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Cafe Italia Ristorante


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


$12 - $35
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Our cuisine starts with only the freshest ingredients - we don't take shortcuts. we take pride in cooking with only 100% pure extra virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables, and ingredients so we may serve the most authentic Italian cuisine at your table. all our dishes are made to order and reservation are accepted and recommended. At cafe Italia we speak Italian, live Italian and cook Italian!
Eggplant Rollatini
Prociutto E Melone
Buffalo Caprese
Pasta E Faggioli
Zuppa Di Mussels E Clams
Spaghetti Marinara
A simple classic with our homemade tomato sauce
Lasagne Alla Bolognese
A delicate combination of meat sauce, bechamel and fresh mozzarella
Eggplant Parmigiana
Layers of eggplant, tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmigiano
Spaghetti Alle Vongole
Clams over spaghetti in a red or white sauce
Bucatini All' Amatriciana
Bucatini pasta tossed with pancetta-onion tomato sauce, parmigiano and black pepper
Risotto Con Porcini
Arborio rice slowly cooked with white wine and fragrant porcini mushrooms
Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti with crispy pancetta, egg yolk, generous parmigiano and black pepper
Penne Alla Vodka
A delicate pink vodka sauce over penne
Shrimp E Broccoli Over Rigatoni
A light garlic and olive oil sauce sauteed with shrimp and fresh broccoli florets
Pappardelle Mare E Monti
Porcini mushrooms, garlic, large shrimp and wine in a delicate cream sauce
Slowly cooked in olive oil, garlic, wine, tomatoes and mushrooms
Chicken Marsala
Sauteed in a light marsala sauce with mushroom
Yellow Tail Snapper
Slowly cooked with a delicate mix of mushrooms, diced tomatoes, wine and garlic
Tuna Steak Alla Siciliano
Pan​ seared tuna with a rich onion, lemon and olive sauce
Chilean Sea Bass
Simmered​ in extra virgin olive oil, onions, diced tomatoes and basil leaf
Snapper Alla Livornese
Simmered​ in a hearty tomato sauce with onions, capers, black olives, diced tomatoes and parsley
Veal Marsala
Delicate light marsala sauce with mushrooms over veal scaloppine
Veal Saltimbocca
Slowly cooked veal shank in tomato sauce with celery, onions, carrots and red wine
Filet Mignon or NY Strip
Grilled and accompanied by a wine and mushroom sauce
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is amazing. The food is just perfect. The owner is there with you while you dine and is very friendly. He's been running restaurants for longer than I've been alive.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sherpa16711582609
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Dinner for 8. Impeccable service, wonderful menu and wine list. Reasonably priced. Great value. Wonderful atmosphere with Pavarotti and in the background.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mike L
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This is very popular restaurant with locals. Very good, solid food. Service was okey but need improvement. My only complaint it was very , very cold inside.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 258beatak
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed with my lovely family in a good italian restaurant The quality was excellent, the Waiter was very kind. I liked my linguine with shrimps and clams , was delicious! Also my Family enjoyed the food. The prices were affordable. I recommend this Restaurant!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Silvie S
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Food great, wine prices reasonable both by the glass or bottle. Owned by a husband and wife team, this is place is a treat. Bread is amazing, pasta cooked perfectly, and all dishes are finger licking GREAT. Husband runs the front, his wife is at...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jfs226
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the culinary secrets of Fort Lauderdale. It is run by Sicilian couple from Sicily. The food is fresh, all good quality ingredients and tastes delicious. There is a big variety of pastas and a good variety of meats and fish. The...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank magichands99
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The owner is from Abruzzi Thought I try this seemingly simple Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. I'm from the north east and lived in Italy so I can be a hard reviewer with Italian restaurants. I started with a glass of red wine. Also was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Steven C
Reviewed March 12, 2018

This was my 4th visit to Cafe Italia and it was a disaster! The kitchen ran out of food and we waited 1 hour and 45 minutes for our dinner. Yes, we should have walked out, as did the table next to us, but we...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jody T
Mario L, Owner at Cafe Italia Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

We do not use any butter in any dishes. Further we cook pasta to order and it cannot be dry or tasteless as its also sent out immediately with desired sauce which is also not tasteless. We never saw you at our restaurant any of...More

Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We've been coming to Fort Lauderdale area every year since 1991. This is the 1st time ever been to Cafe Itlalia and no question will be back. Located on the 1st floor of office building made it a little tough to find but once in...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 216steveq
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience when staying at the nearby Pelican resort. Service was fantastic! Efficient and friendly. Much better experience than what we had experienced at Dal Contadino and Cafe Italia is now our local favorite. The bread to start off with was just...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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You can even rent the space out for 50 people
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