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IL Pomodoro Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9681 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908-7607
+1 239-985-0080
16:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A friend introduced me to this place and I can't get enough of the Cavatelli Spinachio & Broccoli! It is a little pricey for pasta but worth it for good food. Garlic rolls come with every entrée and choice of soup or salad. Nice sized portions as well.. It is a small restaurant, so if you're visiting during season be... More 

Thank Michelle T
Huntington CT
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place the day we arrived in Ft Myers after traveling from the cold northeast. As soon as we walked in the door we could smell all the wonderful foods. The atmosphere was warm and casual. We didn't have a reservation, but they were able to fit us in after a short wait. All the tables were filled on... More 

2 Thank vacationlover24
Columbus, Ohio
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291 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit to this restaurant, and each time our group raves about the food and the reasonable prices. Make sure you have a reservation, because it is very popular.

2 Thank Ohiomitch
Holbrook, New York
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great experience, great atmosphere, accommodating wait staff. I had he rigatoni bolognese and it was out of this world!

1 Thank Jeanne D
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation at this restaurent for 4 people for New Year's Eve 2017 at 20.30 hrs. Once seated we picked your bottle of wine. It is then that the owner came to tell us that the cuissine closed at 20.30hr !! A real joke !! They booked the reservation at the same time that the cuissine was closing... More 

4 Thank Michel L
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have been here 4 times and always good and made with fresh ingredients and their wine list is nice.

1 Thank Cynthia W
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

New ownership is terrible. Have been going there for 12 years. New owner refused to honor a gift certificate that was 4 months expired. Just plain out refused and was quite unfriendly and snotty. She claimed that certificate was purchased under prior owner and she was not going to honor. Advising all I know not to patronize an establishment that... More 

3 Thank cucumber54
Loretto, Minnesota
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This had been one of our favorite places for several years. Look forward to returning each season. After tonight, that's enough for this year. Seated promptly for our reservation. Not at all full for a Saturday night. Not overly busy. Service very poor. the usually melt in your mouth garlic rolls served burned - literally black on top. Took half... More 

5 Thank jandj912
Sandy L, Owner at IL Pomodoro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jandj912, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience. You didn't state whether or not you expressed your concerns to Randy (owner/operator), but had you done so he would certainly have attempted tto make it right with you. We sincerely hope that you will return. More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Can you imagine an Italian restaurant that doesn't have Expresso and or Cappuccino coffee? The wait staff says their coffee machine has been out of service for over 6-months. No wonder I as a regular patron for years could never get the Italian coffee. Now I know why! The owner when questioned says....the coffee machine the previous owner left him... More 

4 Thank navyclipper
Sandy L, Owner at IL Pomodoro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Navyclipper, We are sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience at our restaurant. However, the "insider" information you received "in private" is totally inaccurate, and I presume came from some mean-spirited, disgruntled person. I, along with my husband and brother purchased il Pomodoro over a year and a half ago, and since that time have received awards of... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had 2 Angry Mussels Fra Diavolo, Chicken and Spinach Cannelloni, the Grouper special and Fettuccine Mario. There was a combination of salads and soups which were good. Four meals were served together with the 5th appearing 15 minutes later. (We were told that the kitchen had made a mistake. To their credit, they comped the meal.) The entrees were... More 

2 Thank Norman C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9681 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908-7607
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-985-0080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?