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3471 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1019
+1 954-561-3900
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic, Quality and Fantastic

If you are looking For Great Authentic Italian and Quality First Ingredients, this is the place. I have eaten well over 200 times at Cafe Italia...know the area and all other choices but still always find myself returning and with guests, friends and clients....which subsequently, all enjoy it as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you are looking For Great Authentic Italian and Quality First Ingredients, this is the place. I have eaten well over 200 times at Cafe Italia...know the area and all other choices but still always find myself returning and with guests, friends and clients....which subsequently, all enjoy it as much and find themselves becoming regulars. Compliments Francesco!

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plantation, florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Fantastic food. Bread is over the top. Great wine list and the prices are extremely fair. We love this place. Owner is delightful.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Spectacular Italian cuisine in a tasteful, white tablecloth setting. Intimate and quiet, this is really a find. Enjoyed perfectly prepared sea bass and companion had an excellent veal dish. Amazing sauces. House wine was reasonable and nice. Looking forward to returning soon for pasta dishes.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

An unexpected little piece of pleasure. Though set in a multiuse building that lacked a bit of ambience, the food was excellent. Enough to choose from, enough on your plate, yummy bread, good wine. the only surprise was that they didn't have cannolis Waitstaff very pleasant, informative of food items, and attentive. We used a "groupon" that made it even... More 

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Middletown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is another Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. In order to enjoy the food you must first find the restaurant. It is on Federal Highway just south of Mai Kai on the west side of the road. For a couple of years we have wanted to stop and eat at Cafe Italia but always forget about it until we arrived... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've now been here twice. Recent visit was Good Friday. Extensive food and wine menu. We started off with the Zuppa mussels and clams. A nice and spicy red sauce with an abundance of seafood. Yes you must soak up that zesty sauce with that hot bread they serve. ( 2 baskets of bread cosumed, yummy.) We chose a couple... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Cafe Italia is Italian, Francesco has been open 20 years, Valerie recently changed a couple of things. It still seats 50, but the tables are linen covered. The walls were painted; the same color.. Contemporary round chandeliers added. There is an old table added on one corner wall, it has Lapis old family photographs. Now, I am an early bird,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Just had dinner at this small Italian gem of a restaurant. Food was fresh and delicious. We had the caprice salad which was big enough for 4. Fish was very fresh. Veal Marsala delish! Owner so friendly and welcoming. Don't miss it!

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springfield,ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner there weds 2/4/15. We were greeted by Owner at the door and seated quickly , table for 4. Waitress came shortly and took our order , got a great bottle of wine for under 30 , bread was hot and fresh , service was great and our meals were so delicious , I had risotto and my wife... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We come here each year we are in Fort Lauderdale and always have an incredible, very inexpensive meal. You can't beat the quality and freshness of the food. It isn't all that fancy but it feels like coming home for dinner and the owner wanders from table to table ensuring you have everything you need. His wife is the one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3471 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1019
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-561-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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