Ristorante Farfalla

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796 reviews
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Italian
Thank you for your interest in Ristorante Farfalla. We will take great delight in hosting your dinner party, and hope that we can assist you in planning your special evening. Whether you are looking for the perfect setting for a small group or large party, our elegant tables, discrete alcoves and private dining room will accommodate you. Our unsurpassed service and attention to detail is legendary. Our nationally acclaimed cuisine has received the highest, world-renowned culinary awards. We hope that you will select Ristorante Farfalla for an experience in exceptional dining while enjoying the Estero area.
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GS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Restaurant was empty, got there at 5pm left at 6pm food was not impressive. I had the seafood special, it was not fresh and both shrimp and crab over cooked, husband had the veal, portions small and veal was dry. What a shame

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PB
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. We go at least once a month. The chef is the owner and he keeps his finger on the flow of food and guests. The food is excellent. The wine list is not extensive but there are enough choices except for those for whom wine is the main focus.

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Naples
40 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal again, the food and service is always excellent. Desert was also very good. A must try when in the area.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were truly outstanding

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Naples
41 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was outstanding as always. This is one of my regular places. A must try when in the area.

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LJ
New England
47 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhoid find

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ME
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. Ambiance was hreat. Chef cane out to make sure the food was good, which it was. Highly recommend!!

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R
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent quality always friendly go there as many times as you possibly can

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PB
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a plaza location. Their food is amazing and really reasonably priced. Coupons appear monthly in the local magazine for an additional $10 off the meal. My husband is not a fan of Italian cuisine but he too loves this place. I go there at least once a month and that for us is a statement of our appreciation of the food. The owner is also the chef and he is there daily, overseeing the food and service. He is definitely hands on. LOVE THIS PLACE!

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Naples
41 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious steak and salad with excellent service. A hidden gem in Estero. Thank you for a great meal as always

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A painful wait to see waiter after being seated but after that it was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This wonderful restaurant is a rather hidden jewel. We enjoyed the ambiance the minute we walked in. It is not overstated but very inviting. Our server, Elvis, was very knowledgeable, attentive efficient and delightful. He suggested a wonderful veal dish to us and it was fabulously delicious. Having tremendously enjoyed this wonderful restaurant only two nights ago, we have recommended it to many people.

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ES
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal with superb service. Ristorante Farfalla is real culinary experience and we highly recommend it for dining.

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d
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal and great service. Really perfect place for intimate dining.

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W
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb evening. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. The service was very attentive. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Just moved into the neighborhood and had heard good things about this restaurant.

Unfortunately what we had heard, wasn’t the case.

Our sever was rude and when we complained the hostess told us to get over it...........

Food was bland and overpriced.

We will not return

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C
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The menu and the daily specials gave us an enormous variety of food. Service was excellent and friendly.

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h
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Sat us right away. Server had to keep leaving our table, being called away even in the middle of telling us the specials. It took forever to get our food. My pasta had no flavor. The server said to get the lamb chops and have them cooked medium so they would be nice and seared on the outside.....they were not! Overpriced for what we got.. they need more servers or get more organized. The owner chef has had the place for over 20 years, and could use help to get the food out quicker

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S
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food was unique and delicious. Service was fantastic, and the host made the evening a perfect one.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Decor is semi formal and tidy albeit outdated. Service was prompt, courteous and professional. Wine list is okay depending on your palette. Tuna carpaccio antipasti was distinctly fishy and devoid an appetizing presentation, (this item was removed from our bill without hesitation).
Porcini pappardelle entree was tasty and prepared perfectly al dente. A few more mushrooms would’ve made this petit portion of pasta considerably more enjoyable. My husband ordered the filet which I find noteworthy to mention came pre-sliced. We chose the cheesecake for dessert, our server recommended this touting the dessert as homemade. I’ve never enjoyed a dry and crumbling cheesecake before and I won’t be recommending it. I was rather disappointed in our experience after reading several favorable reviews. Perhaps we caught this place on an “off night” following a bustling high season. Either way it was an unfortunate experience for two locals who LOVE food & wine.

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JW
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service; good food.

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l
New England
24 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's a wonderful restaurant with great service and terrific food. When we come to Florida for a vacation we can't wait to have dinner there.

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HM
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delightful evening enjoyed by the everyone xxxxxxxxxxxx

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E
Chicago
434 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Think about a place with a Swiss-trained Egyptian chef with New Jersey roots running a classic Italian restaurant...that’s Farfalla, it works, and it excels in every way! The menu is enormous with amazing specials as well. The primarily Italian wine list has many value choices. Overall prices were moderate considering the quality served. My wife started with an “upgraded Caesar salad” which added goodies like Gorgonzola and tomatoes to a perfect classic preparation. My special tuna carpaccio was fantastic; familiar but unlike tuna tartare. Melt in your mouth goodness! Our entrees were excellent: my wife’s grouper had a complex preparation that was uniquely wonderful. And I always try a restaurant’s Bolognese sauce and this one was incredible! It was loaded with meat and lacked the usual tomato dominance. Wow! We will be back for sure!

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Two of us had absolutely amazing food; however, the other two found their meal very bland and had to add salt, pepper and cheese. Everything else was outstanding.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I feel you should tell customers how much the specials are. I had a half sleeve rider of pasta pomodoro which was excellent but too aldente. I chose the scallop special was not what we expected. There was no taste and the scallops were soggy. The cost of $38.00 was very expensive and I would never have ordered scallops for that price. I am coming back for the pasta pomodora.

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s
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Disappointed in the amount of food. My husband ordered veal chops. One chop, small. We shared the dish, so not much. The price was high for 1 chop.
We have always liked our meal at Farfalla, previously

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RC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our best meal while visiting Bonita Springs. Great service, and an enormous menu with everything made to order. My veal was a little undercooked, but everything else was fantastic. Pastas are great. Best tiramisu ever.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise! Everything about Farfalla was wonderful!

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ES
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are always excellent. Took my brother for the fisrt time and he can't wait to go back again.

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LV
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service & value

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Half the dishes were good and the other not so good.
Pasta bolognese was bland and like chopped meet lacking in flavor and sauce.
Veal Borola was quite tender and nice although not a big portion.
Tortellini with cream sauce was really good.
Penne Alla Vodka was also good.
Service was good.
Maybe worth trying again... but if it’s not good the next time, off my list.

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N
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The entrees and dessert were very good. The appetizer - calamari - was not fresh and very chewy. We returned it and the waitress brought us another one that was a definite improvement. As stated the service, location and ambiance were very good

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RF
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Three of us had salmon dinners and each of us agreed the fish tasted too fishy. Preparation and presentation were great but the taste and food quality were marginal.

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DH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable date night; great food and excellent service and not crazy prices. Definitely going again

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TF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb - very fresh ingredients made to order. If you are in a hurry, go elsewhere because it is cooked to order. Very friendly staff and low noise level. Tables are a little close together but somehow it works. We always go at least once in our month in FL.

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DM
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just as good as the last time we were there. I very nice local place to go.

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n
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

people where very nice and put me in a good mood after eating a delicious pasta!

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RK
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a good meal and enjoyed our experience. Would recommend to our friends.

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