Naples, Florida, Restaurant Naples Tomato Wins Four 2009 Southwest Florida Choice Awards

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Named a Choice Local Restaurant for Italian Dining, Romantic Dining, Lunch, and Desserts; Also Wins Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Naples Tomato, a nationally recognized restaurant and local institution in Naples, Florida, has won four dining awards in the 2009 Southwest Florida Choice Awards. Naples Tomato's uniquely American approach to Mediterranean food and lifestyle won first place ("Champion") in the Italian Dining, Lunch, and Desserts categories and second place ("Star") in the Most Romantic category.

The Southwest Florida Choice Awards are sponsored annually by The Naples Daily News to honor the best in local businesses and services. This year, more than 6,500 readers voted for their favorite restaurants and other businesses.

Naples Tomato also recently was awarded the Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" designation for its wine list, for the third year in a row. The award, signified by the two-glass Wine Spectator logo, is awarded annually by Wine Spectator magazine to restaurants with wine programs that exceed the requirements of the basic Award of Excellence and approach the level of Grand Award winners.

According to the August 31, 2009, edition of Wine Spectator, those restaurants awarded the Best of Award of Excellence designation have wine lists that "display either vintage depth, with vertical offerings of several top producers from major regions, or excellent breadth spread over several winegrowing regions. These wine lists typically offer 400 or more selections along with superior presentation."

In addition to its award-winning cuisine and wine list, Naples Tomato has a self-service wine bar (enomatic) that offers a rotating selection of 48 wines in one-, three- and six-ounce pours; a wine lounge; and the largest wine club in Southwest Florida (7,000-plus members).

Naples Tomato is located at 14700 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL, 34110, telephone (239) 598-9800.

About Naples Tomato

Naples Tomato is your place for Vine Dining.™ Vine Dining is a uniquely American way to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle, where every meal is a celebration of life. You can effortlessly match inventive cuisine and unusual wines to your mood, the moment and your budget. You can enjoy a glass of wine with cheese before the theatre, or a simple bowl of pasta or perfectly prepared fish at an intimate table, or a special family dinner with wine pairings. Naples Tomato offers Neapolitan fare reinvented with American flair: homemade pastas, award-winning lasagna, fresh local fish and other specialties in creative preparations.    

Contacts:

Janice Brown
Janice Brown & Associates, Inc.
(603) 764-5800

Jack Serfass
Naples Tomato
239-598-9800

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