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Love this place. Must have past ...
Love this place. Must have past it a thousand times but never really noticed it. Hubby and I were looking for a new place for a nice meal and on the spur of the moment pulled into the small strip
mall. Peaked inside and where pleasantly surprised. Service was great and so was the food. Will definitely be going back and taking some
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Robin M. via yelp.com - Jul 12, 2020
Good food, balanced wine list ... read more
Geoff Davis via google.com - Jul 3, 2020
A treat during COVID-19
We went to Marco Island for a few days to clear our heads a little. We found that Arturos was open and decided to give it a try based on the reviews. We had an excellent meal and they couldn't have been nicer. We had...More ... read more
taxare via tripadvisor.com - Jun 28, 2020
Birthday dinner
We took our friends for dinner to celebrate their birthdays, very nice environment, server was very nice, the tables were socially distant and half the tables were full. The staff all wore masks. Service was fast, food was excellent and hot. I had the grouper...More ... read more
yogajane07 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 20, 2020
This was my first time here and absolutely delicious! This is a hidden gem on Marco Island! Nothing better than a male waiter at an Italian restaurant and Valentin was awesome!! Chicken Marsala was delicious!! Definitely recommend coming here!
Renee Thompson via google.com - May 28, 2020
Food was delicious. Valentine was an excellent server ... read more
Joni Shollar via google.com - May 28, 2020
Very pleasant atmosphere with excellent service! The food was delicious. Our server Valentine was very attentive.
ROBYN GLOWATSKY via google.com - May 28, 2020
Excellent, as always
Had dinner at the Bistro last night for the first time in a few months after ordering their take out during the "shut down". Our server, Dominico, was cordial and attentive. Our dinners , as always, were delicious and presented very nicely. The rack of...More ... read more
Pumagrad via tripadvisor.com - May 21, 2020
Lovely food and Nice Staff
Went to Arturo's twice this season. I have no knowledge of it's past history but the food was great, reasonable and the waiter were nice. White tablecloths gave a nice ambiance. Will continue to go next year, if all goes well. Thank you Arturos!
anjanz via tripadvisor.com - Apr 3, 2020
Best restaurant on Marco Island!
Arturo and his staff do an amazing job. The service and cuisine can't be beat. Hands down it is the best restaurant on Marco Island. You won't be disappointed.
324susanp via tripadvisor.com - Mar 15, 2020
This may be our new favorite.
This may be our new favorite. Happy to get a reservation but was told 5:30 all available. All through our dining experience, there were only 5 out of 10 tables being used??? Understand, people are staying home d/t virus. Wonderful waitress. My duck was perfect....More ... read more
SadPad via tripadvisor.com - Mar 15, 2020
Wonderful anniversary dinner!
Our party of 6 really enjoyed a celebration dinner at Arturos. Salads were crisp and fresh, our entrees were delicious. We chose the tournedos of beef, the pecan crusted salmon and the shrimp and scallops. All were winners and the side dishes excellent too. Arturos...More ... read more
bonnie k via tripadvisor.com - Mar 14, 2020
Arturo's Bistro
We tried this new restaurant Arturo's Bistro this year. They are where Island Cafe was which we loved. It is very similar and the food was great. Wonderful salads. I had the shrimp scampi and it was so nicely done. Husband was happy. All the...More ... read more
katbob101 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 9, 2020
Hidden treasure
Artoro’s is a hidden treasure. It is small so suggest reservations. Atmosphere is relaxed, upscale and personable. Pleasant to dine away from the hub bub of the island. Staff is very professional. Food is spectacular. I highly recommend Arturo’s Bistro for an enjoyable evening out.
E9299FWbarbaraw via tripadvisor.com - Mar 6, 2020
Good meal. It was busy and loud though ... read more
Diane Edwards via google.com - Mar 6, 2020
Just plain Great. Arturo managing and overseeing the cooking. Large generous portions. Good service. Small bistro word to the wise make reservations before you go.
Frank Fiume via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
Delicious!
Diane Edwards via google.com - Mar 3, 2020
Dinner for four at 5:15 very
Dinner for four at 5:15 very pleasant experience. Dishes were generous and delicious. Wait staff. Valentine was very prompt and accommodating. Frog legs, duck and soft shell crabs were all delicious. Pricing appropriate. We will be back. Janine Moseley SC ... read more
Jmosel via tripadvisor.com - Feb 27, 2020
Great fresh Italian food. Service and atmosphere are top notch.
