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451 South Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, FL
(954) 786-0673
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Ranked #44 of 308 Restaurants in Pompano Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: "This is a tiny authentic Naples-style italian restaurant with no menu but amazing food. You are asked what you'd like: pasta, meat, or fish. Then they tell you what they have available that night. Reservations are highly recommended. This packs up even in non season. (They close in September to return to visit family in Naples, Italy). Everything you eat there is wonderful! Helped along by the wood oven, homemade pastas, and family loving care to each dish".
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pompano Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Cafe La Buca is a hole in the wall, must make a reservation, and byob without a corkage charge. The menu changes daily & expect to pay for the good quality of the food served. We had appetizers, the daily pizza, salad, and pasta. That was enough to satisfy us that night. This is a local place that I'll be... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My friend took me to this place for dinner last year when I was in town. It was a great experience, so I asked there to go back for lunch this time. We ordered broccoli rappini sautéed with sausages, garlic and oil. Although the sausages were a bit caramelized, it was quite good and eatable. The pizza margarita was very... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Finally decided to try this place after driving by it for the past 4 years. I was so unimpressed. No menu, no prices. Steak was served very rare when medium was requested, pasta sauce was super salty, and I drank my expensive bottle of water out of a plastic cup. I literally paid $300 for rigatoni, water, and an undercooked... More 

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This little gem doesn't look like much from outside but it's quaint inside and the food is excellent. Note that there is no posted menu nor prices. When the attentive server approaches your table they will give you the appetizer options. If you have 4 at your table they will be sure that the item has 4 portions (we had... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Bring your own wine and speak Italian. No cork fee and most of the staff, same family, speak only Italian. No menu, but the host will prepare a feast for you.

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We decided to try this place for a special occasion. It was our 1st time so we didn't know what to expect after reading mixed reviews. We are unrelated and thus this is an impartial review. From the outside it doesn't look like much however from the minute you walk inside the restaurant you feel as if you are in... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

First time tonight with friends and the food was out of this world. We tood their appetizers to split for 4 and then two pastas to split and then the entreee. We chose the homemade pasta bolognese and the speghettin with clams and then shrimp and beans and veal chop - Wow- Service was fantastic and friendly and the food... More 

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South Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

yeah, it's in a rundown shopping strip that you'd generally speed up to get past ... and the décor is 1970's Woolworth dining counter ... and the service can be brusque and you'll never really know everything they have on the menu ... get ovah it! food is incredible. roasted peppers and mushrooms as appetizer were outrageously good. we had... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Outstanding veal and pastas dishes .Family run restaurant who loves to cook and feed people and very proud of it !!!! Bring you own wine. Heaven on earth . Fair value . Family atmosphere.

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Lighthouse Point
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Marco the Chef is amazing and attentive to all that happens in his restaurant. There is no menu. There is a freshly selected array of appetizers, pasta dishes, meats, and desserts to choose from as well as pizza. The pillow type rolls are awesome as is everything he prepares. BYOB wine and they gladly serve to you in wine glasses... More 

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Address: 451 South Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, FL
Phone Number: (954) 786-0673
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pompano Beach
Cuisine: Italian

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