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Mother’s Day Dining in Southwest Florida

Celebrate Mom with decadent buffet brunches, special occasion menus and spring-inspired specials.

BY May 3, 2022
Mother's Day Brunch
(Photo Courtesy Ocean Prime, Naples)

Angelina’s Ristorante, Bonita Springs

Select a bottle of wine from the 30-foot wine tower (or opt for the $30 pairings) to accompany the $69 prix-fixe dinner at this elegant Italian eatery. The four-course menu features housemade pasta, like spinach-and-ricotta-filled rosettes cloaked in bechamel, and decadent desserts.


Barbatella, Naples

The Aielli Group’s Third Street South Italian restaurant offers a three-course prix-fixe menu at brunch ($55) and dinner ($75). Start with a burrata and arugula salad, followed by branzino with citrus beurre blanc or cavatelli with shrimp, asparagus and saffron cream sauce. The meal ends with a rustic Italian tart.  


CAVO, Naples

A complimentary Cavo Royale cocktail kicks off the $69 prix-fixe dinner at this Mercato lounge and restaurant. Four courses include a choice of salad and appetizer, followed by mains, like lamb chops and jumbo prawns, and dessert.


The Catch of the Pelican, Naples

The Naples Grande Beach Resort’s signature restaurant expands its brunch buffet into an $89 feast, featuring luxe specials like beef tenderloin with chive hollandaise, cast-iron waffles, lobster-and-oyster-laden seafood towers, limoncello tiramisù and warm chocolate cake. $45 for kids ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and younger.


Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro, Cape Coral

Overlooking the marina at The Westin Cape Coral Resort, Marker 92 serves a $60 prix-fixe menu. Three courses include dishes like burrata and asparagus tips with crispy Serrano ham and tomato marmalade, snapper almondine and black cherry ricotta cheesecake.


M Waterfront Grille, Naples

Nab a table on the bayfront patio for this $55 three-course Mother’s Day menu, featuring beet and fried goat cheese salad with blood orange, lobster quiche, honey-glazed ham and Key lime pie.


Nosh on Naples Bay, Naples

Chef Todd Johnson’s new waterfront hotspot adds several specials to the menu to celebrate mom, including seafood-and-chicken paella, Australian Wagyu rib-eye and a savory seafood strudel stuffed with Key West pink shrimp, lump crab and vegetables, finished with passionfruit beurre blanc and truffle honey.


Ocean Prime, Naples

Restaurateur Cameron Mitchell’s swanky steak-and-seafood spot opens for brunch on Mother’s Day. The special, à la carte menu features cocktails, like a shrimp cocktail-topped Bloody Mary, and decadent plates, including a brioche French toast with whipped mascarpone and a Gouda-enriched potato cake topped with lobster, poached egg and silky hollandaise.


The Ritz-Carlton Resorts, Naples

Both The Ritz-Carlton Resorts host Mother’s Day celebrations this year. First, the beach resort lays an elaborate, $85 brunch buffet with a ceviche bar, black truffle omelets, crab-topped eggs Benedict and decadent desserts (caramel-hazelnut Paris Brest, anyone?)—plus bottomless mimosas to toast the occasion. In the evening, Lemonía restaurant at the golf resort puts forward its $125 prix-fixe dinner, featuring dishes like tuna tataki with cucumber-hibiscus infusion, duck confit agnolotti and coconut-pineapple panna cotta.


The Silver King Ocean Brasserie, Fort Myers

The flagship restaurant at Luminary Hotel & Co. offers a $49 prix-fixe brunch, plus an affordable, $15 kids’ menu. The meal starts with bread service, followed by choices like citrus-fennel salad, lobster Benedict, grilled spring lamb chops and chocolate-hazelnut mousse.


Tanglewood, Bonita Springs

At the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, fine-dining Tanglewood hosts a $125 Champagne brunch buffet. Parents can tuck into pepper-crusted prime rib, made-to-order omelets, smoked salmon and sushi rolls, while picky little ones can fill their plates at the kid-friendly buffet. $45 for kids ages 5 to 12, free for children 4 and younger. 


Thistle Lodge, Sanibel Island

The historic beachfront restaurant at Casa Ybel Resort serves an à la carte brunch of elegant standards, like lobster bisque with Armagnac foam, Atlantic salmon with Key lime beurre blanc, and prime rib au jus.


Wisteria Tea Room, Fort Myers

To start a weekend of celebrations, take Mom out for a spot of tea on Friday. The $75 afternoon tea at this charming Fort Myers venue includes trays of treats, like scones with Chantilly cream and mini desserts, with gluten-free and vegan options available for an additional fee.

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