Terra Nostra Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian
Elegant Italian Restaurant & Steakhouse. Also serving great seafood dishes with an excellent choice of wines. Also featuring a large patio and full bar! Just a few miles from Fort Myers Beach and minutes from Sanibel!
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JW
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris took good care of us. We’ll be back!

R
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great. The bartender (Carrie) made sure everybody had drinks and well taken care of.
The owner is always working and making sure you have a great experience. He is a real professional when it comes to high quality food and service.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was very good. It won't disappoint you. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and although it was really crowded, the noise level was low. The Kalamari and Eggplant Parmigiana (I'd order this for the dinner next time) were both hot and delicious. The Bread with Olive butter dip is great.

J
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it

Will go back
Food was preparing perfectly. Wine was excellent.

RS
Cincinnati
104 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another great dinner this place never fails us

PM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and ambience good. Waiter Chris was pleasant but needs additional training to provide service appropriate for this quality of restaurant.

R
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fresh, and great flavor. You can truly see that the owners are on top of every aspect of customer satisfaction. Our server was top notch. The bar staff made every customer feel special.
Highly recommend for true lovers of Italian food.

R
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Everyone at our table enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Gnocchi was delicious. Loved the chicken piccata. Service was great. Our waitress was on top of things and knew the menu well. Nice find!

DB
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I called in advance to ask if a menu item could be modified a bit for me and was told yes by the very friendly gentleman who answered the phone. We made a reservation, were seated early, and very much enjoyed our dinner. My special request was honored, and the owner (or maybe he was the manager) even came over to ask how I liked it and if it was how I wanted it to be. All in all, we really enjoyed our visit and will go back.

MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant evening

PD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Thought food was good but expected even better. Red sauce did not have a lot of flavor in my opinion. Frankly I will choose Stars over you any day. Value & food at Starz is tops.

p
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been here a few times, now that it is under new ownership I’ll be back more often. The place looks the same, but food is soooo much better. Everything my friends and I have had has been praiseworthy and quite delicious.
It is difficult to survive in the off season without all the snowbirds, but this place is booming even on the weekday nights.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, service excellent! Great overall experience

FK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a group of 8 women friends who went there before the theater. The waitress was excellent and so was the food. We all ordered different items and everyone like their order.

TB
Naples
119 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Disappointing dinner. It is sad to have to write a less than stellar review, but in this case, it needs to happen. Our dinners (2) were awful. The eggplant appetizer was mushy and lukewarm. It used to be the best app on the menu. We ordered two different dinners that both contained meatballs. They shouldn't be called MEATballs, as they don't seem to contain meat. They are spongy, rubbery, tasteless and don't resemble a traditional meatball at all! We cut one open, and it looked like a kitchen sponge inside. If this is in effort to save money, it's a complete FAIL! They will lose business instead. The pasta was served with the top layer of red sauce dried on. This means our food sat in the window for some time before being served. That was easily explained by the fact that our waiter disappeared often and for long periods of time. We will try Terra Nostra again, but not until they fix these issues.

FK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a favorite! Love our waiter!!! The best bolognese sauce.

DD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. Now we recommend and take all our friends here. The special was Swordfish and the dish was outstandingly delicious.

I had spaghetti putanesca and it was perfect!! And that is from an Italian family!!!

FK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terra Nostra never disappoints. Derek is a great waiter.

NF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and great service. My only problem was we ordered the Ahi Tuna and there was only 5 tiny pieces. Other then that great experience all around.

GF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement celebration

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F
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is second time we've been there and we were not disappointed. Food and service were both excellent. The server was attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely go back again!

B
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes I would recommend this to a friend because the food is authentic Italian the price is right the atmosphere is great I was there on Mother’s Day and had no problem getting a table

JF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Food too good. Couldn’t finish. Ate too much can’t wait to teturn

DL
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. Good seating options of inside or out.

L
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pasta dishes with great service in a beautiful restaurant. You have to go!

FR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit, food and service were excellent. Lovely setting, very enjoyable. Will be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They went above and beyond to make my dads and my birthday as well as our early Mother’s Day super special

S
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some cloth murals would help deaden the noise a bit. Too much tile and high ceilings with no covering keeps the noise level louder than necessary.

R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great anniversary with friends

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

In town for vacation staying nearby. Walked over to the restaurant. So good! We got the ricotta ravioli and pasta with all types of seafood!

m
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Purtroppo siamo italiani, la differenza di aspettativa é sicuramente più accentuata essendo abituati ai piatti nazionali consumati, appunto, in Italia. Nel contempo, supponiamo che il gusto dei piatti serviti possa soddisfare le aspettative di commensali statunitensi. Servizio e pulizia impeccabili, ambiente luminoso e piacevole, arredato finemente.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter dinner. Food was great! Service good

RS
Cincinnati
104 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing my wife and I will be back great place a must for dinner and drinks

JL
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, service was very fast! My husband and I both ordered the chicken parm and it was delicious.

A
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very noisy even thought not full. Waitress forgot to bring out plates to share the appetizer so we asked another one to do so
Had to pour our own wine. She was friendly perhaps overworked
Food was very good and we will come back

D
Pittsburgh
90 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meeting place for our friends in Sanibel and Naples/Bonita Springs.
Food was delicious! They were able to accommodate all of our various dietary restrictions!
Will definitely return next season!

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. Service was great, RJ did a great job. Food was excellent and large portions. We will definitely go back!

NW
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 visits to Terra Nostra. Excellent food and service. They cater to your every particular requests. The noise level inside the restaurant is very high. Do wish they could deaden the noice level by putting something in the ceiling rafters to absorb the sound. Certainly looking forward to my next visit.

j
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I found out the owner was from Montreal, which I visited last summer, and that should bode well for his restaurant chops. It did. The food is flavored well, the ambiance is nice, and the outside seating area was generous. I've been there twice in 3 weeks. That only happens when I'm pleased.

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