Tapas, like most culinary dishes when introduced into the American culture, have become a diluted interpretation of their old World Spanish origins. The word has come to mean any small plate presentation of food that allows diners to share and sample many different dishes at one sitting. Fortunately a few places in the Naples area – such as IM Tapas Spanish Resto Bar and the new Lamoraga - keep the Spanish tradition intact with wonderfully executed, labor intensive samplings of Spanish cheese, charcuterie, olives, seafood and meat dishes. In fact, true tapas cuisine seems to be on the upswing these days locally, as witnessed by the popularity of the new Lamoraga and more common inclusion on non-Spanish menus. This list includes Naples' inventory of authentic Spanish tapas restaurants, but also some of the other non-Spanish restaurants around town that include a good selection of plates you can share among several diners. The latter category includes restaurants and cafes with American, Peruvian, French and even Persian cuisine. Refer to this list when you are looking for a place to socialize over drinks and noshes with friends and family. Each restaurant listing was selected for its extensive and varied menu of plates for sharing and mixing and matching.