il Pomodoro

4.4
77 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Southwest Florida's Top Award-Winning Italian Dining Experience
Fresh local ingredients, sophisticated plates, and great service sums up our restaurant. For years we have been SWFL's go-to spot for great Italian food for good reason. With several awards and recongitions including numerous News Press Restaurants of the Year rankings, Trip Advisor's Traveler's Choice Award, and Yelp's Local Restaurant of the Year Award, you can rest easy knowing you will have an amazing experience with us!
What 77 people are saying
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4.6
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catching up with family

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vipMattD
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are new to the area and have eaten here on two occasions.
In both cases the food was delicious and the service excellent!

Met the owner who was awesome as well.

It's a keeper and we will be there again soon.

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vipJimC
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food!

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vipCathyZ
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were 7 of us and everyone enjoyed their dinner. I had fettuccine with grouper. It was the best grouper I had in Florida! We had 3 children with us and it was a great casual restaurant! I recommend the dinner!

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Suzanne
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Not the best Italian food I’ve had. Needed some seasonings

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vip4830zz
Tampa
87 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good Italian restaurant at a very reasonable price. Dinner and service were very good.

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Wmhansh
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was very good. The food was good. Where we were sitting it was quite loud, due to a loud party of four.

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vip4830zz
Tampa
87 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant and the place was amazing. Food and service was great and they even had a live piano singer.

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vipLalaK
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Everything was prepared of great quality products and had great taste. Loved all the pastas, chicken primavera and chicken piccata! Partitions are good to split.

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Mitch
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Very friendly staff. Food was delicious and hot.

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LindaB
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Booked this based on live entertainment on the site. Arrived and was told no dinner music. Food was amazing and service outstanding

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vipJanetC
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was amazing and so helpful as this was my mother's first dinner out in 12 months.
Thank you

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vipJimC
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Our favorite Italian restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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vipBobR
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian restaurant in southwest Florida. They need to add more garlic to their rolls!

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darlenep
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 3 of us had great food! Service was spot on & not too much. Manager checked with us several times . First time here for us but definitely not our last!

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vipColumbusDiner
Columbus
87 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Il Pomodoro. And we were serenaded by Dave Powers as we dined! Dave played at our wedding in Ohio, so it’s always great to hear him again in Florida. We have had so many wonderful selections at Il Pomodoro that we’re having trouble remembering everything that we’ve tried! We have never been disappointed with the food or their service, so we’ll be back again very soon!

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LindaD
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Large menu. 2 out of 4 people not thrilled with food. Alfredo sauce was very watery.

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EllenA
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sucks both open table and I’ll Pomodoro. Food disgusting open table no one should use

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vipColumbusDiner
Columbus
87 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was awesome and the service was, once again, incredible! We always try a new dish because there are so many enticing items on the menu. We have yet to be disappointed in any of our choices! Great Italian food with several seafood options as well. Their freshly baked bread that arrives hot to the table is another added bonus! We always have enough leftovers for another meal the next day. We love Il Pomodoro!

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vipmarilynr
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice place. Food very average. Would not go back. Service slow.

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vipBigbob
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another great meal and our service was excellent. We had Kendall as our server and she was outstanding. This was the second time we had her as our server. We were impressed with the food and service were taking other people their this weekend. Best Italian food in area and prices are reasonable compared to other places.

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GregMoose
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Chairs need to be varnish table clothes were ripped. my dinner came out burnt,cooks were arguing ,even after closing after lunch and opening for dinner the floors had food on them. the only good thing I have to say was the server was great

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vipJeanR
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual! This is one of our favorite spots in Ft. Myers. We brought some friends and they are ready to return again.
Stephanie was our server. She is AWESOME!

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NancyW
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our go to Italian restaurant in Ft Myers, FL. We find that the service is always spot on and the food of choice is cooked your way. Drinks are not overly expensive and this year we two had Valentine's dinner for only $60-$70 dollars including tip.

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vipTedB
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. Our server was exceptional.

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Tony
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Deceptive advertising, as well as some questionable tactics regarding their specials. Food is no better than average and over priced, manager/owner refused to come out of kitchen to address our concerns after we asked three times. Trust us, diners in the Fort Myers area have much better dining options. Want great Italian food and service at reasonable prices, dine at “Two Meatballs In The Kitchen“, you won’t regret it.

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captivatoni
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is our go to Italian restaurant in the area. It is very good. The portions are great and food is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service and food were excellent

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vipCharlene
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Worst service ever! Reservations at 5:45. Food served cold at 7:20.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good as usual.

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ThomasW
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The menu contained some very nice items. Quality was excellent, prices were great.

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vipColumbusDiner
Columbus
87 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go-to Italian restaurant in the Ft Myers/Cape Coral area. The menu is broad and we keep trying new dishes on every visit. We have loved everything that we’ve had! It’s one of our must go spots on every trip down south!

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Sternum
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal at El Pomodoro. Food was good and reasonably priced. What made it especially nice was the waitress. She proved great service and was very delightful.

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Lois
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food at reasonable prices!!!
We really enjoy this restaurant.

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vipChoices
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinners and had a very nice experience. Everyone is very professional and took good care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Das il promodoro hätte Spitze sein können, wenn es nicht viel zu kalt im Restaurant gewesen es wäre.
Das Essen war sehr viel und lecker . Achtung Dir 14‘ Pizza ist für eine Person sehr sehr viel.

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Diesel
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were there on New Years Eve 7pm. il Pomodoro is a small quaint restaurant the noise level this evening being it was busy was somewhat high. Meals came with 1 bread roll each and a Very small salad. I had the Chicken Marsala with fettuccine the chicken and sauce was very good chicken very tender that sat on a spoonful of plain fettuccine. Hubby had the Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti and set it was very good, other member of our party had the Balsamic Chicken he also said it was tasty. We brought home a order of the home made Tiramisu unfortunately that was a huge disappointment opened box and it was runny slab of marsacapone that was very gritty tasting with small base layer of ladyfingers (Not sure if we got a bad batch or that's the way it's made here?) Average price of the meals where 18-20.00pp without drinks. Wine is $8+ for a nice pour. We will probably try again when it's not a major Holiday and see if the side portions are larger for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food but service could be better. Overall an enjoyable experience.

FAQs

il Pomodoro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 985-0080.

il Pomodoro is rated 4.4 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.