The Local - Naples

4.4
268 reviews
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The Local, Naples, Fl, is Naples' first farm-to-table, sea-to-table restaurant specializing in locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant was founded by Owner-Chef Jeff Mitchell, a classically trained chef and wine expert with 20 years of experience in the culinary and hospitality industry. He is also an alum of the Culinary Institute of America. Florida’s abundant seafood and long growing season inspires a menu that changes daily according to the day’s delivery. Grass fed beefs, meats from sustainable farmers, local seafood and the freshest local produce in Naples and Southwest Florida appeal to carnivores and pescatores as well as to healthy diners including vegans and vegetarians. A complete collection of superb, value wines makes the wine list one of Naples' best. The ambiance is casual, convivial and rustic, with blackboard specials and a cozy wine bar.
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Naples
73 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to have our visitors from Germany have a real farm to table experience and we knew the Local was the place to go. Thank you John for your recommendations. Our meals were delicious

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L
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service the shrimp pasta was just good !! Along with caprese sslsd

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, almost every meal has a gluten free option. The restaurant itself was was well laid out but felt cramped sitting in the middle at a table (booths are all on the outer edge). Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable and always made sure we had refreshments.

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L
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome local food prepared fresh. Very good service too

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C
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience, one of the best places we have dined at in SWFL. Will be back for sure!!

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It was Mother's Day and we responded to a promotion. We thought they'd have a Special Menu. No such luck. Instead we felt rushed to get there. (3 calls to confirm) We arrived before our 3 o'clock reservation, as requested to insure that the working mothers on Staff could leave early.
The Waiter was friendly but did not write down any of our 3 orders. He got one wrong and for all three we asked if there were any substitutions for chips since we do not eat fried items. He said we could have salads. We paid extra for all three salads. We've eaten there before for dinner and thought the food was good albeit a bit overpriced. This time the food was limited in selection, not very good, and extremely overpriced for what we got.
There are few options in North Naples for healthy cuisine. We were hoping this would be one option. For us, it is not.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had an amazing Mother’s day Brunch

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MA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden jewel! Love that all of the food is farm-to-table and locally caught seafood. Imaginative, delicious lower-alcohol cocktails, too. Can't wait to try brunch!

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b
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our waiter was very nice, but it took a long time for the food to arrive. The restaurant is overpriced.

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Toronto
66 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We’ve been going to A Table Apart ever since it opened! Not much changes! The building and decor are very modest, but warm and welcoming. Our waitress was great! Very attentive (even though the place was jumping on a Friday evening!!) and very knowledgeable on the makeup of all the dishes!
I had the triple tail plate, which was quite good, and my wife had the scallops which were excellent!
Their wine by the glass selection is quite varied by region & country. The “Aviary “ Chardonnay was just superb! Had to have two glasses!
The sweet potato pie is a good sharing dessert, it is yummy but a bit on the heavy side!

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j
Naples
91 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh ingredients and nice choices. Good “local” find!

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CN
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We just ate at The Local one night last week and it was fantastic - we decided right after dinner this would be the best place to have Easter Brunch. I'm not sure what happened, but it took 55 minutes to get our breakfast...the food itself was great, but I was not expecting to wait that long especially with my 2 boys. They also told us right away that the Frittata which was the special of the day, was not being served so my guess is they were very short handed in the kitchen. I would go back because the food is excellent, and everyone has a bad morning once in a while.

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

Ridiculous table of noisy children. They should have been asked to leave.

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Naples
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

We are regular diners at The Local. Tonight we brought in friends. Sadly, the table directly next to us had children that were horribly unruly! Everyone in the restaurant was bothered by them. The noise level was SO loud we could not carry on conversation with our friends. It ruined the evening. As well as others.
We brought this to our server’s attention (who also serviced their table) and he made light of it.
Someone from management should have asked them to either quiet their children or move to an outside table.
Not cool. And a huge disappointment to many.

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I already have recommended The Local to a friend who is always looking for gluten free options on restaurant menus. He's very excited to check it out.

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LT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was not like other farm to table experiences I've had. The food was decent, but not terrific. Our server was wonderful. Might give it another chance at some point.

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RR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. It does not server hard liquor, just beer and wine.

