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

Island View at the Lani Kai Island Resort

4.3
4.3
299 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 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 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Ft. Myers

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ft. Myers

    Hot Spot

  • Ft. Myers

    Scenic View

  • Ft. Myers

    Special Occasion

  • Ft. Myers

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. CW

    ChristinaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great good and service. View is amazing. Jazz music 🎶 was excellent!!
  2. JP

    JoshP

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!!!
  7. NN

    NancyN

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening
  8. 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!
  9. MB

    MaggieB

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 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.
  10. 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...!!! :) :)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  12. 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.
  13. 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!! :)
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. MM

    MichelleMadosky

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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.
  19. 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!!
  20. 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.
  21. PH

    ParrotHeadInNY

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Go for happy hour for good drinks and bar food. Regular prices begin at 5:00 Entertainment varies, check before going. Great staff Food good but expensive after happy hour. Nice view!
  22. KM

    KMurphy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The live entertainment and view were the best parts. The woman who served us was very prompt, knowledgeable and responsive.
  23. SC

    SCBOB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I had prime rib, the portion was good but the cook was terrible. I ordered medium rare the meat was dry and overcooked, medium at best. Food was discounted but I would not recommend the restaurant! Domestic beer $6.50 a bottle.
  24. T

    Tricia

    Cincinnati

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the view!
  25. d

    davidh

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wrote one review....musta got deleted. Try again: This was our first visit to Island View. A special occasion....my birthday. We were greeted/seated promptly by a very accommodating staff. Got a window view facing the gulf. Our server, Guy, came immediately and brought us drink & food menus. Very personable and knowledgeable about the menu and specials. We started off with two excellent specialty drinks...moved on to appetizers of gulf oysters ...perfectly chilled and superb!, clam chowder and steamed mussels in garlic broth all served with warm, cheese filled soft rolls with an olive dip on the side. Decadent!!! Next she had the lobster Mac & Cheese...tender and delicious. For me, the snapper topped with lobster & sauce was amazing! Along with that course, we enjoyed splits of Mumm's champagne (California) Excellent! The view of the beach and gulf from six stories up was a treat! Our neighbors in an adjacent booth were fun and friendly. And since it was my birthday, Guy brought us an order of 'cannolis for two'. A perfect ending to a perfect meal!!! And during the end of the meal, their regular singer serenaded the dining crowd. What a great evening. We will be back ....soon!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    First off very attentive staff. Welcomed with our reservation immediately. Nice window table, beautiful view. Waitress very pleasant . High hopes for the evening. Drinks and oysters good. My wife ordered fettuccine with scallops very good. I ordered the clam linguini. Very strong fish smell on delivery to the table. Took a small taste. Obviously rancid. Never should have left the kitchen. They took it back. Subtracted from the bill and complimentary dessert. I enjoyed splitting my wife’s fettuccine. Be careful with shellfish. May try again next year but avoiding the clams.
  27. K

    Kimmie

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Greater service! Food was OK. Not bad, but not fabulous.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with another couple, our neighbors, on Mother’s Day, which was also a birthday for one of them. While the place was super-busy, we were seated at our reservation time. Our server, Dave, was amazing! He was very friendly, humorous, and attentive. Drinks were wonderful, the charred octopus was to die for, and all entrees delicious! Our neighbors had never been to Island View and shared with us that it was the best meal they’ve had since moving from NY to Fort Myers Beach years ago. We all will be back again!
  29. DH

    DarreallH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. Initially when we asked waiter about menu and specials he was rude and remarked read the menu. When he returned he was much better and polite.
  30. JB

    JoeB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good experience. Food was excellent, our server Guy was very attentive and the seat along the window provided a great view while dining. Noise level was a bit high but overall would definitely go back and would recommend
  31. BR

    BarbR

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good. Our server was from Minnesota and she was great considering how busy it was. I loved that we had free parking with our reservation.
  32. LW

    LauraW

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I have eaten at the restaurant well over 10 times and it's always very good! The scallops are number one in the shrimp is always super fresh as well. My problem on mother's day was that my order of scallops came out 15 minutes after everybody else is at the table. And there was very strong red pepper flake and garlic within the sauce. That might just be a new recipe. So my party was more than halfway done with their food before I got my food so that was a disappointing. This is not a cheap restaurant and I guess I expect better service.
  33. LR

    LarryR

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Overcooked food served lukewarm and by expeditors without any comment like enjoy your meal. None of used plates from appetizer to main course were removed until we asked the manager. He took away a couple of plates but left the rest. When dessert arrived we asked the expeditor to remove dirty plates again and he responded “If you want me to.” The hotel where it is located is a dive with drunks wandering the entrance and halls. Forget about it!
  34. KL

    KathyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent waiter Dave. Lasagna fabulous. Prime rib good flavor but not very tender. But great view and service. Salads were excellent too. Would go back for sure.
  35. LF

    LindaF

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great view. Good food and service. Mixed drinks a little weak. Go here off season as traffic too bad in season. We will return again
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Food was great, server was very attentive, loved the view! Perfect anniversary date location
  37. AW

    AndreaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Italian food with a fantastic view of the beach. The staff is friendly and attentive. The biggest complaint was how incredibly loud it was inside.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful weekend!!
  39. NP

    NataliaP

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large party of 10. They were very accommodating. Service was great, and food was even better. Be sure to check out the view!
  40. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our Server Chris was great. Friendly & attentive. Key lime martini & island view mojito were excellent. Crab Mac & cheese & bacon wrapped shrimp were very good, blackened grouper was very good, surf & turf were good, only negative was lobster was dry & rubbery.

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 4.3 stars by 299 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 11 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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