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Ristorante Farfalla
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Ranked #44 of 121 Restaurants in Estero
Price range: US$8 - US$38
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1 Mile North of Coconut Point Mall
Description: Thank you for your interest in Ristorante Farfalla. We will take great delight in hosting your dinner party, and hope that we can assist you in planning your special evening. Whether you are looking for the perfect setting for a small group or large party, our elegant tables, discrete alcoves and private dining room will accommodate you. Our unsurpassed service and attention to detail is legendary. Our nationally acclaimed cuisine has received the highest, world-renowned culinary awards. We hope that you will select Ristorante Farfalla for an experience in exceptional dining while enjoying the Estero area. Closed for LUNCH will reopen for LUNCH 11/06/17
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

On Feb. 13 it dawned that we had no reservations for Valentine's Day. Calls to our favorites came up empty so I tried Open Table for Farfalla and got a decent time.
There was a line outside and even with the res we had to wait at least half hour. But we chatted with some nice folks and enjoyed a complimentary glass of wine. Staff was friendly and placating and offering the free wine kept the grumblings down.
Once seated we enjoyed our meals and were glad to see there appeared to be some regulars who frequent this local establishment.
We ate here once several years ago and were just about the only diners, so we were happy to see it flourishing.
One caveat...there is no bar so if your table isn't ready you have no place to wait.

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Thank myravenhaven
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

I asked the waiter if I could have pasta instead of potatoe and he said ok but charged 5.00 for it. I didn't make a fuss but it was not the right thing to do
We all enjoyed our dinners but it is a little pricey. The Tartuffe dessert does not have a hard chocolate shell ....it has a weird powdered cocoa ....not at all like I have every seen.

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

From the moment we entered, we were disappointed. The host was extremely rude and commented how he had to work so very hard the evening before (Valentine's Day) which is the reason we cancelled and changed our reservations to the next day.

We had a 7 pm reservation, however he seated others who came in after us before us including another 2 top. He said the reason being was that was what he put in the computer so we had to wait., Computers can be changed - he refused and made us wait.

Things continued to go downhill. Service was extremely slow once we got seated. It took over 10 minutes to order a glass of wine.

As for the food, it was mediocre at best. My boyfriend, having gone there multiple times on the recommendation of other physicians, was shocked by the host's treatment, attitude and behavior. We really can't say anything much about the food - the chicken was just so- so and scalloped potatoes with both dishes are a strange accompaniment in an Italian restaurant. No risotto or pasta side??? The black grouper was quite bland.

Needless to say, being a local who grew up here, we will never return or recommend this restaurant. There are too many other excellent restaurants.

P.S. I sincerely hope the owner and chef Michael reads this and pays close attention.

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4  Thank PositiveFL
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We went to Farfalla and had a good dinner. The service was correct. The atmosphere was nice. We ordered a salad and a soup. My salad was really fresh, my husband's soup needed a ton of salt. We had the chicken farfalla and the special lobster ravioli. They were good dishes but nothing amazing. We shared the tartuffo for dessert, that was really good. They do not have a bar. Overall it was a good night but you can eat better Italian food nearby, in our opinion. We recommend Angelina's and La Fontanella. Farfalla would be a good third place.

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Thank AVGW
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

My wife and I have eaten at Ristorante Farfalla numerous times over the past 10 years and have always been impressed with both the food and the service. The chef-owner, Michael Fatteh, is a magician in the kitchen. If you are in south Florida for any reason, don't miss having dinner at Farfalla.

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Thank GabrielsGrandpa
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1pioneer, Owner at Ristorante Farfalla, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2013

"Celebrating our 16th Season " Thank you for this wonderful review. My staff and I will continue with the same quality and consistency that you look forward to.
Have a Happy,Healthy & Prosperous New Year !
Sincerely.

Ristorante Farfalla
Mike Fattah Chef/Owner

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