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Q
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Seated immediately in a not very busy restaurant - odd I thought - in Season in Naples? Ok, whatever...prompt beverage service...went downhill from there. Placed our food orders and waited, waited, waited...finally the food arrives and what a disappointment. I'd ordered the kung pao avocado with brown rice - small portions and so much salt it was nearly inedible...ugh...my friend ordered the cobia - very small and tasteless - our bill was over $70...ugh ... we'd have done better at a local diner than at The Local...they're doing a disservice to the farmers and fishermen they represent. I wonder if the chef had the night off? I predict they won't be open long...sad to say.

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l
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique and great food.
Love the Kung poa avacado - and the potato hash
Apple pie was also amazing but didn’t realize it was $12 a slice 🤣

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P
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Overall, the experience was positive and I would recommend this restaurant. The meals were terrific -- and we had four different entrees. Service was fine, though we sat for what seemed to be quite a while before being approached by a server. We chose to eat outside -- if overlooks a parking lot and is next to another busy restaurant. Inside may be been the better option. No wine by the bottle, so the prices seemed a bit high.

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DW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great first time experience and the food was excellent.

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D
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very different but excellently prepared. Service was very good as well.

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DT
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great people. Simply delicious.

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OT
Milwaukee
52 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

It has taken me awhile to write this review. Sorry to say we did not have a good experience. It took 20 minutes to get a glass of wine. The restaurant was sorely under staffed. Our waitress was running back and forth outside and across the room. Our hostess, the water server and our waitress told us, “be there in a minute”. It didn’t help that I had two guests. Same with food. Long wait. And then no service. Never checked on us. Never offered another glass of wine. Never asked about dessert. Was so disappointed because I really LIKE this restaurant, what they produce and what they stand for.
The food was good. Very good. With so many choices, it may be hard to go back.

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Local is wonderful! Great atmosphere, craft brews and innovative cocktails, fantastic sea- and farm-to-table food. Prices ranged from very reasonable for pizzas and burgers to a little more upscale for entrees, but definitely worth every penny.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant had a neighborly ambiance. The waiter was friendly and most pleasant. We found the menu interesting and tempting with appealing selections. My dinner beet salad was tasty and a little too big with the amount of arugula. My friend chose a veggie burger which she described as the best she had ever had. Prices were considered reasonable. We would definitely visit The Local again.

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D
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good - tacos were way too small for the price and it was a half an hour wait for the salads. Probably won’t go back.

The Local - Naples
Responded on March 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time out to write the review. We are always striving to be better everyday in every aspect. The issue with the portion size and the timelines has been address with the Exec. Chef. We greatly value everyones inout. I do hope that you give THe Local another chance in the future.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My best dinner since we arrived in US, fresh food, the salad mango aocado shrimp with ginger dressing is wonderfull

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Naples
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Business dinner. Embarrassed to bring associate there. Never happened before
The only good dinner was snapper. Pot roast bland, pork chop ok but the smoked brisket was soo dry and over cooked nice wine and dessert. Oh the spinach dip was fabulous.
Didn’t say anything as it was a business dinner
Didn’t want them to be embarrassed

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R
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Just a tad loud- but it was a Friday night.
We’ll be back!

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Naples
46 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outside dining overlooked parking lot, too bad. Great organic food/drinks

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The strawberry apple pie was so so and overpriced. Other food was good. Service and atmosphere were great, especially the Etcha Sketch

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r
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful flavors in everything they do. And an amazing variety from salads to full course fancy meals.

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DL
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I wasn't overly impressed with the menu but the food we ordered was very flavorful. Service was very good. I thought the prices were a little high but for Naples that's what we expect.

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R
New England
111 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed. Food was bland - we ordered the fish special of the day and it had no flavor. The sauce added nothing. The portions were small - fine if the food was tasty and interesting - and expensive. $33 is not a lot to pay for a good meal but for a flavorless bad meal it is. We will not be back.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic to find such a gem in the Naples area! Probably the best meal I've had in the area. Steak to perfection, great menu, KETO friendly!

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F
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place had phenomenal food that satisfies the palate with a cheerful and fun atmosphere. Definitely going there again! Great for those with gluten free needs!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was not “eating out”; this was a culinary experience. Excellent food and service.

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St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good experience

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed in experience. They ran out of fish special and substituted a different fish but charged the same. Also ran out of requested side of roasted vegetables. Long wait for food but they did give us a caprese salad to share as a compensation. Waitress did an excellent job.

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