Located in Cape Coral, Florida, right in the heart of the state’s Southwest region, Ariani was named among the Top 500 restaurants in the state for the third consecutive year. Tourists, locals, and dining enthusiasts alike come to enjoy Chef Dario's special Northern Italian food preparations, sample his outstanding selection of fine wines, and take in the casual and comfortable dining experience that is a staple of Cape Coral life. All return frequently to experience the culinary talent and personal charm of Chef Dario, as he visits each table and shares his unique humor and an infectious laugh or two. In recent years, independent publications have also discovered the excellence of Chef Dario and Ariani Restaurant, awarding them with the Golden Fork Award and a Four Star Ranking for Food, Service, and Atmosphere—a truly remarkable and rare occurrence.
Upon entering the Ariani dining area, one notices the beautiful murals depicting the lovely, textured landscapes and architecture of Chef Dario's birthplace that adorn the walls. They are beautifully painted and lend an open, yet warm and intimate feeling to the dining experience. Amazing as they are, they really gain special meaning when one learns that Chef Dario himself is the artist behind the creations. Multi-talented and in love with cooking and life... that is Chef Dario.
Ariani Resturant has placed itself on the map by continuing to bring authrentic Northing Italian cooking to Cape Coral and Fort Myers in Southwest Flordia. You too can experience Ariani Restaurant the next time you’re enjoying the sunny weather, taking a vacation, or simply looking for a relaxing meal! Reservations are recommended but not required. Please call 239-772-8000 to reserve your table. Looking for a truly remarkable Italian meal? Ariani is open year round, and whether you're looking for a romantic evening out, a family dinner, or simply the enjoyment of genuine Northern Italian food and wine, Ariani is sure to please! We are open for dinner, starting with early bird seating at 5 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, closed Sunday.
Chef Dario's world renowned creations, are mouth watering appetizers, like eggplant turnover or crisp Istrian salad. Great pasta dishes - world's best alfredo or alla vodka sauces are served over pasta cooked al dente and come to your table piping hot. Fresh seafood is sushi grade and steaks are tender and juicy, you only need a fork. You will be temped by homemade desserts, but don't miss an espresso and Sogno D'Oro, or goden dream, a special after dinner drink!