Marc DiCostanzo via google.com - Feb 16, 2020
Wonderful menu and food. Very good service.
Diane Kinney via google.com - Feb 10, 2020
Rising to the top of our Marco restaurant list
Went with friends (8 of us) and had a wonderful meal. Grouper preparation was excellent as were the pasta dishes others ordered. We had a blast at the outside table. This place is rising to the very top of our Marco Island restaurants list!
jingle55 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 10, 2020
Love this place! Excellent food! A must stop while in Marco!
This was our favorite restaurant last year while in Marco, so we made reservations for dinner on night 1. We were able to sit outside on a beautiful night. Jenn was our waitress and she did an excellent job. The menu has something for everyone:...More ... read more
tmf7150 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 25, 2020
Lovely presentation, excellent menu, attentive service ... read more
Tony Barre via google.com - Jan 22, 2020
Great food wonderful service.
Tamra Moore via google.com - Jan 15, 2020
Excellent food and service ! Will return ..
JDBELL Naples via google.com - Jan 15, 2020
Delicious food, spot on service.
Louise Van Cleef via google.com - Jan 9, 2020
Tee can c. Ncghjv ... read more
Joel Hutcheson via google.com - Dec 31, 2019
Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere ...
Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent service. A must if you are on Marco island.
Chris D. via yelp.com - Dec 29, 2019
Great Christmas Eve dinner
Great restaurant Arturo was doing the cooking so you know it's great food . This restaurant is his baby. Large portions, outstanding taste could not ask for more. Intimate restaurant so is that overpowered by a large room. Go!
694frankf via tripadvisor.com - Dec 27, 2019
The food is very good at Arturos ...
The food is very good at Arturos Bistro. The mashed potatoes are very creamy. They have a very good chicken piccata, but the house salad is not very good. The place is clean but very dark inside. The servers are nice enough. Also the food is very pricey.
David M. via yelp.com - Dec 22, 2019
Has to be one of the top 5 Restaurants on Marco...bar none!
We have been patrons of Island Cafe for many years..and to be very candid.. had only been to Arturo's one time during it's time. We were a bit concerned with the change in ownership at Island Cafe..and that it might change. Having said that..the only...More ... read more
MrPr946 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 17, 2019
On our recent trip to Marco Island ...
On our recent trip to Marco Island Wifey and I wanted to start the week off with a nice dinner and we were in the mood for some Italian. Yeas, being from NJ this could be a disappointing choice, but we read good things about Arturo's so we took a chance. We didn't have a reservation and the place was pretty packed so we took one of t ... read more
Steve S. via yelp.com - Dec 8, 2019
The food was fantastic. Best meal I have had in a while ... read more
Vicki Huff via google.com - Dec 7, 2019
Best food I have had in my life ...
Best food I have had in my life.  Friendly staff. Cozy little place, this restaurant is about to explode!
Carol E. via yelp.com - Dec 5, 2019
Fine dining at its best
First time trying Arturo's bistro but won't be the last Small intimate linen table cloth restaurant everything from service to presentation was perfect. And the food amazing everything from the escargot to the shrimp and scallops was perfect my rack of lamb (8chops) was perfect...More ... read more
K1574GAthomasm via tripadvisor.com - Nov 12, 2019
My wife and I had one of the finest meals last night than we have ever had! This was a Five Star meal!!!!! We travel the world and what we had last night would rival ANY restaurant we have EVER had the fortune to sample!!! Bravo Arturo!!!! We highly recommend this little Bistro---it may be small in stature but it is a GIANT in ... read more
ibtm via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
Phenomenal food!
The rack of lamb was cooked to perfection as was my wife’s veal parmigiana! Excellent service from Valentino! Definitely a must visit while visiting Marco Island!
Jls2323 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 24, 2019
We have been BIG fans and patronize all of Arturo's establishments. We had also been to Island Cafe many times.....since the Arturo's have taken over...they haven't missed a beat. We were a group of 8 the other night and between the Rack of Lamb, Grouper Island Style and the special Branzino all could not have been happier. They h ... read more
Mike Tyburski via google.com - Oct 19, 2019
Lovely restaurant. Antonio, our waiter, was excellent, and the food was outstanding.
