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Happy Holidays ! - Ristorante Farfalla, Estero, FL
Ristorante Farfalla, Estero, FL
Open kitchen dining! - Ristorante Farfalla, Estero, FL
Larger parties welcome! - Ristorante Farfalla, Estero, FL
Large cozy family table - Ristorante Farfalla, Estero, FL

Ristorante Farfalla

4.5
4.5
1405 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 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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

What 1,405 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bonita Springs

    Good for business meals

  • Bonita Springs

    Good for groups

  • Bonita Springs

    Great for fine wines

  • Bonita Springs

    Romantic

  • Bonita Springs

    Good for special occasions

1,405 Reviews
  1. SjFish

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner and experience and the meal/service was on point. First time here and definitely coming back. Great gem and testament to any restaurant thats been around for 26 years!

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  2. BeckyP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, this restaurant checks all the boxes. A true gem 💎. I always find a reason to have dinner when I'm in town. You will not be disappointed.

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  3. Denny

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Farfalla. Six of us were warmly greeted and made comfortable at a lovely round table with full view of the restaurant and the kitchen. We were able to converse and enjoy each other even though the restaurant became quite crowded later in the evening. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The wine selection was good and served nicely. Requests were taken care of politely and quickly. Everyone enjoyed soups, salads and entrees. Our host made the rounds to ensure everyone was enjoying the evening. I had the snapper which was delicious. We all agreed this restaurant was a winner and we would definitely return. Great easy location with plenty of parking.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to see a show and decided to try this restaurant after. Our experience was excellent from the time we walked in the door until we left and the hostess came out with my friends purse that she left behind! We had a party of six and we all enjoyed our salads and meals! The service was top notch and I loved that we could have a conversation and hear everyone. We will definitely be back!

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  5. KentH

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The greeting and welcoming to the restaurant was great. The food was served hot and within a decent time. The food was a bit bland. Could use some salt/garlic etc. One dish we ordered that had shrimp they left the tail on. Overall not much flavor and quite expensive for pasta.

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  6. Rhonda

    Kansas City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was excellent. One person in our party got the wrong order but they quickly remedied the situation. Their decor could use a little updating but just a great little spot! We will be back, we love this place!

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  7. Foodpsych

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. Michael and his staff go over and above to make sure diners have a positive and delicious evening.

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  8. LesL

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighbourhood Italian restaurant. Food is always good.

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  9. DanW

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, we had a wide variety of dishes and everything was great,I would highly recommend, the dessert was excellent as well

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  10. JimV

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were three of us dining and we all enjoyed ourselves. The food was great, good value and the service was perfect. It was interesting to see the open kitchen with the chef and his crew doing a great job. Will definitely go back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, drink and service. You will love this restaurant

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  12. MichaelJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I are visiting Florida from Massachusetts. We needed a few items and I told my wife to look for a nice place to eat.we noticed Ristorante Farfalla and we decided that next time we felt like Italian food we would give it a try. Well about a week and a half later I made a reservation and needless to say we were pleased with our discovery. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys Italian cuisine.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This dinner was for our 58th Wedding Anniversary and our third visit to Ristorante Farfalla and we were not disappointed. Our waiter was very personable and attentive. The menu choice each of us made (4) was excellent in it presentation, quality and taste. We will certainly return again & again.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We go to Farfalla a lot but Sunday night wasn’t good. We sat for a half hour without even any water. Then at least 20 minutes without a drink order. The food was okay but the Bolangese didn’t have any sauce on it. So disappointing. I am sure they were very short of help and I felt badly for them but they need to tell you so you aren’t wondering why no one came to the table.

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  15. MiamiDiner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    There seemed to be only 1 cook and 2 waiters for the whole restaurant. We were seated right away in a mostly empty restaurant. It took at least 30 minutes for the waiter to ask for our order, people who arrived after us were served before us, and we waited more than an hour an a half for our entrées. The bread and appetizers were average. The main courses were good. We will not be returning and will not recommend.

