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Arturo’s Restaurant

Fine Italian Dining on Marco Island – Southwest Florida Restaurant Dining Review

If you are ready to indulge yourself in outstanding mouthwatering Italian food, Arturo’s on Marco Island is definitely your destination. Arturo’s awning and logo stating “The Art of Fine Italian Food & Fun” says it all. Having master the “Art” of Italian food in New York and Italy, Arturo moved to Marco Island, where he met his partner Judy. Their friendship developed into a mutual respect and a strong foundation for dreaming, ultimately ending with the fabulously successful Arturo’s. Ask us about Marco Island – Naples FL restaurants or share reviews. To feature your FL Restaurant, contact us.

Marco Island Dining: Arturo’s Restaurant

On to appetizers: we shared an order of baked whole middle neck clams. There were certainly enough for a great start to our meal. And they were just outstanding. Delicately baked with breadcrumbs, garlic and oregano, the clams were spotlighted – not covered up. Fresh baked bread accompanied our crisp salads. The Caesar was flavorful without being overly salty, the house salad with house dressing was also extremely fresh, crisp and the perfect size. Do remember, however, that I love to eat.

The special for the evening was tempting. Arturo’s house specialty is a stuffed pork chop that sounded unbelievable. However, we elected to go a bit more traditional – just to see how the regular menu and Italian specialties would hold up. I was totally traditional with Spaghetti a la Bolognese. This beef and veal meat sauce has traditional written all over it and Arturo and his staff can do traditional!!!! I also enjoyed Bolognese for lunch the next day. The serving was huge, nice to see in this economy. My partner selected Shrimp Francais, this is shrimp dipped in egg and sautéed with lemon, butter, garlic and white wine. This is then served over Linguini. We also had Shrimp for lunch the next day.

Despite the fact that you may indeed have eaten some of the best Italian food you can get on the Island you must try desert. We shared Tiramisu, which they tell me is Italian for “Lift Me Gently”. This new classic, of delicate ladyfingers drenched in espresso and layered with Marscapone cheese, is topped with shaved chocolate. This was definitely enough for the average person to share. There is no lifting me gently after all this food, but it is worth it. My partner had an old favorite, Spumoni. A Cherry, Chocolate and Pistachio swirled ice cream drizzled with hot chocolate sauce.

Arturo’s Restaurant
844 Bald Eagle Drive
Marco Island, FL 34145
Ph: 239-642-0550 | Arturo’sMarcoIsland.com

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