Sip and Savor at These Favorite Wine Bars in Naples

Almost as popular these days as craft beer bars, wine bars are popping up throughout the Naples area. Some actually have “wine bar” in their names and truly specialize in pouring vino. All of them serve food pairings from simple noshes to full blown meals. C Level Wine Bar in Bonita Springs falls into this category as a true wine bar, and it was one of the first to open in the region.

Other listings you will find among these favorites are primarily restaurants, but restaurants that pay special, concerted attention to their wine cellars and wine lists. Many employ a knowledgeable sommelier to curate their lists and help customers with their pairings. These sommeliers select wines that complement the chef’s style of cooking. A couple of restaurants in this category include Angelina’s Ristorante and Sea Salt Naples. Both favor Italian vintages but stock wines from around the globe.

So whether you are a wine connoisseur or just getting your tongue whetted on the always intriguing world of wine, this list will guide you to the best you will find in Naples and environs. Many of the wine bars and restaurants host special winemaker and tasting events, particularly in the winter season.

Paradise Wine

Locals eagerly await the opening of this retail operation, wine bar and entertainment complex in North Naples. Originally slated for a July 4, 2015, debut, the date has now been pushed back to late August. When it does open, the locally owned...  Read More

Old Naples
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Barbatella's bar is a congenial spot where the bar itself and a community table create space for mingling with friends old and new. As a sister property to Sea Salt just up the street, it shares the latter's extensive wine cellar and off-site...  Read More

Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar
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The original location of a chain that has grown to three in the Naples area, Naples Flatbread goes far beyond flatbread and wine on its menus. It boasts a full liquor selection at its small indoor bar. Its two-page wine menu lists more than a...  Read More

The Continental
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An out-of-the-box steakhouse, its courtyard seating area turns into a hot music and dance arena as night falls. Opened in December 2014, it also touts its reputation for craft cocktails, some of which fill glass orbs overhanging the outdoor bar....  Read More

Avenue Wine Cafe
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There's "wine" in its name, but Avenue Wine Cafe also is proud of the craft beers from around the world that it stocks in its showcase refrigerator and pours from the taps – more than a dozen draught beers in all. The wine list is small, but...  Read More

Wine Loft of Naples
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The gorgeous parlor setting at the Wine Loft Bar & Restaurant feels at once elegant and homey. It hosts live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday plus jazz musicians for its Sunday brunch each week. Of course fine wines are the...  Read More

Old Naples
Bleu Provence
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Bleu Provence is the only restaurant in the greater Naples area to win Wine Spectator's Grand Award. The petite French restaurant is all about wine (it sells only wine and beer), and boasts its own retail Bleu Cellar store next door. Owner...  Read More

Sea Salt-Naples
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Sea Salt's wine room looks like it's bulging with wines, but that's not even the half of it. The restaurant also owns a storage location where it ages some of its more robust red wines – lots of big Italians. It carries 50 varieties of Italian...  Read More

Angelina's Ristorante
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One of the region's finest dining experiences, Angelina's wine selection matches its cuisine in variety and excellence. You face its commitment to wine the minute you walk into the front door and see its 30 foot glassed tower of wines. The...  Read More

C Level Bistro & Wine Bar
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Blue walls, blue lights, blue tile, "deepblue" as the WiFi password, and a blue water wall feature: The effect of the ambiance at C Level Bistro & Wine Bar in Bonita Springs ironically can cure the deepest blues. The wine helps, too. On the...  Read More


Meet Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton – the Local Expert for Naples, Florida and the Caribbean – has been covering the destination for 30 years. Her top-selling Sarasota, Sanibel Island, and...  More About Chelle

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