Naples is known as a foodie destination and once you get here, it’ll be easy to see why. Downtown Naples is the hub of mouthwatering entrees and excellent dining experiences, but the whole area is covered with tasty choices. Here is our guide to the best restaurants in Naples.
Here are some more popular choices:
- T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House
- USS Nemo Restaurant
- True Food Kitchen
- BHA! BHA! Persian Bistro
- Sea Salt
- Campiello Ristorante & Bar
- 21 Spices
- Jimmy P’s Charred
- The Local
- Ridgway Bar and Grill
- Sunburst Café
T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House
This is one of The Village on Venetian Bay’s most popular restaurants, and the phone is amazing. The restaurant overlooks the bay and they specialize in USDA prime steaks, daily caught fresh fish and whole Maine lobster. If you’re looking for a surf and turf dinner, this is where you want to go.
USS Nemo Restaurant
If you’re visiting Naples, Florida, you have to try USS Nemo at least once. The award-winning cuisine and atmosphere make for an unforgettable experience. They are known for their seafood dishes but don’t worry if you’re looking for a steak, those are still pretty delicious, too.
Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House
Truluck’s has been a Downtown Naples staple since 2004 and it was the franchise’s first location in Florida. Like the other restaurants on this list, Truluck’s also serves up a mouthwatering steak and a variety of seafood dishes. It’s easy to see why this has been one of Downtown Naples’ longest-running restaurants. The food is always fresh and on point, there is an intimate piano bar and covered patio.
True Food Kitchen
The concept behind True Food Kitchen in Waterside Shops in North Naples is that food should make you feel better. Not only does this food make you feel better, it is practically irresistible. The seasonal menu is influenced by Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid and they highlight simple ingredients without fancy preparations to showcase natural health benefits and to highlight the flavors of each ingredient.
BHA! BHA! Persian Bistro
This is one of the only Persian-style restaurants in Naples. It’s a refreshing addition to the Fifth Avenue South restaurant lineup. You’ll want to try everything on the menu, trust us. It features savory lamb dishes, fresh local seafood, eggplant, beef kebabs and more. Everything has a Persian twist, and we’re happy about it.
Sea Salt is one of the most talked-about restaurants on Third Street South. One thing that makes it unique is that chef Fabrizio Aielli stocks more than 100 different types of salt and flavor-infused salts. Talking about Sea Salt doesn’t do it justice. It’s something you have to try, savor, and try again.
Campiello Ristorante & Bar
You’ll love this modern and rustic take on Italian food. The restaurant also sits in the historic Naples Mercantile Building. What we love most about this spot is that dining in the courtyard will make you feel like you’re in Italy. If you want pizza or pasta (or both!), you need to come here.
This East Naples restaurant features some of the best Indian food in Collier County. The menu includes classic dishes like curries, biryanis, vegetarian entrees, Tandoor-roasted lamb, fresh fish, prawns, chicken and duck.
Jimmy P’s Charred
There was a lot of buzz when this family-owned restaurant first opened near the Coastland Center mall. There is a butcher shop on site so you can see your meat being prepared for you. That plus the savory, sweet, smoky smells of the in-house smoker give Jimmy P’s atmosphere an A+.
The local was inspired by, you guessed it, all things local. Florida has a unique flavor and soul and that comes out in The Local’s menu. It’s all about local produce, fresh seafood, grass-fed beef and meat from sustainable farmers. The menu changes periodically to reflect this and highlight what’s in season, fresh and available.
Ridgway Bar and Grill
Ridgway Bar and Grill has been a beloved favorite among locals and visitors for decades. You’ll find it on Third Street South blocks away from the Naples Pier.
Sunburst Café is an eclectic and cozy breakfast and lunch restaurant in North Naples. We’ve never had a bad meal here. Everything is wonderful and the service is excellent. Even if it’s a bit of a drive, it’s worth it. You may want to get there early, though, so you don’t have to wait!