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Ristorante Farfalla

4.5
4.5
1206 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Thank you for your interest in Ristorante Farfalla. We will take great delight in hosting your dinner party, and hope that we can assist you in planning your special evening. Whether you are looking for the perfect setting for a small group or large party, our elegant tables, discrete alcoves and private dining room will accommodate you. Our unsurpassed service and attention to detail is legendary. Our nationally acclaimed cuisine has received the highest, world-renowned culinary awards. We hope that you will select Ristorante Farfalla for an experience in exceptional dining while enjoying the Estero area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (239) 495-9912

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Fattah

  • Catering

    Have your party meals ordered for pick-up

  • Private party facilities

    Luncheons By Appointment Business Meetings Birthdays Rehearsal Lunch Weddings Baby Showers Graduations Christmas Party Luncheons

  • Private party contact

    Mike Fattah Chef/ Owner: (239) 495-9912

  • Neighborhood

    Estero

  • Cross street

    1 Mile North of Coconut Point Mall/Behind Chase Bank

  • Parking details

    Public lot is available.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,206 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    Fit for Foodies

  • Southwest Florida

    Notable Wine List

  • Bonita Springs

    Best Service

  • Bonita Springs

    Best Ambiance

  • Bonita Springs

    Best Value

  • Bonita Springs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bonita Springs

    Good for Groups

  • Bonita Springs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Bonita Springs

    Romantic

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  1. N

    Nana

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Food is delicious with great specials. Great service and very inviting atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  2. j

    jrizz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall good dining experience. Homemade dishes were all tasty.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had our daughter in town and took her to Michaels. Our food was amazing as usual followed by a great desert. Thanks for another great evening as always. Steve S
  4. H

    Hailstone

    Indiana

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food. Brought some new friends with us and they loved it too. Chef Michael is a master and very passionate about creating great food
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service from wait staff was the same. We always enjoy Michaels delicious cook to order food. A hidden gem that you must try.
  6. b

    ben97alana00

    Naples

    195 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great dining experience. Farfalla is always outstanding. We brought friends with us this visit and they couldn’t say enough about the wonderful food, service and delightful evening.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and service also. We love this resturant and go often.
  8. DM

    DwightM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant! All food is cooked to order, and outstanding. Jen is our favorite server, and is very knowledgeable and makes us feel special. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We split the special Gorgonzola salad for the evening. They split the salads for us and the salad was nicely presented with very flavorful Gorgonzola cheese. My husband had pasta with clam sauce which was very flavorful with at least two dozen fresh clams. I had veal Michelangelo which was beautifully presented with fresh mozzarella cheese, asparagus and tomatoes over the veal scallopini. It was delicious, but I wish the veal had had a little more seasoning. The scalloped potatoes are always outstanding! We split the lemoncello cake which was superb - so fresh and delicate! The service was attentive. We have not been here in a long time, and it is nice to see that Michael Fattah continues to serve high quality food and be very responsive to his customers.
  10. M

    Meems

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Saturday night and 3 tables of patrons...? The house specialty...Pasta Bolognese...made with hamburger meat only. My Papradelle with mushrooms wasn’t really close to al dente with small amount of sauce. One of our friends with us had the ravioli appetizer special and said it didn’t have much flavor. Service was slow considering there were only 3 tables of guests. I’ve been hesitant to dine here, and it will be our last.
  11. b

    barregirl

    Naples

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot believe this place escaped me having lived here for 17 years, but glad I found it. The food was fresh and delicious. Everyone in my party thoroughly enjoyed their meal.
  12. JK

    JohnK

    Naples

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good waiter, good service, reasonable portions, not huge by any stretch, but enough to fill. Large menu, something for everyone, fish, beef, chicken, pasta, salad and soup options.
  13. H

    Hailstone

    Indiana

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Well prepared and very flavorful. Service is sketchy. Only one waiter in the place. He was trying but moved slowly. Will definitely return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Highly recommend! Extraordinary food, everything was magnificent!
  15. AN

    ANDeniseOL

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the bruschetta and vegetarian pes soup to the filet special , the food was exquisite! The service was wonderful. Attentive and responsive. Large selection of wines to choose from. And my favorite part… dessert! The creme brulee was our favorite Definitely going back.
  16. I

    Imdb

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Never again. The chef/owner had confrontations with 2 different patrons. We could hear swearing in the kitchen. Our waiter had an attitude and was ‘disappointed’ that we did not order a bottle of wine. The busboy was lovely though. Above all else the food was bland and uninteresting. A waste of time and money.
  17. R

    Ronbo

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food always consistent the place to go if you want the best
  18. D

    Duke

    Naples

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best quality/value culinary offerings in SW Florida. Traditional Italian fare produced by the owner/chef with a knowledgeable staff.
  19. ML

