il Pomodoro

4.6
158 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!
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vipSteph
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had dinner at IL Pomodoro last night. It was our first time there and it began with my accidentally knocking over a full glass of wine - and knocked over it was. My waitress (Regan) and the manager (Denise) could not have been nicer. They offered us another table (which we declined), quickly cleaned up and replaced our settings, and despite my asking to be charged for a replacement glass of wine, they would not allow it and provided a replacement complimentary. We enjoyed our meal and it was excellent. We made the reservation through Open Table and their system asks if there is a special occasion which there was; it was my wife's birthday. Despite my wine mishap, they still came out with a complimentary birthday desert. Good food, class act, and we'll be back.

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vip4830zz
Tampa
108 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ok Pomodoro is a good local Italian restaurant that serves great food with good service at a reasonable price.

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JaeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, food was excellent. Our server Lisa was excellent, very attentive and always smiling.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner and staff are so friendly and the food is great.

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AnitaD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice date night with my husband. The food and service were great.

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JimC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food great service just felt cramped and vert loud. Restaurant was clean and nice variety on menu.

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vipNancyB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were all great. We will go again.

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4grandkids
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are from Boston and grew up in an Italian home. il Pomodoro would be a success in the Italian section of Boston, the North End. The antipasto was fabulous with a generous portion on meats and cheeses. My rigatoni dish with chicken in an arrabbiata sauce was excellent, my wife had the grouper special with was great and also a large portion. Lunch tomorrow.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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RossO
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent Italian restaurant with excellent food quality. Owners Randy and Denise make patrons feel appreciated and atmosphere is very friendly !

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vipluvopentable
Milwaukee
121 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a place which had pizza, and this place does!!! It is probably the best pizza we've ever had . . . and my husband ordered the ravioli, which he really enjoyed. Our server, Kelli, was great. We definitely will return to this restaurant. We love Open Table in being able to find excellent restaurants wherever you happen to be in the world . . . and we found another one!

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GaryF
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived early and staff was very accommodating… excellent service and food…went home with enough left overs for next days dinner!

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vipLinda
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Only issue is serious lack of lighting and needed flashlight to see menu

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vip4830zz
Tampa
109 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is family owned and operated. The husband is the chef, and the wife is the front person. The cuisine and service are always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent- especially the fra Diablo mussels

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HowardG
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good..The Grouper was excellent. The chicken marsala was decent..wines were very nice. Prices are very fair..all in all a good choice.

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vipSissy
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu and the food was wonderful! Great specials as well

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EdwardK
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service by Zach was excellent. Love their Veal Parmigiana!

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JoGaHo
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is more appealing from the exterior than the interior, but still very nice. The service was very good and food was excellent -- even my leftovers were great the next day! They serve wine and beer -- no liquors, though. I will be back!

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Teacher
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, service, and food! Presentation of food was excellent and our waitress was wonderful! Should have asked her name but she lives in North Fort Myers. Fantastic chef!

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vipSteve
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Always a great meal there.

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ShannonN
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Appetizers, salads, and our meals were all delicious. Garlic rolls were disappointing. Service was excellent. Prices are reasonable!

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RandN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Huge portions and friend staff. Close to where we were staying

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The pasta are over cooked to much liquid and our son have to wait 10 minutes longer before he get his food.

This was our first and last time . Never ever again !!!!!

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vipAndrewB
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Waitress Jullianna was outstanding. Very Personable and Very attentive to
all our needs...when hiring is difficult make sure that you keep Julianna around

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vipColumbusDiner
Columbus
96 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great evening of fantastic food and a wonderful atmosphere of dinner club songs and music by Dave Powers! We always love Il Pomodoro and this was no exception!

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PaulA
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looking for an Italian place at the last minute by the Barbara Mann Center. This place was quite the find. I’d driven by a few times and hadn’t thought much about it, but it came up in my search, the reviews were good, and they had availability. Boy am I glad we went. Service was great, even though they kept apologizing for the delay’s. There were none! The food was outstanding. The homemade ravioli was excellent. The wife’s rigatoni bolognese was outstanding as well. The wine list was modest, but well priced with some great values. We are definitely coming back and bringing friends.

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vipGMC1
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing. From the service to the food everything was just exceptional

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vipLouJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow to get served and ne of 4 food orders was incorrect and delayed.

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KarlA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent service. Would have liked a broader wine selection, but overall very good.

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vipTeresaN
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Pizza was great. Service was extremely slow. New waitress.

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vipJeanR
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious. Mary was our server, she was personable and quite funny. We enjoyed our food and experience.

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CherylH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As an Italians, I highly recommend!! The food was fantastic!

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madtowne
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, the best meal we’ve experienced since moving to SWFL. Portions are huge, plenty of leftovers. A great find all because of OT!

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STEVENR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was rather noisy because of a piano player that night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience for our table of 8

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vipMytmtz
Naples
59 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great. Wine n beer only! So no cocktails…
Ordered the Grouper Special, nice portion served good temp. Would go back.,,

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was exceptional, and desserts were to die for!

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LynnB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine with friends at Il Pomodoro!

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viprunnergirl
Orlando
116 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Roomy and nicely decorated Italian restaurant with plenty of parking. Food was served hot. Lasagna was large and tasty. Meatballs were tender and well spiced. Perhaps server was new. She missed the obvious steps - asking us if we we wanted water, telling us the specials, asking if everything was ok or if we needed anything else. Did not know how to pronounce the names of the dishes.

FAQs

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

il Pomodoro is rated 4.6 stars by 158 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.