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Amfora Restaurant, Estero, FL

Amfora Restaurant

4.1
4.1
272 Reviews
$30 and under
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


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian, European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:30 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 272 people are saying

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bonita Springs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bonita Springs

    Notable Wine List

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  1. G

    Gilda

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the staff and food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was delicious but the service is horrible because there weren’t enough people working there We waited 45 minutes for anyone to take or appetizer or dinner order
  3. W

    Wendy

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We got a last minute reservation and were very pleased with the food and the service. Menu was slightly limited but they had a lot of specials. Will definitely return.
  4. X

    Xevious

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not worth the cost. Food was mediocre. Service was poor.
  5. LL

    LeslieL

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I was disappointed when I requested carpaccio and was told that this entry was only available during the season, but it was advertised on the menu online. The ambiance was really nice, and the servers and the chef were terrific, they did what they could with what they had, under staff for sure, that is the reason why you guys did not get a 5 star in every category, but, I will return I enjoy my food and the ambiance was pretty nice.
  6. DS

    DebbieS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very authentic Italian food. Husband loved the Rigatoni, and tiramisu was delicious!
  7. KG

    KathyG

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Amfora - suggested by our friends. We were greeted quickly and enjoyed an appetizer they had already ordered. My husband and I ordered wine per suggestions by our waiter (based on our food choices). The wines were excellent. I ordered the duck special, others the Osso Buco and a Mushroom sauce pasta dish. Everyone agreed their dish was excellent. My duck was tender and tasty. I received a generous portion of 2 pieces. All along our service was spot on. We highly recommend Amfora. It’s a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy an exceptional meal.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Just an overall disappointment. So loud we couldn’t hear each other talk. The food was ok but nothing special. However the two waitstaff were great. The place got busy and they never missed a beat.
  9. CB

    CharlieB

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Everyone was very attentive. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious.
  10. TF

    TapasFan

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Hidden gem
  11. P

    Partyoffour

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and an interesting menu
  12. MW

    MarcyW

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious Mussels and lobster ravioli Only downside was my Prosecco Was not cold enough However it’s a definite do over
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful evening. Food was very good. Great specials above the regular menu. Would go back again.
  14. S

    Skeeter

    Naples

    64 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    A very bad experience. 1. Beet salad was not freshly roasted beets, very small piece of goat cheese, all thrown on a bed of arugula and I think some basil. 2. Caesar salad, waiter asked my husband if he wanted anchovies which we are used to that question-but we never been charged $2.00 for them. 3. My friend and I shared a Margarita pizza-crust was great, maybe 3 tomatoes, little cheese, no flavor 4. I ordered a house Pinot Grigio and my friend ordered a house Sauvignon Blanc-mine was $10, she was charged $13. 5. We had to ask for Parmesan cheese for our pizza and for the ravioli the guys ordered 6. The bill came and there was an automatic 20% tip, which we are glad our friend noticed. 6. We realized after we left we were overcharged on our bill (my husband didn’t look at the detail) and we were charged for our friend’s entree. Jorge at the restaurant “fixed” the issue, we think, at least the charge on our credit card went down. They were not busy-maybe 6 tables total during the time we were there. We should have been told about the 20% (there were 4 of us) and we should have been told about the extra charge for the anchovies. Very friendly staff and the ovens are beautiful, but we won’t be back. I feel bad because we try to support local restaurants.
  15. h

    herbt

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good could of had a little more seasoning,shrimp was not as tender.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation with family and wanted a nice restaurant with a great choices for everyone. Amfora hit the mark for us. Being extremely short-staffed they still did a great job making sure we were taken care of and of course the food was exceptional.
  17. d

    debra530

    Naples

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience we would highly recommend amphora restaurant. The staff is warm and inviting, every entree we had was delicious. My husband had the octopus and I had tuna poke as an appetizer both were outstanding. My next had an 8 oz steak and my husband had a veal chop again outstanding the quality of the meal and our waitress made it a very special anniversary for both my husband and I thank you for making it a great night! We will be back, best restaurant in Estero and Naples
  18. DC