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  16. Stoney

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been there quite a few times. Very good quality food. Fair prices. Service has always been very good. Mimo, a server, is doing an outstanding job. And Jeff is so friendly and funny. Always nice to chat with both of them. We brought some friends there, first time for them. This time, Theresa was our server. Totally different. First, she was not very easy to talk with. We had to ask her about the special of the day. When asking about some of the plates, she was kind of offuscated to have to answer this kind of stuff. She put the bread basket right in front of my friend, not on the corner of the table... rude !!! She never came back to pour wine in our glasses, and never asked if every thing was ok. So, deceiving lunch for the first time there. Next time, on my reservation, I will ask to be serve by Mimo.

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  17. Louis1957

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Micheal owner/chef never disappoints in delivering Awesome on a plate. The spedini best I ever had. His seafood is always so fresh and delicious

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  18. JerryB

    New York City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal with friends and a wonderful time for all. Wine list is a great value with a good selection. Enjoy the atmosphere of a chef owned and operated restaurant without the drive.

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  19. ColinB

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service - we will return to this restaurant.

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  20. DeniseP

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced and under-whelming food. All the food was not seasoned and very bland.

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  21. Ziggy

    Naples

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I need to preface this review with the fact that it was Valentine's Day, so the restaurant was packed, and service was slow....hopefully, this is not the case on a regular evening. When I booked the reservation on Open Table, there was no indication that due to the holiday, it was a fixed menu for the evening with very limited choices....I probably would not have booked the reservation had I known this was the case. I will try the restaurant again when I can have access to a full menu, as there were many items on the regular menu that look appealing and I have heard good things about this restaurant.....I hope my next visit provides me with something positive worth mentioning in a review!

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  22. KennethA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Valentine's Day and the restaurant was full, but the food,the service and the ambiance were all excellence. We do dine there once or twice a month during the winter months and find the food to be consistently very good.

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  23. BobK

    Key West

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. Intimate setting, great food and great service. Highly recommend!!

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  24. Stoney

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant. Quality of food is outstanding. Service was a bit slow, but the waiter was really nice and from a good advice for the wine. Overall, I recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

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  25. WilliamP1130

    Alabama

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We all felt our meals were tasteless. I would never order the Caprese Salad again. Our server never inquired why it was only half eaten. Chicken Frances was also underwhelming. Our prior visits we had much better results. Maybe that’s why there were not many diners

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  26. TinaI

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding meal and experience! From the greeting at the door, to the expert wait staff, to the highest quality ingredients… we know we can count on Farfalla’s for a wonderful night out.

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  27. Michael

    Naples

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy our dinners at Farfalla. The food is great and the service (Doug and Nick) were wonderful.

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  28. Russ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, good selection of wines. No liquor.

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  29. James

    Naples

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We all has great meals. The osso buca special was wonderful. Service was subperb

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  30. FredG

    Naples

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE the Stracciatella soup - it’s the best. The sole is by far the best around. A true neighborhood gem!

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  31. James

    Naples

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Chef Michael always delivers a great meal. Our server was badly overwhelmed

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  32. Bertski

    Naples

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    menu choices are great. varied and plentiful. staff was very attentive

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  33. LoriG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy it. Good food great service. Will go again.

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  34. DebraT

    Naples

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and service was very nicely paced. We will be back.

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  35. Monica

    Munich

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places. We even drive from Naples there! Very nice ambiance and not noisy!

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  36. MNEscapee

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    See my previous reviews. I've raved about Farfalla many times.

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  37. GarryC

    Naples

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was outstanding, service was very good. Great experience we would recommend Ristorante Farfalla! We will go back.

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  38. MARYL

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. We enjoyed our dinner very much!

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  39. JerryB

    New York City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again a wonderful meal and a hidden gem of a restaurant.

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  40. AmyM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were good but not outstanding. We had been there several times in the past as we are from out of state and did not find it to be a memorable as before. Likely will look at other options next year

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 1405 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 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
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
  • Neighbourhood
    Estero
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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