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About Ristorante Farfalla

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.

21301 Tamiami Trail South #460
Estero, FL 33928
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Lunch :
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:00pm

OPEN
Dinner: Nightly
5:00pm - 10:00pm



Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve 5pm-10pm
Christmas Day 2pm-10pm
New Year's Eve 5pm-closing
New Year's Day 5pm-10pm
Easter Sunday 2pm-10pm
*Mother's Day 5pm-10pm

OPEN Super Bowl Sunday 5 pm-10 pm

Closed July 4th

Cross Street:
1 Mile North of Coconut Point Mall

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(239) 495-9912

Website:
http://www.ristorantefarfalla.com/

Catering:

Having a Dinner Party ?

Ristorante Farfalla & Chef Mike Fattah would be delighted to help you.

Parking Details:
Public lot is available.

Executive Chef:
Mike Fattah

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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Reservation"s now being accepted
April 4th 2017 at 6:00pm

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Ristorante Farfalla Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for a Date (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Authentic (15)
Romantic (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We have been going to this wonderful restaurant for over 12 years. It is consistently good. Food is very fresh and cooked perfectly..
Chef Michael is the best!!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Nasty hostess! Gave a whole lecture about why we couldn’t have a particular table even though the restaurant was empty at 5pm.
Mediocre food, not hot even tho there were only 5 tables full when we ordered.
Will not go back

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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing Food. Matched by even better service!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and great service. A minor wait for our reservation but overall a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Naples)·Dined 5 days ago

Went to Ristorante Farfalla on Valentines day. Seated right away. Friendly staff. Food was very good. It was full, being Valentines, but not overly noisy. About average prices for nicer places in SW Florida. Will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I am seasonal to this area and was looking for new italian option. Went with a old friend and were seated quickly. Waiter went thru the specials and we had drinks in about 5 minutes and food came out perfectly timed. Food was very good as we both ordered different appetizers and main courses. Very comfortable environment and host was great. Will be going back!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Really, a wonderful NON-CHAIN restaurant where the chef (and owner) cares about the quality and experience of the patron's meal. Excellent service and even better food. Amazing. In the words of Arnold Schwarzeneger (sp?)... "I'll be back". :-)

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2018

First, after reading several reviews of slow service we tried to speed up our order to not suffer like other previous customers. Our entree took 80 minutes to arrive. The taste of the food was OK, but nothing that justify such a delay. I had an angel hair with shrimp, while I was eating I felt something strange in my pasta. There was an elastic band inside my mouth. I call the waiter and the chef came to me and explained that this can happen because of the way they keep the pasta using elastics bands. Because of all of those huge mistakes they offered us free coffee. Please do not go this place. They are not professionals.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This restaurant always gives the very best in food and service. Our favorite!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Up scale restaurant with culinary chef quality meal... quite nice dining experience

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and skilled servers. Loved the atmosphere with soft lighting, white tablecloths, real candles and pleasing music that allowed conversation - getting hard to find! Cozy, relaxing and romantic. Anxious to return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and service was excellent as always The desert was also amazing

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding restaurant — never disappoints. Pasta is handmade and sauces are superb.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great restaurant. Owner Mike is the chief and takes pride in each meal served. Farfalla has been open for 20 years. I fell in parking lot after arriving for dinner. Hostess saw me fall and immediately provided assistance and first aid. Still had great dinner as usual.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Have always had an excellent meal and great service here. Have recommended it to a lot of my friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent excellent!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Extremely busy on the Saturday night we visited, and the busier than we've seen the place in the past. Service was very slow ( they warned us beforehand ), but food was very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was extremely slow. it seems as though they could use more servers. my wife order pasta bolognese. it was hamburger over noodles. no sauce whatsoever. She asked for sauce and 10 minutes later the server cam out with it. She said everything is made to order. i find it hard to believe a bolognese sauce can be made in 10 minutes, unless it's Ragu. Any way Maitre d did finally come over. We questioned him as to is this the way this entre is supposed to be. He said he's only been there for 3 months and has never had it so he didn't know. But the waitress when my wife asked how was the the pasta Bolognese, she said it was their best seller. the table sitting next to us said it looked like hamburger helper over noodles.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was good but not over the top as I had heard. Our server was very knowleable of the specials and the menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The service was extremely slow. My dinner, Fetticine with meat sauce was terrible. It was extremely bland and dry. My friend's dinner which was the ravioli special was also unappetizing. I will not return there nor will I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Well prepared Italian cuisine, but incredibly slow service. Hard to determine whether the problem was the server or the kitchen. Waited 20 minutes for the salad and another 45 minutes for the entree. House was not busy. We were a party of 2 in room of no more than a dozen diners.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 23, 2018

this place has been around for 20 years in the same spot with the same owners.
Michael is the chef and owner and cooks classic Italian using only pans. Food is always fresh, tasty and reasonable.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We love this place. However, our meal took forever to come out this week when we were there. The waitress was nice enough but we didn't get our salads till well after 30 minutes of ordering. And then our dinners took even longer then that. 2 of the 6 dinners were cool. The biggest issue we had was, they were not even that busy. It was later on a Monday night.
But in the end, we like the food so much, we'll still go back Im sure.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Service was exceptional from our initial greeting...to our waitress....

