Season in Naples is here, and with it are several new additions to the Naples dining, shopping and wellness scenes. Whether you’re just returning from somewhere less warm (welcome back!) or you’ve spent all summer on the beach, here are a few things new in Naples this season that you won’t want to miss.
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EAT & DRINK
410 Ninth St. N., Naples
Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Located in the landmark A-frame building on U.S. 41, Turco Taco serves up gourmet tacos, salads and quesadillas made with only high-quality, antibiotic- and hormone-free meat and locally sourced produce in a casual, quick setting. We have yet to hear a single bad review about this place.
LAKE PARK DINER
944 Seventh Ave. N., Naples
Open 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
From the brains behind The Bevy and Smith’s Organic Food Truck comes Lake Park Diner, a casual, retro-inspired eatery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Billed as “the diner with a conscience,” its menu centers around healthier, sustainable, organic selections, including grass-fed burgers, organic rotisserie chicken, classic sandwiches and some pretty impressive milkshakes. Order at the counter and sit on their awning-shaded patio.
GELATO & CO.
483 Fifth Ave. S., Naples
Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Owners Alfonso and Yuliana bring the farm-to-table concept to desserts at the newly opened Gelato & Co. They offer an array of authentic Italian gelato, dairy-free sorbets, tiramisu, cannoli, cakes and more—all made fresh daily, in house, with organic produce sourced from local or sustainable farmers. With more than 20 gelato flavors to choose from, including classics and seasonal selections, we’ll leave it to you to pick a favorite. But if you’re looking for a recommendation, Lemon Spearmint is ours.
HARVEST & WISDOM
27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs (Shangri-La Springs)
Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom offers an ever-changing menu crafted with produce fresh from Shangri-La Springs’ on-site garden, locally sourced organic proteins and organic beverages. Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch.
BUBBLES MOBILE BAR
Beep, beep! The impossibly adorable Bubbles Mobile Bar serves Prosecco on tap in an iconic Piaggio Ape, adding a a dose of vintage Italian style to your private party or corporate event. Put it this way: All weddings that don’t have Bubbles Mobile Bar are now ruined for us.
90 Ninth St. N., Naples
Opening November 2019
We shed a few tears that Timeless would not be reopening this season, but we’re encouraged by news that the space will be reborn as Grappino, the latest addition to the Aielli Group’s restaurants (Dorona, Sea Salt and Barbatella). Grappino’s culinary concept will reflect the Venetian roots of chef and owner Fabrizio Aielli, as well as showcase one of the biggest grappa bars in the country, with over 100 grappa varieties. Menu highlights include charcuterie, salads, bruschetta, risotto and custom pasta-sauce combinations, as well as a signature 48-hour salt-cured chicken.
THE CLUB ROOM
1177 Third St. S., Naples
Opening fall 2019
Longtime Third Street South favorite Campiello is getting an addition in the form of The Club Room. Details are minimal at the moment, but it’s being billed as “Italian cuisine, cocktail salon … and all that jazz.” We’re intrigued.
505 Fifth Ave. S., Naples
Opening fall 2019
Those who harbor fond memories of Avenue Wine Café will want to check out Sidebar 505. Located next to Bluemercury on Fifth Avenue South, this new hangout aims to be a go-to for before- or after-dinner drinks, since it won’t serve food. Instead, the focus will be on craft cocktails and high-end wine in a relaxed setting with an industrial, contemporary lounge vibe.
PAWS PET BOUTIQUE
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 177, Naples
Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Paws Pet Boutique is a one-stop destination for unique, high-quality, USA-made toys, treats, supplies and more for dogs and cats (including the best selection of collars you’ve ever seen). For people, you’ll find handmade silver pet jewelry, apparel and plenty of fun gifts for animal lovers. After 20 years in Annapolis, owners Michelle and Larry (and their Jack Russell Terrier, Gracie) relocated Paws to Naples, where they’re happily meeting clients—both human and furry—and handing out treats daily at their new Shoppes at Vanderbilt location.
321 Fifth Ave. S., Naples
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Kaleidoscope Home, the brick-and-mortar addition to successful local florist Kaleidoscope Floral, is the newest addition on Fifth Avenue South’s shopping scene. In addition to lots of beautiful, handcrafted home goods and gifts, there’s a build-your-own flower bar with a variety of unique blooms sold by the stem. They’ve also got cold brew on tap, so grab a cup and post up in their front garden courtyard for some people watching in the most picturesque of settings.
Relocating to 12th Avenue South, Naples, in December 2019
Patina Collection has long been one of our favorite home design stores in Naples, thanks to its timeless assemblage of pieces to turn your home into a haven, from artisanal ceramics to cultivated heirlooms, crystal chandeliers to artfully placed accents. Coming December, they’ll move to a larger space on 12th Avenue South (just off of Third Street South).
Until then, you can still shop at their current location at 944 Fifth Ave. N., Naples.
MONKEE’S OF NAPLES
4320 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Suite 208, Naples (The Village Shops on Venetian Bay)
Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
For those who still miss Tickled Pink on Third Street South, Monkee’s may mend the hole in your heart. This colorful upscale women’s boutique recently opened in The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, offering clothing and accessories from brands like La Roque, Julie Vos, Amanda Uprichard and Marie Oliver.
CARTER & FINLEY
1290 Third St. S., Naples
Opening November 2019
The newest addition to the John Craig Clothier family of menswear stores, this spot (opening soon in the space formerly occupied by Island Company at the corner of Third Street South and 13th Avenue South) will have a decidedly beachy, casual vibe.
New: 2236 Logan Blvd. N., Suite 502, Naples
Also: 3080 Tamiami Trail N., Naples
Cycle Guroo was already our favorite indoor cycling studio in Naples because of its empowering instructors, roomy stadium seating, in-depth performance tracking and always-on-point music. Good news for those who live in North Naples: Their new location at Logan Landings is just as good as the first. For a limited time, try one week of unlimited classes at Logan Landings for just $39.
SHE SHE ON 5TH BLOW DRY LOFT
300 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 213, Naples
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Perched in a sun-filled loft overlooking Fifth Avenue South, She She on 5th Blow Dry Loft is the newest spot to go for blowouts or hair styling. Choose from a la carte blow dry options, or sign up for a monthly membership for the ultimate in pampering. Makeup application and other hair treatments are also available.
PAINT NAIL BAR
505 Fifth Ave. S., Suite B, Naples
Opening November 2019
Paint Nail Bar is everything you want in a nail salon (and nothing that you don’t): fume-free, non-toxic polishes; a selection of luxurious services; impeccable customer service; and a suuuuper chic, clean space. Added bonus: champagne and rosé while you get polished to perfection. Sip, sip, hooray!