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A Guide to Restaurants at The Mercato

The Mercato of Naples located in North Naples at the corner of U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Rd is a premier lifestyle destination and one of Southwest Florida’s fastest growing metro areas. It sits on 53 acres of land that house numerous main street style retail shops and restaurants, Class A office spaces and, of course, luxurious condominium living.

Open daily, it is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike to shop and dine. With more than 20 restaurants currently located right in Mercato, there should be no problem satisfying one’s hunger and cravings. (more…)

Inside the Rusty Bucket

Foodie Naples was recently invited to get to know Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, one of Mercato’s newest editions. If you haven’t visited yet, but are a fan of sports bars and pub food, make sure to visit soon! The food was really good, creatively different but still familiar and the menu offers a lot of variety and nice sized portions. (more…)

Taste Testing at Zizi Restaurant & Lounge

Zizi Restaurant & Lounge, located in the Bellasera Hotel near 5th Avenue, is not your usual hotel restaurant. With Executive Chef Dylan Evans in the kitchen, regulars enjoy the Wednesday prime rib special or lobster night on Fridays. But no matter when you go, you can expect friendly service, great food and well mixed drinks.

If you’ve never been to Zizi’s, we’re going to give you an inside look soon. But today, we’re going to focus on what’s going on in the kitchen.

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Inside Rosedale Brick Oven Pizzeria

Although it’s been open since April 2011, not many people know that Rosedale Brick Oven Pizzeria is there, tucked away in the NE corner of Pine Ridge and Goodlette-Frank by the Starbucks. If we hadn’t been told about it by a friend, we probably still never would have gone in there, despite driving past it almost daily. When you do go, you will find a down to earth, amazingly delicious New York-style Italian restaurant. Our first visit several months ago left us with full bellies and a great taste in our mouth so I highly recommend you check them out.

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