    DavidC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The restaurant has a great vibe and nicely decorated. The fire ovens are the centerpiece of the restaurant. Great place for foodies
  19. LM

    LauraM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried was excellent and the service was great. A must try in Bonita Springs!
  20. BG

    BruceG

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Not impressed.
  21. AR

    AlissaR

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit pricey but yummy food. Service was great.
  22. J

    Jfiller45

    Naples

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Freshly made insight of our table.
  23. o

    onerustyone

    Naples

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’m so happy I found this place. The food is amazing & because I have a severe gluten allergy, I love how careful the staff is. It’s fun to watch a new guest here, as that are so surprised at the food preparation. To many more times.
  24. LO

    LOCALS

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening and the food was delicious
  25. FO

    FranO

    Naples

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Father’s Day dinner. Jorge prepared our whole Branzini at the table and did an amazing job!
  26. DV

    DonaldV

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First visit to this restaurant. Not busy at all on Father's Day Sunday. Mezze appetizer very good. Two of us had specials - one a lobster ravioli which was very good, and the other a branzino fish which was cooked whole, then the server removed the head and bones and filleted the fish table side, kind of a cool touch; that dish was superb. The 3rd of our group had pasta with bolognese sauce, also very good. Service was fine. Ambience was ok - shopping mall setting is not scenic but the interior of the restaurant was nice. The space was sort of cavernous with really high ceiling and I suspect it might be noisy if the restaurant were full, which is wasn't at our visit. Overall the restaurant probably exceeded expectations. Recommended and we plan to return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! Fantastic food, top notch service, could not have asked for a better experience!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm not big into pasta other than angel hair but Rigatoni Bolognese was amazing and I finished it all. My mother in law finished all her gnocchi and my wife finished all her lasagna. All highly complimented their dishes.
  29. IK

    IrwinK

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Both the salmon and swordfish were overcooked. The salmon had a mild fish odor. The female server verbally presented the specials, of which there were many too quickly. She never asked for a drink order and instead left to help other diners. The head server, when asked, did everything our main server did not do. The branzino entree was superb. We have been to Amphora many times and will return and always had a very positive experience in all the ways that were substandard this time. The other couple did not have the same background and willl not return.
  30. c

    cmckelvey

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and beautiful presentation. You can tell it's authentic and I really enjoyed my meal here.
  31. i

    ilovefood101

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was okay, probably wouldn’t come back again. Nothing spectacular. Waitress was a bit inattentive
  32. SL

    SonjaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a friendly accommodating staff. Good wine selection. Rigatoni Bolognese excellent. Baklava a must with ice cream.
  33. MR

    MarkR

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service. Food was outstanding.
  34. b

    beachday

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 2nd time here and we have always had excellent food.
  35. MT

    MichaelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food. It’s nice they can make pizza for the kids, as sometimes they aren’t in the mood for Oso Buco LOL Great wine selection as well!
  36. PS

    PhilipS

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was mediocre at best, although service and atmosphere were fine.
  37. JJ

    JillJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best waiter ever - helped with recommendations on what to order. Food fabulous!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was our first time, we will return! Food was excellent, service was as well.
  39. JE

    JohnE

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our Server Georgina was friendly and attentive, making recommendations for wine and her favorite menue items. The appetizer Halloumi Sumac and shared Amfora Beet and Ceasar Salads were divine. I had the oven roasted whole Branzino over truffle oil risotto which was expertly deboned and served over the rossotto at the table...Yum. My wife had the Osso Buco which was beautifully prepared including the small fork to extract the marrow from the bone. Our Friends had the oven roasted duck legs which were excellent and the seafood tagliattelle which lacked in flavor in the pasta with tomatoe sauce, but the shrimp, mussels, scallops and squid were perfectly prepared. The outdoor dining tables and chairs need updating with weather resistant and slightly larger tables and chairs. A great experience overall!
  40. N

    Nana

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very nice restaurant with a twist on some traditional meals that worked well.

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 4.1 stars by 272 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


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 Daily 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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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