Citrus opened in November, 2010, sandwiched between Paddy Murphy’s Irish Pub and Bellini Bar on Naples’ 5th Avenue South. With plenty of patio seating facing 5th Avenue and seating for 40 inside, it’s a nice addition, and a welcome, upscale contrast to the numerous pizza spots on 5th Avenue.
Sit outdoors, and people watch on 5th Avenue, day or night.
I ordered the fresh tangerine mimosa ($10), and was treated to a table side treat as David first poured the Mumm Napa sparkling champagne, er, wine.
For lunch or light dinner, there's grilled chicken Caesar ($10), grilled pineapple-glazed chicken (9), Ruben sandwich (9), Angus burger (9) fish and chips (14) and Baja fish tacos (16).
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Top off a refreshing meal with the tasty Blood Orange Mascarpone (8), with a bright blood orange marmelade and edible sugared pansy flower placed atop layers of blood orange mousse and mascarpone, all on a thin sponge cake base, with hidden dollops of candied blood orange peel. The desserts are the only items not made on premises. Made by Attilio Bindi, they have been a regular in the Neiman Marcus catalog. The sorbets are served in the fruit's natural skin (7). Choose from Mandarin orange, peack, mango, pineapple and coconut. Chocaholics, ask about the chocolate souffle, truffle or straciatella.
There are various drink and food specials-$1 beer was our night’s special, and attracted a young crowd to dine outdoors. Owners Paula and Jay Powell have a created a welcome sunlit gem on Fifth Avenue South.
455 5th Avenue South, 435-0408.