Be seen – Gulfshore Life


If you are in the mood for fine dining in an equally breathtaking setting, you are spoiled for choice. Locate yourself in the Naples happening Third Street South, where you can sample a number of the best dining experiences in the city center. Campiello restaurant and bar sits in a historic three-story building with indoor seating and a balcony, plus an open-air courtyard that really comes to life after dark. Near, The continental is a feast for the eyes (and the palate) thanks to its flowery courtyard, premium cuts of beef and magnificent cocktails. Also on Third Street South, Sea salt and Barbatella are sister restaurants that excel in Italian and Mediterranean dishes, from oysters and fine steaks to inventive pizzas and ice cream.

At Fifth Avenue South, Sails restaurant is as gorgeous as it gets, with its private wine cellar, main dining room bathed in natural light, and shell-shaped marble bar. At the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Third Street, Veranda E is hidden in a lush and historic setting by the swimming pool of the Escalante boutique hotel. The romantic garlands and surrounding palm trees add a lot of ambiance to the local and Asian influenced cuisine served under the stars. Some of Naples’ best street eateries also line Fifth, including The French Rustic Brasserie, where chef Vincenzo Betulia takes you to a Parisian brasserie, and his Italian gastropub hotspot, Tulia Bar.

The Continental (courtesy Marker 4 Photos / John Eder)

For French Provencal cuisine in a charming cottage setting near the Gulf, Provence blue delight with his Wine spectator Award-winning wine list and flair for layered textures and flavors. A few blocks from the hustle and bustle of Fifth Avenue, Seventh South Craft Food + Drink sits in a courtyard framed by bougainvillea with a modern interior.

Away from the city center, Le Cave Bistro & Wine Bar the feeling of having stepped into a modern interpretation of a medieval wine cellar. While the interior looks like a lavish cigar lounge, we recommend that you take your drink out onto the terrace to enjoy the balmy Neapolitan night. Another favorite for wine is The Ristorante d’Angelina, a gourmet Italian gem in Bonita Springs with a wine tower containing over 4,000 bottles from around the world.

Further north, in the Fort Myers’ River district, The veranda occupies two turn-of-the-century houses and serves classic Southern cuisine in the most romantic setting.


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