Italian Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale


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  • Cafe Vico
    Guests at Caf? Vico find themselves dining under the watchful eyes of A-list celebrities, both past and present. That?s because nearly every inch of the eatery?s mustard-yellow walls is covered by black-and-white headshots of such famous faces as Marlon Brando and Michael Caine. These photos, along with a plethora of burnished wooden wine racks and baked terra-cotta floors, flow throughout each of Caf? Vico?s four dining rooms?the VIP room, the Old room, the Middle room, and the Coliseum room?tying the interior into a cohesive, welcoming space. Chef and owner Marco Vico only enhances the restaurant?s visual appeal with his authentic, handcrafted Italian dishes and old-school charm?according to South Florida Food and Wine, he kisses the hand of every lady who walks in. The menu coddles sensory receptors with many classic entrees such as eggplant parmesan, veal piccata, and osso buco. Its real draw, however, is the fresh pasta, which the chef cuts into thick strips of fettuccini, round ravioli, or fancy bow ties for his attentive wait staff. An extensive wine list supplements Caf? Vico?s tasty eats with bottles from around the world and more than 20 varieties available by the glass, and a new bar area features live entertainment nightly.
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    1125 N Federal Hwy.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL US
  • Ciao Pasta Grill -Fl
    The chefs at Ciao Pasta enlist farmers'-market ingredients, high-quality meats and seafood, and hand-crafted pasta sauces to create a menu of American and Italian favorites. Like a matronly kindergarten teacher, golden-fried-mozzarella morsels with marinara dipping sauce and loaded nachos piled high with spicy beef or chicken, black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, and jalape?os, facilitate friendly sharing. Grilled shrimp, creamy house-made alfredo sauce, and fresh basil beckon to forks from atop a throne of bowtie, penne, wheat penne, or linguini pasta, and roast sirloin with grilled onion and mushrooms comforts bellies better than the promise of a new belt. Sips from the full bar?s lineup of bottled beers and drafts?such as Yuengling Lager ($4.70)?complement fare, and wine and specialty cocktails?such as frozen pi?a coladas and margaritas ($7)?cosset tongues in a frosty finish.
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    1321 E Commercial Blvd
    Oakland Park, FL US
  • Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica
    Fall head over heels for Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica — this Italian hot spot is a fantastic spot for your next dinner date. At Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica, you can easily keep your diet in check with vegan, gluten-free and low-fat menu options. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica for your next big event. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica's outdoor patio. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. Canines of all kinds are also welcome at dog-friendly Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica. No need to gussy up for a trip to Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica's cooking from the comfort of their own home. That's right! Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion. Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. At Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica, you have the option of paying by major credit card. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
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    2850 N Federal Hwy
    Fort Lauderdale, FL US
  • Bistro Mezzaluna
    Within the bustling kitchen of Bistro Mezzaluna's new location just off the 17th Street Causeway, chefs fold local seafood and seasonal ingredients into an array of fine American and Italian-inspired dishes. Under the leadership of Chef Anish Rana, they shower rigatoni and linguini in fresh seafood and classic sauces, and season prime Angus beef steaks with brandy peppercorn and roasted garlic bordelaise. They also pay special attention to each meal's end, hand-crafting each dessert in-house instead of sourcing them to outside shops. Even though the venue is new, this commitment to delicious food isn't; rather, it's the same kind of top-notch cooking that's made the Zagat-rated restaurant a destination for more than 20 years. The atmosphere is considerably quieter outside of the kitchen, where the elegant dining room's soft lights illuminate pristine white linen tablecloths and the Italian paintings that rest on the walls. On the lush new outdoor patio, the clink of wine glasses and sounds of al fresco dinners harmonize with the trickle of water cascading down a stone fountain. The restaurant also houses an upstairs banquet facility, which welcomes parties of nearly any size for family gatherings, business lunches, and festive parties. No matter where dinner takes place, servers dart nimbly about, outfitted with pitchers for pouring ice water and keys for opening wine bottles. Diners chatter amicably all the while, sipping on imported and American wines from the 4,000+ bottles that reside in the restaurant's professional-grade wine room.
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    1821 SE 10th Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL US
  • Sette Bello
    Sette Bello Ristorante's chef and owner, Franco Filippone, moved with his family from Palermo, Sicily, when his father decided to open a restaurant in upstate New York. There, Franco learned the ins and outs of the industry before eventually setting out to work in upscale restaurant kitchens throughout Fort Lauderdale. Now, at Sette Bello, he's put his eye for detail and impeccable culinary skills to use—and the results have paid off. The spot has been awarded the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' Five-Star Diamond Award and two awards of excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. Franco has also been named the official celebrity chef for the inaugural The Moody Blues Cruise, and is featured in 2012 America's Top Restaurant Recipes. Inside the dining room, elegant cream columns uphold arched walls, and caramel-tinted lighting bathes the white-draped tables in a warm glow. The tables are topped with prawns wrapped in pancetta, pan-fried veal chop Milanese, and jumbo shrimp scampi. Bustling between tables, the wait staff tends to diners' needs, whether they'd like their glasses refilled or their beards fluffed. The New Times even dedicated an entire article to the "truly great service" at Sette Bello, writing that, "The servers here are craftsmen in the same way that the restaurant's owner, Franco Filippone, is a chef."
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    6241 N Federal Hwy.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL US
  • Anthony's Runway 84
    For spaghetti and meatballs that tug at the heartstrings, Anthony's Runway 84 creates a warm atmosphere perfect for two. Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Anthony's Runway 84. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Anthony's Runway 84 has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Anthony's Runway 84 with their charming outdoor seating. Anthony's Runway 84 is a prime location to dine with a group. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Anthony's Runway 84's complimentary wifi. Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. That's right! Anthony's Runway 84 will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Anthony's Runway 84's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Drivers heading toward Anthony's Runway 84's W State Road 84 residence will be pleased to know that this location offers valet parking. Anthony's Runway 84 can be pricey, so plan accordingly. Anthony's Runway 84 offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
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    330 W State Road 84
    Fort Lauderdale, FL US

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