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Rae's Real Italian, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Rae's Real Italian

4.3
4.3
214 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Rae's Italian is serving up some delicious Italian cuisine for the whole family to enjoy with traditional and modern Italian flavors. Stop by for dinner and see for yourself!

Rae’s Italian is located inside the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina with panoramic views of our private beach and Gulf waters.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Fort Myers
  • Cross street
    275 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking.
  • Public transit
    Fort Myers Beach Trolley stops in front of Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 214 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Ft. Myers

    Great for scenic views

214 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food & service with gorgeous view. We’ll definitely be going back again.

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  2. LynnG

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food was amazing and delicious. The wait staff was great so knowledgeable and attentive. We had an amazing family dinner. Loved it

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  3. SuzyQ

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table of 4 celebrated a wedding anniversary & it didn’t disappoint, great service, view & food.

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  4. Flaydog

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Triple Tail special was outstanding! Service was excellent

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  5. lindak

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and location on the beach is great. Even our 10-11 and 3 year olds loved the food. It is a bit small and reservations can be scarce but we persevered and got in.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal! Our server Shane said he was in training, but he made great suggestions and we would’ve thought he’d worked their forever. Their Swordfish special was our favorite- and the meatball was really Really Good. You do need reservations. Best Italian food on the Beach!

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  7. ChristyC

    Indiana

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very laminated menu but good. They have gluten free pasta and were able to make a vegan dish that was good. They need a sun shade as the sun was blinding coming in at the corner table but the view is amazing. Service was good.

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  8. NellW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything about this experience was just ok. Waited a long time to be sat despite being on time for our reservation and there barely being anyone in the restaurant at the time. Service was adequate but not great - did not receive much detail about the menu items at all, except that the grouper was "excellent" - so I chose that and was not impressed at all. Menus for both food and wine were quite limited. Food was meh for the price. The best part was probably the free bread.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jonathan was great. He should be promoted to manager soon

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Rae’s at the Pink Shell resort was amazing! We went here for dinner two nights and really loved both meals. This is delicious authentic italian food with an adequate wine list. The chef makes new specials each night. You should hurry and make a reservation before it takes off because the relatively small dining room was not packed either night.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined with Jonathon and he was phenomenal! Superb service, quality food, and enjoyable ambience. Jonathan made our dining experience extra special when he learned we were celebrating our honeymoon. We will definitely be returning before we finish our trip.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jonathan and Shane were delightful. Jonathan was very patient and ably described each menu item. The food was great!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best stakes I have ever had and the meatballs were on point

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I did not see a way for someone who cannot do stairs to enter restaurant. The nearest bathroom was down stairs through the pool area and upstairs. There is another one on the pool level but it was closed. There is no espresso offerings. The best part was the staff- they were great!

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  15. TimC

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After being decimated a year and a half ago by Hurricane Ian, Rae's is a shining light in service and cuisine. Stellar service by Olga and all staff and managers. Free valet parking at the resort when you dine. The penne with spinach, goat cheese, wild mushrooms and pancetta in a spicy cream sauce was amazing. Meatball appetizer was great. Beautiful sunset views. A must go.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. JayS

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was timmed and hard to understand . For an Italian restaurant .. very limited menu

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing and the waitstaff were very friendly!

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  18. DanW

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Rae’s this evening. I had the grouper and she had chicken parmesan. We were there during sunset and the view is incredible. Usually when I go to a restaurant for the first time, I can find a half dozen things I would do differently. However, in the case of Rae’s, there is only one thing, the music. Background music, which was modern pop songs. I think they would do much better to have Italian music.

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  19. CindyM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service with incredible sunset views

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  20. JustPlainTom

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable dinner. Excellent food. The view at sunset was fabulous. The service was quick and the food arrived in a timely manner. I wish our waiter had introduced himself as I'd like to compliment him by name!

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  21. VeronicaC

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was sub par. Rude hostess and our server was inattentive. The food was above average.

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  22. Jerry

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brit our waitress was fabulous. Very positive and knowledgeable. Food was very delicious. Very large portions.

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  23. Hanze

    New York City

    48 reviews

    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Entree was not up to par or what we expected. Waitress was terrific and had it taken off our check.

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  24. ErinB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very convenient and delicious. Wait staff is knowledgeable and have great attention to detail. A great view of the beach!

