Local restaurateurs Nick and Sue Randall seek to transform Southwest Florida’s perception of a steakhouse by opening La Fiorentina Steakhouse Italiana in Punta Gorda. No boomerang adorned walls or peanut shelled floors to be found here; just premium cuts of perfectly grilled beef, savory Italian dishes, and mouth watering desserts served in a casually elegant atmosphere.

 

The restaurant is located on the site of the former Trattoria Limoncello on just south of Acline Road on US 41. To assist in a seamless transition for both the employees and customers, the Randalls retained over 60% of the former restaurant’s staff.

La Fiorentina’s kitchen is skillfully managed by head chef Chris DiNunno. His many years in the culinary business, as both a chef and proprietor, culminate in dishes artfully prepared to excite all the senses and leave patrons wanting to return for more.

Don’t miss out on the establishment’s signature dish, the generously cut Porterhouse “Bistecca Fiorentina.” It promises to be one of the juiciest, best marbled, melt-in-your-mouth steaks you may ever consume. A scrumptious ribeye, flavorful N.Y. Strip, and center-cut Filet Mignon, along with a limited availability rosemary and garlic rubbed Prime Rib round out the ample beef menu.

 

In addition to great steaks, La Fiorentina offers a wide selection of Italian fare. Mainstays such as lasagna and pizza compliment sumptuous veal, seafood, and chicken dishes.

For the sommelier in your group, La Fiorentina boasts a carefully stocked wine cellar filled with a variety of wines from Burgundy to Moscato, Chianti to Shiraz. A sampling of domestic and imported beers are also available.

The Randalls are no strangers to the restaurant business. In 2003 they purchased the Village Fish Market in Fishermen’s Village. Under their management, the iconic eatery has flourished into an award-winning destination that keeps thousands of customers coming back year after year.
If you are looking for an elevated dining experience that provides premium quality cuisine in a friendly, non-pretentious atmosphere, La Fiorentina should be at the top of your list!