Island View at the Lani Kai Island Resort

3.7
109 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A hidden gem in Fort Myers Beach, Fla, situated on the sixth floor of the Lani Kai Island Resort, the award-winning Island View is high above the sand and sea. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico with breathtaking views, enjoy a completely reworked top-notch menu boasting fresh seafood entrees with Italian elegance, and a half-a-million dollar renovation. For a "casually upscale" fine dining experience that still offers award-winning taste and affordability, come up to the award-winning Island View and enjoy the food as much as the view! Daily Happy Hour and Chef's Specials, live jazz and blues music, this is a place that's sure to be visited while on the island!

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Experiences

  • Two for $30 Pasta Night Sundays

    Multiple dates available

    Come enjoy some of our award-winning Island View's most popular pasta dishes for just Two-for-$30 every Sunday evening, from 5 to 9 p.m. This weekly special includes a house salad or cup of soup for each plate, and fresh-baked, homemade cream-cheese-stuffed dinner rolls. Available 5 to 9 p.m. each Sunday. Dine-in only. Call 239-463-5550 to place your reservation, or visit IslandViewFMB.com/RSVP.
  • Dine on a Dime Night Wednesdays – 10% OFF Entrées

    Multiple dates available

    Come take a Tour through Tuscany as you adventure through our Island View's authentic Italian menu during Dine on a Dime Night, hosted every Wednesday, from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a 10% DISCOUNT OFF any of our fabulous entrees that evening – this is the perfect opportunity to really explore the menu of spectacular Mediterranean dishes and try new things. To RSVP, call 239-463-5550 or visit IslandViewFMB.com.
  • Jazz Night Thursdays (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

    Multiple dates available

    Join us every Thursday evening for Jazz Night, featuring talented songstress Angela Hicks, performing some of the best jazz songs from the genre that spans over several eras and generations. From Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday and Tony Bennett to Diana Krall, Lena Horne and Nora Jones, this is one evening you don't want to miss. Angela will perform on our Island View stage from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pair with our fabulous Signature Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m., and you have the perfect evening lined up, in the award-winning Island View restaurant. Reservations are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome, 239-463-5550.
  • Jazz Night Tuesdays (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

    Multiple dates available

    Join us every Tuesday evening for Jazz Night, featuring talented songstress Angela Hicks, performing some of the best jazz songs from the genre that spans over several eras and generations. From Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday and Tony Bennett to Diana Krall, Lena Horne and Nora Jones, this is one evening you certainly don't want to miss. Angela will perform on our Island View stage from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pair with our fabulous Signature Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m., and you have the perfect evening lined up, in the award-winning Island View restaurant. Reservations are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome, 239-463-5550; IslandViewFMB.com/RSVP.

Offers

  • EXTENDED DAILY Signature Happy Hour 3 to 6:30 p.m.

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Enjoy a daily Signature Happy Hour in our award-winning Island View, featuring fabulous hand-crafted cocktails and wood-fired appetizers, now extended an extra 30 minutes, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. every day through summer. Some of the crowd favorites include our Swamp Aqua, Jaws, Coronita Margarita, Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster Flatbread, Shrimp Ceviché, Eggplant Rotolo and hand-tossed pizza. Visit IslandViewFMB.com/HappyHour for the full menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 109 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachelC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I usually don’t leave reviews but thought I needed too. This in no way reflects the wait staff. Our drinks were not very good. Way too strong to taste good and the food was mediocre at best.

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CarlM
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our overall experience for the week was great. We ordered pickup several times and was great. We are in the dining room twice. The 1st time was excellent. The 2nd visit however was incredibly disappointing. The girl serving us was extremely nice… not sure what the issue was…. Not enough staff or a disconnect with the kitchen… but we didn’t get our salads until after we were almost finished with our meal and a side dish wasn’t served until after the meal. We only got drinks one time until I mentioned all of the disappointing issues to the acting manager and we then only got drinks 1 more time. We had to wait an incredibly long time for our bill. I honestly expected some sort of offset on the bill due to all the issues I mentioned but no such adjustment was made. The food was excellent but the overall experience was disappointing that time.

