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Amfora Restaurant, Estero, FL

Amfora Restaurant

4.5
4.5
451 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Chef Roberto Cardenas would like welcome you to his new restaurant, Amfora !
Here at Amfora we invite you to dine inside or outside.
Amfora's promise to you is that we will treat everyone as if they are part of our family with exceptional service.
Our food will entice your tastebud, our ambience will please your soul and our service blow you away.
We are currently open for dinner but will soon be opening for lunch !
Thank you joining us !

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Italian, European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (239) 949-4038
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Roberto Cardenas
  • Catering
    Please call for catering options (239) 949-4038
  • Private party facilities
    Please call info you would like to questions on private events (239) 949-4038
  • Neighborhood
    Estero
  • Cross street
    Coconut Point Mall Mediterranean Dr
  • Parking details
    You are invited to park either on the Starbucks parking lot or the Panera parking lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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What 451 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bonita Springs

    Innovative

  • Bonita Springs

    Healthy

  • Bonita Springs

    Neighborhood gem

  • Bonita Springs

    Great for outdoor dining

451 Reviews
  1. PeteR

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food is as great and the restaurant is beautiful. Our server was very attentive until our meal was done. It had gotten very busy by that time, and it took awhile to get her attention for our bill. Not her fault, we will definitely come back

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  2. Gary

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Nothing was close to what it used to be here , the chef was gone and the owner looks tired . The food wasn’t as good and the service was terrible, I’m sad because this place used to be great .

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  3. lance33

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Everybody liked it. The Tuna tartar was excellent

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  4. clarisa

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A must try Convenient, no fuss, friendly greeting, attentive service and very good food

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  5. Jake

    Naples

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Service was good for me but heard it can be slow. Just have a drink, relax and enjoy the moment. Great place!!

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  6. Jpop

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food- try the octopus appy! All of the pasta dishes were unique & the pizzas were large enough to split.

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  7. LyndaD

    Naples

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Finally found Roberto Cardenas and his wonderful pastry chef and wife at AMFORA. Our meals were excellent and creative and our deserts were heavenly. The baklava was the best we ever had and the chocolate mousse incredible. You won’t be disappointed.

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  8. Mimi

    Naples

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently had the pleasure of dining at a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant that exceeded all my expectations. The food at Amfora was absolutely delicious, with a menu full of fresh and flavorful dishes. From the crusty bread to the branzino, every dish was prepared with precision and care. But it wasn't just the food that impressed me - The staff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu, making excellent recommendations. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, and I felt right at home from the moment I walked in. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a truly great dining experience. Whether you're a fan of Mediterranean cuisine or just looking for a great meal with excellent service, this restaurant is sure to impress.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fresh , staff was short handed and they were not very observant of tables needing drinks and food orders . All the fish is extremely fresh and done in a Mediterranean way and if your not use to this way of cooking you will not like it. Pasta looked delicious and dessert was good.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious! The restaurant is adorable and grade amount of outdoor seating, as well as inside seating. Really a great find the food is so fresh and vibrant.

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  11. Madge

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our meals and will definitely return!! Highly recommend this restaurant!! Go!!

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  12. JenniferS

    Naples

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always forget about Amphora, and when we remember are pleasantly surprised. It is always empty, so we think there must be something wrong. The something wrong is with people not going there. The food is delicious.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had the filet and it was delicious. We sat outside and watched the beautiful sky as the sun set

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  14. DebG

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RESTAURANT WAS VERY NICELY APPOINTED AND THE FOOD OPTIONS WERE GOOD.

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  15. FredR

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food taste and preparation outstanding. Was with another couple and we were able to converse easily. Would definitely go back

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  16. JohnJ

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. As always across a number of visits.

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  17. boo1209

    Naples

    127 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at the restaurant. Nice restaurant, i was disappointed with the Ossa Bucco. It needed to be slow roasted more than the 3 hours. It was not very tender . Net time i will order fish.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable place and outstanding food. Great selection and best pizza

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  19. DebbieK

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! Service was great, staff were asking how everything was going, refilling water glasses etc.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was wonderful, as was the service. Highly recommend the salads and the grand mezze dishes! Looking forward to trying the pizzas when we come back next time.

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  21. Choices

    Naples

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the 3rd time we were there and it was just as good as the last three times. We started with some yummy salads and I had the duck which was the best I have ever had, and my husband had the bronzino which he said was delicious. We ended this wonderful dinner with homemade profiteroles. We will definitely be back.

