Dining In the 239: Where to get a meal on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Looking to eat out in Southwest Florida on Christmas? Browse this list of dining options!

If you are planning to dine out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day here are some local restaurants ready to serve you a holiday meal.

CHRISTMAS EVE

The following restaurants are open on Christmas Eve:

Alexander’s Restaurant, 4077 U.S. 41 N., Naples, will be open with its regular menu and festive specials of venison loin, Colorado rack of lamb and South Dakota Christmas goose. Reservations: 239-262-4999

Blue Water Bistro, Village Shops Way, Coconut Point Mall, Estero, 239-949-2583, will be serving its regular dinner menu all night long. Reservations: 239-949-2583

The Chapel Grill, 900 Sixth Ave. S., Naples, will have its regular menu and special holiday entrees from 4 to 8 p.m. Reservations: 239-2906-4310

Chops City Grill, 837 5th Ave. South, Naples, and Chops City Grill, Brooks Grand Plaza, Bonita Springs, will be serving their regular dinner menus all night long. Reservations: 239-262-4677, Naples; 239-992-4677, Bonita Springs.

Parmesan Pete’s, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road (behind Calistoga), North Naples, will be open and will be featuring frutti di mare, a seafood salad, cioppino pasta and sfogliatella and miniature cannolis. Reservations: 239-992-3663

Pazzo! Cucina Italiana, 853 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, 239-434-8494, will be serving its regular dinner menu all night long. Reservations: 239-434-8494

Ristorante Ciao, 835 Fourth Ave. S., Naples, will be offering a festive holiday menu in addition to its a la carte dinner menu from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations: 239-263-3889

Tulia Osteria, 466 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 to 10 p.m. for dinner. Reservations: 239-213-2073

OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY

The following restaurants are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

Charlie Chiang’s Restaurant, 12200 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days with a limited holiday menu of the restaurant’s most popular dishes on Christmas Day. Reservations: 239-593-6688

Chez Boët, 755 12th Ave. S., Naples, will offer its full menu and holiday themed special dishes and will have entertainment on Christmas Eve. Reservations: 239-643-6177

■ Denny’s, 8030 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 239-432-9500 and 9340 Marketplace Road, Fort Myers, 239-768-5488, are open all day both days.

L’Angolo 5th ave restaurant, 800 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, is open noon to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, specials include Tagliolini Pescatora, Zuppa di fagioli e cozze (white beans soup and mussels), homemade pasta with smoked salmon and vodka, and fresh grouper and risotto. 239-692-8480

■ Little Italy, 2096 U.S. 41 E., Naples, will be open Christmas day with its regular menu. Reservations: 239-774-6060

M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, will be offering its lunch menu during lunch and a holiday a la carte menu for dinner from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve but the lounge menu will not be available. a special holiday menu will be available from 12;30 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Reservations: 239-263-4421

Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar, 1484 Pine Ridge Road, North Naples, will be open from noon to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 3 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Reservations: 239-592-0050

Omei Chinese Cuisine, 14700 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There will be a holiday menu on Christmas Day. Reservations: 239-254-8973

Pate’s Steakhouse, 1100 U.S. 41 N. (next to the Ramada Inn), Naples, will be open from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve serving its regular menu and from 1:30 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day serving a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings for $24.95 and other holiday items. Reservations: 239-263-4581

Shula’s, 5111 U.S. 41 N., Naples, will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day with its regular dinner menu and a special four-course prix fixe dinner for $60 per person not including tax and gratuities. Reservations: 239-430-4999

Stage 62, Mercato, 9105 Strada Place, North Naples, will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will be serving breakfast all day both days and its complete menu of sandwiches, salads and entrees. Information: 239-597-2800

Yabba Island Grill, 711 5th Ave. South, Naples, will be serving its regular menu both evenings starting at 5 p.m. Reservations: 239-262-5787

OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY

The following restaurants are open on Christmas Day:

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, 8860 U.S. 41 N., Naples, will open at 11 a.m. for dine-in or to go featuring its regular dinner menu. Reservations: 239-596-5552

Joe’s Diner, 9331 U.S. 41 N., Naples, will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving its full menu. Information: 239-254-7929

■ Vista Ballroom at Waldorf Astoria Naples, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, will be serving a Christmas buffet from noon to 8 p.m. with items including cider parsnip bisque, chilled Georges Bank scallop, and peppermint mousse. $95 per person, $47 per child younger than 12. Reservations: 239-594-6058.

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