Mother’s Day is May 12 and many local restaurants and other facilities are pulling out all the stops to impress the women who nurtured you. Here is a list of places with some specials and activities the whole family will enjoy:
■ Agave Southwestern Grill, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples, is having an all-inclusive buffet brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an unlimited Bloody Maria (Mary and mimosa bar. $45, per person, or $30 without alcohol, plus gratuity and tax. The restaurant will be open with its regular menu until 10 p.m. Reservations: 239-598-3473
■ Angelina’s Ristorante, 24041 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs, all-inclusive buffet brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with an unlimited Bloody Mary and mimosa bar, for $65 per person ($50 without alcohol), plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 239-390-3187
■ AZN Azian Cuizine, 9118 Strada Place, North Naples, has three new courses specifically for mothers in addition to its regular menu and will give all mothers a $10 gift certificate to be used at a future date. Reservations: 239-593-8818
■ Bice Restaurant, 300 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, Mother’s Day special gift card promotion. Buy $100 in gift cards and get an extra $25 gift certificate to use after May 31. Reservations: 239-262-4044
■ Big Al’s Sports Grill, 8004 Trail Blvd., Naples, 239-591-0733 and 25101 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs, 239-948-7444 any dinner on the menu excluding market-priced items and twin lobster tails, for $10.99 with purchase of a beverage on Mother’s Day. Twin lobster tails are $18.99.
■ Brambles English Tea Room, 340 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, special tea from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring finger sandwiches, an English scone with fresh strawberries, Devon clotted cream and more. Mothers will receive a tea sachet and a chocolate. Reservations: 239-262-7894
■ Capital Grille, 9005 Mercato Drive, North Naples, prix fixe brunch, $49 per adult and $15 per child. Reservations: 239-254-0640
■ Capriccio Italian Restaurant, 2344 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, free glass of Champagne for mothers. Information: 239-263-6646
■ The Chapel Grill, brunch 10 a.m. to to 2 p.m. and dinner all day. Reservations: 239-206-3410
■ Ciao Ristorante, 835 Fourth Ave. S., Naples, Free glass of Prosecco for all diners to toast mom. A la carte menu and Mother’s Day specials available. Reservations: 239-263-3889
■ Daniela’s Restaurant, 13500 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, All mothers get a complimentary tiramisu for dessert. Reservations: 239-514-4414
■ First Watch restaurants: Mothers receive a box of chocolates on Mother’s Day. Restaurants are at 225 Banyan Blvd., Naples, 239-434-005, 7163 Radio Road, Naples, 239-304-0746; 13030 Livingston Road, Naples, 239-213-1709; 1000 Immokalee Road, North Naples, 239-566-7395; and 26381 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs, 239-390-0554.
■ Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8985 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, three-course brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $36.95 per person. Regular and children’s menus also available. All moms will receive a $25 dining card for a future visit. Reservations: 239-598-2424
■ Joe’s Diner, 9331 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, $5 gift card with every $25 card purchased on Mother’s Day. Information: 239-254-7929
■ Lulu B’s Grill, 8795 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, All diners will be treated to free sweets.
■ M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, special Mother’s Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live jazz; mothers receive a $25 coupon for a future visit. Reservations: 239-263-4421
■ Nana’s Diner, 12285 Collier Blvd., Golden Gate, Flowers to all mothers, and a 12-ounce prime rib breakfast is $16.95. Information: 239-455-0234
■ Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, Mother’s Day Brunch in the River of Grass Ballroom from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. including a children’s buffet. $58, plus tax and gratuity, including Champagne and nonalcoholic beverages; $20, child 6 to 12, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 239-435-4347
■ Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar, 1585 Pine Ridge Road, North Naples, complimentary cocktail, wine or dessert for mothers on Mother’s Day. Reservations: 239-592-0050
■ Norman Love Confections has introduced its new 2013 Mother’s Day Collection with heart-shaped flavors of dark chocolate peanut butter, mint tea, black-and-white cookie, roasted macadamia, caramel pecan turtle, chocolate-dipped strawberry, Mayan chocolate and coffee caramel in a 5-, 10- or 20-piece box at 3747 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-687-7215 or 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers, 866-515-2121
■ Parmesan Pete’s Italian Kitchen, opening early at 1 p.m. at 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, North Naples. Reservations: 239-992-3663
■ Pollo Tropical, Mommy & Me deal or Two Can Dine for $9.99 with an option of a TropiChop or quarter chicken meal on Mother’s Day. Restaurants are at 3777 U.S. 41 E., East Naples, 239-417-2708; 5065 Golden Gate Parkway, Golden Gate, 239-403-0629; and 1704 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, Fort Myers, 239-433-4028
■ Rodes Fancy & Fresh, 3756 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, salmon Caribbean cream, for $16.99 and a petite beef tenderloin and half of a broiled Florida lobster tail for $26.99 and the restaurant’s regular menu. Information: 239-992-4040
■ Shula’s 5111 U.S. 41 N., Naples, will be open from noon to 10 p.m. with its regular menu and a special Mother’s Day one that includes a tomato and fresh mozzarella chop salad, a 16-ounce bone-in cowgirl steak and a seven-layer chocolate cake for $55 plus tax and gratuity. Mothers receive a Norman Love chocolate gift box. Reservations: 239-430-4999
■ Skillet’s breakfast shortcake platter, grilled homemade biscuit with fresh strawberries and strawberry syrup served with two eggs to order and bacon, $10.95, for Mother’s Day’s breakfast or brunch. Restaurants are at 4170 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-262-3788; Bed Bath ‘n Beyond Plaza, 5461 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples, 239-566-1999; the Pavilion, 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples, 239-330-2515; and 9174 Bonita Beach Road SW, Bonita Springs, 239-992-9333.
