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About Vergina

Located in the heart of beautiful Naples, FL, Vergina Restaurant proudly serves world class Italian & Mediterranean inspired cuisine. The tradition at Vergina continues with many recipes that have not changed since our establishment in the year 2000.

700 Fifth Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST : Monday - Sunday (8:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

LUNCH : Monday - Sunday (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

DINNER : Monday - Sunday (3:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

BAR : Sunday - Wednesday (11:30 AM - 11:30 PM)
Thursday - Saturday (11:30 AM - Midnight)

Dining Room Happy Hour - All Dinner Menu items 50% Off between the hours of 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Restrictions Apply. Subject To Change.

Bar Happy Hour - Daily Drink and Bar Tapas specials from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Great selection of half priced beverages, including beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

Entertainment - Nightly Live Entertainment beginning at 8:30 PM - EVERY NIGHT IN THE BAR!

Cross Street:
The Naples Players Sugden Community Theater

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(239) 659-7008

Website:
http://www.verginarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Nightly Live Entertainment - Beginning at 8:30 in the Bar area! Join our featured entertainers every night for Motown, R&B, and Top 20's hits in our spacious bar area featuring a dance floor!

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Available: December- April in the back side of the building (Cambier Park Way). Year-Round parking available on 5th Avenue, Cambier Park Way, and two adjacent parking garage's located within walking distance of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Gary Minteer

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vergina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

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Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
People Watching (13)
Happy Hour (11)
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Good for Birthdays (10)
Fun (10)
Casual (10)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Festive place to enjoy the heart of 5th Ave with excellent service and excellent food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Refused to honor the special “Restaurant Week” menu until we asked for it more than once. Manager was not hospitable at all. Once we got to dessert, we were told they ran out of the item we ordered!

Food was okay that we ordered, nothing to write home about. After we were done with our meals, we had to chase our server down after 45 minutes just to get the check.

Unfortunately we had such high expectations and were deeply disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had the $35 menu for Restaurant Week and the food was really good and great value. Lovely waiter over from Pompeii who gave very good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I have been there before and it was always excellent. This visit gig not measure up to previous. The Linguine Vongole was flat tasting. The waiter was less concerned about us than getting us out.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great Happy Hour dinner on terrace overlooking 5th Avenue. Super people watching venue.
Food was very good and particularly reasonable with Happy Hour pricing. We understand the name will be changed to Montecello in the near future as it is under new ownership.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Engagement

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I called during the day this past Saturday to say our table increased to six and was told that outdoor seating for six is in the “courtyard”. The courtyard is really an alley. But ok. When we were seated, the table next to us was smoking! We asked to be moved and stated we couldn’t believe smoking is allowed. We were told smoking is allowed in the courtyard. We were moved one table over. As we were leaving, I told the hostess that we should have been told on the phone that the courtyard is smoking as we would have declined. She said that it is no smoking! What? The rules were bent so someone could get a good tip as opposed to the rest of the guests. Not acceptable. Also, meal portion of spaghetti and meatball for adult and child was almost identical and $14 difference. Crazy, although the waiter tried to warn us but not clearly enough.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Happy to be back in this lovely restaurant.
Nico is a great servant. He really did his best to make this a wonderful evening.
Loved the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Breakfast ... you get what you pay for!
We had the "special" breakfast, 5 people in our party.. all regret ordering it. Ham was low quality, cheese in omelet very little and no flavor. And the stuffed tomato was non existant. They said it was no longer being offered but it was still on the menu. Big disappointment, especially from a place were we had great dinners.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This place is under new ownership and it is evident! Great food and great service!!! I

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I have had the opportunity to dine at this restaurant on several occasions. It has always been very nice. This time, not so much… Hopefully, this was a one time only, less than great experience.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always a great restaurant - food and staff are fantastic. Great place to listen to music too

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a delicious meal outside on a beautiful night. Everything was great. We had an attentive waiter and the service was very good. We would definitely go back and try lunch or their new breakfast menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Before the theater, Vergina has Happy Hour prices that are hard to beat. Selected adult beverages, along with a varied food menu, sre half price. We sat outside on the front patio on a lovely evening, providing us with prople watching and a lovely view. Inside is very nice as well. The veal, lasagna, and salmon were all delicious. We had a very attentive server as well.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Valerio, Eric and Frederico the management of Vergina is outstanding! They are very welcoming to everyone and they make you feel like royalty. The food is excellent and very fresh! Try the octopus appetizer and also the burrata and prosciutto. For dinner the salmon is outstanding and the lobster ravioli is definitely a must have! You will not be disappointed !

Jimmy B

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Took friends from out of town and we really enjoyed it. Great happy hour prices before 6 pm! Food great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love going to Vergina. The food, prices, atmosphere, service, etc. are outstanding. We plan to be back soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a reservation and requested outdoor seating. We were not greeted warmly nor were we taken to outdoor seats even tho plenty were available. When I mentioned we requested outdoor seating he marched back-rechecked our reservation & seated us outside. We were not greeted nor made welcome. We almost left. Our waiter was very friendly and the rest of the meal was fine.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Season after season this restaurant continues to please. One of Naples must-visit places for outstanding service, good food, moderate prices and fun people watching on 5th Ave. Don't miss the happy hour specials!

