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Cafe La Buca

451 South Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, FL
(954) 786-0673
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Ranked #35 of 303 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
  • Any
English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The place has no menu, but the pledge is that everything they cook is fresh of the day. And its true. This a family run restaurant, they are from Napoli. I loved the heavy accents, and the food goes without question. When I walked to meet with a friend, they told me they have no menu, but that everything they... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We enjoyed cordial and attentive service at Cafe la Buca. There isn't a menu, so be prepared for sticker shock. The restaurant has the annoying policy of owning the water glass; no tap water is available. No liquor license here, so BYOB of wine, no corkage fee. Unlike other reviewers, our wine was served to us in stemware. We had... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If your looking to feel like your in your grandmothers dining room this is the place to be. The food is delicious. Its a bit pricey but you get a lot of food. Bring your own Wine, they dont sell wine or alcohol. They're nutella dessert is to die for, its a must have! The Italian mother is in the... More

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Mt Pleasant, MI
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I went to Cafe La Buca Saturday night, 4/26. This restaurant came highly recommended. Our experience was bad from beginning to end. Our appetizer came out cold. We asked for it to be reheated. It came back 1 degree warmer. Still cold. Bread burned. See pix. No butter or oil for the bread. Had to ask twice... More

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