CM
CarlM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the lady who was singing. The food was delicious and the staff was awesome. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone staying at the resort. We ordered food for pick up several times as well and it was delicious. The manager Shawn was very accommodating as well. The servers and the chefs were awesome!
Thanks
Carl

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StephanieB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and service!!! Highly would recommend.

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Jolie
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the views, the wood fired oven cuisine including pizza, and different food offering from seafood to steak. Live music was also a plus. It wasn’t too loud for conversation at the table either.

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TimS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great views, good food and friendly service. It was a nice evening out.

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GilDP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was mine and my wife's first visit at Island View to celebrate her birthday.I've worked in the Hospitality field for over 13 years and could tell right away that this restaurant was well managed by the ambiance and staff's attention to detail. Sean, the manager was very pleasant and made us feel welcomed. The view was spectacular and a live performer provided pleasant music. Our server was attentive and efficient. We had the bacon wrapped shrimp with the best guacamole I ever tasted. The clam chowder was creamy and delicious and the Cioppino and the salmon on the plank were outstanding.
Also,we would go back there just for the bread rolls! We are looking forward to our next visit there!

CN
ChrisN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Not what I expected. Loud ambiance with mediocre food. Pasta is not fresh and chicken strips on top of the pasta dish tasted like they were just microwaved. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Waiter was nice but slow, forgot things, messed up orders. It took 45 minutes after we were seated to get bread and our salads, regardless he was a nice young waiter.

DB
DawnB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner! Service was great. Good good and fun atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was no good, service was subpar

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ConnorM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably the best restaurant I have ever been to. The food was outstanding and the service was just incredible, everyone was super nice and really fast, I would say this was a 10 out of 10 me and my date really enjoyed the ocean view

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KatyB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The appetizers we great. The entrees were mediocre at best. Wine choices were very limited, so we ordered sangria, which tasted like watered down fruit punch.

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vipStevee
Naples
40 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great location to have a fantastic view of the Gulf of Mexico while having a drink at the bar or dinner at one of the tables with a Gulf view. Service is great as well as the entire staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Old, dirty and food was bad.
Paid $8.00 for a drink at the bar. Boosts best view of the Gulf. Back bar was so dirty and piled full of junk you couldn’t see out. Bad. All in all bad experience and won’t be returning.

BM
BethM
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had a reservation and were seated right away but it took 20 minutes for someone to wait on us! Very very loud and the food was just mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The best thing on the menu.. the breadrolls!!

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vipHeatherI
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Views are beautiful over looking the beach. The atmosphere is old and needs updates. Food was bland no flavor.

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DanielE
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was delicious. The service was excellent. I will definitely come back next time I am in the area.

RP
RPMs
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Food as not cooked, they credited me..

JC
vipJC2002
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The view was nice. Sadly, the service was very disappointing. We waited 15 min before server came to table and then another 15 before we had our drinks. Food was good for some and mediocre for the other half. Always had to flag down waiter. They weren’t busy so not sure what the issue was.

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vipellaa
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was attentive. Food was great! Music was loud.

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Foodie
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Great view. Food is overpriced. Food quality is poor. Happy Hour is excellent. Air conditioning was great.

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ShariJoy
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was fantastic. The food was amazing as was the view and the service. We did not even realize there was going to be entertainment but it just added to the fun of the night. Our party of 10 was easily accommodated and our server was more than happy to take a picture of our group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was extremely slow. Drink service was awful. A Fundamental lack of understanding on how to make a Martini or a Manhattan should have been our first clue. The waitress, while very pleasant, failed to return to our table with any frequency and failed to

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Horrible experience wedding night planned for a month was excited for opportunity as a chef to try nice food on the island other then same old tourist fare . Order oysters Rockefeller and 2 lobster and fillet dinner one mid well ( wife's) oyster never came so sent food back to wait for the appatizer finally came out cold and then they just held our food u der the heat lamps so steaks was overcooked. Manager didn't even want to make it right just said we owed them nothing. So walked out hungry on wedding night and had a burger 🍔 thanks you island view.