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Ultimately Seated outdoors under cover. Offered a half off dinner menu ( before 630pm) ordered a veal and a chicken meal, a shared upsized/uppriced Cesar salad, 2 cocktails and a single dessert. Though booked thru OT, with a reservation and plenty of seating available ..there was an obvious push to seat us in awful,cramped out of the way tables. We both said no thanks and ultimately directly asked to be seated outdoors and were.. which was also on original reservation request. They made us uncomfortable with having to say no 3 times...please don’t put us squished, or in a tight corner or inside near a water stand...when tables were clearly available.
With tip, under $50. A good deal! Wait staff was good but several hiccups with the meal..same cocktail, one watered down significantly, salad basically had no dressing, both asked for extra and provided with one tiny “dip” cup to share, silly! Risotto was good though ingredient listed ( peas) lacking.. there were 4, odd! The meal felt a little rushed/pushed upon us. Water not refilled unless specifically asked. Given wrong dessert which after a delay was corrected and ultimately removed from bill, I believe. Overall, it was actually better than anticipated ( rated it good) considering recent negative reviews ( thought we’d give it a shot) The food was tasty, not over salted and presentation was good! One plus of the restaurant is the outdoor seating closest to sidewalk and view of 5th Avenue. Many delicious options along 5th and 3rd so prefer to not have Annoyances during meal, which would sway me away from making this a “go to” choice.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Slow service with poor controls and follow up. Many tables around us complaining as well. And then you add a service fee "tip" on to a check with 3 people dining? Come on!!

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 31, 2017

After reserving an outdoor table, we were denied one even though there were plenty of empty ones. The surly maitre d’ told us that those tables were being held for “people who were coming shortly”. Then he said he couldn’t find our reservation - we mentioned Open Table and again in a surly voice said “oh, Open Table”
Then , when we ordered , the waiter told us he wasn’t able to give individual checks. It was crowded (Halloween) but he should have been able to do it. Management made that decision.
The food did arrive promptly, a plus.
Overall, we did not feel welcomed.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

I had dinner there 4 years ago and it was awful. I decided to give it another chance on 10/31/17. It was terrible. The food was tasteless. The wait staff could not keep up with the volume. The first table they gave me was almost in the kitchen. I opted for a high top in the bar. That was a bad idea. I will never go back. In addition I had friends that were seated at a different table and they will never go back.
This restaurant is strictly for tourist who go because of its location on 5th Street Naples. They probably do not have a following.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Ordered three bottles of wine before we found one they had, and of course it was much more expensive.
Spilled sauce (lots of sauce) on my pants and no acknowledgement.
Food was just so so.
We have eaten here before but this last visit was way below expectations.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A friend and I have been having lunch on Sundays prior to the matinees at The Sugden Theater. We each had our favorite entrees and were disappointed that the menu had changed and did not include those choices. We ordered from the fixed price menu which was very reasonable but the Quesadilla's were not very tasty. I hope that they return to their old menu choices.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Unfortunately we weren’t too happy with the food or ambience. The portions were over large - as is the case in most American restaurants - but we weren’t very impressed with what we had. My chicken dish was only lukewarm and not very tasty and my husband had to ask for more sauce on his pasta. The prices were high and although we found the service satisfactory we would not want to go there again.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful Italian cooking. Authentic. Veal Picata was excellent My wife's lasagna was overcooked, but tasty. The Chianti wine and Tiramisu were awesome.
Good service and a warm friendly environment. Vergina was sold - so there is a new owner, chef and a new name coming. It will be Monticello.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was extremely slow. Can't imagine what it will be like when "season" hits.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The chicken Marsala was outstanding. Also liked the fingerling potatoes

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very good spaghetti and meatballs. Feel scallopini was perfect. Enjoyed the conversation with the server. Had a nightcap at the bar and listen to some music it was awesome. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great dinner...on vacation in Naples first time. Great restaurant for outdoor dining. My husband commented it was perfect for the occassion! We'd definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was delicious, our server attentive, professional and very personable. They had a guitar player who was really loud. We asked for a quiet table outside away from the noise. It was fine until he decided to serenade the outside and for about 15 minutes it was overwhelming. Other than that, it was a delightful experience and we look forward to returning before the tourist season begins later this year.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Again this is always great food, service and location for people watching. Food arrived Hot and everything was delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food, Service and Great Location. This is one of our favorite Restaurant and Bar in Naples. One of the best Happy Hour's in Town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Dinner was great as always. Service by Niko is impeccable. Our group had the chicken picatta, veal chop and fusilli with sausage. Delicious.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Our dinner here was a highlight to our trip. This is centrally located on Fifth Avenue in Naples. It was worth the trip from Marco Island to dine here. The food was incredible and the service was impeccable. Despite a torrential down pour, we enjoyed dining on the patio as they lowered the screens. There was live music inside, but we preferred and enjoyed the Italian music out on the patio dining area. I would strongly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Ok. Third time this month! That should answer all of your questions. We love it

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, People Watching, Live Music, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 27, 2017

What a total disappointment this restaurant was this evening!! Service was terrible, disorganized & exasperatingly slow!!! I chose this restaurant because of the online menu & nothing we wanted was available on the menu. The meals we did choose came out way too salty & I couldn't even finish half my meal. Spend your money elsewhere, this place isn't worth your time or precious dollars.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The biggest draw for me to go to Vergina's is it's ease of getting to the theater which is across the street. Our waiter was snippy and inattentive. Chicken picatta was excellent however it came with mashed potatoes that were rubbery ( I had asked to substitute noodles but was told that there were no substitutions on the Happy Hour Menu and then when I complained about the potatoes, I was told that it is an Italian restaurant and what did I expect. All of this from our snippy waiter.) I wonder if it would have been a better experience with a different waiter.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Under new management. Needs a lot of re-training of staff. Not pleased with service.

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