plate separate but you go where the food and service are.

First time in this adaptation from a previous restaurant. The look and feel of the interior was pretty familiar from the former establishment and that is fine to me. Hostess brought us to our table and our server was prompt to check with us and assess what drinks were needed, letting us familiarize ourselves with the menu items and explaining specials. Scallops, swordfish and salmon were choices of the night along with roasted brussel sprouts. My salmon was a perfect medium plated with asparagus. Scallops looked a touch over grilled, although my guest said they were good. The swordfish had great color and juices. We finished the meal with créme brûlèe large enough for all three of us to enjoy, which made everyone happy ;P
Yes, I will be back, need to check out the aged steak menu...

Report
Helpful
OP
Naples
52 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, one of our favorite Naples restaurants. Had to send back one calamari appetizer, very dry. New one was ok, not as good as usual. Main course was perfect.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
18