Patricia Chapman via google.com - Oct 18, 2019
Romantic dinner
Stopped in after reading reviews,had grouper island style and the fish was excellent. Service was very good. Decided to go because they have 20 percent off for fall. Probably one of the best dinners we’ve had on Marco Island ... read more
roadstardave via tripadvisor.com - Oct 16, 2019
tried the Bistro last night for ...
tried the Bistro last night for dinner and it is now one of my favorites on Marco  great food great selection and the service was perfect very  cozy decor Mick ... read more
Mick L. via yelp.com - Oct 15, 2019
Great food and service. We had a wonderful experience. Waiter suggested we taste a couple of wines prior to making a decision.
Steve Hirsch via google.com - Oct 9, 2019
Best meal on the Island in over 7 years ... hands down ... may be the most underrated top restaurant on Marco Island ... don't let it's location fool you ... this is a must do restaurant ... read more
Gregory Krier via google.com - Sep 28, 2019
Good wine selection ... read more
Christopher Muller via google.com - Sep 8, 2019
Lovely family meal
There is nothing but Positive things I can say about this lovely restaurant. it is tucked away next to a tiny island shop centre, but once inside, this little place exceeds all expectations. My wife and I have dined at this restaurant for several years,...More ... read more
Wesley N via tripadvisor.com - Aug 24, 2019
Amazing food and staff is extremely ...
Amazing food and staff is extremely friendly and accommodating! My family had a group dinner there and everyone loved their food! Including my 3year old who asked for MORE minestrone soup!!!
Jami W. via yelp.com - Jul 12, 2019
The Island Cafe is a lovely place with exceptionally well prepared food and exquisite service from their wait staff and greeter! I highly recommend the place! We've been there many times before with my father, who is a regular, and we plan on going many times again!
Jennie Jonasson via google.com - Jun 24, 2019
Rack of Lamb was fantastic!!
Jeffery Harb via google.com - Jun 23, 2019
GREAT food, great selection, and a marvelous staff. Best meals we have had all week!
Rich Bryant via google.com - Jun 20, 2019
Stopped in for lunch. Reasonably ...
Stopped in for lunch. Reasonably priced,  large sandwiches,  seafood chowder was worth going back for!
Rebecca R. via yelp.com - May 25, 2019
Good food a ... read more
rich mitch via google.com - May 21, 2019
Best on Marco
Have been dining here for many years and it still delivers the best dinner on Marco .Food and service very good Hope to return some day .
Morlaism via tripadvisor.com - May 19, 2019
Despite the name this place is definitely not a cafe, but more a high end bistro. I brought my parents here for Mother's Day and was so pleased with the food and decor. Pulling up for the first time I wasn't sure how the meal would be but the inside is elegant and the servers all attentive and dressed nicely. The food was amazing and ... read more
Sammi D via google.com - May 13, 2019
Fabulous dinner! The dishes we had we very tasty and well prepared. Food presentation was lovely. The island grouper and snapper special was delicious and the vegetables were cooked perfectly. Valentino our waiter provided excellent service!
jacqui d via google.com - May 13, 2019
Despite the name this place is ...
Despite the name this place is definitely not a cafe, but more a high end bistro. I brought my parents here for Mother's Day and was so pleased with the food and decor. Pulling up for the first time I wasn't sure how the meal would be but the inside is elegant and the servers all attentive and dressed nicely. The food was amazing and ... read more
Sammi D. via yelp.com - May 12, 2019
So enjoyable!!
Went to Island Cafe this evening for a quiet Mothers Day dinner. There really isn't much more I can say that I haven't previously commented on, other than the food is consistently wonderful. I had the Jambalaya (again) and my wife had salmon. Both were...More ... read more
MrPr946 via tripadvisor.com - May 12, 2019
Great Dinner
Despite the name this place is definitely not a cafe, but more a high end bistro. I brought my parents here for Mother's Day and was so pleased with the food and decor. Pulling up for the first time I wasn't sure how the meal...More ... read more
SammiDeRosa via tripadvisor.com - May 12, 2019
This is a restaurant that we visit ...
This is a restaurant that we visit every time that we are in Florida. The mussels are some of the best I have had.  This last time in, all 4 of us had different meal and they are were great.This is a must when you are in Marco.
Phil C. via yelp.com - May 11, 2019
We heard good things about this ...
