Naples is a nice area for walking, parking isn't bad and people are fairly laid back. For some reason they can't keep a good restaurant. Two editions show promise.
Morry's of Naples has been there forever. Its actually a wine shop with fair prices that recently opened a wine bar ("the Backroom") with some extra space. I have yet to try any of the food but the cheese, meat and bread selection looks like it would be fine for a dinner. Only ding is that the bar is literally the back room, seems a shame to not have a view.
Morry's wines are a standout with domestic and foreign selections at very good prices. Last time I had a couple of glasses under $4 that were superb. Wife had a mixed trio of wine samplers for $9 that was very solid. Wine menu changes but has always been consistent. Staff knew their wines and service was good.
The other mention is Michael's on Naples (the old Baccus Rooftop dining place). Only one visit, but we will be back. Made it through the 6 course chef's menu and enjoyed all of it. Just a few minor problems (service) but a couple standouts - pasta dish was a squid ink pasta with clams was perfect, beef filet with salad and crostini was also very good. Im sure it will take a few visits to go through the full menu, but just reading it showed some promise. 6 course meal with pairings $100 pp.
Morry's of Naples
5764 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA
Michael's On Naples Ristorante
5620 2nd Street, Naples Island, CA 90803
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