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Piazza Italia is a Unique Italian Restaurant on Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Designed to replicate the look and vibe of an Italian Piazza. Perfectly located less than five miles from the FLL Airport, Port Everglades, Beaches and World Class Shopping! We have 4 different areas: Our Main Piazza Area with an Virtual Reality LED Ceiling, the Venetian Room offering an intimate Italian Fine Dining experience. Our Outdoor Garden and Vineyard is a hidden gem in the middle of downtown Fort Lauderdale. On the corner of SE 9th Ave, our corner Espresso Bar & Cafe is packed with delicious italian pastries and cakes, gelato, smoothies, and more! You can also find Keto dessert options like cheesecake,
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Dinner, Lunch
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Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Television, Full Bar, Live Music
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All reviews brunch fried artichokes frutti di mare pizza salad bread french toast tiramisu mango linguine steak las olas ladies night ambiance and great food the main dining area saturday evening our waiter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the worst experience tonight. We were told to go for their ladies night but little did we know...NO ONE..I mean NO ONE knows what their “ladies night” entails. My waitress Kristina V. was because so pissy after I asked her to exchange the food...I ordered (because it was so bland). We asked her abt ladies night & she said it’s “Free Prosecco” Then when we got the bill she charged us for all of the champagne we ordered. We asked for a Manager & Mike came out defending her...after a heated debate & him giving us attitude he finally comp’d some of the drinks but then charged us gratuity. Idk if this is standard procedure...but I’m never going back there...literally 1st & last time...No one knows what’s going on their & KRISTINA was the worst waitress I’ve ever had to work with. If you ignore this review please ask there for the red-hair bartender- she’s the only star in the restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 20, 2020

Excellent service and excellent food. We stopped in shortly after they opened for happy hour, about 4pm. Lots of good happy hour food options, including pasta chips for $3! Pizza is wonderful and drink specials are also good. I love a place that has Shocktop...on tap. Happy hour menu was slightly different than what is listed online and I forgot to get a photo. They do offer free WiFi. I will definitely return here! Note that the official map for Las Olas has this restaurant in the wrong location. Google maps has it correct.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

Our visit to Pizza Italia was excellent. We had Mauro as a server, he is Italian, very polite and fun. We had a great time there. Enjoyed the food and music. Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 31, 2020

Pre cruise experience. Looked for the perfect restaurant for dinner. Criteria included, outside seating, friendly staff, nicely decorated interior and a number of people enjoying their food . This place had it all. GREAT food, good wine and knowledgeable employees. Michael, the manager, was very...welcoming. Kristina, our server was the BEST. Service was outstanding. She really took great care of us.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

While on a cruise, we had time to stop and eat. We found an Italian restaurant called The Piazza Italia on East Las Olas Blvd that was fabulous. It has authentic decor and the staff is very friendly and comes out to greet you. Since...we were early, we ordered breakfast. We had amoretto french toast that was the most delicious thing I have ever eaten at breakfast. The cook came out and asked us if we liked it, and, of course, we said it was delicious. Our waiter was Patrick, and we received outstanding service. If you want a real treat, go to The Piazza Italia at 904 E Las Olas Blvd.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Fresh made from scratch desserts and gelattos!!! The ferrer rocher chocolate cake was delicious. The vanilla gelatto super creamy... We got dessert at the coffee shop

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

we all had brunch. The Amaretto French toast was outstanding. I had the Tuscan fried with marinara sauce. That was good and the bread we were served was fresh and crispy. The person who ate the eggs Benedict was very well done and tasty. I...will go back and try dinner here. Brunch was mid range but dinner would probably be fine dining.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

