Resident Foodies say: More good stuff from the Turtle Club at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples. Michigan Dried Cherry & Grilled Chicken: Romaine lettuce, vine ripe tomato, julienne of carrot, red onions & tangy sweet dried Michigan cherries, tossed in raspberry vinaigrette. Topped with marinated oak grilled rosemary chicken, candied pecans & Gorgonzola cheese.
Resident Foodies say: USS Nemo in Naples, Florida is known for its seafood. This GINGER STEAMED halibut with bok choy, asparagus, spinach, shiitake, steamed rice, and white soy-lime warm dressing is out of this world. So good.
Resident Foodies say: We had a good time at the Turtle Club on Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, Florida. The dish above is the the famous Coconut Fried Shrimp from the the Turtle Club. Plump shrimp encrusted in sweet coconut breading and golden fried. Served with crispy fries, cole slaw & twin sauces of traditional cocktail & our tangy citrus rémoulade for dipping. Oh, and the beach ain’t bad, either.
Resident Foodies say: What a way to usher in the New Year! We had an Italian feast at Pazzo Italian Cafe in Naples, Florida, capped off with their mouth-watering tiramisu. The tiramisu is distinctively prepared in a large, glass serving bowl, with just the right amount of chocolate flakes on top. The taste is divine.
Resident Foodies say: We think we found the best seafood restaurant in Naples, Florida: USS Nemo. Named and decorated like a ship, the restaurant knows how to create innovative seafood dishes. To start out, USS Nemo serves free homemade bread with a plate of hummus, seaweed salad, and lettuce with ginger sauce. The concoction is different in a good way, and lets you know you are in no ordinary restaurant. Pictured above is the tempura calamari with 3 tasty sauces: red sauce, aioli, and yuzu. We liked the yuzu sauce the most.
Pictured below is the ginger steamed fish (halibut) with steamed bok choy, beans and shiitake, rice ginger soy-lime dressing.
We also tried Nemo’s signature dish: miso broiled sea bass with citrus-ginger butter sauce, steamed rice, asparagus, carrot tempura. Everything was incredibly tasty!
Resident Foodies say: We tried out Pazzo! Italian Cafe in Naples, Florida (Facebook page), right in the heart of downtown Naples, Florida. The place has an extensive wine list, and a great selection of authentic Italian dishes. We were impressed.
The prices, which are not listed on the website menu, are fairly expensive, probably deserving of 3 dollar signs ($$$) on Yelp, not the 2 currently listed. But, if you go during happy hour (5 to 6), you can get 2 entrees for the price of $29 and a glass of wine is 50%. That’s a decent deal. We had the grilled chicken (pollo gusto, photo above), spaghetti with meatballs, and chicken parmagiano. All were tasty. The homemade bread was fantastic, too. We had two baskets-full!