The black grouper was delicious. The vegetables served with the fish were amazing which is not always the case with dinners. The linguini with clam sauce was just okay..too many red pepper flakes. Overall it is a nice restaurant and we will go again.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good food during a very crowded time They are always consistent and service is excellent as always. We love this place. A must try.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Outstanding place. Went for dinner with 7 family members but were in a bit of a time constraint on our end. The server overheard us talking about timing and was great, she asked the kitchen to move the food out at a pace that kept us on time but did not feel rushed.

Manager checked on us several times and all staff went out of their way to give us a great experience.

On top of that the food was quite good!

Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Absolutely don’t miss this one. I can’t wait to go back and have our next meal there!!! Everything was so fresh and delicious!!!!
I am hoping to have many years of enjoying dinner at Farfalla’s.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food fair at best. Waiter not friendly. No bar

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Awesome place. Menu is incredible with so many interesting and unique choices. We will definitely return again and again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have been going here for 20 years. The food was not as good as in the past. Same owner/chef but the quality was not there. Will probably go back and try another dish. One more chance!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Fabulous dinner. First time in. We’ll go back for sure.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We were looking for a good locally owned Italian restaurant, so we wanted this to be a good experience. Our server was very friendly and helpful, but the food quality just wasn’t very good. My wife’s spinach and egg drop soup starter was very good as was my tre colore salad. My wife had Veal Marsala that had very little flavor though the potato side dish was good. I had the Bolognese pasta which bordered on terrible. It had essentially no sauce and it looked like a hamburger helper dish when the server brought it to the table. It was very bland and dry until the server brought out a small amount of some sort of tomato concoction the cooks heated briefly. It added moisture but was very bland as well. If these dishes were as intended this restaurant seems to be shooting for institutional quality.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Sole was excellent very fresh and tasty. Friends were pleased with shrimp special too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic service from Doug on our visit....exemplary in fact!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We were so pleased Michael the owner/chef happily made a special allergy friendly meal for my daughter. Very much appreciated his concern for our allergy restrictions. We will be back again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

So nice, we came back twice! An exciting high quality menu, very well executed. We had sweet delicious langoustines, tender veal chop, and off-the-chart crab ravioli - all were excellent. A pretty decent wine list, we had nice pairing with our dinner choices. Chef is assessable and friendly - I enjoyed watching the action behind the tables. This place is a gem!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our second time there was just as good as the first. Great service, excellent food and good value in a small local place. We'll be back again soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I probably would choose to give everything 3.5 stars with the exception of maybe the service which was probably truly 4 stars, but I don't have that option here. Again, the service was very good. The menu was limited due to it being New Year's Eve, but there was sufficient variety. We started with the bisque and stuffed mushrooms. Both were good. For our main courses, we had the veal chop, lamb chops, seafood linguini and the lobster ravioli. All were good+. For dessert, we had the tiramisu, chocolate mousse and the crème brulee. All were good+. Most everything was better than good, but not 'incredibly amazing'. I thought the portions were adequate, but that the prices (that night) were maybe a tad on the high side (though it was New Year's Eve and I don't know how the prices that night compare with a normal dinner menu). I would 100% go back again for another try. If it were no better or less expensive the next time, it would still be a restaurant I keep on my 'short list'. It could however be one that was my go-to nice Italian restaurant for special occasions if it was just a tad better and/or less expensive on a normal night. If you're considering this restaurant, I would give it a go. One note: this is not probably a place for kids who are 'high-spirited' as it is a 'cozy' atmosphere and the place has more of an 'adult' feel to it. Our kids who are 7 and 10 were with us and prayed for and was rewarded with an exceptional night of behaving (which is not always the case).

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disappointed in our recent visit on New Years Eve. The limited menu and quality and quantity of food very disappointing. The server, Matt was extremely inattentive. Besides the service being slow he never asked how meal was or if we wanted another glass of wine.
Farfalla lost a regular customer.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was disappointed, having made the reservation in response to rave reviews in a local magazine. The food was just o.k. The restaurant's physical ambiance was great--cozy, warm lighting, & comfy chairs. But except for the host/hostess duo who welcomed us with big smiles and happy conversation, the staff seemed cold, unfriendly. Our server did smile at the end, which I appreciated, and wished us blessings (very much appreciated), but the aloof to sarcastic to outright gruff manner of the server, bus-er, and expediter (in that order) which had set the tone for our dinner was something I wish my family had not had to deal with. I like to give businesses a second chance, but with so many other, more welcoming restaurants around, I'm not sure I will in this case. What a difference a smile & kind conversation with guests can make!

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