■ Strip House at the Waldorf Astoria, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, Mother’s Day specials: Crab cocktail ($16); 6-ounce filet with 1-pound Maine lobster ($49) and mini profiteroles ($9) in addition to its regular menu. Reservations: 239-598-9600.
■ Stoney’s Steakhouse, 403 Bayfront Place, Naples, $20 gift certificate to all women to use on another visit. Reservations: 239-435-9353
■ Ice cream for mom, free scoop of their favorite flavor for moms at Royal Scoop, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, 15 Eighth St., Suite D, Bonita Springs, 239-992-2000.
■ The Wharf Tavern Restaurant & Lobster House, 909 10th St. S., Naples, free glass of house wine or dessert with dinner for mothers. Reservations: 239-331-4053
■ At Wynn’s Market, 141 U.S. 41 N., Naples, Suzy Llorca is baking chocolate mousse cakes ($6.99), individual heart cakes ($5.99), chocolate covered strawberries ($2.50 each), heart shaped cream puffs ($1.99 each ), assorted flavors of cream horns ($1.99 each) and French macaroons (50 cents each) for Mother’s Day. Place your order or stop by and purchase what is available. Information: 239-261-7157
ACTIVITIES FOR MOM
Month of May
■ Orange Jeep tours: Free for Moms and grandmothers with an accompanying paying child beginning at 8 a.m. each day during May, Ave Maria, 5076 Annunciation Circle, Ave Maria. $35, adults; $25, children 12 and younger. 239-434-5337 or www.orangejeeptours.com
Through May 9
■ Get a free floral bouquet for mom: Present $500 in same day receipts through May 9 from stores at Waterside Shops, 5415 U.S. 41 N., Naples and a bouquet will be delivered to your mother’s home. The office is between Coach and Tory Burch. Thursday, May 9
■ Mom-o-Rama! Mother’s Day Celebration for Mom and Moms-to-be: Starting at 10 a.m. the first 50 moms or mom’s-to-be receive a free goodiebag with samples of skin care products, energy bars, lip balm and other things plus a baby and momma gift basket give-away when you register at customer service, lounge music in the cafe, skin care and make-up demonstrations by Zuzu in the Whole Body department, make your own scented body oils in the Lifestyle Center from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and receive recipes and sampling in each department from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whole Foods Market 9101 Strada Place, North Naples. Information: 239-552-5115
Saturday, May 11
■ Kid’s Club Shortbread cookie decorating for mom: Children decorate a nine inch shortbread cookie with frosting and candies free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners for mom from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required at Customer Service at Whole Foods Market, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. $5. Information: 239-552-5115
■ Mother/Daughter and Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter look alike contest: 10 a.m. registration and 11 a.m. contest, May 11, Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, between Michael Kors and Reebok, Estero. Prizes.
■ Betty’s Bikers Kickin’ Ovarian Cancer in honor of our mothers: 10 a.m. line up May 11 from North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples, to Ford’s Garage, 2207 First St., Fort Myers, for lunch of grilled burgers, hot dogs, a pretzel machine and chips with music by DB9, a rhythm and blues band. $15, per rider, $5, per passenger, $15, non-riders include lunch. The route is Livingston Road, Imperial Parkway, Three Oaks Parkway, Alico Road, Metro Parkway, Hanson Street, Fowler Street, Martin Luther King Bloulevard, Lee Street, First Street and Dean Street for parking. Information: email@example.com
Sunday, May 12
■ Mother’s Day in the Brazilian Garden: Mothers and grandmothers enter free of charge and the first 100 mothers and grandmothers receive a gift. 9 a.m. Naples Botanical Garden. $12.95, adults; $7.95, children 4-14; and free, members and 3 and younger.
■ Mother’s Day Tasting: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sauce Lady, 9331 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Reservations requested by calling 239-592-5557. $20 per person.
■ Naples Princess: Mother’s Day cruise with dinner and a rose for mothers, 1 to 3 p.m. and 6:45 to 8:45 p.m., 550 Port O Call Way, Naples. Reservations required. 239-435-3938
■ “110 in the Shade”: G&L Theatre, the Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Road, North Naples. Buy a ticket for the 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, performance and get a free one for your mother. $43 and $48 plus a $2 fee. 888-966-3352