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Ristorante Farfalla

4.4
4.4
1192 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

Last updated: March 11, 2022

What 1,192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    Fit for Foodies

  • Southwest Florida

    Notable Wine List

  • Southwest Florida

    Romantic

  • Bonita Springs

    Best Value

  • Bonita Springs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bonita Springs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Bonita Springs

    Notable Wine List

  • Bonita Springs

    Romantic

  • Bonita Springs

    Special Occasion

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  1. AN

    ANDeniseOL

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  3. R

    Ronbo

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food always consistent the place to go if you want the best

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. TH

    THOMASB

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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.

  7. s

    suev

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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!

  8. 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.

  9. J

    Jeffer

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 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.

  10. LS

    LeslieS

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 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.

  12. 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!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. MS

    MichaelS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 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.

  17. l

    lov2eat

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Italian food ever!!!

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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!

  21. J

    Jimbo

    Naples

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 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,

  22. 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

  23. b

    ben97alana00

    Naples

    192 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    192 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.

  24. 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.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! Love this place!!

  26. 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!

  27. JU

    JU389

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambiance as usual!

  28. JB

    JerryB

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time for a party of 12. Staff was very attentive and the owner chef Michael our s a really great host who makes you feel welcome and at home!!

  29. m

    madtowne

    Naples

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    We like to try new places as we get accustomed to life in SWFL. This restaurant was a major disappointment. Prices for chicken dishes were high, no options with red sauce and they even charge for refills for soda.. There are too many tables, makes it difficult to have a private conversation. Food was so so, not worth another visit.

  30. MD

    MyDiningOut

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We used to live in Estero and frequented Ristorante Farfalla. Michael is one of the most amazing chefs. What a wonderful evening we had. We shall return soon! Stephanie Watt Green

  31. JP

    JoyP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Friends visiting, final meal prior to departure

  32. KA

    KAS1

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about the evening was superb. Had the special which was swordfish and it was the best I’ve ever had. Delicious. My friend had the sole and she felt the same. We will go back!! Highly recommend!!

  33. JM

    JoeM

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food great. Service good. Food service slightly slow enabled us to enjoy the wine

  34. SL

    SueL

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    There were eight of us they came in for dinner tonight. Everything worked out perfectly. The only thing that I would say is that service was a bit slow. I totally get that because of Covid and the number of cooks and servers that are available.

  35. EP

    ElaineP

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had been to this restaurant several years ago and really liked it. Recently, i wanted to try it again and read the reviews to see if it was still good. There were a couple of bad reviews for this restaurant, but a lot if excellent ones as well, so I decided to try it and I was sure glad I did. Our server Jen was great. She was there when we needed her, provided excellent menu and wine recommendations and was very pleasant. The salads were big enough to split. Two of us had outstanding swordfish, which was a special. I had the veal saltimboca and it was great too. The scalloped potatoes were rich and very delicious. There was a decent amount of veggies as well. Finally, we ordered tiramisu and cappuccinos for dessert. I would not hesitate to come back again soon.

  36. JB

    JerryB

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great experience at a local gem!!

  37. R

    Richard

    Naples

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Like some other reviewers, I decided to ignore the negative reviews seen in the last year or so. We found the service to be timely, friendly, and knowledgeable. I think this restaurant is a gem being missed by quite a few people. Whatever issues may have existed in the past seem to have been corrected by restaurant management. It was a very enjoyable evening. All 5 of us at the table felt that the kitchen had done a great job with each item ordered. We will return!

  38. KB

    KarlB

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely magnificent—coming from the NJ/NY area—reminds me of the local restaurant we all go to for a great meal, glass of wine and great service! From the welcome from Jeff to our waiter Jenn, to the food—Just awesome! If you’re around, ya gotta come in!!

  39. TL

    TLynn

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The service and the food were outstanding! Reasonable wine prices! All four of us loved our meals!! My only criticism would be an over crowded dining room. The tables were extremely close together, and it was difficult to navigate the room to get to the bathroom. The place was packed! I understand the need to maximize floor space and profits. Maybe a larger location? I definitely would recommend!!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Very good. Not excellent.

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 4.4 stars by 1192 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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