Let me start by saying that this restaurant is a sore representation (IMO) of what Italian food in Italy is truly like - as they make this claim on their website. The food in Florence and Naples is outstanding even in little 'hole in the...wall' cafes, and to say this is a depiction of fine Italian dining would be like comparing fine Italian leather to ‘pleather’. The website images present a more promising adventure. I was hoping the food would make up for the cheesy augmented reality ceiling in the 'Piazza room' that Michelangelo would be cringing over. For a restaurant trying to establish itself as a fine dining establishment on popular Las Olas Boulevard the first impression was the attire of the 'bartendress'. This left some confusion. Perhaps she left her uniform at home this evening, maybe she was attending an Anime party after work, but her choice of outfit (and one management allowed her to wear) to serve guests at the largely uninhabited bar on a Saturday evening, gave us pause. She did however, make a decent espresso martini. I give credit where it is due. Note to staff - have an extra uniform stashed somewhere in your establishment to maintain a sense of cohesion. As for the rest of the decor, the overabundance of fake plants, stone and fabrication of Italian architecture was somewhat forgettable. Upon being seated my SO and I felt rather rushed from the very beginning and pressured to order right away. Trying to make a little conversation with the waiter was not apparently in order. Still having high hopes for the cuisine... The bread arrived fresh but mediocre and served with typical olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette and with a small serving of thick , overly sweet marina sauce - lacking any herbs or savory flavor. A little accompaniment of olives or caponata of some sort would have been a delectable and special touch. We settled on the mussels to start. They arrived in that overly sweet marina sauce - no garlic, no parsley, no crushed red pepper. These were more like mussels pretending to be Italian mussels. Please - save yourselves the trouble and don't bottle that sauce. The overall impression from the harried waiter was that he had too much to do and could not be bothered. We ordered the Lasagna and the Branzino in parchment for main courses. May I say that the branzino was cooked well, not dry, however the lack of flavor in this Mediterranean fish that is supposed to be mild with a hint of sweetness was profound. The vegetables accompanying it; simple steamed cauliflower and sad carrots with some Greek olives and a few lonely capers, weren't enough to add to the appeal unfortunately. Lemon, butter, fresh basil and other herbs are key notes to add to this dish to reduce the plainness. The fish also came completely obscured within the parchment paper which we requested be removed and were met with a bit of an argumentative attitude from the staff. They took it away reluctantly and brought it back unscathed with fish tail hastily left on the plate. The service declined further from that point on. The ridiculous child size portion of lasagna was unfortunately not helping matters. Why such a diminutive portion? The cost and portion were not equaling up to the value. Take into the account that by this time our waiter had completely abandoned us tending to larger parties, we realized we were on our own. Thinking back there was no offering of parmesano or reggiano cheese as is usually accompanied with a pasta dish either. The ambience of the outside 'vineyard' where we dined is a simple but lovely quaint space. The lighting lends itself to many a romantic occasion and a relief from the stress of the world. The glorious stone planters filled with lemon trees are a sight to inspire many a gardener’s vision and a delight to behold. That I can say was one redeemable quality of the outdoor space along with the trellis covered with vines adorned with alas, fake grapes. The cost it would take to tend to live plants would shrink the lasagna even further. Dessert was offered with the panache of someone handing out a flyer on the street which we politely declined, not feeling so inspired to move on. The dessert menu I noticed was a picture type of dessert menu. Designed to entice? Not for me. And in a fine dining establishment in Italy, NYC or Ft. Lauderdale? I think not. Time to step up your game. I give this establishment a 3.5 on a scale of 1-10. I think they need to Master the Art of Italian cooking and fine dining services before they claim to be the real deal. Arrivederci! P.S. One of the owners 'James' came over to introduce himself. He was very personable, and we thought it appropriate and kind for him to do so. A recommendation for the future in order to build more trust and connection with his clientele would be to state both his first and last name. Manners Maketh' Man after all and boy do we need more of them these days 😊More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

We enjoyed last Saturday evening at Piazza Italia. Our Hostess sent us to the bar while we waited for a table for two and ordered cocktails - the Vatican and Manhattan meets Milan - both delicious! Our sweet (and gorgeous) server, Brenda, was superb and...made some excellent menu recommendations. We shared the Caprese Salad, Spicy calabrean shrimp and Abbondante pizza. A lot of food, but so delicious. We found the wine prices quite reasonable. The atmosphere was fun with a couple of big birthday party groups. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

We ate in the courtyard outside. It was wonderful ambiance and great food and service, including the special treat of heart-shaped lobster ravioli.

Date of visit: February 2020
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