When you dine at Terra Nostra Ristorante in south Fort Myers you become part of the Cacciatore family. Everyone is greeted by owners Vincenzo and his brother, Pietro who are continuing in their fathers passion of serving reasonably priced, good quality food to family clientele.

They are also known for their extensive wine list and a Wine Spectator award winner 3 years in a row.

The three most popular dishes are Veal Piccata, Chicken Marsala and Rigatoni. My favorite is the Chilean Sea Bass with sweet pea risotto. We also like the Brie Gnocchi, Rigatoni Fungi with mushrooms, peas, prosciutto in a cognac cream sauce. Other Entrees include: Penne Pomodoro, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Lobster Tail Risotto, Salmon Balsamic, Mediterranean Branzino with a salsa of cherry tomatoes, capers, kalamata olives and red onions served with market veggies, Chicken Parmesan, Veal Marsala, Osso Bucco.

On the steak side they offer Filet Mignon, Ribeye, 40-Day Aged Prime NY Strip, and Surf & Turf. They also have a full rack of lamb with a mushroom and marsala wine demi-glace and goat cheese crumble.

Hailing from Sicily, of course they have wonderful, soups, salads and a variety of pasta dishes. Our favorites include: Fettuccine Bolognese, Lasagna Forno, Penna Terra Nostra which is pasta drenched in a creamy goat cheese sauce with sun dried tomatoes.

For dessert all chocolate lovers will die for the molten lava cake, baked while you are eating.

Don’t forget to end the evening with a shot of Limoncello.

Inside and outside dining, full bar, curbside pickup.

http://terranostradining.comHours of operations are Monday through Sunday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.