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Whether you choose deeply comforting food or a low-calorie or vegan dish, The Local promises the freshest, most local, homemade products available. So it's not only healthy for diners, but for Mother... Read More
Whether you choose deeply comforting food or a low-calorie or vegan dish, The Local promises the freshest, most local, homemade products available. So it's not only healthy for diners, but for Mother Earth as well. Owner-chef Jeff Mitchell trained at the Culinary Institute of America and works with local farmers to serve organic produce, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef and other good-for-you ingredients. At lunch, hearty salads star along with flatbreads and sandwiches. For dinner, open-faced house-made pastrami with pickled relish showcases the chef's mastery of charcuterie. Try the pork ragu with house-made potato gnocchi, Florida gulf shrimp atop capellini, pot roast, free-range, oven roasted chicken breast or pink shrimp scampi pizza. Choose from breakfast tacos and sandwiches and "Farmer Dishes" at brunch. The difference is in the attention to detail: house-cured olives, house-pickled vegetables, house-made mozzarella and charcuterie.
- Best for North Naples' Best Restaurants Because: This North Naples restaurant prides itself on using local, healthy products.
- Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: The Local menu identifies gluten free dishes (as well as vegetarian) on its menu and will prepare gluten free meals upon request.
- Best for Restaurants with Healthy Menus Because: Organic and locally sourced ingredients go into selections that are gluten-free, vegan, low-calorie and hearty.