Getting geared up for our April vacation in Naples, where we are renting the same beautiful pool home in Park Shore as last year. Last year you all helped us with some breakfast recommendations for the Park Shore area, which worked out very well. Thanks.
This year, I am looking for some help on restaurants in the area. We were a little hit or miss on our dining last year.
I am quite familiar with the restaurant scene in Olde Naples (and was just down visiting my parents last month), so really looking for some good suggestions that are in North Naples and as close to Park Shore as possible.
We like really good food (and don't mind paying for it) but we are casual people on vacation. (I get enough of high-end dining taking customers out in my sales job :-) We like sitting at a bar to eat, as much as a table. Last year we had a great meal sitting at Bricktop's bar. I would go back there.
We haven't tried anything at the Mercato yet, any thoughts on dining there? Some places we are thinking of are the Turtle Club (although Mr. jtwiz absolutely does not want to sit in the sand to eat), Alexander's and maybe Escargot 41.
The food at Brio was pretty good last year, but the service was screwy. I'm not a big chain restaurant eater anyway. We tried Flacco's, D'Amico, and Island Pub last year. Not sure we would go back to any of them - maybe D'Amico if we just wanted a short walk.
How is the Cibao Grill? That is about 2 blocks from our rental...
Thanks in advance for your help!