Exploring the Best of Mercato in Naples, Florida: Retail Therapy, Great Food and an Exciting New Cinema

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Nestled along the stunning Gulf Coast of Florida, Naples is renowned for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and exquisite dining scene.

When guests in our luxury rentals are looking for suggestions on food and fun, we encourage them to explore beyond downtown Naples, and Mercato is one of our favorites. From upscale shopping and art galleries to fine dining and entertainment, Mercato has something for everyone. Let's take a closer look at some of the top places to visit in Mercato, including the highly anticipated opening of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema this spring.

The 239

For those looking to indulge in fun cocktails and local cuisine, The 239 is a must-visit destination. Named after the area code in Naples, Florida, this charming eatery offers a variety of indoor and outdoor seating.  Featured menu items include the Fresh Grouper & Gulf Pink Shrimp Ceviche and Free Range Billionaire Bacon. Pair your food choices with their fun cocktails that include Frozen Duck on An Aperol Spritz Pond and Papi's Paloma.

East West Fine Art

Art enthusiasts will delight in exploring East West Fine Art, a premier gallery showcasing a diverse collection of contemporary artwork. From paintings and sculptures to photography and mixed media pieces, this gallery offers a captivating glimpse into the world of modern art. Visitors can browse the stunning creations of both established and emerging artists, making it a must-see destination for culture lovers.

Bar Tulia

After a day of shopping and sightseeing, why not treat yourself to a delicious meal at Bar Tulia? This acclaimed restaurant offers a sophisticated dining experience with a focus on Italian-inspired cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. From homemade pasta dishes to wood-fired pizzas and fresh seafood, Tulia's menu is sure to tantalize your taste buds. We recommend going with a group of friends and ordering from the Snacks section to share – it is all excellent!

Lu Lu Belle Children’s Clothing

For those in search of unique gifts and beautiful clothes for youngsters, Lu Lu Belle is the place to be. This charming boutique offers a carefully curated selection of children’s clothes and accessories, Whether you're shopping for your own children or for friends and relatives back home, Lu Lu Belle is sure to have something that catches your eye.

Hampton Social

Craving a taste of the coastal lifestyle? Look no further than Hampton Social, a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar inspired by the beach towns of the Northeast. With its laid-back ambiance and delicious coastal-inspired cuisine, Hampton Social is the perfect spot to unwind with friends or enjoy a romantic dinner for two.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Opening Spring 2024)

Excitement is building as the opening of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema approaches this spring. I’ve been by to visit the site of the new theatre and the décor looks pretty incredible. I saw a life-sized dinosaur and other large displays of movie memorabilia. This renowned cinema chain is known for its unique blend of movies, dining, and entertainment, offering guests an unforgettable cinematic experience. With state-of-the-art screens, comfortable seating, and a menu featuring gourmet snacks and craft cocktails, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is set to become a beloved destination for movie lovers in Mercato.


As you can see, Mercato in Naples, Florida, is a dynamic destination that offers a wealth of experiences for visitors to enjoy. Whether you're shopping for the latest fashions, exploring contemporary art galleries, or savoring delicious cuisine, Mercato has something to delight every traveler. And with the upcoming opening of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, there's even more reason to plan your visit to this vibrant coastal community. So why wait? Start planning your Mercato adventure today!

As always, when you stay in one of our luxury Naples Florida rentals, we are happy to help you with personalized recommendations on dining and entertainment. Check out our properties today!