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“Good food, but not as good as Arturo's other restaurants. It's new to Arturo so probably ironing out the kinks.”
Review of The Island Cafe

The Island Cafe
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Ranked #14 of 125 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Island Cafe has a quaint and cozy atmosphere serving European Classic Cuisine. Our chefs have decades of experience and are committed to present quality classic dishes unique to Island Cafe. Our staff looks forward to serving you and providing a dining experience you will be sure to enjoy. Beer and wine is available. Reservations recommended - Walk In's Welcome!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a nice experience, Food good, but not as good as Caio Bella, which is Arturos' other restaurant on Marco.

Thank Kathleen G
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Diana A, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We apologize that you feel that way. The food category is very different than Ciao Bella and it is not often that we get complaints. We hope you will dine with us again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I decided to go out to dinner later in the day and all the recommended and big named restaurants had over an hour wait. I jumped on Trip Advisor and found this place that had great reviews. No waiting, so we headed there. Located in an unassuming site, I wasn't too sure when I pulled into the parking lot. However, the food and service was beyond our expectations. Unbelievable seafood dishes prepared extravagantly We loved it and will most certainly return to this place again. You enjoy every bite!

Thank sajo25
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Diana A, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing. We appreciate the feedback and are most certainly pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience. Some of the best places often are a Hidden Gem as you noted.
We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

A very small, cozy restaurant serving traditional French cuisine. Love the escargot and duck! Intimate and relaxing, great service, but no full bar.

Thank Marco P
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Diana A, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

We are glad you enjoyed you dining experience. Unfortunately we don't have the seating capacity that is required in order to serve alcohol other than beer and wine. Thank you for coming. We appreciate your review.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Just went to island cafe tonight for the first time and had a great experience. Our server Frank was fantastic. Food was fresh, delicious, and bread and soup was great. Will be back again!

Thank kkhoefs
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Diana A, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you so much! We are always pleased when our guests enjoy the experience. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We discovered the Island Cafe when we were taken there by friends. We've been back several times since.
It's a small place, I think less than 15 tables. The service is always outstanding, and the food is excellent.
Fish is always cooked properly (so many restaurants habitually overcook fish). During our last visit I ordered the beef tournedos ordered medium rare. Those little pieces of filet came out cooked perfectly. I also ordered a caesar salad with anchovies. I usually chop them up into little chunks because the taste is so strong. These anchovies were the best I'd ever had. Not too salty and oily like most. They actually complemented the salad.
My wife had cobia, which can be a bit oily but it tasted great.
Sauces are flavorful without overwhelming the meat.
The wine selection is decent and not expensive.
It's billed as kind of a French themed place but I don't see that at all.

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Thank sparkacigar
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Diana A, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your awesome review. In the past Island Cafe was known for mostly French Cuisine. However, we are now serve more classic European cuisine. We are glad you enjoyed your experiences at Island Cafe. We strive for all of our guests to have a pleasant experience that wants them to return.
We look forward to serving you again soon.

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