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Island View at the Lani Kai Island Resort, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Island View at the Lani Kai Island Resort

4.4
4.4
319 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
TEMP LANI KAI VENUE SWITCH during upgrades (July 2022): Operating a few floors down in the Sabal Palm room of the Lani Kai, on the lobby level of the 1st floor, right near the Front Desk!
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (239) 463-5550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Chef Tejada

  • Catering

    Our staff is happy to assist in offering custom menus and dining options for your private party or gathering, no matter how large or small. Please call us anytime and our Weddings & Special Events Coordinator will begin planning your extra-special celebration, 239-463-3111 ext. 2026.

  • Private party facilities

    We're happy to offer our Private Room with beachfront views for private parties and celebrations, as well as additional seating throughout other dining areas of our award-winning rooftop restaurant. All indoors, patrons enjoy wall-to-wall picture windows of the shoreline, beach-side views – perfect for sunset!

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Myers Beach

  • Cross street

    Indoor award-winning rooftop restaurant at the Lani Kai Island Resort

  • Parking details

    Located on the top floor of the Lani Kai, near the parking lot and hotel pool, just take the glass elevator to the top floor and enjoy the food as much as the view!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.
  • Jazz Night Thursdays (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

    Multiple dates available
    Join us most Thursday evenings 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 5 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.
  • 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. Dine-in only. To RSVP, call 239-463-5550 or visit IslandViewFMB.com.

Offers

  • DAILY Signature Happy Hour 3 to 5 p.m.

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Enjoy a daily Signature Happy Hour in our award-winning Island View, featuring fabulous hand-crafted cocktails and wood-fired appetizers, from 3 to 5 p.m. every day (excluding most holidays). 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.

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What 319 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    Hot Spot

  • Southwest Florida

    Scenic View

  • Southwest Florida

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Ft. Myers

    Healthy

  • Ft. Myers

    Hot Spot

  • Ft. Myers

    Scenic View

  • Ft. Myers

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. CS

    CherylS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was great. We will be back!!!!
  2. AN

    AnthonyN

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Service is slow but they’re super nice food was really good and giant giant portions
  3. LW

    LarryW

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Booked based on a recommend from a friend. Unfortunately, "unadvertised" changes. Restaurant going through refurb, no notice on website, temporarily downstairs. Menu was not what is on website. Server was fine, just had to be apologetic. The "entertainment" was horrible, in a word. He could not carry a tune in a bucket, and was very distracting. Cannot recommend and will not be returning.
  4. l

    lizo

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Beautiful view! Host, servers were all very welcoming.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    Area is under construction- hard to find new location. Limited menu due to construction.
  6. M

    Mike

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Guy did an outstanding job and made sure that our diner was also an enjoyable experience.
  7. B

    Bobble

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great beach view, service, menu and food was delicious & hot. Music & singer quite loud!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service great views the best
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted by the hostess and manager, Sean, both were very accommodating to make sure our party had a nice comfortable table. Our server, a gentleman was so kind and helpful. He was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. Sean circled around ensuring steaks were done perfect and food tasted wonderful. Clearly they take pride In their food! We had a party of 6 celebrating a Birthday. We had a variety of dishes from pasta, to surf and turf. Everything was outstanding! We loved the rainbow cookie cake as our Birthday dessert as well. What a great night! Prices were very reasonable and portions were generous!
  10. AM

    AngelicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of 29 people. And the service we got was really friendly and very nice. The bad thing is that in the end a waiter threw a bill on the table that was not ours and he yelled at us that he earned very little money and that he was complaining about why we gave him so little money on his tip. In the end, it resulted in an error because the bill was from another table and the man apologized to my group because I asked him to. (he doesn't want to do it). It was extremely unpleasant and uncomfortable, but I can't stop congratulating the hostess who was always very kind as well as the other waitress (a very nice woman), who always attended to us with a smile. Despite the unpleasantness of the moment, we enjoyed it very much. the musician was wonderful. Angelica M.
  11. A

