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La Corte Bistro

1520 Lafayette St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9731
+1 239-542-2224
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“beet salad” (12 reviews)
“duck” (18 reviews)
“beef tips” (8 reviews)
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American, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1520 Lafayette St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9731
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at this gem of a small restaurant. The food is always consistently good and the service perfect. We were told by our server the owners sold to a larger nearby restaurant and will be closing after November...More

Thank Boat52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food OK - sat in courtyard - one couple brought a BARKING DOG -- NEED I SAY MORE The salad and apps were good the main entree was average. Like the court yard nice atmosphere - when we entered the place was essentially empty -...More

Thank Seaside53706858591
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the good recommendations and were in the mood for some good food. We were disappointed, the food spinach salad for starter and salmon as main were ordinary, totally lacked flavor and fantasy . When we go to restaurants we expect more than just...More

Thank perh281
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the paella and the seafood pasta and it was plain awful. The paella looked and tasted like Uncle Ben's minute rice. For appetizer we shared spicy tuna tartar, we'll it was spicy but with tons of soya sauce. Don't waste your money there!!!

Thank delisca
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We went to La Corte on a Tuesday evening. We had a reservation, but the restaurant was not crowded. We were seated immediately and Kathy, our server, paid us prompt attention. We ordered a bottle of wine which was fairly priced. We gave our food...More

Thank DBlanck
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I had my daughters Bridal Brunch at LaCorte, everything was perfect. The food, table settings, decor, the service and personal attention was fantastic. I am so very happy that we had our brunch there and Traude is amazing. Thank you, Traude for making everything so...More

Thank Happiness554202
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We dined here for our 18th wedding anniversary, based on internet reviews. They offered a choice of seating and we chose a nice little room off the main dining room which was quite quiet and cozy. I would rate the ambiance as quite appropriate for...More

Thank new2florida2015
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Went to La Corte last evening, 2 couples, we chose to sit in a small dining room off the main room which made for an intimate setting. Our waiter, Stone, was attentive and knowledgeable and was very helpful in making out decisions. 2 orders of...More

Thank Frederick B
Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Hi Frederick, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We loved the restaurant, food, service and ambience. The beet salad is delicious -it combination with grapefruit and blue cheese is superb! The New York strip steak was exquisite as well as the fish. My favorite dessert creme brûlée was excellent. Our waiter, Stone exceeded...More

Thank arch0920
Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Hi Anna, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I am not sure what happened the evening that came to La Corte but we obviously dropped the ball. The issues you noted are very unusual for us and I do apologize. We do...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

We visited on a Saturday evening about 6:30. The setting is very nice and the service was adequate. We had SALMON Pan Seared Wild Salmon with Whole Grain Mustard Aioli Sauce. 24, Vegetarian Lasagna Made with a Variety of Fresh Vegetables and Béchamel 21 and...More

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Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide detailed feedback. I am not sure what happened the evening that came to La Corte but we obviously dropped the ball. The issues you noted are very unusual for us and I do apologize. We do hope...More

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Questions & Answers
December 3, 2018|
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Response from Andrea G | Reviewed this property |
There might bem but they changed hands & will be open under a new name.
November 8, 2017|
Response from Melanie F | Reviewed this property |
Better check with the wife :-)
November 8, 2017|
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Response from ricksR1188FG | Reviewed this property |
I️ didn’t try, but he didn’t balk at a firm handshake. So give it a shot and tell him Rick Stringfellow put you up to it. I’m sure I’ll hear about it on Facebook. Ask for Nick Elmer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Lafayette St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9731
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-542-2224
  • E-mail
La Corte offers Lunch and Dinner Monday through Saturday and Brunch on Sunday’s. “La Corte, is a Fine Dining destination restaurant in beautiful downtown Cape Coral” said Vincenzo Palmese, one of the owners at La Corte . Owner Michael Bodetti said: “Why go out to dine, when you can go out for an experience”. While owner Alex Vitali said: “Enjoy our beautiful gardens enriched by the Florida sunshine. La Corte focuses on four (4) key components to create “The La Corte Experience”. Environment: • Indoor & outdoor seating – each with a different experience. • Designed by renowned International Architectural Designer Sabrina Fontanili, who created an environment that transports you somewhere between New York & New Orleans • An environment with perfect combination of freshness, warmth, charm and elegance • Cuisine by Renowned Chef Tim Spain • Chef Tim uses the best ingredients to create beautiful, yet healthy masterpieces. • We have our own herb garden and Chef Tim can be seen picking herbs for some of his famous dishes. • Entertainment: We work with the best musicians in the area to bring you a variety of musical entertainment. • Daytime dining in our gardens with the sound of nature’s musicians, birds chirping • Service: La Corte’s Training Academy develops our servers to create a consistent, professional enjoyable experience for our customers • We implemented a state of the art service system to ensure all orders are processed as effectively as possible so that the meals are delivered in a timely way to all the guests at your table. • La Corte is open Starting October 11th 2016: • Lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30am to 2:30pm • Dinner Monday through Saturday from 5:30pm to 10pm. • We offer an Early Dining Special from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. • Sunday for Brunch from 11am to 3pm • La Corte hosts weddings and private parties of all types from 20 to 200 guests. • La Corte was founded by: Michael Bodetti, Vincenzo Palmese and Alex Vitali. • La Corte is located in the rejuvenating downtown Cape Coral at 1520 Lafayette Street, Cape Coral, FL 33904. For Menus.
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