8 Best Restaurants in North Naples, Florida

Source: Yelp

Naples is a city in southwest Florida best known for its beaches, shops, and golf courses. Right on the Gulf of Mexico, this city is definitely worth visiting as a vacation spot, and there are lots of great places to go for food while you’re there.

Whether you live in the North Naples area or you’re planning a trip there in the near future, it’s a good idea to know what the restaurant scene looks like in advance. No matter what kind of meal you’re looking for, chances are you can find something you’ll enjoy in this great area of Naples.

All of the restaurants on this list are great options in North Naples, and fortunately for you, many of them also happen to be supported by GiftYa, a virtual gift card company!  

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Here are the best restaurants in North Naples. While you’re considering paying one or several of them a visit, consider GiftYa, too!

Seasons 52

Seasonal cooking and wine by the glass in North Naples!

You won’t want to miss out on this restaurant in North Naples, Florida. Image courtesy of Instagram.

8930 Tamiami Trail N | Naples | seasons52.com

With a menu that changes depending on the season, just as the name suggests, this restaurant is worth a visit no matter what time of year you find yourself in North Naples. Seasons 52 focuses on natural and light dishes made from fresh produce and cooked to perfection in their oak-fire grill or brick oven.

On the all day menu, customers can choose from flatbreads, starters, soups, salads, entree salads, entrees, and sides. There are also lunch features, a kid’s menu, and dessert options! The wine bar also offers an impressive selection of seasonal cocktails, wine flights, whites, reds, and roses.  

Seasons 52 is open from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays. Happy hour is from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays.

“Always know what we're going to get from a quality and service perspective at Seasons 52. We've been to 4-5 across the country, and the food is healthy, fresh, and consistently good.” - Yelp Review

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Fernandez the Bull Cuban Cafe

Family-owned and operated restaurant serving dine-in, takeout, and delivery at all three locations.

The food at this restaurant is delicious, but you’ll want to make sure you try the drinks, too! Image courtesy of Instagram.

1201 Piper Blvd Ste 10 | Naples | fernandezthebull.com 

Since 1985, Fernandez the Bull Cuban Cafe has been serving traditional Cuban cuisine with an occasional twist in the Naples area. There are three locations— in North Naples, Midtown Naples, and Key Largo. This restaurant was voted best Cuban food in Naples, and for good reason.

At the two Naples locations, guests can order appetizers, salads, soups, sides, dinner entrees, pork, chicken, or seafood dishes, sandwiches, latin flatbread tacos, house plate specials, and desserts.

Hours at Fernandez the Bull Cuban Cafe are from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“The menu has so many options for everyone as well as a vast cocktail menu and a happy hour. I went with the steak filet chimichurri salad lunch sized portion. It was cooked perfectly, tender and well seasoned.” - Yelp Review

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Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

70 locations across the United States, each perfect for a celebration.

The great atmosphere at Buca di Beppo makes it the perfect restaurant for celebrating a special occasion. Image courtesy of Instagram.

8860 Tamiami Trail N | Naples | locations.bucadibeppo.com

Events and parties are made easy at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, and especially at this location in North Naples due to its spacious banquet rooms. These spaces offer a semi-private dining experience, perfect for hosting a large group. You can also order catering from Buca di Beppo!

The dinner menu offers appetizers, fresh breads, salads, pizzas, entrees, stuffed pasta, specialty pastas, traditional pastas, shareable sides, and desserts. There are even some kid’s menu options! This restaurant takes pride in the way decor, comfort, and food combine to make a great dining experience.

Buca di Beppo is open from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Sundays through Wednesdays and from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

“This staff is beyond friendly! Everyone greets you when you walk in, and when you leave. Food is very good, portions are enormous, so 2 days worth of leftovers! Very nice family vibe, will be back!” - Yelp Review

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Watermark Grille

“21 years of satisfied customers” at this North Naples restaurant.

The food at this North Naples restaurant tastes just as good as it looks! Image courtesy of Instagram.

11280 Tamiami Trail N | Naples | watermarkgrille.com 

Though Watermark Grille may be known primarily as a steakhouse, their menu offers a large variety of other options— all delicious. Opened by four brothers from Chicago, this restaurant brings “superb” yet affordable food to customers’ tables. Watermark Grille always strives to exceed expectations both with the friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness of the restaurant.

Appetizers, steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta, entree salads, sides, and desserts are all on the menu at this restaurant.

Watermark Grille serves dinner from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“Friends had recommended the Watermark Grille and we were so happy that they did.  We had efficient and friendly service in a comfortable and attractive environment.  The best part was the food, however.” - Yelp Review

The Bay House

Hidden gem for waterfront dining in Naples.