    Amendez911

    Miami

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice ocean view, very fresh oysters, food was very good and the service by Guy was excellent not too chatty but to the point. Ambiance was great with a live crooner. Nice location with old beach charm
  12. A

    Adio

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    View was awesome. Food was excellent. Happy hour had really good deals. Dinner prices were reasonable. Our group had seafood pizza, oyster Rockefeller, lobster flatbread, grouper Oscar and linguini with clams. Everything was really good and the service was first class. Don’t judge the restaurant by the hotel you walk through to get there. It’s very casual and a big party atmosphere but the restaurant is very classy.
  13. JP

    JanP

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food is always good! The view of the bay is outstanding. Service is fast and friendly. I recommend this to anyone.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service!
  15. SH

    SteveH

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Solid dunning experience with great food and service. Was fairly quiet for Saturday evening but hey it’s off-season in SWFL.
  16. JH

    JanineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, life music and a priceless view. Our server was amazing and so was the food. We will definitely come back.
  17. JE

    JillE

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner. Our waitress was wonderful! Delicious fresh seafood. Food for all palates which was great for us since not all of our family are seafood eaters. Would definitely go back. Jazz singer set nice ambience too.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food quality poor given the price…
  19. F

    Fallsi

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Nice location, really excellent food and lovely service. Noise level in the restaurant was quite high, mostly due to the behavior of other guests..
  20. CW

    ChristinaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great good and service. View is amazing. Jazz music 🎶 was excellent!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Kitchen smells horrible. Old place, not clean… bad service.
  22. JP

    JoshP

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The entrees here were excellent! We had the chicken parmesan and salmon piccata. The manager and server were very friendly and attentive, and the restaurant offers nice views of the beach. The only downside to our experience was finding a place to park. We would visit here again!
  23. BS

    BarbaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was good. Staff was friendly. Large portions. Only problem we had was they lost our order ticket and had to wait 1 and 1/2 hours for our entrees. They tried to compensate for that by giving us free desserts however we are not dessert eaters so it wasn't much of a compensation. However, that being said, I would certainly go back there.
  24. BR

    BobbiR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful view of the Gulf! Very good, friendly service. Prices high due to inflation. Food delicious! Live music was awesome. We loved it and will definitely go again!
  25. BW

    BrianW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress GG was Fantastic, service was great and food was outstanding. Our view was fabulous
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!!!
  27. NN

    NancyN

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening
  28. S

    Sarah

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and we were impressed by the menu selection! There’s something for everyone, including the kids. The service was fantastic too!
  29. MB

    MaggieB

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Portions were large. Manager came over to check in. Overall great experience.
  30. d

    davidh

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Two nights in a row at Island View. This time we were there for Happy Hour with entertainment by the amazing Michael D'Amore....a standout singer/performer who had the crowd totally engaged, up and dancing and singing along! The bar was filled with friendly, fun patrons who actually talked to one another!!! We enjoyed the pizza....especially the pricing ($6 for a 12-inch cheese pie, $10 for a loaded 'white pie'. Drinks: She had pepsi. I had a Gibson Martini (the bar doesn't stock cocktail onions so I took them a bottle to keep/use!! :) All-in-all a very fun evening with excellent food & drink at a extremely low price!!! We can't stay away...!!! :) :)
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  32. MF

    MarcF

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted with enthusiasm and made to feel very welcomed. The service was amazing as was the view and the food. Would definitely recommend and come back again.
  33. d

    davidh

    Naples

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebrated our 30th anniversary at Island View. Great to see Guy and an apprentice server, Chris. We had appetizers...nice cold gulf oysters and crab cakes. She had the lobster tail (10oz). Awesome. A couple of missteps....the IV doesn't served baked potatoes so she had mashed potatoes with lobster tail. WHAT??? No bakers? At a place that serves a variety of top quality steaks???? That needs to change. Also: what kind of bar doesn't have cocktail onions to make a Gibson martini??? This one apparently!!! C'mon folks...spend $2 and buy a bottle of cocktail onions...please!!! :) As for my meal....the fresh fish trio consisted of six very small pieces of snapper, mahi-mahi and grouper with a ton of rice. For $29. Should have been listed as an appetizer for about $16 tops! Still...we love this place and get great attention/service by everyone! In fact, we're going back again tonight!! :)
  34. KM

