The outdoor dining patio at The French in Naples. Photo courtesy Caronchi Photography.


The 28 Best Restaurants in Southwest Florida

Editor's Note: Every year as part of our Best of the Gulfshore issue, Food and Wine Editor Dorothea Hunter Sönne cultivates an All-Star team, so to say, of the Southwest Florida restaurants that consistently offer the best dining experiences. Here is her list for 2019.    21 Spices by Chef Asif: This isn't your average curry house (although you can get great chicken tikka masala and garlic naan)—expect soaring ceilings, sleek decor and a full bar. Dining review Angelina’s Ristorante: Fine dining in plush banquettes with an award-winning wine list. Best Bite Azure: Delectable French cuisine offering everything from filet mignon to quail. Dining review The Bay House: Located in a quiet mangrove-filled setting with a Southern-influenced menu. Best Waterfront Dining Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro: Exquisite Persian cuisine offering a wide variety of creative dishes. Dining review Bleu Provence: Take a tour of southern France in the heart of Old Naples at Bleu Provence with its amazing food and a stunning wine list. Creating Paradise From Scratch Campiello: Traditional Italian with a contemporary interpretation at a favorite hot spot. Best Dining with a View  The Continental: Top-quality cuts of steak from around the globe are enhanced by modern decor, private cabanas and a cocktail lab. Dining review Dusk: A sleek sushi bar with excellent cocktails. The Best Hotel Restaurants  Fish Tale Gr
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