Ristorante Farfalla

4.4
1048 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
62 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was prepared perfectly and was very good. Desert was excellent as always. We go here allot and always enjoy talking to Michael and his staff.

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CharlieM
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner.

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HowardG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The entrees were very good. The wine list is excellent. Oye servers were helpful and attentive

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RoslynH
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The penne al la vodka had to be returned, poor taste, color and quality. The entre portions were small. The service was great so we will give it another try.

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vipRobertP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

They forgot our entre and came asking about dessert.

UGH.

Food rushed and not as good as in the past.

Come from NJ often and the restaurant on my go to list, now need to reconsider.

No one said, sorry.... dessert or coffee or appetizer on us which is what I expect when restaurant makes such an egregious error.

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John
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Farfalla’s for 15 years and have never been disappointed. Chef Michael is a treasure and his staff is always welcoming and attentive.

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JerryB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little restaurant. Always great food and the cleanest kitchen you will ever find in a restaurant. Special salad was excellent and the black grouper was terrific.

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vipViennaJim
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant and personalized service. Always a treat

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SWFMermaid
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem in Estero. Friendly efficient staff. Beautiful food presentation and simply superb taste. I will become a regular.

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James
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food artfully prepared. I ama sucker for Italian, but this was well done. Good attention to detail

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional service and great food!

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ThomasH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The entree was excellent, but a little slow to prepare. The appetizers were ok. Thanks

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tonylinda
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
63 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the steak and it was delicious. Perfectly prepared by Michael the owner. Always enjoy my meal and service is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
63 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosoto fruiti de mar was excellent, and desert was home made. This place is a hidden gem and a must try when you are in the area. Thank you Michael and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time back in years and really enjoyed it. Service was outstanding and Michael did a great job with our food. Can't complain at all; will be back more often!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
63 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Snapper special and it was amazing, the owner Michael made it with his special spice and it did not disappoint. The banna flambay was great also. Thank you Micheal and staff for another special evening.

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Luv2go
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef/Owner Michael Fattah is a master chef. Dining at Ristorante Farfella is truly a culinary experience that should not be missed. In my opinion, it is the best restaurant in the Naples/Estero/Fort Myers area without question! Don’t be fooled by the fact that this gem is located in a strip mall. The food, service and ambiance receive my highest praise!!! 5 stars without question!

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ForrestM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down our most favorite restaurant in Fort Myers. Exquisite food. Wonderful wine selection. A premier staff. The owner is the chef, par excellence. We go on our Anniversary and birthdays and any other occasion we can think of. Bon appetit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!!

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morgie04
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here service was impeccable food was divine we will be back

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vipMazz
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is great that Michael has made it through the pandemic. It’s great to have a wonderful resturant 8 min away!

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Louis1957
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have eaten here many times. It is a great deal for the money. But more importantly Micheal treats food with respect. He is a master chef.
We patronize this establishment whenever we have a chance.
The spedino is like none other. Fabulous

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and does not disappoint.

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vipPamelaP
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very Good experience. Good food Great Service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was only my 2nd time dining here. I found this place after my 1st Italian choice was booked and I must say I’m super glad it was. The attention to detail in the food alone leaves you wanting more. I have not been disappointed once but anything I’ve ordered.

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vipben97alana00
Naples
192 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farfalla is always outstanding. The food, menu choices, presentation are always excellent. The service is impeccable. We've been dining there for years and always look forward to a fabulous meal and great service.

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canco
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The owner, Mike, is also the cook. He is an excellent cook.
I tried 4 different appetizers, soup, and entrees, all were excellent, flavorful, and well presented.
The waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable

I will return soon

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WendyP
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice experience. We enjoyed it very much and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

La comida excelente lo único que el mesero se demoraba un poco para dar el servicio por lo demás todo bien y el lugar muy acogedor.👏👏👏

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CarolD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The host, Jeff, was fantastic! He was absolutely a pleasure and represented the restaurant well. Our server, Jennifer, was absent most of the time and made our first time experience much less enjoyable. The bus boy was much more attentive to our needs. The food was decent and the pricing was typical of going rates in a mid-priced restaurant. I ended up eating at another, slightly more upscale, restaurant the next day and paid just about the same. The pasta is homemade which was nice and made difference. The décor could use some updating and the chairs were slightly uncomfortable. The food was cooked to order, so you need to be patient and plan to spend some time here. Overall, was a decent night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
63 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. It is definitely worth the trip.

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CarlV
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can see the chef make your dinner with great pride in what he is doing. Mike is the best

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LuannS
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I have never been here before. Loved the atmosphere. I think the problem was with our server. After 15 or more minutes had to ask her to take our order. She claimed she didn’t want to bother us as we were chatting and having wine. My dining partner was starving. No bread at this point either, which we had to ask for. Then when the food came up she did not bring it for another 10-15 minutes because I kept my salad to finish with my meal. When I asked about it she claimed she was waiting for me to finish my salad. By the time we got our dish it was dry, shellfish overcooked and calamari was rubber. Sat under the heat lamp all that time. She should have brought the food when it was ready! Had to order more white wine sauce to even eat it. The server assistant was very attentive and tried to take my salad plate 4 times. Then with an empty restaurant you seated a table right next to us. I am not trying to bash you but educate on service. I would love to see you succeed. Maybe when the kinks are worked out I will give it another try. Quality of food was good just a timing issue. Bring it when it’s fresh and ask if you are not sure. Don’t assume! I have never seen a server not bring the food over a salad ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

All 4 dishes were extremely bland - almost to the point of being inedible. Requested anchovies for our ceaser salad - never got them. Requested freshly ground pepper - the young man never came to our table. Etc etc
I know from reading past reviews that the owner doesn’t like to hear negative comments. But really, tasteless Italian food??? YUCK!!!!

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Weezie
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was very busy that night with only two wait staff one bus boy and one person in the kitchen. When I made my reservation through Open Table I stated that it was to celebrate our (51st) wedding anniversary. There was no mention or recognition of the event from our waiter or an offer for a celebratory beverage or dessert - which I thought a little odd. Perhaps they were too busy at Farfalla to read comments on your website. Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable dining experience with excellently prepared food.

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DavidS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed again eating at Farfalle. Very authentic Italian food at reasonable prices. Highly recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is excellent - service very slow, but that was because Michael (owner/chef) was the only one working in the kitchen. Otherwise, it’s one of our fave places!

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bonababe
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

When at or near capacity the noise level is so loud. Tables way too close together. Our sever made one mistake after another; have had him before and the same both times. Not good. Food is always good but tonight 3 of 4 meals very under seasoned.
Will try again off season but very surprised as we usually like Farfalla.

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MariaZ
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Michael is a great host & chef!! He makes you feel so welcome!

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Ristorante Farfalla is rated 4.4 stars by 1048 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.