2017-12-01 / Restaurants

Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart

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

Buffalo Chips

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. buffalochipsrestaurant.com

Cirella’s Italian Bistro and Sushi Bar

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. 239-948- 3885. cirellasrestaurantFL.com

Coconut Jack’s Waterfront Grille

Come by boat or car. This waterfront restaurant is just strides away from Bonita Beach overlooking the Back Bay. Menu emphasis is fresh local seafood. Other local favorites include steak, chicken, pulled pork, baskets, salads and sandwiches. 5370 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs. 239-676- 7777. coconutjacks.com

Fig’s Grille

Fig’s is a thoughtful fusion of fine dining Mediterranean cuisine. A destination 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

For Goodness Sake Organic Market & Cafe

Enjoy their cafe and juice bar. Sand­wiches, salads, smoothies and juices made to order. 9118 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs. Cafe open Mon. to Fri. 10a.m. to 3 p.m. 239-992-5838 fgsorganicmarkets.com

Jimmy P’s Butcher Shop & Cafe

Visit the butcher shop for wagyu beef, heritage berkshire pork, exotic game meats and more. Or sit down to brunch or lunch in a casual atmo­sphere. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 25010 Bernwood Dr., Bonita Springs 221- 7428. jimmypsbutchershop.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

Manhattan Steakhouse

Specializes in USDA Prime Dry Aged steak and a big selection of fresh sea­food. Extensive selection of fine wines. 24940 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. 239-676-8687. m1steakhouse.com.

Mel’s Diner

Serving home-cooked meals, locally owned and operated Southwest Florida tradition for visitors and locals. Mel’s dishes out the diner classics, all-Amer­ican burgers and fries, sandwiches, breakfast, and old-fashioned milk­shakes and floats. 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. melsdiners.com.

Molino’s

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. 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. old41.com

Palladio Trattoria

Emanuela Calcara, a well known chef to many artists and celebrities, invites you to a wonderful dining experience. Emma, a perfectionist at heart, born with Italian tradition and a passion for cooking, 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 palladiotrattoria.com

Pino’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

Daily Meal Deals, Dine in, Pick up or Delivery, 24600 S Tamiami Trail, Bo­nita Springs, FL 34134 . Pelican Land­ing Publix Plaza (behind Poached). (239)676-5332. PinosPizzeria.com

Poached

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. 239-221-8256. Breakfastnaples.com

Ristorante Enrico

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. ristorantenrico.com.

Royal Scoop

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 Pavilion Shoppes (Vander­bilt Beach Road & 41) 239-597-4043. royalscoop.com.

Sweet Melissa’s

Homemade ice cream and key lime pies. 4445 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs. 239-330-4559.

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

Wylds Café

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. wyldscafe.com

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