1177 3rd Street South
Naples, Florida 34102
A few years ago I lived in Naples, Florida, and was fortunate to be able to eat out almost every night. For people who love dining and drinking, Naples is a virtual paradise.
Among the multitude of wonderful places I tried, one stood out in my mind as the most wonderful: Campiello Ristorante & Bar in the Third Street Historic District.
I usually dined alone in those days and ate at the bar. You can sit inside or outside depending on your inclination or the weather. An advantage of dining alone is that you don't have to wait on a table. There is often an empty seat at the bar.
A favorite bar meal for me was their wood-fire pizza. I especially liked the Molinari Sopressata with fresh Mozzarella and fresh Oregano. That thin crispy delight, added to their Campiello House Salad, kept me happy for hours.
If the weather is right, you can enjoy eating in their courtyard, watching people walk by who wish they were in there eating too.
The menu is crowded with all of your favorite Italian favorites, starting with Antipasti featuring at least 9 great combinations.
All of their pasta is made in house and they have it all from Spaghette Alla Chitarra to Linguine Fini with clams, whole chili, white wine, and garlic.
Their main entrees are prepared on a wood fire rotisserie and grill. These include spit roasted chicken, grilled organic Scottish Salmon, bone in New York Strip Steak, grilled cobia, grilled veal chop, and more.
There specialties include pan roasted black grouper, balsamic glazed short ribs, and sauteed snapper picatta.
Campiello has an extensive wine selection ranging from affordable to second mortgage territory. They also have a full service bar.
This great place is open 7 days a week. Lunch is 1130am to 300pm. Dinner is 500pm to 1000pm Sunday through Thursday, and 500pm to 1100pm on Friday and Saturday.
Between 300pm and 500pm you can chose from a limited bar menu.