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Rae's Real Italian, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Rae's Real Italian

4.2
4.2
193 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Have you heard the news? Rae's on the Beach is now Rae's Real Italian! We're 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.

Our Resort is open, including dining option – Rae’s on the Beach - Real Italian – with safety and social distancing in mind.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


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 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ft. Myers

    Scenic View

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  1. J

    Jerry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brit our waitress was fabulous. Very positive and knowledgeable. Food was very delicious. Very large portions.
  2. H

    Hanze

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Entree was not up to par or what we expected. Waitress was terrific and had it taken off our check.
  3. EB

    ErinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very convenient and delicious. Wait staff is knowledgeable and have great attention to detail. A great view of the beach!
  4. RH

    RoyH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our dinners and service wonderful. Our server Chris did a great job.
  5. JR

    JoyceR

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    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.
  6. DG

    DennisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local spot out of the hustle of mainstream fort Myers beach
  7. C

    Caren

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    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!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    60th bday event was great
  9. SP

    SalvatoreP

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  10. CF

    ChrisF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    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
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    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.
  12. T

    Travis

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    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.
  13. KB

    KelliB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and vacation
  14. ND

    NickD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    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.
  15. FM

    FrankM

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food and service was very good. Seated over looking the bar outside. Not were I wanted to sit, although noise factor was guiet.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was just “okay” and overpriced for what it was.
  17. MM

    MargaretM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    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.
  18. C

    Craver52

    Oklahoma City

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  19. W

    Weekender

    Tampa

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was delicious
  20. B

    Bgathje

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server Chris was excellent and recommended the lava cake - would definitely get again!
  21. A

    Atiwife

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Excellent salad. Chef special was good. Salmon entrée also good. Sides available for a price. Dinner was pricey for informal dining. Definitely family restaurant with nice view of pool and beach. Nothing special as far as atmosphere goes. You’re paying for a/c with beach view.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elizabeth Z was a fantastic introduction to Rae’s. Our first visit but not our last!
  23. SL

    SusanL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Pesto was terrible. Husband had fettuccine Alfredo. Portion very small. Was not impressed.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there to celebrate my daughter’s 13th birthday!! Food was amazing and the view was perfect. Everyone was very nice. Service was 5 stars!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Only complaint there were lots of children because it’s in a family resort
  26. T

    Tblue

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Small portion for the price. Calamari was a little soggy. Also had to clean up a few shrimp.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had cioppino was excellent. Wife had veal parmagianno was very good as well
  28. JE

    JanE

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful view. Everything was perfect! I highly recommend this restaurant. The only thing I did not care for was you had to walk around the pool area to access the bathrooms but we will definitely eat here again.
  29. S

    Sammyboy

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food but not great. Good service. Very difficult to find. No sign on the street. It’s actually part of a resort which had live beach music at the pool. The condos were named Pink something.
  30. BN

    BobN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Small and limited menu. No bar while you wait for your friends. Pretty much tables in a large room. Food was good.
  31. r

    rockibitzer

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall a good value. Donavan is a knowledgeable and attentive server. Would have preferred open air. Noise level at one table was unpleasant. Good choice of apps, entrees were were all good to excellent. Pasta dishes were generous. Drinks were well poured. Wine "specials" were also good but not special
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The food was excellent. Decent wine selection. Service was outstanding!
  33. LH

    LisaH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Staying @ the Pink Shell for Spring Break, and we’re very happy we ate here!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner. Food was great!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, the stairs to the restaurant are dangerous. My husband fell. Other than that, we were very pleased.
  37. A

    Afan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, wonderful service and beautiful view of the beach.
  38. L

    Laura

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service from Donavan. Food was quick and tasty. Decent portions. Dessert was delish! Try all 5 mini samplers yum!
  39. WS

    WanitaS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Slow but friendly service. Food was average. Dessert was nice - shooters/small portions.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Most restaurants at resorts are not that great. This was no exception. The food was mediocre but overpriced for the quality. Service was good but I would not 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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rae's Real Italian is rated 4.2 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


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

  • 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

    Leury Peguero-Beras

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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