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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:
LOVE HUNTERS
Light Rock * Original Acoustic Music
By Love Hunters
Come enjoy !
Reservation"s now being accepted
April 4th 2017 at 6:00pm

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Enjoy an evening dining with friends & family
Ristorante Farfalla looks forward to hosting your evening.
Merry Christmas , Peace & Happiness

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Merry Christmas !
Open Christmas Day 2pm-9pm
Serving Our Limited Menu Christmas Day

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Ristorante Farfalla Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (5)
Good for a Date (5)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Authentic (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 2 days ago

Our favorite restaurant. We always take friends there and they always are astounded that they've not been there. They always go back.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was superb- from the host to the waiter; food, wine list, attentive staff, warm and welcoming staff,.....

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food and service are always top notch, I highly recommend this fine restaurant

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We’ve been there a number of times and it’s always been excellent!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner.
Food was wonderful and the dessert that was given to us was a lovely touch.
Would recommend your restaurant and we will be back on our next trip.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Extraordinary Entrees, Delicious Desserts, Perfect Cappuccino & excellent service. The best fine dining in all of SW Florida!

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was good. Other than that there is nothing special about the place. The price was very high. I was not informed that specials cost far more than the most item in the menu. Very overcharged.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Another great dinner by Michael and staff. Risotto is the best with the seafood and the Lobster Ravioli is amazing. It is a must stop while in Estero and Ft Myers area. Thank you
Steve Stapleton

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Pleasant ambiance, great service...and ok food.

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Again, Chef Michael does a great job with the preparations and presentation of outstanding dishes and service is great, nice wine list

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We try to dine at Farfallah at least twice a month year round. Chef Michael and his amazing waitstaff make each visit a perfect evening. As we enter, I usually head for Michael in his open kitchen and after he greets me by name :"It's the Kirby!s", I ask "what are you proud of tonight?" He always brings out pieces of meat and fish he likes. Last night it was an amazing and generous portion of wild Norwegian Salmon. I chose that. Dawn liked the looks of the filet of beef in an original presentation. Ask for the muscles, the gorgonzola salad and a fine red wine..Relax and enjoy the leisurely pace, the beautiful room and the ambiance of great service (Doug or John or Emira). One does not "eat at Farfallah; one DINES at Farfallah and there is simply nothing like that experience within 20 miles. Congrats Chef Michael on your 19th anniversary at Farfallah.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Terrible service only one waiter and one chef. Waited over 45 minutes to get bread, Hour and a half for main course. Waiter poured wine like water so we had to go to second bottle before everyone even had chance to taste. Veal dishes poor and taste less for price. Also not hot as hot should be, once again one waiter one chef@
Had to ask for water refills, When waiter realized we were not satisfied, announced that tip was already added to bill, not giving us a choice after bad service. We were not told this in advance, so I was shocked that they did that at the end and this was on a $300 bill. Save your money, there must be better choices in town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Never a disappointment! Order anything and you will be please. Service is suburb. We love Mike and Doug

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food is consistently superb tasting, beautifully presented and well-prepared.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 9, 2017

All the food was delicious. Server had dirt on his hand, dirty trousers and the table had some small crumbs on it. Server wasn't overly attentive. Expect more from this type of restaurant. Opportunities for improvement.

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 (Naples)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was our first time at Ristorante Faralla. A few of us had the soup special which was lobster and shrimp bisque. Our server told us that it was lighter than a regular bisque. This was very true. Of the three that ordered this, I liked it the best. It tasted like a broth rather than a bisque. All of our entree's were delicious. Two had the lobster ravioli special pasta. Each of the diners enjoyed that selection. I had the fettucini bolognese and another had the steak dish on the menu. All of us enjoyed our food. We all enjoyed the dinner and would come back.
The restaurant was not busy for a Saturday evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We were on vacation and decided to try it out....Slow service, poor service, way overpriced, and we were overcharged. Sad that we had a bad experience after reading good reviews. Our story is too long to write down. However, when I mentioned it to a friend that lives nearby, she told me that years ago they had a terrible experience as well and have not been back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Neighborhood gem. Always great food. Michael (owner) presence is always onsite.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 22, 2017

As always, everything was delightful. We took friends who had never been before and they loved it also. Perfect in every way.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Always consistent fresh, hot and delicious food. Active but not too noisy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Our favorite restaurant. We live very close and eat here often. Very friendly and the food is fantastic.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Everything was perfect as always. Food and service exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Location is at the end of a strip mall, but restaurant is tastefully designed.
Reservation best, limited seating. Appeared to be only one waiter, but
noticed two other women checking/conversing with the tables as well.
Excellent homemade pasta dishes and extensive menu. Highly recommend
a visit to Ristorante Farfalla. KathyM

