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Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica

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2850 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
(954) 567-3333
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great slice of Italy on Federal Hwy

Looks more like a diner than an Italian restaurant, but it actually increases its charm. Caring and thoughtful staff truly accented the evening. Good food with a wide range of selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bill H
Lighthouse Point, Florida
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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks more like a diner than an Italian restaurant, but it actually increases its charm. Caring and thoughtful staff truly accented the evening. Good food with a wide range of selection.

Thank Bill H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best Italian eateries in America. Fantastic, fresh food. Huge portion and we'll priced, excellent value with great service and modern Italian ambiance. Highly recommended this place, ignore the couple of bad reviews which can only be from jealous competition

Thank Sharkmerman
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Food, service and selections are terrific! Noise is unbearable...we stopped trying to talk (party of 6). Really should try to reduce noise.

Thank jonilee
fort lauderdale, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I have been coming here or a couple of years and don't understand some of the bad reviews (older ones). I do also recognize that some waiters are better then others. All restaurants can have a bad day. But when I want really good Italian food, this is where I come. The sauce is great not to acid not too... More 

Thank Sasha P
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Food and service were phenomenal! I must say that I was taken aback by the look of the restaurant however nothing disappointed. Wish I lived nearby because I would definitely be a regular.

Thank Holbar
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I was so excited to try this place.. I ordered the Sunday sauce.. Waiting patiently with my tongue hanging.. Out comes my dish.. I go in for the taste. The pasta was rock hard, not al dente.. Not tasty, not good. It tasted bland and gummy.. I tell the waiter and he calls over the owner who tried to convince... More 

Thank freshpeetza2
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We have eaten here regularly over the years and Kitchenetta is the closest thing one can find to a slice of New York, The owners are New York Italian and the food, atmosphere and noise remind me of my time living in NYC. Maria, the owner and hostess, is lovely and whilst some of the wait staff can have a... More 

Thank nyjet23
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

On The outside this place is a bit daunting and resembles some sort of circus tent but......the food is incredible. A bit loud inside but....the food is incredible.

Thank Jude S
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Aaaahhhhmmmmaaazzzzing! Our Italian family was blown away how much the food tasted like our late grandma's cooking! It was being at her dining room table all over again. We ordered the meatballs and antipasto for appetizers and both were extremely tasty. We ordered a margarita pizza and arugula & prosciutto pizza -- again, both mouth-watering! Finalized our meal with dessert...... More 

Thank LindaKoontz
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Try anything prepared in the oven. Bread...pizza....steak....chocolate dessert.... It's all excellent. Super nice people, and awesome food. Not to be missed.

Thank Jeff N

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2850 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: (954) 567-3333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?