5 Old Naples Restaurants That Have Withstood the Test of Time



Visit These Original Old Naples Restaurants That Have Withstood The Test Of Time

Aside from the serene beaches, dining is the heart of Old Naples. The historic downtown is abundant with culinary opportunities, both old and new, casual and fine dining. While the new dining locations have proven to be successful, there are also many well-established restaurants that have withstood the test of time. These five highly-acclaimed restaurants deserve the credibility they have earned:


Located in the historic Mercantile building on Third Street South, Campiello is famous for its “Rustic Contemporary Italian” fare. Naples Illustrated credits Campiello as being the “Best Place to be Seen” and for having the “Best Italian Cuisine.” Many of their ingredients are shipped from Italy, and can be enjoyed in the expansive bar or indoor dining area, or in the vibrant Italian-style courtyard.

Ridgeway Bar and Grill

Tony Ridgeway, a 47-year Naples’ chef, has created a menu and ambience that draws crowds both during and off season. His combination of American and French fare, paired with a wine selection of more than 600, have proven successful for Ridgeway Bar and Grill. With an expansive dining room, indoor bar, patio, and outdoor bar area, there are plenty of options for everyone to experience this inviting atmosphere.

Bistro 821

In the midst of thriving 5th Avenue, Bistro 821 fuses Asian, European, and Domestic flavors. Entrees include various seafood, steak, and pasta dishes, while dining options include a quaint dining room, bar, or sidewalk-patio seating for people gazing and enjoying the alluring Naples’ weather.


Tucked next to 5th Avenue’s famous Naples Players theatre, Truluck’s promises not to disappoint in their commitment to fresh Florida stone crab. Truluck’s, with their own fisheries, ventures to the Gulf of Mexico each day during stone crab season to catch the freshest, never frozen, crab. In addition to crab, Truluck’s offers a wide array of savory seafood and steak entrees.

Chops City Grill

With a three-hundred-bottle wine list to pair with their Filets, T-Bones, and New York Strip Steaks, this bustling steak house has become a famous 5th Avenue staple. Seafood entrees and hand-rolled sushi also contribute to an award-winning menu. If the dining room and bar area are occupied, quaint sidewalk seating is also an option.

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