Gargi’s Lakeside opened its doors in 1987, and out came the soft notes of classic crooners including Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, along with weekend sessions of live music. These smooth musical notes set the mood for Italian feasts filled with platters of fresh gnocchi, eggplant parmesan, and filet mignon. The wait staff gives each patron personalized attention by recommending entrees and drink pairings from the two full bars. Each of these libation locales presents a wine list featuring varietals from Italy, Chile, and California. In the interior dining area, candlelit tables cluster near three sprawling windows overlooking Lake Ivanhoe. The outdoor dining area, meanwhile, grants front-row views of the orange and red Florida sunsets.