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We are relatively new to South Fort Myers and were looking for a non chain Italian eatery. We arrived early and there was only one other table with guests. The hostess asked if we had reservations, we did, but I was thinking, you're kidding right? That was a little concerning, but within the hour most tables were sat. Now I know why, the food is just that good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Good was great. Veal chop in demiglace. Tender and flavorful.
Service excellent and friendly. I hope to be back soon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I read the reviews before choosing this restaurant. The service was fine; our waitress was attentive. We had the burrata appetizer which I thought had a funny taste so didn't finish. We both had the fruta de mare which was quite salty. However the chef did accommodate our dietary restrictions without charging extra.
Randi M

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

From the very moment we walked into the restaurant it felt awkward. The hostess was awkward and her greeting felt forced. The waiter assigned to us was a bit awkward too. I got the feeling that we were a bother. When the waiter was attending to another larger group his demeanor changed for the better. I guess when he sees a larger tip, his mood improves? When he returned to us he had a tone of "ok I'm here, let's get this over with". My wife ordered the Veal parmesan which she said was good. I had the Rigatoni Arrabiata which was also good. Neither dish was anything to write home about. We ordered a $9 Tiramisu dessert to share thinking it would be plenty for two people at that price. The portion brought to the table was more like a sample it was so small. I think we each had 2 bites before it was gone. And it was not even close to a good tiramisu that I've had at other restaurants.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Been there 2 times on our vacation last week. Service is slower but not horrible

Food is excellent and good portions

A little gem

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 (Naples)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The food was very good. Fresh ingredients. Nice presentation. But there was one one person in the front of the house, doing everything. Even with only 4 table to attend to, the service was slow. We were asked to order as soon as we sat down and again when we ordered our drinks and then again when we ordered appetizers. We came for a nice relaxing dinner not fast food. But when we wanted another drink the server had to be flagged down. Bottom line we felt rush to order but not attended to.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 20, 2017

This is one of our top picks for a neighborhood restaurant with great food, service and ambience. Quiet atmosphere for conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The food was fabulous! Homemade pasta to die for! There was live music the night we were there. They sounded great but they were not so loud that we were not able to carry on a conversation. Perfect evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great food and service. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Outstanding menu & overall service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Diverse menu of Italian entrees. Offered live music on a Wednesday evening. Restuarant is upscale with nice ambiance and good food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 5, 2017

We were very disappointed in this restaurant. The place is beautifully decorated with white linen table clothes and the waiters are dressed in shirts and ties...very classy...but after that, everything was downhill. Three people in our group of 6 ordered the house pinot grigio and the wine had definitely gone bad. It was very dark in color when it arrived, which was not typical of pinot, and tasted terrible...undrinkable. we all tasted it and agreed on that without a doubt. My friends reordered an upgraded pinot that was fine. My husband ordered a Stella beer and the waiter came back and told us that the last Stella was just sold. They had run out. This was 6:00 pm!! And the restaurant was empty except for 2 other tables. Then the salads arrived. I had ordered a side salad that was supposed to be a special with spinach, strawberries and pine nuts. The pine nuts were rancid. . really really bad. I did not want to say anything to the waiter since we had just complained about the wine...so I just left it. I don't know how long those pine nuts had been around, but it must have been very long. . When the meals came, we asked for the grated cheese to be left at the table, but the waiter said that they only had 2 cheese containers (for the entire restaurant)...weird. My friend ordered seafood with pasta and it came withot the pasta. I ordered a mushroom pasta dish that was tasteless ...very disappointed. My husband oredered the salmon which he says was just OK. He did not care for the sauce that was on top of it. The restaurant was empty when we got there and also empty when we left, so that should have told us something, This was on a Wednesday in early April...
Anyway, it was too bad...This place could be a gold mine because the ambience is lovely, and the wait staff are very professional appearing, but the place needs to step up the bar and the food big time. Get fresh food! Maybe the chef was having a bad day...

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on April 4, 2017

We love this place. It has Chef Michael's signature all over it. Hugs at the door. A beautiful and warm dinning room. Then you are in the hands of Amira, or John, or Doug. Amazing waitstaff. John brings our favorite drinks as we are seated. A chat with Michael gives us a sense of what he is cooking tonight. He pulled a rack of veal out of the chiller and said, "I butchered this; look at this color." It was amazing. We relax and feel a sense of comfort and well-being because we are treated in such a special way. Before you head north to Michigan or Ohio or Boston, you must give Michael and his incredible staff a chance to serve you a beautiful dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Surprisingly nice atmosphere for a strip mall restaurant. Food was very good, service great. Price a little high I thought compared to a few other Italian restaurants we use but we'd go back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We typically dine at Farfallas at least once a month. It is my favorite dinner restaurant. I especially love to enjoy a quiet evening with my husband. The food is always enjoyable!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Our favorite restaurant. Always excellent and service is always excellent as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great food and not packed! Good location and atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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