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  22. AnthonyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food that should be rich and delicious was bland and overpriced. Service was not great at all. Not friendly, it felt like we were bothering them that we were eating there although the restaurant was near empty. Would not go back

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  23. DaveJean

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Amfora’s twice and really enjoyed the food and venue. The grouper was one of the best I have had in SWFL! The desserts are amazing. The tiramisu was so tasty. Our son will be visiting and we already have a reservation for his visit! Great place and great owners!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good and made from scratch - best I’ve had in a long time.

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  25. KaraM

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and service was professional and prompt.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Underwhelmed by the food and our server was surprisingly slow for a restaurant that wasn’t busy at all. The dessert and espresso was delicious!

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  27. SWFL2013

    Naples

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful local local restaurant, so unassuming from the outside but wonderful on the inside. Great diverse menu, wonderful service for a relaxing dinner.

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  28. Cindy

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were pleasantly surprised by Amfora. Interesting menu, nice ambience, delicious food and good service. We had the octopus appetizer and it was very tender. We had the chicken with olives and artichokes and pasta with seafood. Everything was delicious but the chicken was a little dry. We will be back though, so convenient a hidden gem in Coconut Point.

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  29. SamuelM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is awesome. Order anything. You won't be disappointed.

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  30. LeslieG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a fantastic dinner on a quiet Monday night. All 5 of us really enjoyed our food.

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  31. diane

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner and the service and outside dining were perfect! Thank you!

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  32. Elise

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amfora is a well kept secret. Food is really amazing! I guess during season it gets crazy but so worth checking out anytime of the year. Really excellent.

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  33. ajr247

    Naples

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside on a nice evening. Service, bread, and wine were excellent. Our dishes of seafood and salads were also very good.

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  34. sailor361

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The sword fish was well prepared as well as the salmon dish

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  35. Hailey

    Naples

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The ceiling is too high and the noise level is therefore high. Had a crying baby so we all suffered.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience all around! Highly recommend

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  37. Bomash

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Too many shortcomings!!! Service was pretty much non-existent. Had a reservation, 10-15 after being seated we were greeted. We debated on leaving just before they arrived to table. It was steady a few open tables no wait, so service should have been on point! My husband ordered an old fashioned which was not mixed well, at all. Appetizer was brought out with salads, we did not ask for this, seemed rushed. My husband ordered the veal chop, no knife given. So we had to flag down someone else after a few minutes. My dish fell very short. I had the gnocchi with blue crab and artichokes, hard pass!!! This needed flavor, incredibly bland. It needed a spice, an herb, something. 3 artichoke pieces and blue crab was nil, a few shredded strands and I am not kidding you!! To my surprise at $26 on menu, should have been much less the bill arrived and we were charged $29 for this very bland dish. I did not finish mine clearly... had to go to shelf get my own to go box, not kidding. Then asked for bill... 10 minutes to get that, another 10 minutes for them to bring back our cc. Honestly, we are foodies and we were EXCITED to try based on all the wonderful reviews. But this night was extremely disappointed. The level of service did not even come close to the $150 dinner bill. Its quite a shame, this could be a gem! Taste the food before it goes out, imo the sauce on the gnocchi was the milky substance from the corn husk, lacking much flavor needed to bring this dish together and if your going to state blue crab in the dish actually put it in the DISH!! That is all...

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent combination of a variety of Mediterranean dishes. However, I found the prices a bit too elevated.

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  39. DaveJean

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a birthday and it was our first time to Amfora and it was amazing. The grouper was the best I have had in SWFL in many years! The grouper was a thick, flavorful and a moist filet! Service was excellent. The tiramisu is made fresh daily so make sure u save room for dessert!

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  40. DVSMD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and great service! They really tried to please!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Amfora Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 949-4038.

Amfora Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 451 OpenTable diners.

Amfora Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Amfora Restaurant

9607 Mediterranean Drive, Estero, FL 33928

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Coconut Point Mall Mediterranean Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Estero
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Italian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    You are invited to park either on the Starbucks parking lot or the Panera parking lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Roberto Cardenas
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (239) 949-4038
  • Catering
    Please call for catering options (239) 949-4038
  • Private party facilities
    Please call info you would like to questions on private events (239) 949-4038
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