Ristorante Farfalla has been the recipient of many fine-dining
reviews & comments:
Farfallas flawless fare is a fine find
"From the extensive list of hot and
cold antipasti, we settled on the Carpaccio Alla Florentina
- wafer-thin slices of filet mignon with arugula, caper and
shaved Parmesan. Dressed lightly with olive oil and lemon
juice, the beef was tender and lean; and the slightly salty
touch of cheese and caper played nicely off the bitter note
of the greens. All in all it was a surprisingly light start
for the meal."
"From the "pesce" portion of the menu, we opted
for a filet of red snapper (Filetto Di Dentice Al Cartoccio),
which was delicately seasoned with garlic and basil and topped
with tomato slices. Since it was wrapped and baked in parchment
paper, the fish maintained its natural sweetness and moisture
while flaking easily with the fork. This is the sort of simple
preparation that lets a really good piece of fish shine, and
Farfalla's chef apparently knows it."
"We went with Capellini Mare e
Monte. From our long-ago Italian lessons, we figured that
translates roughly as "surf and turf" with noodles.
More precisely, its angel hair pasta with shrimp (surf) and
wild mushrooms (from the turf). While there were only four
shrimp clinging to the mound of al dente capellini, they were
pleasingly plump and tender and complemented by bits of garlic,
plum tomatoes, arugula and porcini. It was just the right
amount of food, too. "
"With such fine food and impeccable
service, Farfalla is bound to rise above the crowd of Italian
restaurants in Southwest Florida."
Ristorante Farfalla retains its top rating
"The Spiedini Alla Romana was
at once rustic and elegant. Like a little loaf fresh out of
the oven, this combination of bread and mozzarella battered
and fried had a crisp crust and a spongy interior, rich with
cheese and egg. Its sauce married garlic and anchovies in
a way that even a non-anchovy lover could appreciate. It's
not to be missed."
"The Ravioli of the day was lobster - with lobster
sauce, no less. Rich, rich, rich. The tender pillows of homemade
pasta puffed up with their contents, a simple puree that let
the lobster flavor shine. On the side were lovely scalloped
potatoes -thin, crisp and creamy -and julienned squash and
"It's good to know Farfalla - which
means butterfly - still can soar with the best of the area's
"Thanks for spoiling us over the years!
Farfalla's has remained our most favorite restaurant
in the world!" -
Chris & Kim Fraga
"We have been customers since you opened - In fact;
one night we helped you bring in the 'pictures' on the wall." -
Steve & Karen Frissen
"We love your restaurant - one of the best in Southwest Florida.
The atmosphere is outstanding and the food is always incredible!
State Representative Jeff Kottkamp
"Have been eating here since it opened. Always a wonderful eating
experience. Wonderful food prepared by Michael & his staff, gracious wait
staff and we eat here as often as we can whenever we visit!
John & Jo-Ann Jennings
"Gary and I want to tell you that we really enjoyed meeting you at your
restaurant with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Chewins a few weeks ago. You have a
beautiful family and the food was exquisite!!
" -Lorraine & Gary Wright
"Magnifico!!! Six stars.
" -Connie & Randy Atkins
"Great service. Food - Excellent!!!
" -Pat & Adrian Humbert
"Congratulations on many fine reviews...
It's nice to read good news about you...
" -Senator Burt L. Saunders
"Unbelievable... I'll return again and again.
" -Kenny Trowbridge
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