You can dine both outdoors and indoors at this restaurant, though we recommend the former for the “unparalleled views.” Image courtesy of Instagram.

799 Walkerbilt Rd | Naples | bayhousenaples.com 

Located on the Cocohatchee River, this North Naples restaurant provides guests with gorgeous views of the river and wildlife preserve it overlooks. The views are especially beautiful from the waterfront deck and front patio, where guests can dine outside around the fire pit. If you’re looking for a dining experience full of Old Florida charm and atmosphere, The Bay House is the perfect choice.

Seafood and southern-inspired dishes are The Bay House’s specialty, but there’s also far more on the menu. In addition, many of this restaurant’s most popular menu items are made with locally-grown and sourced ingredients to ensure they are of the highest quality. Guests can also enjoy live music in the Tavern!

Hours at The Bay House are from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays and from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. every other day of the week.

“A very nice patio bar greets you as you enter the property, and beyond that is the main building.  Inside are several large dining rooms looking out on the mangrove bayou and the back patio.” - Yelp Review 

Tijuana Flats

Fresh, Tex-Mex fare for all North Naples visitors.

Many customers enjoy ordering takeout from Tijuana Flats! Image courtesy of Instagram.

11164 Tamiami Trail N | Naples | tijuanaflats.com 

This restaurant has locations in Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, and Virginia. At each one, Tijuana Flats prepares ingredients fresh every day, including their salsa, guacamole, and queso that are always made from scratch. 

There’s also a Hot Bar with several different hot sauces to choose from so that guests can choose the level of spice they want in their food! Starters, wings, entrees, sides, desserts, and take-home kits are all on the menu at Tijuana Flats, and customers can also opt to order catering if they so desire.

Tijuana Flats is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays.

“I found it to be very good with a very unique atmosphere. Also a major bonus was the people who work there are very nice. The loaded guacamole is definitely worth checking out.” - Yelp Review 

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True Food Kitchen

Healthy food for everyone in 17 states.

Don’t just come to True Food Kitchen for dinner— their brunch options are delicious, too, and it’s served exclusively on the weekends! Image courtesy of Instagram.

5375 Tamiami Trail N | Naples | truefoodkitchen.com

If you’re looking for a health-conscious restaurant in North Naples, FL, look no further— you’ve found it in True Food Kitchen. Here, it’s all about eating optimistically and only what’s best for you while still not compromising on flavor. It’s also a great spot for those with dietary restrictions.

At True Food Kitchen, there are starters, salads, bowls, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, entrees, sides, desserts, family meals, a kid’s menu, and even meal prep options! You can also enjoy an alcoholic beverage, refresher, or tea with your meal (or all on its own).

True Food Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays.

“For me, the portion sizes were just right. And, although the prices are a bit higher, I feel that it's worth it, considering the quality of food and the innovation of most of their dishes.” - Yelp Review

The Turtle Club

Coastal cuisine right on the beach in North Naples, Florida.

Customers can eat right on the beach at this hospitable restaurant. Image courtesy of Instagram.

9225 Gulf Shore Dr N | Naples | turtleclubnaples.com

Founded in 1998 on the property of the Vanderbilt Beach Resort, The Turtle Club remains a favorite for its flavors that bring a fusion of old and new Florida to customers’ tables in Naples. The great, casual environment of eating right on the beach combined with delicious, contemporary cuisine and great service creates a truly spectacular dining experience.

The Turtle Club puts a lot of stock in hospitality and always ensuring that guests are comfortable, which makes this restaurant a great place to relax and recharge. The seafood is the star of the show on the menu, but you’ll want to try lots of the other menu items as well!

Hours at The Turtle Club are from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. all seven days of the week.

“Excellent wines and the food was truly decadent. It was definitely worth the experience and the food was nothing short of superb. Just a lot of hype for the place. I think it lived up to it for the most part.” - Yelp Review

Brio Italian Grille

Brunch, lunch, or dinner for dine-in, takeout, or delivery.

You’ll want to try everything on the menu at this Italian restaurant! Image courtesy of Instagram.

5505 Tamiami Trail N | Naples | brioitalian.com

With 34 different locations, Brio Italian Grille is the perfect place to go out to brunch, lunch, or dinner with a group of friends, family members, or even coworkers! The food is made with fresh ingredients, and guests can choose to order takeout, delivery, or catering.

The dinner menu serves starters, flatbreads, soups, side salads, garden salads, pastas, desserts, and entrees that are both “land and sea.” There are separate menus for brunch, lunch, and beverage options, however.

Brio Italian Grille is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“Brio is our go to place for a lovely evening out with girlfriends… We always opt for the fabulous selection of appetizers complemented by their sourdough bread and butter. Nothing better! A very energetic outside bar that can't be beat.” - Yelp Review

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