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Romantic Restaurants Near Lely Resort for Your Date Night

When you’re planning a trip to Lely Resort for yourself and your sweetheart, you’re going to want to take some time to do something special for the two of you. What better way to reconnect and enjoy yourself than having dinner at one of the most romantic restaurants in Naples, FL? Each of these restaurants is located just moments away from our Lely Resort vacation rentals and is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for you and your partner. 


 a romantic table setting at a Naples restaurant

Repeatedly named among OpenTable’s top 100 best al fresco dining restaurants in America, Mediterrano is the ultimate place to bring your loved one for a romantic evening. You’ll get to enjoy a mouthwatering meal along with a breathtaking view from the patio. Enjoy the flavors of Spain, Greece, Italy, and more as you dine on favorite dishes like vegan paella, shrimp and risotto, lamb shank, spinach pasta with artichokes, and so many others. Finish off the evening with some baklava, a slice of key lime pie, or some gluten free chocolate cake for the perfect sweet note. If you want to continue your date night, look into spending a romantic evening on a Naples sunset cruise.

Mediterrano is located at 336 13th Avenue South in Naples. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Caffe dell’Amore

With “love” right there in the name, it’s hard to find a more romantic setting than Caffe dell’Amore! This destination makes you feel right at home in the intimate yet inviting dining room, and the waitstaff is happy to recommend the perfect dish for your occasion. This Italian restaurant offers some of the most delicious flavors of the country, including beef short rib ravioli, baked ziti al forno e’polpetta, veal osso buco alla Milanese, and others. Of course, they also offer an extensive wine menu, allowing you to find the perfect complement to your entrée.

Caffe dell’Amore is located at 1400 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #154 in Naples. They are open Monday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m.

T-Michaels Steak and Lobster

Looking for romantic restaurants in Naples that give you a view of the water as you dine? T-Michaels is one of the best. Every seat in the house provides a breathtaking view of the water, making the perfect backdrop for your romantic evening. Each dish on the menu is prepared with only the freshest ingredients, and you can taste the difference in every bite. Enjoy menu options like the beef wellington, Colorado rack of lamb, seafood trio, local black grouper, and more. They even offer vegan selections such as the cauliflower steak and the butternut squash ravioli.

T-Michaels Steak and Lobster is located at 4050 Gulf Shore Boulevard North in Naples. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Vergina Restaurant

If you want an experience that’s slightly more laid back but no less romantic, check out Vergina Restaurant. This eatery specializes in all things Mediterranean but does put an emphasis on the unique flavors of Italy. The intimate dining room is the ideal setting for a night out with your loved one, and the menu offers something for every palate. Popular menu options include veal piccata, chicken marsala, pesto gnocchi with scallops, and lobster ravioli. There is also a sizable wine and cocktail menu, as well as some of the best desserts near Lely Resort, to help you complete your meal. 

Vergina Restaurant is located at 700 Fifth Avenue South in Naples. They are open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro

Want to travel around the world for a global culinary excursion without ever leaving Florida? Come to Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro. If you’ve never sampled Persian food before, this establishment is a great place to try it out with your sweetheart. The entire atmosphere of this restaurant is designed to immerse you in Persian culture, and the menu offers all kinds of simply mouthwatering options. Try selections like the pistachio lamb meatballs, ginger apricot shrimp, Persian-style seafood paella, and lamb Bademjune. Of course, there are also tons of wine options to enjoy, and your waitstaff will be happy to recommend the best complement for your main course. 

Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro is located at 865 5th Avenue South in Naples. They are open Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday (closed Monday) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab

You may already be familiar with Truluck’s, as this restaurant has established locations all across the country. This establishment remains one of the favorite special occasion restaurants for guests in our Lely Resort condo rentals! Utilizing the freshest local ingredients and seafood, Truluck’s can craft unique dishes like the parmesan yeast rolls, miso-glazed seabass, prime ribeye, vegan Bolognese, and more. Be sure to try one of their signature cocktails or enjoy a glass of wine or liquor with your main course! Keep in mind that reservations are recommended, and an upscale dress code is required. 

Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab is located at 698 4th Avenue South in Naples. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Turtle Club

Picturing a panoramic view of the water while you enjoy your romantic evening? Then you’ll want to book a table at The Turtle Club. This restaurant has been welcoming locals and visitors alike since 1998 and is one of the best places to relax, unwind, and enjoy a delicious meal with the one you love most. Some popular dinner selections include the Sea Harvest, lobster frites, roasted salmon, and Thai-spiced grilled swordfish. Finish off with a wild berry tart or a vanilla bean crème brulee. While reservations are not accepted for lunch, they are highly recommended for dinner. 

The Turtle Club is located at 9225 Gulfshore Drive North in Naples. They are open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The Bay House

The final entry on our list of romantic restaurants in Naples, FL is The Bay House, situated right on the banks of the Cocohatchee River. You’ll be invited into the carefully crafted dining room for the ultimate dining experience, enjoying some of the best food in Naples with a stunning view of local nature and wildlife right outside the window. Enjoy menu options such as the “Sea BLT,” seared king scallops, St. Augustine Stew, Nashville chicken, and more. To finish it all off, indulge in some key lime cobbler, Crescent City beignets, or warm bread pudding.

The Bay House is located at 799 Walkerbilt Road in Naples. They are open daily starting at 4 p.m.

After you and your partner have spent the day enjoying nature, pampering yourself at the top salons near Lely Resort, or simply spending time in each other’s company, finish off the evening with an unforgettable dinner at one of these romantic restaurants. Then, come back to your Lely Resort pool rentals to get some well-deserved rest for the next day of adventure ahead! Contact us today to learn how we can make your dream vacation become a reality.