There's always something new in the local restaurant scene. Here's a sampling of the many great restaurants in the area. Check websites and social media for hours, details and more.
Shoppes at Vanderbilt in North Naples
Joining about 10 other restaurants already in the center, such as local operators Flaco’s, Poached, Mojo Thai & Sushi Bar, Alpine, Angelic Desserts and The Cave Bistro & Wine Bar. Chain franchises include Pei Wei, Philly Pretzel Factory, PrimoHoagies, SubZero and Starbucks...
Havana Blue Cuban Cuisine & Lounge (due to open December 1) is moving into Suite 200 following Salsa Cuban w which closed in May.
And Mister 01 is coming early 2019 to Suite 176. The pizzas are made with flour and sauce imported from Italy. Mister O1 co-owner Renato Viola was a master pizza chef in Italy who entered the United States with an O-1 visa about five years ago - hence the name.
Coconut Point Mall Restaurants - Estero
A fast-casual burger joint and international chain specializing in customizable 3-ounce patties.
23111 Fashion Drive, Suite 111, Estero; 239-312-7253; burgerim.com
The tiny Coconut Point kiosk offers a menu of grain-based bowls, wraps, seasonal soups and sweet treats, nearly all of them vegan.
23127 Fashion Drive, Estero; 239-949-2000; delraw.com
Fettuccine Alfredo and good entertainment. There are another 70-plus dishes on the menu, from grilled steaks to thin-crust pizzas.
23161 Village Shops Way, Suite 101, Estero; 239-390-2977; divietoristorante.com
Cake doughnuts fried to order offered by this North Carolina chain.
23050 Via Villagio, Suite 115, Estero; 239-495-3825: duckdonuts.com
MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Co.
Coal-fired Neapolitan-style pizza with chewy-crisp crusts and tangy red marinara sauce.
8076 Mediterranean Drive, Suite 109, Estero; 239-949-2422; mymidici.com
Rodizio Grill is no place for vegans. There's meat everywhere.
8017 Plaza del Lago Drive, Suite 101, Estero; 239-498-0018; Visit rodiziogrill.com
Ruth's Chris Steak House
An exquisite steakhouse with white linen tablecloths and dark wood molding.
23151 Village Shops Way, Suite 101, Estero; 239-948-8888; ruthschris.com
Naples Coastal Kitchen opened a second location at Gulf Coast Town Center on Nov. 18. The restaurant took over the former Foster's Grille space next to Carabba's and across from P.F. Chang's. The original Naples Coastal Kitchen opened in North Naples in December 2017. Find more at naplescoastalkitchen.com.