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pizza in ft myers/cape coral

vita nova in cape coral was the place of choice for pizza. hand ground sausage, nice sauce, perfectly crisped crust. but sadly.. as i drove up for dinner one day, there was a sign on the door: closed until further notice. i need a new pizza place. any suggestions, please help.

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  1. Tiny little Buon Appetito Cafe near College and Whiskey Creek Blvd (across from Edison College) makes very crisp, thin crust pies. Makes its own fresh mozzarella. It is very close to my house and I only just found it this week. I was thrilled. Fresh basil...classic margherita pizza. I think if you look on the News Press website you'll find a recent article about it. LMF

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    1. re: LilMsFoodie

      you don't happen to know of a good mediterranean place? i'm craving falafel.

      1. re: jeninftmyers

        Try Mille Sapore. It has many mediterranean dishes. Owned by an Egyptian who is on site, this is a well run restaurant with a nice bar that seems to float under the radar. A shame. LMF

      2. re: LilMsFoodie

        wow... buon appetito was awesome. i had a margarita pizza. i could eat jars of the fresh tomato sauce. and the fresh mozzerella just melted in your mouth. what a great suggestion. thank you very much!!!1

        1. re: jeninftmyers

          happy to recommend it as it is really off the beaten path. They have survived their location by being excellent at what they do and just recently started dinner. They have an antipasto salad that is awesome as well. It would be at least $12 elsewhere and it is $7 here and twice as good. LMF

      3. thank you very much. i'll try it and report back.

        1. I've been there. the food is great, but a little far for my ravenous pizza needs and they don't deliver. jimmy (the egyptian frontman) is really nice. i can't believe that he always remembers me.

          1. Where do you live...I thought perhaps you lived in Cape Coral. I think Pizza 2000 does a very good job on their pizza but it is not the very thin crust I prefer. It is in a small strip at the entrance to Costco. I like their white pizzas.

            As for Mille Sapore, I was just suggesting something mediterranean, not pizza. LMF

            1. i haven't tried pizza 2000. i will try it.
              for mille sapore, their appetizers are more mediterranean than their whole menu. the falafel wasn't good when i was there. but the hummus was great. i like plaka also.

              1. I finally made it to Buon Appetito Cafe. What a great find! Thanks for the suggestion LMS. Its a very small (maybe 30 seats) cafe and family run. I believe the father was in the back cooking and his son was out front waiting on the guests. Service was very friendly and fast and comfortable. The pizza is very good. The homemade mozzarella is wonderful and the sauce is delicious. You just can't beat homemade mozzarella on pizza. They have many other things on the menu like sandwiches, wraps, salads and speciality items. Plus there is a whole deli case full of prepared Italian items that you can take home and I assume can order and eat there. The place has such a nice authentic feel to it. You almost expect to hear the family speaking Italian to each other. Save room for a canolli. They are also homemade and yummy and you gotta love a place that brings a bottle of Sambuca to the table when you order an espresso. I was told that you are to use it like you would sugar.

                1. found another decent place for pizza/stromboli/calzones: amici's on winkler. we ordered in for lunch at work. and wow. it was great. portions were great. i ordered a stromboli, it was chockful of meats and a little sparse on the veggies. order marinara for dipping.. its great. the shrimp con broc was acceptable. but wow did it have the zing of garlic, which really helped it along. and calzone was delish also.

                  1. Has anyone tried the pizza at giovanni's italian restaurant on mcgregor?

                    1. Have not tried it, but did try the Lisbon Grille last night on Cleveland. It was awful--overpriced, we had to send back both of our entrees to get heated up and slow service(not to mention very salty food)! Are there any decent restaurants in Ft. Myers??

                      1. i would recommend, india palace, mildreds for great comfort/southern food, carabbas for decent italian chain food (seriously). if you're itching for vietnamese food... drive to north naples and go to noodle saigon. believe me its well worth the trip.

                        1. not angelo's on del prado. got white pizza. undercooked, and real skimpy on extra toppings i ordered, pepperoni, and onion. prob. only sprinkled 1/8 cup onion slices over 12" pie for $1.25 extra. little or no garlic flavor. no stretchy cheese goodness. a heinekin while i waited was $3.75/bottle!

                          while not pizza, wingnuts across from caloosa school on del prado has great wings, and grolsch on tap! along with some seasonal beers. recommend.

                          1. I am looking for pizza in the Ft Myers area on Estero Blvd area?

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                            1. re: lynus

                              Estero Blvd is Fort Myers Beach. Pizza is awful for the most part there. Family gruel.

                              Occasionally the Dockside Sports Pub has a good pizza. It is the best by far out there.


                            2. NY Pizza on Chiquita Blvd, north of Cape Coral Parkway does a pretty good version of New York style pizza.

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                              1. re: Nancy C

                                Nancy, do you concur with my negative assessment of Angelo's (upthread)?

                                1. re: alkapal

                                  I'm afraid we're not down in the Cape often enough for me to have tried their wares...

                              2. Chicago Pizza-1227 Miramar St.
                                They have thin crust and deep dish pizza that is incredible! Small family owned pizza joint, they have sandwiches, wings and pastas too but I absolutely loves their thin crust pizza, my favorite is the Chicago whiteout with extra garlic and pepperoni..yummmm