I have been here a few times and always really enjoyed it. They often have some rather inventive or “different” options on the specials menu. You probably already know; Fort Myers is not known to be on the forefront of culinary creations. We have a lot of good restaurants, but they can lack variety and imagination. Caffé Toscano does not have that problem. They also don’t forget that they are an Italian restaurant. (no fusion food here) The owner/chef is a first generation Italian and takes the utmost pride in the food he creates.
On this particular visit, I wanted something different, I wanted meat that I don’t get to eat regularly. I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be wonderful if they had rabbit on the menu tonight. Guess what, they did! It was a pork loin covered in seasoning and then wrapped in rabbit. This was one of the best dishes I have had in SWFL. I am serious about that!
My boyfriend ordered the homemade Fratelli pasta with blush sauce and broccoli rabe. The noodles were perfectly al dente! He loved his pasta as much as I loved my dish.
Be advised they do not have a full liquor license, just beer, and wine but they have some special wines that you may not see at other restaurants. Try one!
I ordered the cannoli for dessert. I get so sick of the same traditional deserts at Italian resultants and did not want to order anything, but MAN I am GLAD I did! This was one of the best cannoli I have had. (I lived in the Italian section of Philadelphia, so I know good cannoli) By the way, my boyfriend is, full-blooded Italian so he knows good Italian too.
My boyfriend ordered the Olive oil Cake (not on the menu) This, like the cannoli is made in-house. If you have never had Olive oil cake, don’t let the name turn you off, it is sweet and yummy. If you like a hint of amaretto, definitely try this specialty. This is a special treat for my boyfriend as it takes him right back to his mother’s kitchen as a kid growing up in Detroit.
We will see you soon Caffé Toscano!