Naples off season, discounts?
We're going to be in Naples from June 11-15th. We go there every January to escape the lovely Chicago winter (for the last 6 years).
Does anyone know if there are any good restaurant deals in June? Or websites to find some? I'm hoping what normally for us in January pricy might be more painless in January!!
We'll be staying at the Ritz on Vanderbilt.
ON 5TH AVE -
Altin's Cafe 2 dinners w/ salad & bread and a bottle of wine $29.95
Cafe Luna 2 dinners and a bottle of wine $29.95
Mangrove Cafe 2 dinners (choose from the whole menu) and a bottle of wine $25
Also, see it you can get your hands on a Wednesday (Neapolitan sect) or Friday (Showcase sect) edition of the naples daily news, because a lot of restos advertise their specials in it.
A LOT of places are offering 3 courses for $20-$25, and there are some BOGO coupons in the paper for the Dock restaurant, Fujiyama, the Clock, Bha! Bha!, Pate's, Anthony's, Panevino, ...many more that's all I have off the top of my head.
There are some "50% off the entire check" coupons too.
And...because it is Naples....I can't even begin to list how many early bird specials we have if you are in to that. If you like to eat at 5PM it is cheaper to go to a restaurant than to cook at home!
Oops one more I forgot. I had not seen it advertised anywhere but we went to Bice Restaurant on saturday and they have a 3 course for $29 ($19 if you are an early bird!)
I had salad with goat cheese, and penne ala vodka w/ lots of veggies in it, and gelato. It was really good.
And Gina's cafe on 7th has a "$20 off your total of $50 or more" coupon on their website...but as we were the only diners at 7:15 pm, we just had drinks and wound up at Bice. Last time I ate there it was great, but I don't like to be the only table in a restaurant.
i know...too bad. the food was good. It is very sad to see so many restaurants come and go. Or, in reality, just go. Not too many new places around.
On the oppisite side of the spectrum - it can still (JUNE????) be difficult to get a table at a decent hour at Trulucks. They are in like an 'economy bubble'. Unaffected.
Trulucks is in a class by itself, at least in my opinion. Best salmon I've ever had there. Jalapeno bearnaise with blue crab topping. I've tried duplicating it here at home and almost have it. I love that they don't do the idiotic bottled water scam there. They serve a nice chilled bottle of filtered water from their bar at no charge.
BTW, the Bice in New York puts down bottled water, both kinds, never asks and puts about 18 bucks on your bill. Nice nerve. Last time I ate there the waiter put our champagne on the servers table, no ice, and looked at me like I was nuts when I asked for an ice bucket. He said they were out of them but if the bottle got warm, he'd take it back to the chiller. That and an interesting incident at the 5th Avenue Naples one kept me from going back.
Angelina's, in Bonita Springs has 1/2 price off apps and salads and 50% discount on all wines under $150. It has great Italian food, even by Chicago standards, my hometown.