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Verdi's American Bistro
Price Range: $$$
Subtitled "an American Bistro," Verdi's has been Marco Island's culinary boast for well over a decade. Don't be fooled by its simple strip mall setting. The kitchen offsets the simplicity with... Read More
Subtitled "an American Bistro," Verdi's has been Marco Island's culinary boast for well over a decade. Don't be fooled by its simple strip mall setting. The kitchen offsets the simplicity with marvelously crafted seafood and meat dishes presented with style and multi-dimensional flavor. Here's a small sampling: pan-seared Chilean sea bass with hoisin sauce glaze, sauteed spinach, fingerling potatoes and tomato concasse; Snapper Mediterranean with sauteed spinach, tomatoes, green and black olives and jasmine rice with feta cheese; and its signature grilled New Zealand rack of lamb with garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, port, and lamb and mint demi-glaze. Alcohol is beer and wine only, but the wine selection is robust and varied.
- Best for Fine Dining Because: On Marco Island's culinary landscape, this stand-out has survived by sheer excellence for many years.
- Best for Marco Island's Best Restaurants Because: Long enduring and a favorite of locals and visitors alike, Verdi's serves consistently fine cuisine.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: It is listed consistently among Marco Island's top 10 restaurants.