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Sanibel Island Italian Restaurants That You Must Try on Your Vacation

The best part of any vacation is getting to taste the local cuisine. But sometimes, you’re just in the mood for a specific type of food. If you happen to get the craving for Italian food during your stay in our Sanibel vacation rentals, no worries!

There are all kinds of delicious Sanibel Island Italian restaurants for you to choose from. Bring the family out and indulge in a meal you’ll never forget! 

Traditions on the Beach

Traditions on the Beach has consistently been ranked among the best places to eat in Sanibel, and when you visit for yourself, you’ll understand why! The breathtaking beachfront location is just the beginning. Let the valet park your car (free of charge!) before you head into the dining room to experience live music and dancing every night. Of course, we’ve also got to talk about the food! On the menu, you can find mouthwatering selections like the Spaghettini Primavera, Fennel Sausage Ragu, Lamp Chops, and more. There are tons of seafood options, tapas, and unique drinks to pair with every entrĂ©e.

Tutti Pazzi Italian Restaurant

One of the newest restaurants near our Sanibel Island rentals, Tutti Pazzi Italian Restaurant, has already captured the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Here, you’ll only find the most welcoming staff and the most authentic Italian food you could hope to get in Florida! Sample delicious menu options like the Cacio e Pepe, Lasagna con Carne, Stuffed Shells, Orecchiette, and others. There are tons of seafood and land options, wood-fired pizzas, and an extensive kids’ menu. Be sure to finish off with an incredible dessert-like cannoli, gelato, or tiramisu!

Dante’s Coal Fired Pizza

When someone talks about Italian food, is pizza the first thing to your mind? You’re not alone! Dante’s Coal Fired Pizza is all about serving up delicious and unique pizza varieties at both of their area locations (one here in Sanibel, Florida, and the other in Cape Coral). Of course, you’ll find all kinds of mouthwatering pizzas, like the Carni Pizza, Quattro Formaggi Pizza, and Hawaiian Pizza. You can also indulge in tons of pasta options, coal-fired wings or baby back ribs, calzones, sandwiches, burgers, and more! Look no further if you want a spot where the entire family can find something to enjoy. 

Plan Your Stay!

If you’re ready to experience all that Sanibel and Captiva Island have to offer, plan for your trip today! Find your favorite rental, book your stay, and prepare for the vacation of a lifetime!

Island Pizza Company

Another kid friendly thing to do is to grab a slice of pizza is the Island Pizza Company. The team here has over 30 years of experience in making pizza, and it shows! They only use the best and freshest local ingredients to create delicious dishes like the Islander Pizza, Greek White, South of the Border, and others. You can also build your pizza or calzone if you want something specific! Come out for yourself and see why Island Pizza Company has been voted the #1 pizza on the island for 20 years and counting!

Where to Stay

Once you’ve sampled your fair share of Sanibel Island Italian restaurants, there’s so much more to explore in the area. Work off all that food by hiking along a nature trail, relaxing on the shoreline, and soaking up the sun, or head back to your Sanibel Island vacation rentals to unwind or rest with a well-deserved nap. We’re proud to offer endless options for Sanibel and Captiva vacation rentals, accommodating groups of all sizes. 
So, what are you waiting for? Answer the call of the Sanibel Island shores by contacting Gopher Rentals today!