Chef Jeff Acol’s profound love for the ocean is rooted in his early childhood years growing up in Hawaii and helps explain his commitment to serving sustainable seafood and seasonal ingredients. This talented chef offers a limited but diverse menu. Dishes offer global fair with Asian and French influence. 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-221-8540. www.atableapart.com
Ahana’s Bombay Grille
Family-owned and operated since 2015, Ahana Bombay Grill serves delicious and healthy Indian food with a personal touch. Serving beer and wine. 3401 Bonita Beach Rd. Ste. 104 in Bonita Springs. Open Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 239-301- 2539. www.abgbonita.com
Al, Chip and JC Greenwood’s Old 41 original for 30 years strong. It’s “where locals go.” Full menu including burgers, fish and steak and spuds. Boars Head premium deli sandwiches. Featuring Bonita’s Hall of Fame. Lunch and dinner daily. 26620 Old 41 Rd. 239-947-1000. www.buffalochipsrestaurant.com
Chef Michael Cirella offers customers fresh and delicious Italian dishes. Try their famous Sushi Bar Menu. Happy Hour half-priced selected drinks Mon thru Fri 4 to 6 p.m. The Prado 25265 Chamber of Commerce Dr. 948-3885 www.cirellasrestaurantFL.com
Fig’s is a thoughtful fusion of fine dining Mediterranean cuisine. A destination for a great meal, in the sumptuous dining room or al fresco on the patio. A special place to host a party. An extraordinary option for a catered event. 35987 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 109, Bonita Springs. 239- 390-1700. Figsgrille.com
A taste of the old country right on Bonita Beach Road from the Kilkenny crab dip and Mulligan’s Irish stew to Granny McCarthy’s Bailey cheesecake. Home of the belly-buster burger, salads, sandwiches and full meal menu. Traditional flat breads. 20 beers on tap. 9070 Bonita Beach Rd. 239-949-2111. www.fitzgeraldspub.com
La Fontanella Ristorante
Owner Moe has over 35 years in the business. He and his staff assure customers the finest dining experience. Serving gourmet Italian cuisine, specializing in pasta, veal, chicken, seafood and steak. Specials daily. 24600 S. Tamiami Trail at the Shoppes at Pelican Landing. 239-498-6808. lafontanellarestaurant.net
Specializing in USDA Prime Dry Aged steaks and sizzling platters up to 1800 degrees. The extensive menu includes fresh catches such as the grouper, tuna and jumbo Maine lobster. Ask about their extensive wine list. Open daily for dinner. 24940 S. Tamiami Trail #103 (Behind Zazou in Bonita). Reservations required. 239- 676- 8687. www.manhattansteakhouse.com
Mel’s Diner is a locally owned and operated Southwest Florida tradition for visitors and locals alike. Serving All-American burgers and fries, sandwiches, breakfast, and old-fashioned milkshakes and floats, Mel’s dishes out the diner classics. 28601 Trails Edge Blvd. in Bonita Springs. Open Monday to Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 239-949-3080. www.melsdiners.com.
Classic Italian in a beautiful indoor room and an al fresco patio setting, featuring pasta, meat and fish dinners. Try the Vitello alla Saltimboca or one of the many other specialties of the house. Full bar and wine cellar. Summer hours, serving dinner only. 26841 South Bay Dr. at the Bonita Bay Promenade. 239-992-7025. www.molinosristorante.com
Old 41 Restaurant
Serving breakfast and lunch. Specialties include eggs, omelets, pancakes, waffles, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, Angus burgers, chili, Taylor pork roll, sausage gravy, home cooked roast beef and turkey and “real” Philly cheese steaks. Corner of Old 41 and Bernwood Parkway. 239-948-4123. www.old41.com
Emanuela Calcara, a well know chef to many artists and celebrities, invites you to a wonderful dining experience.
Emma brings you a select menu and specialty dishes and wines from her region of Vicenza, Italy, using only the freshest ingredients to bring the best of flavors to your table. 28340 Trails Edge Blvd., Bonita Springs. Reservations encouraged 239-947-2202
This breakfast and lunch eatery offers indoor and outdoor seating so it is pet friendly. Some of their specialties include omelets, Challah French Toast, and Toasted Ultimate Vegetable Wrap. Hours: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. 24600. Tamiami Trail, Shoppes at Pelican Landing, 221-8256.
Fresh pasta, seafood and Italian specialties. Antipasto salad, penne, lasagna, lobster ravioli, linguini with white clam sauce, zuppa di pesce, veal, chicken and shrimp. 18 pizza and calzone creations. Lunch and dinner specials. 26831 S. Tamiami Trail near Publix across from Bonita Bay. 239-949-2204.
Ristorante Limoncello Italian Cuisine
The Limoncello menu is the perfect dinner option with dishes to please every palate. Drawing inspiration from Sicily, Limoncello focuses on simple yet elegant dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients. Full bar, live music, reservations accepted. 13800 Tamiami Trail, N. Naples. 239-260-7478
Thickest shakes, biggest sundaes and best cones. 35 ice cream flavors, 12 lowfat and sugar-free choices. Delicious lunches. Kids menu. Open ’til 10 p.m. at both locations: Vanderbilt Dr. & 8th Street in Bonita Springs 992-2000 and at Pavillion Shoppes (Vanderbilt Beach Road & 41) 239-597-4043. www.royalscoop.com
Tarpon Bay Restaurant
Voted among the most romantic dining experiences in Southwest Florida. Enjoy fresh regional seafood thoughtfully prepared with farm-to-table seasonal ingredients, a unique ceviche bar, indoor and outdoor dining with lakeside views, fireside cocktails and live jazz in the bar on weekends. Located at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs. For reservations, call 239-390-4295.
The Fish House
A Bonita bayside bistro. Come by car or boat. Fresh seafood. Dining inside or out, with a pet-friendly outside patio. Specialties include blackened tuna bites, hot blue crab and shrimp dip, oyster baskets, grouper tacos, lobster tacos and Key lime pie. Open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 4685 Bonita Beach Rd. 239-495-5770. thefishhouserestaurants.com
Serving modern American cuisine in an exquisite Bonita Springs dining room where guests are surrounded by artwork of local artists. Wine and more than 30 chilled beers are available, including hard to find micro brews. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome. 4271 Bonita Beach Rd. 239-947-0408. www.wyldscafe.com