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vipNancyN
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food.. The woman
Who sang was absolutely amazing. We had the 2 for $30
Pasta night. Everything tasted great we will definitely be back.

MC
MartinC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food,somewhat slow service.

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ScottR
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay, nothing exciting. Had grouper and shrimp in coconut sauce. Not very coconutty. Tried the green beans, sure didn’t taste like fresh beans,

View was great

Was a friday night. There was a singer at dinnertime that was a bit loud for our taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took 20 minutes for the server to acknowledge us and ask for our drinks (there were only 3 tables in the place). It was a wasted evening with bad service and bad food. Spent over 2 hours. The table next to us had 4 bottles of wine and we couldn’t even get water. We would have loved to order more drinks since it was my birthday. We had to track down multiple people just to pay an expensive bill. Very disappointed and we will not be back ☹️

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ! Pasta was on point! Marinara, vodka and ariabata sauces were terrific! Steaks were also good.

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EdwardK
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Old times look to it and tacky atmosphere. The food was very tasty and the service was very good. Also, the view of the ocean was fabulous. Over all, we would go back again.

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vipkiwi
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good views of beach, food was good, generous portions.

JA
JoanneA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was adequate, Live music was entertaining. Older crowd, 50s style ambiance.

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missy
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience.

DD
DawnD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and the view was spectacular I would go back again

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Rick
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 39th Anniversary! Everything was just superb, Michael D’Amore singing was fantastic!

MR
vipMistyR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Picked the place off of ease of reservations and location of our hotel as well as the pictures of the food. The best thing about this restaurant are the views!!

The food was eh. The version of Picata sauce was “think” like Alfredo sauce. One fish dish was over cooked and very dry. Husbands “pesto” sauce was thick green topping over the chicken. We asked for a side of pasta instead of the rice which was served with the fish entrees. The waiter gave us a look, but didn’t explain that a side of pasta was practically a full portion until we commented at the end. We are not a family to send back food just a family not to return.

As an appetizer we ordered the grilled octopus, and were quite surprised how it was brought out. Liked more like sliced sausage, but soaking in oil.

Not sure if there regular chefs haven’t returned, but again didn’t expect the quality. The decor should be updated but that was a nonissue. Actually, brought back memories of growing up and sharing stories with our teens.

Overall, had nice family time, but would have been better off going to one of the local places in the beach

BA
BAnderson
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had some mixed feelings about Lani Kai. On one hand, it's an older restaurant that (in my opinion) for a tourist is in an odd location at the top of an older "colorful" resort. It was recommended to me by a front desk service at the Pink Shell Resort and since I could make a same-day reservation for a party of 9, I took a risk and booked it via OpenTable. The atmosphere is very kitsch and old school, but I don't mean that in a negative way. My girlfriends and I enjoyed the Sinatra-Esque lounge singer in his shiny sequined blazer and our waitress, Myrtle, was very attentive to a party of 6 adults and 3 children all ordering multiple drinks, apps, salads, bread, and entrees. There's a HUGE menu, but 2 out of 9 of us had a plate they felt was really bland and not that great, but the rest of us were pleased. The Drunken Stuffed Chicken was enjoyed by me and many at the table who wanted a bite. The view is really great in that it is HIGH up so you can see way out over the ocean at the window booths. If you go into it with the understanding that you'll see chandeliers and decor that may catch you a little off guard for a "current" resturant, you'll enjoy the ambiance and have a good time singing along with some jazzy classics.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seafood not fresh. Manager very nice. Food was awful.

FAQs

Island View at the Lani Kai Island Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 463-5550.

Island View at the Lani Kai Island Resort is rated 3.7 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Island View at the Lani Kai Island Resort does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://lanikaiislandresort.com/shop/holiday-gift-card/.

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.