Naples Southwest Florida Insiders Dining Guide
Florida’s best-kept secret lies in the heart of Naples Southwest Florida’s culinary center.
Chefs from across the globe flock here to take advantage of the fresh ingredients, the great weather, and the clientele, who constantly search for the best cuisines. With the help of Gulfshore Life, we put together a list of dining spots to keep an eye out the next time you’re in Naples.
Jimmy P’s Charred
This neighborhood steak restaurant has earned its credibility from years of experience. Interested in providing only the finest cuts and a select selection of meats, you can order everything from Wagyu steak to Berkshire pork. This restaurant is a part of the original Jimmy P’s Butcher Shop and Deli, where diners can watch their cold cuts and their lunches get prepared before them. The Real Cowboy steak comes highly recommended.
Hailed repeatedly as one of the best seafood restaurants in Naples, the chefs at USS Nemo know their way around fish. The full menu offers everything from salmon to sea bass, with vegetarian options for those who would like them. What helps make this restaurant stand out is the daring way that the chefs play with ingredients. Our favorite is the Miso Broiled Sea Bass.
The bright colors and mod-styled interior of this upscale Italian restaurant are a prelude to the brightly flavored menu. Choice ingredients are incorporated into every dish, such as with the black truffles alongside the mozzarella buffata, or as done in the Parmesan Reggiano. This restaurant is known for its outstanding wine list, so make sure to get a glass alongside your dinner.
From its grayscale color scheme to the food on its plates, HobNob works to make the entire dining experience art. The Broken Caesar, for example, deconstructs the traditional salad and rearranges it in a new way for you to experience. Snapper in Crazy Water is artfully arranged to make both the perfect social media picture and to experience the flavors. Local artists play here once a week, so make sure to come and experience these small acts before they get big.
Peruvian cuisine has been taking the culinary world by storm, and Chef Rafael Rottiers provides Naples with some of the finest Peruvian in the area. Using his career in some of the finest kitchens in the country, he delivers dishes such as Swordfish Anticucho, served with a potato pastry, Rocoto sauce, and aji Amarillo with Huacatay, and Lomo Beef Tenderloin Anticucho.
One of the things that makes Naples so great its diverse culinary community. Chefs who work to bring new flavors and cuisines from all over the world, diners who search for the best food out there, and the suppliers who cultivate the best ingredients help make this area a dining powerhouse. One of the other best things about Naples is Naples Reserve, one of the premier residences in the area. A 688-acre residential community that’s tucked aside the Picayune Strand State Forest, residents are invited to find their happy amongst the recreational lakes, on-site club, and amenity center that features a sand volleyball court and a pool. With fun toys such as water bikes and kayaks out on the lake, there’s never a slow day here! Don’t just take our word for it on how good it is here-flip through a copy of Naples Unplugged and learn just how good you can have it here. Or schedule a visit to our Sales Center to see our models and see what makes life here so Casually Awesome. Call (239)732-1414 for more information.