Florida’s Paradise Coast is known for its white sand beaches but it’s also gaining a reputation as a foodie destination. With a wide variety of cuisines represented, it’s worth visiting the area for the food alone. Here are the best restaurants in Naples, Florida that you’re sure to love.
Best Restaurants in Naples Florida
Whether you’re a fan of fine dining or of more casual eateries, there are lots of options in the area of Naples, Florida. Quite a few Naples restaurants have coastal views and many are specialized in farm to table food.
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1. Osteria Tulia
We loved this Italian restaurant so much that after having dinner there, we returned the next day for lunch. This is definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Naples, Florida.
Osteria Tulia has a Chef Owner, Vincenzo Betulia, and it shows. Born in Sicily and brought up in Wisconsin, Vincenzo and his team have a real passion for Italian home cooking.
Not only are the Italian food dishes delicious but the service is as good. Try the garganelli – slow-braised lamb sumo & pecorino romano and the lemon cheesecake if you go.
Nonna’s Garden is a charming patio section of Osteria Tulia on an adjacent parking lot, for socially distanced dining. In the evening, Osteria’s adjacent bar Tulia is a favourite with locals.
Address: 466 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
2. BALEEN at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
For one of the best views in Naples, BALEEN Restaurant at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is hard to beat. There are even a few tables on the beach for toes in the sand dining.
Enjoy a heavenly lobster bisque cappuccino entree followed by a pan seared corvina fish with fingerling potatoes and a chocolate kahlua cake dessert. For a special occasion and an additional charge, they can also arrange private beach dining with a fire pit- what a treat.
Address: 9891 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples, FL 34108
3. Bleu Provence
Whilst it may look photogenic, Bleu Provence is more than just a pretty face. Located close to Naples Pier, it specializes in French cuisine and is the brainchild of Jacques and Lysielle Cariot who are originally from Provence.
Their wine cellar boasts over 30,000 bottles and 3,000 different wines so you will not go thirsty. As for the food, you can enjoy delicacies such as Provencal fish soup, moules frites, duck leg confit, crème brûlée and more.
Address: 1234 8th St S, Naples, FL 34102
4. Sea Salt
We were recommended this Naples seafood restaurant by Jay from Marissa Collections, and it didn’t disappoint. Sea Salt has a charming terrace overlooking 3rd street.
The menu changes daily and Chef Owner Fabrizio Aielli seeks out the best organic and sustainable ingredients. Known for their fish dishes such as this lovely shrimp tempura with coconut mayonnaise and green papaya seaweed salad, they also do excellent hamburgers.
Address: 1186 3rd St S, Naples, FL 34102
5. D’Amico’s The Continental
With a fantastic location on upmarket 3rd Street in downtown Naples, D’Amico’s The Continental wows before you even enter. There’s a large outdoor terrace that really comes alive in the evening. Live bands often play here, adding to the ambiance.
What about the food? Well, the hand cut wagyu steak specialties are delicious and the craft cocktails are very tasty. The Continental burgers are another good option.
We particularly enjoyed our main courses of grass-fed fillet and rib eye steak as well as the sweet treats for dessert. Service can be a bit leisurely though extremely friendly, so settle back and enjoy your cocktails whilst enjoying the music.
Address: 1205 3rd St S, Naples, FL 34102
6. 21 Spices by Chef Asif
The chef owner of 21 Spices is well known as a contestant on Food Network’s cooking competition, Guy’s Grocery Games. His stylish Naples restaurant located on the Tamiami Trail in Naples specializes in contemporary Indian cuisine.
We liked the fact that staff of all ages were employed and they were all equally charming and knowledgeable. We teased one of our waitresses by challenging her to name the 21 spices used in some of the dishes and she got most of them!
Try the 21 Spices lamb chops or a chicken biryani with 21 spices for the full experience.
Address: 4270 Tamiami Trail E #21, Naples, FL 34112
7. Kane Tiki Bar & Grill
With a fantastic location in the JW Marriott Marco Island, Kane Tiki Bar & Grill is one of the best Naples restaurants on the beach. It takes its name from Kane, the Polynesian God of Creation.
The thatched roof beachfront bar certainly lends an exotic vibe. Sample one or two of their signature rum-based cocktails and Indonesian street foods whilst watching the sun go down – you won’t want to leave!
Address: 400 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145
A lovely spot for al fresco dining in Naples, with a large terrace decorated with flowers. Try dishes from Greece, Spain, Italy and Morocco, with advice from the friendly staff.
There are some tasty appetizers such as flaming cheese saganaki, as well as succulent paella and beef tagine entrees. Save some room for key lime pie or chocolate gelato for dessert.
Address: 336 13th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
9. The Local
If you’re looking for healthy eats, The Local is a great choice. It’s close to many of the malls and a handy dining option if you’re visiting Artis-Naples.
Considered to be the first farm-to-table and sea-to-table restaurant in Naples, The Local is the brainchild of Chef Owner Jeff Mitchell.
