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Cafe Italia replaces Encore in Naples

TomOHaver | Jan 16, 201005:37 AM

Cafe Italia, an upscale Italian restaurant and lounge bar, has opened in the former location of Encore, at 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples (at the east end of the Naples Walk Center). The menu is typical Italian pasta, veal, seafood, plus steaks, with an extensive Italian wine list. We ate there recently and enjoyed excellent Veal Picata with linguini and Grouper Francese (white wine/lemon) with risotto. Dinner entres run about $12 - $25, with a 2-for-1 special available at lunch. The restaurant fittings are essentially the same as the Encore, with Italian art replacing the more abstract art that Encore had. The bar is still there, it's still open late (2 am), and has a 3-6 pm happy hour with 2 for 1 beers & $4 house wines, mimosas, and bellinis. Web site: http://www.cafeitaliaofnaples.com/

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