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“Nothing short of amazing”
Review of Sasse's

Sasse's
Ranked #63 of 855 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Fort Myers, Sasse’s is a casual cozy restaurant that features authentic Northern-Italian and European food, prepared to perfection in our wood burning oven.
Fort Myers, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nothing short of amazing”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

The food was exquisite, the service (Joanne) was impeccable and the chef Josef Zimmerman is the best. We had an appetizer of escargot in a gorganzola sauce that was to die for. The veal and the wild boar were prepared expertly as was the pike, equally amazing. I could not have asked for a finer meal. You are the best kept culinary secret in all of southwest florida.

  • Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING WHITE TABLE CLOTH RESTO”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I feel like the Godfather for this place. I went here 4 1/2 years ago and loved it at that time, but for reasons unknown to me I never got back. Possibly it's the neighborhood, which is not especially good.

Having said all that, we went there for Thanksgiving dinner and it was fabulous. Both starters, the Cream of Butternut Squash Soup and the Autumn Salad (with artisan lettuce, sliced apples, craisins, goat cheese & champagne vinaigrette) were delicious and hit the spot.

The dinner, of course, was roasted Tom Turkey with all the fixin's, including special stuffing and mashed potatoes. the turkey was the best we've ever had.

Dessert was Apple Pie or Pumpkin Cake, both ala mode, and just right.

By the way, this was a prix fixe meal at a very reasonable $26.

This place is under new ownership as of about a year ago. The new owner/chef is Josef Zimmermann, a German fellow, who is not only a very accomplished chef, but most welcoming and accommodating as a host.

  • Visited November 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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101 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Exceptional food”
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

I was happy to see the food was still wonderful. A new owner took over this past winter. He is also the chef and he is German. I had wondered if he would change the primarily Italian menu. He didn't. He has continued and perhaps even improved the excellence of sasse's. four of us ate lunch. All were very pleased.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Sruediger
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Exceptional. A rare gem of a restaurant.”
Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

Our office regularly frequents Sasses. We have been going to lunch at Sasses for several years. We often hold company meetings there and eagerly bring top level clients to Sasses for lunch. Our expectations are ALWAYS exceeded and since Chef Zimmerman began running the restaurant the menu has improved. Sasses staff is always on point and always attentive. The food and service is exquisite. My favorite dish thus far is the Shrimp Risotto. If you haven't been there you are missing out. When you go be sure to try the special. Cheers.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank TripShaman
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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
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“European Flavor”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

The food and presentation was exceptional. Service was above and beyond. The owner/Chef (from Europe) very attentive and friendly. Do not be put off by the neighborhood or exterior appearance, it's all about the food and the personal attention. We will return.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank RPW9999
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