It has quite a few gluten free choices as well as pizza, tacos and pasta and a wide range of craft beers too. We enjoyed a shrimp, mango, avocado, cilantro, carrot, cabbage and spinach salad with ginger lime vinaigrette.
Address: 5323 Airport-Pulling Rd, Naples, FL 34109
10. Camellia Street Grill
If you’re visiting Florida, don’t miss the Everglades. The area is totally unique, being the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist.
After a morning spotting wildlife or kayaking, head to Everglades City for lunch. Camellia Street Grill is a quirky restaurant that serves stone crabs, a local sustainable specialty as you only eat the claws and the crabs themselves are thrown back into the water.
Address: 202 Camellia St W, Everglades City, FL 34139
11. 1500 South Restaurant & Bar
This popular waterfront Naples Bay restaurant specializes in Southern cuisine. Located within the Naples Bay Resort & Marina at 1500 Fifth Avenue, it is decorated in relaxing shades of white.
The restaurant is due to reopen in November. In the meantime, Bonefish Grill, also within Naples Bay Resort is a good choice for an endless bubbles Sunday brunch or for dinner.
Address: 1500 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
For more foodie fun, why not try a private food tour and cooking class in Naples, Florida.
Getting Around Naples, Florida
We were lent a hire car from Hertz to get out and about around Naples. It was really quick and easy picking it up at the airport and just as simple to return it, directly to the car park with no need to queue, thanks to the Hertz Gold card.
It’s free to apply for and pretty handy if you’re in a rush as we always seem to be.
We hope that you enjoyed our round up of some of the best restaurants in Naples Florida – it really is a great foodie destination.
Have you been to Naples, Florida and do you have any restaurant recommendations in the area?
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41 thoughts on “11 Best Restaurants in Naples Florida”
The desert looks amazing!!
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Yes it was delicious, Candice!
I haven’t been to Naples in years but I loved visiting when I was growing up in Florida!! That stone crab looks so delicious!
You should go back if you get a chance, Courtney. We were there for our honeymoon and it’s changed quite a bit since, it’s even more pretty!
If I would ever be so lucky as to visit Florida I will come back for this post.
Very appetizing dishes. I’m drooling, bad you…
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Sorry about that Tatjanan 😉 There were some fantastic places to eat
I think I’d go to the gelato or chocolate tort. Yum.
Both of those were so tasty, Lee!
Oh my gosh (totally unrelated to food) but I went to the everglades around 8 years ago now and went on a boat with all of the gators! Scary times ahaha. Thanks for sharing – Florida looks beautiful and I am in so much need of sun… Paris has been so so cold recently 🙁 x
Sounds like you could do with a Florida holiday! I used to live in Paris too
that looks amazing!
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There are some great restaurants there
Happy to see you writing about my hometown!
Lucky you to be there every day, Kylen! I’ll come to you for tips if we’re returning. What’s your favourite place to eat there?
I so, so need to revisit Florida!
You should, Emma, I’d love to hear your take on it!
This looks like the perfect destination for foodies like me 🙂
You’d love it, Miriam, they take great pride in their cooking
Wow I need to go Kane Tiki Bar for rum cocktails at sunset one day, lovely post about a beautiful part of the world!
That was such a special moment, and the beach there is so wide – I’ve rarely seen anything like it!
i would love to eat this ice cream now XD
Wish I was back there eating it too!
OMG this dessert looks so delicious. And how beautiful is that bar at sunset, absolutely gorgeous.
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That dessert was the best! As for the sunset bar, it was great and we saw some raccoons just beforehand in the park
What a diverse range of restaurants! I’m still yet to try stone crabs, every time that I’ve visited Florida it’s been the wrong season.
It was the wrong season when we first went so I was really pleased – they taste a lot like normal crab but even better
21 Spices looks amazing, but it seems there is a nice range of restaurants for everyone. That gelato looks yummy too.
21 Spices was very special, the waiters were so lovely too. As for the gelato, it was a real treat
You had me at Gelato!!! Such a great post, I can’t wait to visit one day and have this awesome food guide to hand 😀
I hope you get the chance to visit, Sabrina, it’s a very tasty place!
Just hanging out, dessert spotting, when I read “chocolate kahlua cake dessert” OMG I haven’t had that in yeeeeears that took me right back 😉
I think it’s the first one I’ve eaten but I’ll be back for seconds 😉
Wow, again, we’d never heard of Naples in Italy. But it all sounds heavenly. Beautiful photography as well! xx
Thanks very much, I’m glad you enjoyed them!
What a great list – you had me at toes in the sand dining! If only that existed in the UK
They could have it but you’d get very cold toes here 😉
Ooh this is making me so hungry for Indian food at 8:30am haha. Everything looks and sounds stunning, in particular, the chocolate torte. Wow!
It’s never too early for Indian food, Elle!
Never been to Naples, but the food looks delicious! Have only been to Pensacola and the Keys in Florida so far.
Everything looks so yummy! How I wish I could be in Florida right now… not only for this food but for warmer days as well.
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