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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

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Ristorante Farfalla Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (16)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for a Date (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Authentic (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Notable Wine List (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Fun (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 10, 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 6, 2018

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

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·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 3, 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 3, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Mike is an amazing Chef. Despite it being Christmas day and extremely busy our food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food is always good, even on an incredibly busy night! Staff is friendly and attentive.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything was excellent ...from being greeted at the the door & being able to be seated at the table we had requested to the terrific wine list and the food was absolutely fabulous. I was just sorry that we didn’t leave room for desserts 😢

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service slow and inattentive. Chops fatty. Bland tasting. Way overpriced.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Absolutely awful! Food was inedible but we were charged for meals we couldn’t eat.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 15, 2017

It was our first time there and we will b going back!! Great night!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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