    KarenM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I ate at the Island View restaurant for our 38th anniversary. We both had prime rib that was excellent. We were there on a Thursday evening and so enjoyed the music of a jazz singer.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first family vacation in years. We were looking for a restaurant that had a fair amount of options, since we have some picky eaters among us. For a family of 11, we were seated promptly and had a fantastic view of the ocean. Our waiter, Dave, was phenomenal and quick to help us when we had questions. He went above and beyond and we really enjoyed talking with him. The food was excellent and everyone was very satisfied with their choices (even the picky individuals). I highly recommend visiting Island View if you’re in the area!
  36. DA

    DavidA

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, views were great and service was outstanding. Live music was fun too.
  37. L

    Littlelady73159

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We arrived early, and were promptly seated at the requested table. Our server Chris greeted us immediately, bringing us waters and taking drink orders. We were given time to peruse the menu, and then ordered. Our soups and salads arrived, and we had a nice amount of time to enjoy them before we received our entrees. We ordered grouper with Oscar topping, filet mignon with Oscar topping, and orzo with scallops and a lemon white wine sauce. Our dinners were delicious! Chris was attentive, but not overwhelming. The manager came to our table twice, to ensure we were happy. We ordered desserts-carrot cake, pistachio cheesecake and chocolate lava cake. Mai Tai's were wonderful, too. This is a highly overlooked gem on FMB.
  38. MM

    MichelleMadosky

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always treat ourselves to a dinner at the Island View while staying at Lani Kai. We’ve been coming here regularly since about 2011. We’ll be back for Thanksgiving! The Island view offers a great happy hour, the absolute best view of the water and even Sunset can be see from the table 🌅. Food was exceptional last night! The Mahi was so fresh and sweet! The oysters 🦪 Rockefeller were cooked perfectly!! The gnocchi with the Gorgonzola cheese was just divine 😋 Yes we landed not one but two deserts… the chocolate lava cake is out “go to” but we also enjoyed the pistachio fluffy cream torte, I was pleasantly surprised and would order that again.
  39. d

    davidh

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit even better than the first. Guy provided great service and recommendations. Outstanding appetizers of perfectly chilled gulf oysters, spicy baked clams Francesco, steamed mussels in garlic and wine, clam chowder, Caesar salad. And ..their famous warm rolls filled with marscapone cheese and spiced olive oil for dipping. Our entrees were grouper oscar (topped with lobster and crab sauce), veal fontinella (veal with fontinella cheese, mushrooms in wine sauce served with a mountain of al dente pasta and veal milanese (breaded loin with artichoke hearts and linguine with olives) A sultry lounge singer provided the perfect atmosphere and entertainment. A great evening six stories above Ft. Myers beach. We'll be back!!
  40. V

    Viveca

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent dinner! Extensive varied menu for wide range of tastes. We had seafood which was outstanding. Both appetizers and entrees were large portions. Our server Guy and his associate were great! Will definitely go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.4 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Island View at the Lani Kai Island Resort does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Island View at the Lani Kai Island Resort

1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Indoor award-winning rooftop restaurant at the Lani Kai Island Resort

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Myers Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Located on the top floor of the Lani Kai, near the parking lot and hotel pool, just take the glass elevator to the top floor and enjoy the food as much as the view!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Chef Tejada

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (239) 463-5550

  • Catering

    Our staff is happy to assist in offering custom menus and dining options for your private party or gathering, no matter how large or small. Please call us anytime and our Weddings & Special Events Coordinator will begin planning your extra-special celebration, 239-463-3111 ext. 2026.

  • Private party facilities

    We're happy to offer our Private Room with beachfront views for private parties and celebrations, as well as additional seating throughout other dining areas of our award-winning rooftop restaurant. All indoors, patrons enjoy wall-to-wall picture windows of the shoreline, beach-side views – perfect for sunset!

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