We heard good things about this restaurant - and they were right!  Lovely small restaurant, which is a good thing. Quiet enough for good conversation. My husband had been in the mood for a good steak - the strip steak did not disappoint!  Cooked as ordered and very flavorful. I ordered the Shrimp Scampi and it was delicious - not too ... read more
Michelle H. via yelp.com - Apr 29, 2019
Magnificent food,
There were 6 of us. We all had a different dish and all were not only delicious, but very pleasing to the eye. The cafe doesn’t look appealing because it is in a strip mall. Very deceiving! Wonderful place to dine!
SickTravelers via tripadvisor.com - Apr 28, 2019
Well I love butter but there's ...
Well I love butter but there's a limit. This place would get a 5 if it weren't the excessive use of butter. That being said the Barramundi and the rack of lamb were very good. The wine selection was also very good and our red Malbec felt like a perfect 68 degrees. The service was excellent. Ok I give this place 4.5 stars ... read more
Lisa B. via yelp.com - Apr 19, 2019
white tablecloth, and cozy atmosphere. my wife and i enjoyed it very much. You dont have to talk so loud to hear each other you end up with a sore throat at the end of the evening. i had the 12 oz steak and my wife and a pasta and scallops meal. we paid $65 for the two of us for just entrees with just water. it was a memorable night.
Christopher Desjardine via google.com - Apr 17, 2019
We went to Island cafe for dinner. The inside was not so large, but not too small. They didn’t have tables on top of each other as they do in NYC, so it was roomy and comfortable. Their dinner entrée items comes with a house salad or soup of the day. We could upgrade the soup and salad with additional fee. We upgraded one soup to Fr ... read more
Foodlover Girl via google.com - Apr 16, 2019
We went to Island cafe for dinner ...
We went to Island cafe for dinner. The inside was not so large, but not too small. They didn't have tables on top of each other as they do in NYC, so it was roomy and comfortable.Their dinner entrée items comes with a house salad or soup of the day. We could upgrade the soup and salad with additional fee. We upgraded one soup to Fren ... read more
June S. via yelp.com - Apr 15, 2019
Cozy restaurant
We went to Island cafe for dinner. The inside was not so large, but not too small. They didn't have tables on top of each other as they do in NYC, so it was roomy and comfortable. Their dinner entrée items comes with a house...More ... read more
foodlovergirlny via tripadvisor.com - Apr 15, 2019
Food and service was very good ... read more
Doris Parsons via google.com - Apr 3, 2019
Wonderful!
We dined twice this week at The Island Cafe and thoroughly enjoyed everything about our experience. The atmosphere, the food and service were amazing. The only question I have is after coming to Marco for so long, why did it take us so long to...More ... read more
Paula1504 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 3, 2019
Nice quiet and cozy atmosphere, the menu selection is excellent. Don't miss an opportunity to dine here.
George Parsons via google.com - Apr 2, 2019
Fabulous food and service!
From beginning to end, our dining experience was superb! Our son ate a custom ordered meal, which he loved, and we all devoured our dinners! Get the Grouper... the snapper special was fabulous, and the shrimp my son ate with angel hair pasta was great....More ... read more
JeffBMN via tripadvisor.com - Mar 26, 2019
Enjoyed dinner. After reading reviews, ordered the duck which was a little dry. Wedge salad prior was too dressed - only ate half. Other diner loved fish special. Warm rolls. Creme brûlée average. Good coffee. Considering we were only of 2 tables, later service could have been more attentive. Waited too long for the check. Will try ... read more
Deb Hoffman via google.com - Mar 25, 2019
Date Night A Success
Ended our spring break with date night with my wife. First time visitor to Island Cafe but many time visitor of Marco. Seems like an old school restaurant on Marco. Tiny venue. Oldish decor. I had branzino special which was prepared well. My wife had...More ... read more
Zman1962 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 24, 2019
New Owner but Same Great Food!
Love the food here. Even though it has changed hands the food is still wonderful. Great grouper piccata and all seafoods are good here.
Shirley R via tripadvisor.com - Mar 24, 2019
After several ho-hum meals in and ...
After several ho-hum meals in and around Marco Island, is almost resigned myself to lowered expectations...then we ate at Island Cafe.This small gem located on busy Collier blvd is easy to overlook but it is well worth seeking out.  We had a group of six and an early 5:45 seating.  The place isn't too big so it was full on a Tuesday ... read more
Jim R. via yelp.com - Mar 21, 2019
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