Located in Southwest Florida, Bonita Springs is a relaxing beach community brimming with activities for everyone, from activities to shops to restaurants. Visitors will find a variety of cuisines, including Thai, Italian, and American. With something for every palate, here is a list of tasty spots to help start your culinary journey in Bonita Springs.
Inspired by global flavors, with an emphasis on Hawaiian cuisine, A Table Apart is a delightful eatery focusing on sustainable ingredients. Chef Jeff Acol cares about the environment, so he is committed to sourcing the best ingredients from sustainable sources, which includes natural meats and seafood that is not overfished. The dishes he and his team create burst with fresh flavors that will appeal to a wide range of tastes. Notable highlights include the whole natural rack of lamb with an Asian glaze, mashed potatoes, and haricot vert; and the pan-seared organic salmon with organic spinach, lump crab, tomatoes, and capers.
Angelina’s Ristorante is an award-winning restaurant featuring a 30-foot wine tower, the restaurant will appeal to wine aficionados as well. The gorgeous interior makes it an ideal location to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or for an intimate outing with a loved one. Procuring items from Italy along with those from local purveyors, the culinary team creates delectable entrees such as hand-made pasta ribbons with Bolognese ragu and herbed ricotta, and the scallops and pork belly with puréed Yukon potatoes, green beans, and citrus marmalatta.
Wanting to offer people an alternative to all the sports bars prevalent in the area, Anthony Denson opened C Level Bistro and Wine Bar. A beautiful venue inspired by French bistros, the interior space is washed in lovely blues, and the windows are adorned with flowing, white curtains, creating a relaxing space with a touch of sophistication. The drinks menu is brimming with an array of wine options and beer, with both domestic and international varieties. As for edibles, the bistro focuses on tapas-style dishes, with highlights such as goat cheese crostini topped with orange and black pepper marmalade and the artisan meat board.
A small, family-owned and operated establishment, Doug’s Seafood is a fish market specializing in New England seafood. However, it also sells other types of fish, including salmon, swordfish, and grouper, plus it features a menu with delicious items that will delight any seafood lover. Outstanding options include the Maine-style lobster roll with lobster meat lightly mixed with mayonnaise, the Connecticut-style lobster roll with lobster on a toasted bun with drawn butter, and the crab wrap with lettuce.
Owned and operated by Chef Brian McCarley and Barbara McCarley, The Other Side Bistro is a charming eatery, open seven days a week. Popular dishes include cabernet-glazed meat loaf, served with mashed potatoes and the daily vegetable, is one great option for meat lovers, while vegans will enjoy the vegan plate with quinoa, grilled green tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, and sauteed spinach. If visiting for brunch, be sure to try the apple and vanilla French toast.
Pino’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen is a friendly restaurant serving a delicious array of Brooklyn-style pizzas and other Italian delights. Open Monday through Saturday, this restaurant procures the freshest quality ingredients available, ensuring great dishes the entire family will enjoy. Must-try pizzas include the white, topped with mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, romano and oregano; the Texas chicken, with BBQ sauce, bacon, ranch, and mozzarella; and the eggplant, with ricotta, mozzarella, and sauce. Other savory options to note are the linguini with clams in a red or white sauce and spaghetti carbonara with bacon, prosciutto, and capicola in a white cream sauce.
Survey Cafe is a lovely eatery that references the former name of Bonita Springs – Survey – and is tucked inside an old cottage brimming with charm. It features a cozy patio. If visiting for breakfast, try the freshly baked buttermilk biscuit with sausage, egg and cheddar cheese; the Dixie cheese omelet with choice of ingredients; and the French toast, which pops up as a special periodically. As for the lunch crowd, some options include the farmer’s market panini with various veggies, brie, and balsamic dressing on pressed whole grain ciabatta and the classic cafeCuban sandwich.
Upon entering Sushi Thai Too, guests will first notice the beautiful space adorned with Asian decor and deep, rich colors. Once seated, they will discover a menu brimming with mouthwatering Thai and Japanese dishes. Thai highlights include the deep-fried snapper on a bed of vegetables and chili sauce and the mussels in a garlic sauce with black pepper atop steamed vegetables. As for Japanese delicacies, the chicken teriyaki served with miso soup and rice, the vegetable yakisoba, and the crazy roll with salmon skin, eel, asparagus, avocado, scallions, masago, and sesame seeds are all great options. Sushi Thai Too is open every day for lunch and dinner.
Whether looking for something fast for breakfast or something to satisfy a sweet craving, Trackside Donuts is the place to go. Trackside is perfect for those who prefer to eat something with a bit of sugar to get them going for the day. Bursting with incredible flavors like banana cream, Boston cream, and cherry cheesecake, there is bound to be something for every sweet tooth. Other must-try options include lemon, maple, sprinkles, jelly, and apple crumb. Trackside also has cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, and muffins. Try all of these options and more seven days a week.
Founded by three local chefs, Wyld’s Cafe is an exceptional eatery featuring Modern American cuisine. A lovely, casual yet elegant interior, complete with art-adorned walls, greets patrons who are looking for a relaxing night out while savoring delectable fare and fantastic drinks. The menu, which comprises appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts, is full of enticing options. The decadent Hudson pasta with roasted duck, duck and foie gras sausage, and shiitake mushrooms all in a sage-butter sauce and the cashew-encrusted grouper with soy beurre blanc are two excellent choices.