2017-12-01 / Restaurants

Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart

Chef Jeff Acol’s profound love for the ocean is rooted in his early childhood years growing up in Hawaii and helps explain his commitment to serving sustainable seafood and seasonal ingredients. This talented chef offers a limited but diverse menu. Dishes offer global fair with Asian and French influence. 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-221-8540. atableapart.com

Cirella’s Italian Bistro & Sushi Bar

Chef Michael Cirella offers customers in Bonita Springs fresh and delicious Italian dishes proudly served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere conducive to business gatherings and private dining. For those who enjoy sushi, there is the famous Sushi Bar Menu. Happy Hour half priced selected drinks Mon thru Fri 4 to 6 p.m. The Prado 25265 Chamber of Commerce Dr. 239-948- 3885. cirellasrestaurantFL.com

Coconut Jacks’s Waterfront Grille

Come by boat or car. This waterfront restaurant is just strides away from Bonita Beach overlooking the Back Bay. Menu emphasis is fresh local seafood. Other local favorites include steak, chicken, pulled pork, baskets, salads and sandwiches. 5370 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs. 239-676-7777. coconutjacks.com

Manhattan Steakhouse

Specializes in USDA Prime Dry Aged steak and a big selection of fresh seafood. Extensive selection of fine wines. 24940 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. 239-676- 8687. m1steakhouse.com

Molino’s

Classic Italian in a beautiful indoor room and an al fresco patio setting, featuring pasta, meat and fish dinners. Try the Vitello alla Saltimboca or one of the many other specialties of the house. Full bar and wine cellar. Summer hours, serving dinner only. 26841 South Bay Dr. at the Bonita Bay Promenade. 239-992-7025. molinosristorante.com

Nino’s Thick and Thin Pizzeria & Restaurant

Serving Southwest Florida for 35 years, Joe and the entire Ciancimino family are carrying on the same traditions that made the restaurant a San Carlos landmark back in 1979. With a full cocktail bar, expanded dining room and catering abilities for special events, Nino’s Thick & Thin proves more than ever, that they are the hallmark of New York pizzerias in Southwest Florida. 18911 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers. 239-267-6800. ninosthickandthin.com

Old 41 Restaurant

A sure bet since the day it opened in Bernwood. Specialties include eggs, omelets, pancakes, waffles, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, Angus burgers, chili, Taylor pork roll, sausage gravy, creamed chipped beef, home cooked roast beef and turkey and “real” Philly cheese steaks. Corner of Old 41 and Bernwood Parkway. 239-948-4123. old41.com

Sweet Melissa’s

Homemade ice cream and key lime pies. 4445 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs. 239-330-4559.

The Fish House

A Bonita bayside bistro. Come by car or boat. Fresh seafood in a relaxing environment, dining inside or out, with a pet-friendly outside patio. Specialties include blackened tuna bites, hot blue crab and shrimp dip, oyster baskets, grouper tacos and lobster tacos. Alternative choices, including heart healthy items. A key lime pie that “melts-in-your-mouth”. Open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 4685 Bonita Beach Rd. 239-495-5770. thefishhouserestaurants.com

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