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  25. RoyH

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our dinners and service wonderful. Our server Chris did a great job.

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  26. JoyceR

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While I was staying at the PinkShell I decided to have dinner at Rae's. My server, Brit, was exceptional.. I wanted a plain simple salad and she took the time to get exactly what I wanted. I ordered the spaghetti and meat balls. It was quite good and enough for 2 meals so I got a to go container. Brit came with a container of their delicious Italian bread to go with it. I found that to be outstanding service. I had one of their chocolate cake shots for dessert. Yummy and just enough! Now my reasons for only a 4 point overall rating. It was the bill. Now I figured it would be around 35.00 with a beverage, but when I got the bill it was 68.00. So, very hard to figure out where that came from. It is an extremely high priced restaurant. Yes, you get a lovely view, it is mostly quiet, and an exception server like Brit. It was nice to splurge, but that was a really big splurge! I can go to Pewter Mug in Naples and have prime rib and a lovely salad bar and cocktail. and it would only be 38.00. So, if you go be sure and make sure what you are ordering and the cost.

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  27. DennisG

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local spot out of the hustle of mainstream fort Myers beach

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  28. Caren

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I asked for a table with a good view at Rae’s for our 46th wedding anniversary and we got one overlooking the resort and ocean. So relaxing! We had some wonderful signature cocktails and a delicious dinner which was nicely plated. The flavors were amazing. Loved the dessert shots, too! Next year I’m hoping they have specials like lobster or surf and turf. That would have been awesome . We just had a great massage experience too. And to top it off we looked in our fridge today and saw two bottles of wine and some chocolates courtesy of the Shell Front Desk team. Frankly I’m thinking why go on a cruise when you have the Pink Shell!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    60th bday event was great

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  30. SalvatoreP

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a native Italian, I have to say that “Rae's Real Italian” definitely lives up to its name. The food was absolutely delectable. It had the authentic Italian flavors. The service unmatched. The ambiance gorgeous. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. I truly enjoyed celebrating my birthday there. I would definitely recommend and would definitely go again.

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  31. ChrisF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow service, even thought it was not busy. Took 25 minutes for waiter to stop by to refill water glasses and take our order. 3 out of 4 adults stated that OG would be better food and they all dislike OG Then the price of $34 per food item seemed excessive

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We chose to try this again after a really bad experience with service in December, as did most of the restaurant. We voiced our concerns, the manager of the food service could not agree more. This time the service was in the restaurant, prompt, and the food was very good.

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  33. Travis

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow and the price of the food was too high for the ambiance of the restaurant. It was a mediocre environment with high prices.

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  34. KelliB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday and vacation

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  35. NickD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Atmosphere is great, food is good. Overpriced for pasta but it’s a resort and tourist town so it’s to be expected. Our server was very rude. She walked around with desserts to every table and when she came to us we wanted to order desserts and she said, “oh we actually just stopped serving desserts”. Very short and rude. I’m sure there are other places to go with better service for the price you pay.

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  36. FrankM

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service was very good. Seated over looking the bar outside. Not were I wanted to sit, although noise factor was guiet.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just “okay” and overpriced for what it was.

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  38. MargaretM

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter seemed distracted and uninterested. We got bread with olive oil. The table next to us was offered oregano and parmigiana with their oil oil. Before we went I read the menu online. One appetizer was Rae’s Meatballs for $12. You could get a side of pasta for $6. When I ordered it the waiter said I can get you spaghetti and meatballs, it’s just not on the menu. We went back and forth finally I gave in and said give me the spaghetti and meatballs. Well no wonder the waiter was so pushy about it. The bill came and my spaghetti and meatballs were $25!!!! The spaghetti portion was the size of a side order. Talk about unethical. The only desserts were shooter desserts. Two spoonfuls of dessert in a plastic cup for a hefty price. Mine was awful. Needless to say we were disappointed.

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  39. Craver52

    Oklahoma City

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Weekender

    Tampa

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food was delicious

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FAQs

Rae's Real Italian is rated 4.3 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

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 19 times today
Google Map for Rae's Real Italian

275 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Additional information

  • Cross street
    275 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Neighborhood
    Fort Myers
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking.
  • Public transit
    Fort Myers Beach Trolley stops in front of Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Biagetti
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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