Terra Nostra Restaurant

4.7
710 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Elegant Italian Restaurant, Bar & 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! Large exterior dining area and bar.
*Please note some special days like Valentines Day & other holidays have limited menus.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 710 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! There pasta sauces are exquisite - Fettuccine sounds like a simple dish but wait until you try it at this restaurant - outstanding & satisfying! Rigatoni pasta with sun-dried tomatoes yum!! Double cut lamb chops highly recommended. We ended the experience with limoncello - couldn’t have it any other way! Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you. Nice meal

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BeachCarol
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here 3 times now and found the experience consistently delightful. We like to dine on the terrace. The fans keep the temperature comfortable. Inside looks nice but seems a bit loud for me. The special snapper, the veal piccata, and the gnocchi were all good choices.

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vipJamesF
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always and the service is perfect. Very pleasant wait staff always there to help. Great restaurant been there several times and it’s always good food and service !

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Ktope
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

3rd time there
Food consistently very good
Would give it 4.5 if that were an option

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great evening. The food was great and the servers were very attentive. It was hard to choose an entree because everything sounded so good. After deciding on our entrees, we were so happy with what we ordered, but then again, I'm sure everything on the menu is outstanding.

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DianeR
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent. It is extremely loud for a "fine dining" type of restaurant. Osso Buco and Veal Chops are both wonderful.

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FrankD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant with easy ambience and friendly staff

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RaevinH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I throughly enjoyed myself. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable as well about the dishes and provide excellent feed back about what to order. Also we sat on the patio and let me just say the pictures do not do it justice. The sunset was amazing to watch!

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vipAndy
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great menu with lots of options. Wait staff very friendly and professional. a good wine list too. one of the best in SW Florida which is why we keep coming back

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vipCAROLYNM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best chicken piccata I've ever had! We celebrated a friends birthday...last minute change of venue and we were so glad it worked out that way! ALSO A FANTASTIC MARGARITA!!

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MaryM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Great selection of entrees. I had the veal piccata...highly recommend it. Service was spot on, attentive, gracious.

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RunForFood
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 of us were here for a business dinner. Fantastic service. Delicious food! Everyone enjoyed their dish. Mine was exceptional - the Rigatoni Funghi! Try it!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amy our server was excellent. She was efficient and friendly. We will always ask for her on future visits

LH
LynnH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always keep coming back. One of our favorite restaurants.

BL
vipBeachLov3r
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where else can you go for beautiful ambiance, excellent service, owners actively present in the dining area, stellar wine menu and some of the most authentic Italian food. Our favorite restaurant in the entire Fort Myers Beach area.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and service was spectacular!

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rayg
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

the noise level was more than loud !! seems everyone was in a shouting contest,,,,,,perhaps some sort of buffer could be put in place.......ray and friend

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vipAFPagano
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our friends who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary recomended that we make reservations at Terra Nostra as they have eaten there many times and that is where that wanted to celebrate with my wife and I.

When I made the reservation on Open Table I specifically mentioned it was the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Anthon and Diane.

We arrived early and sat at the bar and mentioned to the bar tender about our friends anniversary. When they arrived she greeted them and wished them many more years... Which was great.

We sat down to dinner and ordered. Our meals were fresh and well prepared and the wine list was excellent. Our server Martin was extremely helpful and friendly. After our dinner we ordered coffee and my wife and I were hoping that they would present our friends with a desert and mention their anniversary. NOTHING!

I judge a restaurant 3 ways. FOOD, SERVICE and PAYING ATTENTION TO DETAIL.

Terra Nostra failed on paying attention to detail. What does it cost to send out a dessert or even just a card acknowleging a special occasion.

When customers want to celebrate with you on a special day it should make you realize how important it is to them to pick your establishment and you could at least recognize them for it.

That is why I gave only 3 stars on service. The staff were 5 stars.

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vipD2K2
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The restaurant owner must not be setting a proper tone and feeling of being a welcomed guest. I see him selectively greeting some guests but not others. Wonder why?

Also we split our meal starting with a Caesar Salad and then a Chicken Picatta. Although they tasted good, you could see that they were not hospitable and brought each dish out on a single plate. Every other white tablecloth restaurant we have been to in the area and elsewhere ask or splits the dish in the kitchen. I think they’re just wanting to see you buy two dinners…which is rude.

We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and fresh, the cocktails were made well too. Had the penne terra nostra with goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes, the best dish I’ve had ! You won’t be dissapointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went with another couple and we were all raving about our dishes. Our server Catherine was amazing, she knew the Menu and was able to make great recommendations, she had a great personality.

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Marie
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Brian our waiter was very knowledgeable on our food choices. He even checked on our wine selections.
We will come back for sure!

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KathleenH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience3

8 PM reservation ordered appetizers and wine and dinner Waited patiently for appetizer ordered second wine. Appetizer never came . waitress avoided us as she new we were there for an hour and still no food. Finally 1 1/2 hrs later in off season dinner came I told her we really did not want the appetizer at that point dinner was good when it finally came 930 Don’t bother its not, wow worth the wait. Road house up the street just as good better atmosphere and service we ate there the night before

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StacyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! The lamp chops hands down the BEST!

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vippat34145
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As good as usual, my favorite restaurant in Fort Myers

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On vacation and trying different places led us here when looking for good authentic Italian fare. We were blown away by how delicious and fresh everything was. Amazing wine and cocktail selection as well. Desserts and coffees were also delicious! We are going back as soon as we can!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Noise level way toooo loud. Hard to have a conversation. Food was exceptional!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

La comida no era nada especial. Parecía pasta de tomate de frasco con carne molida cocinada sin integrar sabores.
Una porción grande.
Lo único que estaba bien fueron los pulpitos apanados

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vipdelighteddiner
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was excellent but the noise level was excessive. Wish they had better acoustics. For a special evening, it was a bit off-putting.

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vipFoodie99
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were good … space was loud but tables were spaced well so we could still hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service. The wait staff if friendly and the bartenders make good drinks!

KC
vipKathleenC
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my neighbor. Love to sit outside here. Great food and great service!!

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imalocal
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit, and we will definitely return. The food was great, but the service even surpassed that.

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CarolG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The restaurant pretends to be a fine dining and looks promising; execution was poor. Caprese Salad was fair as one would expect great tomatoes and a fine presentation. Acceptable, not great. We had veal piccata and also swordfish piccata, both were served on a small bed of linguine with the plate filled with a tasteless sauce that looked like olive oil. Lots of capers were added but didn't help the lack of flavor.
Service was good.
Overall a very disappointing meal.

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Chip
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food as always was very good My grand daughter ( who is fussy) said the best vodka penne she has had. My wife ordered her favorite Egg plant The waitress very pleasant and attentive and over all a good meal Thank you

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vipcubfan
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience; great food, great service.

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SUEH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, outstanding server and the best cappuccino in Ft Myers Beach!

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DrLynne
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was our waiter. Very attentive. Great good and pleasant ambiance.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Terra Nostra Restaurant using the Order Online button. Terra Nostra Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Terra Nostra Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 590-8147.

Terra Nostra Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 710 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.