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“Excellent Italian restaurant on Las Olas Blvd.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Caffe Europa

Caffe Europa
910 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Downtown Fort Lauderdale)
(954) 763-6600
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Ranked #49 of 1,111 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Tuscumbia, Alabama
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73 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian restaurant on Las Olas Blvd.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Blessedly, they didn't have live music or even blaring recorded music. Just background music playing a tad to0 loudly. (Why do restaurants feel the need to have background music at all? Don't they realize it makes people talk louder to be heard over it, the louder still to be heard over the other people trying to talk over the noise? Why not just the murmur of quiet conversation?

Anyway, a welcome "quiet" respite on Las Olas Blvd.

The service was excellent as was my Veal Francesca and my wife's tortellini a la panna.

We finished up with an excellent cappuccino.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This restaurant is great, family owned and operated.Excellent foor and service, good value for the price. If you like excellent food , this is a must.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Always good....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were in Fort Lauderdale for the past 4 days and went back to one of our favorite restaurants, Cafe Europa, twice! We were there on both Friday and Sunday nights this past weekend. Servers were friendly, prompt and accommodating. Food was outstanding as expected. I had Chicken Francese and Penne Vodka. Both dishes were fresh, tasty and well presented. I never understand the negative reviews this restaurant sometimes gets because we are always pleased. Try it and enjoy!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

So great! Dawn at the bar gives fantastic service! My husband is Italian and this is some of THE best and authentic Italian we have had! The cheese, focaccia, roasted peppers, and prosciutto are just divine and conquer your taste buds. Great place!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Poor all round!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

For the cost of the food one would expect fresh and tasty ingredients. It would seem that most of the food is not freshly prepared or indeed made on the premises. Pasta can be better shop bought, what was served was clearly not freshly made for that service, or if it was a new chef is required urgently. The chicken on our meal was poor quality, probably frozen and thawed and certainly not fresh or prepared on the premises. Likewise the sauce can be bought better in your local supermarket.

Tis would be bad enough if the cost was reasonable, but the prices are too high for the quality of the food on offer. And to cap it off a 20% gratuity was automatically added even though the menu clearly stated that tis would only apply to parties of 5 or more. I then put down more a than the total including the tip. I was not asked if I wanted change or indeed offered it back.

As far as the drinks are concerned my wife had wine and the amount in glass served was probably short of the amount that it should have been. Most US restaurants bring one b the lass in a small measured carafe so that you can see that you are being served the correct amount. Not this time

This restaurant offered us poor value for money and poor quality food. We may have been unfortunate, but can only judge on what our experience was. Could not possibly recommend this restaurant. There are better for food and values on Las Olas.

It would have rated terrible but the food was edible, just appears to be not freshly prepared and certainly poor value.

Visited September 2013
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