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La Corte Bistro

1520 Lafayette St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9731
+1 239-542-2224
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1520 Lafayette St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9731
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very surprised with the multitude of issues we experienced given the good reviews we had from friends. Service: Molasses-slow service speed- 20 minutes to get drinks. Tables that came in after us getting their food first. 20 minutes to get drink refills. Food: bland home...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held my mother's 90th birthday at La Corte, and it was magical. From the music in the courtyard, John Bernier customized our cocktail time with songs my parents loved and he even let us come up and sing a couple songs! Then dinner was...More

1  Thank gailstangeland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today my wife and I went to la Corte to celebrate our 32 anniversary with another couple. My wife being concerned about being a vegan emailed the restaurant to make a reservation and discuss her dietary requirements. The person she communicated was Michael Bodetti and...More

Thank Phil G
Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Phil, I am copying the same response I gave Jill on the email she sent. Hi Jill, I am sorry that your experience was not good for your anniversary. The server and the kitchen were prepared for your special requests last night so I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations for a Tuesday night and were greeted in lovely patio by hostess and also our waitress. We could choose our seating being off- season so we chose the private “organic “ room which held only one table, which was perfect for the...More

Thank DianaFortMyers
Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Diana, Thank you for the nice review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. Be well

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a reservation and mentioned it was our 35th anniversary dinner celebration. When we arrived, they had a private room for us! It was the perfect setting.

Thank iantepara
Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Ian Michael

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We hosted my grandmothers 90th Birthday at this beautiful restaurant last evening and family flew in from around the country to celebrate. Everything far exceeded our expectations! The staff, the atmosphere, the decor, the music, and the food were all world class. I’ve traveled the...More

Thank Bds101
Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Be well and we hope to see you again soon. Michael

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere and a caring staff. They have music and food specials. A great place for a wedding and reception.

Thank Woody B
Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Woody, Thank you for the review. be well Michael

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Tonight was our second visit to LaCourte Restaurant, in Cape Coral, fl. Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere and terrific service, Thank you Kathy!!! We’ll be back!!!

Thank Ryan T
Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ryan, Thank you for the review and your patronage, Be well and we hope to see you again soon. Michael

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

A quick lunch with a friend. Two ice teas, no menus so we just ordered house salads. A $55 check. We might as well have gone to a long lunch elsewhere and not left hangry!

1  Thank 19qz
Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am not sure where you went for lunch but it was not La Corte. Two house salads and two iced teas would only be $26 Michael

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here at least 6 times. Troudy - one of the owners has to be one of the most caring and compassionate person I’ve ever meant. The food is fresh and amazing. The desserts are amazing. Great night out out for me and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Team L, Owner at La Corte Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Michael

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9 November 2017|
Response from Melanie F | Reviewed this property |
Better check with the wife :-)
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Response from ricksR1188FG | Reviewed this property |
I️ didn’t try, but he didn’t balk at a firm handshake. So give it a shot and tell him Rick Stringfellow put you up to it. I’m sure I’ll hear about it on Facebook. Ask for Nick Elmer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Lafayette St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9731
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-542-2224
  • E-mail
La Corte offers Lunch and Dinner Monday through Saturday and Brunch on Sunday’s. “La Corte, is a Fine Dining destination restaurant in beautiful downtown Cape Coral” said Vincenzo Palmese, one of the owners at La Corte . Owner Michael Bodetti said: “Why go out to dine, when you can go out for an experience”. While owner Alex Vitali said: “Enjoy our beautiful gardens enriched by the Florida sunshine. La Corte focuses on four (4) key components to create “The La Corte Experience”. Environment: • Indoor & outdoor seating – each with a different experience. • Designed by renowned International Architectural Designer Sabrina Fontanili, who created an environment that transports you somewhere between New York & New Orleans • An environment with perfect combination of freshness, warmth, charm and elegance • Cuisine by Renowned Chef Tim Spain • Chef Tim uses the best ingredients to create beautiful, yet healthy masterpieces. • We have our own herb garden and Chef Tim can be seen picking herbs for some of his famous dishes. • Entertainment: We work with the best musicians in the area to bring you a variety of musical entertainment. • Daytime dining in our gardens with the sound of nature’s musicians, birds chirping • Service: La Corte’s Training Academy develops our servers to create a consistent, professional enjoyable experience for our customers • We implemented a state of the art service system to ensure all orders are processed as effectively as possible so that the meals are delivered in a timely way to all the guests at your table. • La Corte is open Starting October 11th 2016: • Lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30am to 2:30pm • Dinner Monday through Saturday from 5:30pm to 10pm. • We offer an Early Dining Special from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. • Sunday for Brunch from 11am to 3pm • La Corte hosts weddings and private parties of all types from 20 to 200 guests. • La Corte was founded by: Michael Bodetti, Vincenzo Palmese and Alex Vitali. • La Corte is located in the rejuvenating downtown Cape Coral at 1520 Lafayette Street, Cape Coral, FL 33904. For Menus.
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