Where to Have a Unique Dining Experience in Naples
As a long-time Naples resident, Realtor Annie Hagstrom not only knows the best restaurants in Naples but also the Naples dining options with the most unique offerings, backstories, and hidden brilliance. From Michelin Star chefs and celebrity hide-outs to authentic international cuisine, here are the Naples restaurants you don’t want to miss:
Naples may not have its own Michelin Star restaurant, but the Naples dining scene does boast its own Michelin Star chef. The mouthwatering food at The Cave Bistro and Wine Bar is meticulously crafted by renowned chef, Daniel Swofford. Before coming to Naples, he perfected his cooking techniques and culinary prowess at Eleven Madison Park (a three Michelin star restaurant in New York) as well as Oregon’s only Forbes four-star restaurant, The Painted Lady. His dishes are undoubtedly some of the best meals you’ll have in Naples.
If you are looking to rub elbows with visiting celebrities and Naples elite, Truluck’s is the place to go. This Naples dining staple offers some of Southwest Florida’s finest seafood and everyone from Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban to Naples’ most successful entrepreneurs enjoy sitting down for a meal here.
You don’t have to make a trip to Paris to experience the best of France’s fine dining. Philippe Boet, hails from France and opened a classic French restaurant with Florida flare alongside his wife Lisa. “Like our ‘American girl meets Frenchman’ story, we marry extraordinary Florida ingredients to classic French dishes,” they explain on their website. It’s a perfect mixture of delicious Naples dining with exceptional French authenticity.
Another can’t miss international restaurant in Naples is Mediterrano. Coastal Mediterranean cuisine truly doesn’t get any better than this. Mediterrano offers unique dishes from Spain, Greece, Italy, Morocco, and more. It’s the perfect way to country hop through Mediterranean cuisine from the comfort of your Naples dining table!