    MarkL

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Restaurant was not full when we arrived on Mothers Day and quickly filled up. Kitchen seemed to be overwhelmed and soup and salads took exceedingly long to arrive. Our server was gracious and polite but covering many tables. Food seemed to lack the distinct flavors that make a dish special. Ho hum meal.
  20. TH

    THOMASB

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best meal we've had in a long time. A little pricey for us, but I'll save up to go again.
  21. s

    suev

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, the food was delicious, and the owner and server were delightful! We were a party of twelve, and they managed to cater to our every need! I highly recommend Ristorante Farfalla. Bravo!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed an excellent meal at Restaurante Farfalla. The food was excellent as well as the service. I would highly recommend it and I will be back.
  23. J

    Jeffer

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Unfortunately, we were unable to stay for our reservation. The restaurant cooks with peanut oil and one of our party suffers from a severe peanut allergy. We could not risk chancing that she might consume something that came in contact with peanuts. The wine selection was good and we were able to enjoy a glass before leaving.
  24. LS

    LeslieS

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our last evening in Estero before heading home. Couldn’t think of a better place to be than Farfalla! Michael is the Best!!!! See you next season.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the special Pompano and my wife had the veal and both were outstanding. And of course the home made deserts. Another great dinner by Michael and staff.
  26. GV

    GregV

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were very good. The host Jeff made us immediately feel welcome. Ristorante Farfalla is now on our favorites list!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the bannana flambay was the same. We love the resturant and the owner Michael takes great pride in his dishes.
  28. AW

    AnnW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The porchini mushroom ravioli special was excellent. My fellow diners felt their pasta dishes did not have enough flavor. We have dined here in the past many times and been pleased, so we wondered if someone new was in the kitchen.
  29. W

    Wink

    Naples

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Love the good and the chef. And our waiter was awesome too!
  30. MS

    MichaelS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do not go to this restaurant unless you like small intimate dining venues where the staff treat first time guests like old friends and the chefs serve up superb cuisine. Stand outs for my family included the lobster and shrimp bisque (light on cream, heavy on flavor) and the salmon (moist, with a delicious flavor profile that was a hit with everyone at the table, including my wife who does not eat salmon). My only regret is that we tried them the last evening of our stay. Learn from my mistake.
  31. l

    lov2eat

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food ever!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We thought the service was excellent, but food was hit or miss.
  33. J

    Joanz

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and we all enjoyed our meals. Snapper, crab ravioli, penne a la vodka all very good!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner a year ago when traveling in the area! Came back and had a fantastic dinner! We even had the same waitress!! Fabulous food and service! We will be back next April! Thank you for a great evening!
  35. J

    Jimbo

    Naples

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We hadn't been to Farfalla for a few years due to Covid. We had good memories but were disappointed particularly with a seafood special made up with clams, lobster, etc. which had no flavor. Dessert was the best part of the overall dinner,
  36. J

    James

    Naples

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A favorite go to destination for Italian fare. Always tasty specials. They were, however, out of our first choice wine
  37. b

    ben97alana00

    Naples

    195 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We always enjoy dining at Farfalla. The food is outstanding and until this visit the service has always been outstanding also. We can't say enough about the food - always prepared exquisitely and presented beautifully. The service was somewhat disappointing. Our server was a bit rude and had a slightly less than cordial attitude. This is the first time we have not been pleased with the service in many, many visits over many, many years. That will not keep us from coming back, of course, but we hope to be treated better the next time we visit.
  38. BL

    BobL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    We were disappointed (4 of us). My red snapper was overdone and potatoes were not anything special. Veggies were ok. My wife’s filet mignon was not medium we’ll done (even after taking it back once) and it didn’t have much taste she said.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Love this place!!
  40. KB

    KarlB

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MAGNIFICENT! Had a buddy in from NJ/NY! As always, food OTC! (Off the Charts) Just like a Family owned Italian restaurant in NYC/NJ—Service? What can ya say—OTC—Jen was our waiter—recommended a great wine too! (A Montalcino—The Carpazo!) If you’re in the area—go to Farfalla—you will love it!

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

FAQs

Ristorante Farfalla is rated 4.5 stars by 1206 OpenTable diners.

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 Ristorante Farfalla

21301 Tamiami Trail South #460, Estero, FL 33928

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1 Mile North of Coconut Point Mall/Behind Chase Bank

  • Neighborhood

    Estero

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public lot is available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Fattah

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (239) 495-9912

  • Catering

    Have your party meals ordered for pick-up

  • Private party facilities

    Luncheons By Appointment Business Meetings Birthdays Rehearsal Lunch Weddings Baby Showers Graduations Christmas Party Luncheons

  • Private party contact

    Mike Fattah Chef/ Owner: (239) 495-9912

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