The following restaurants are going to make Mother’s Day special on Sunday, May 13:
■ Absinthe, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples, is giving moms their choice of a complimentary European dessert when they dine at the restaurant from 4 to 10 p.m. Reservations: 239-254-0050
■ Agave, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples, will have an unlimited buffet brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an unlimited Bloody Maria/Mary and mimosa bar for $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. If you want the buffet only, the cost is $30 per person plus tax and gratuity. Get omelets, cornbread pancakes, carved leg of lamb and carne asada, ceviche, tamales, enchiladas, bison chili, seafood and meat entrees, cured meats and cheeses, fruits, salads, desserts and pastries. Visit from 2:30 p.m. to midnight, and the restaurant will feature its regular menu. Reservations: 239-598-3473
■ Angelina’s Ristorante, 24041 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs, is featuring a buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with unlilmited Bloody Mary and mimosa bar for $70 per person or the buffet only for $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The buffet includes carved tenderloin of beef, roasted mojo pork, poached eggs, potatoes, frittate, strawberry French toast, butternut squash ravioli, marinated chicken scallopini, roasted pork, seafood cioppino, vegetables, salads, fruit, antipasti, dessert and pastries. Visit the restaurant from 3 to 9 p.m. to order from the classic Italian menu. Reservations: 239-390-3187
■ Ciao Ristorante, 835 Fourth St. S., Naples, is giving everyone over 21 dining with their mother a free glass of prosecco to toast mom on her day from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The restaurant will have specials of the day plus its a la carte menu. Reservations: 239-263-3889
■ First Watch, the breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, is paying tribute to moms by giving them a complimentary box of Russell Stover chocolates. The restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Local restaurants are at 225 Banyan Blvd., Naples, 434-0005; 13030 Livingston Road, Naples, 239-213-1348; 1000 Immokalee Road, North Naples, 239-566-7395; and 26381 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs, 293-390-0554.
■ Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will give moms a $25 gift card to use for a future visit when they dine at 8985 U.S. 41 N., North Naples. The restaurant will open at 11:30 a.m. and will serve a three-course brunch until 3 p.m. for $34.95 per adult and $16.95 per child. The regular menu will be available all day. Reservations: 239-598-2424
■ Ridgway Bar & Grill, 1300 Third St. S.,Naples, is taking reservations for brunch starting at 11;30 a.m. Reservations: 239-262-5500
■ Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 West First St., Fort Myers, is sponsoring a brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Champagne and flowers for mothers that will help raise funds for the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. $29, yacht club members; $39, other adults; $15, children under 12. Reservations: 239-334-2176 or www.rpyc.org
■ Stonewood Grill & Tavern, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, North Naples, will open at noon and will give mothers a $15 gift certificate to use at a future visit with a $30 purchase. Reservations: 239-593-0001
■ The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch in the River of Grass Ballroom from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 851 Gulf Shore Bvld. N., Naples. $49, per person, plus tax and gratuity; $18, children 6-12; free, children 5 and younger. Reservations: 239- 435- 4347
■ Trail Cafe & Grill, 12820 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, will honor all moms with a complimentary pastry specialty from Mikkelson’s Bakery and a $5 gift certificate to use on a return visit. Information: 239-598-2480
■ Norman Love Confections has its 2012 Mother’s Day collection of eight heart-shaped chocolates ready for shipping. The newest flavors are Mare, creme catalan; Mom, American apple pie; Madre, Italian mascarpone; Maman, French vanilla; Matri, Sicilian pistachio; Mae, Brazilian fruit; and Mutter, German chocolate cake. Call 239-222-3355; order online at Amy.NormanLove.com; or visit the salons at 3747 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-687-7215 or 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-561-7215.