Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is pleased to announce that Tony Coppolino has joined the company as the new general manager for the restaurant.

Originally from Rhode Island, Coppolino has 15 years of experience in the restaurant management industry, with a strong background in culinary, bar and service management. Prior to joining the team at Matanzas on the Bay, Coppolino most recently served as general manager with Buca di Beppo in Orlando and Naples. His experience includes a number of reputable, high-volume casual dining companies, including Planet Hollywood, Olive Garden and Miller’s Ale House. He earned an associate’s degree in Business Management from Community College of Rhode Island in Rhode Island, and an associate’s degree in Drafting and Design Technology from Edison State College (now Florida SouthWestern State College).

Matanzas on the Bay and Petey’s Upper Deck are best known for waterfront views, fresh seafood and old Florida ambience and is located at 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach on Estero Bay. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as caters to special occasions and private parties. As part of its commitment to use as many locally sourced products as possible, Matanzas on the Bay offers fresh produce in partnership with Oakes Farm, rum from the Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery and draft beer from Fort Myers Brewery. Its upstairs sports bar, Petey’s Upper Deck, is popularly known for its Dave’s Dockside Pizza, named the best pizza on Fort Myers Beach. The restaurant is located adjacent to the Matanzas Bayside Inn waterfront accommodations, just steps away from the Fort Myers Beach entertainment district. Free car parking and boat dockage is available. To book your party or for more information, call 239-463-3838 or visit