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Cafe Italia Ristorante

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3471 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1019
+1 954-561-3900
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Province of Trento, Italy
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This place is almost like a hidden gem. According to the internet they opened at 4:30pm. My friend and I arrived at 5pm for an early birthday dinner for myself. We were greeted by an older gentleman named Francesco. Although I know he's a super sweet soul, he stayed at the table asking question for an almost annoyingly time. We... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This small restaurant is a great place to go for really tasty Italian food and the ability to have a conversation with your companion. How delightful to enjoy a meal and not feel you have to shout to be heard. I love this place and as everyone has commented the owner greets you and makes sure you are provided with... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a hidden treasure, the food is fresh and super tasty. The owner Francesco is so kind. We were lucky to celebrate here a very special occasion dinner and they took care of everything. I couldn't find a better place ! You won't be never disappointed!

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1 Thank Mariela G
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed, comfortable restaurant serving beautifully cooked Italian favourites. Friendly greeting from the owner, sincere service and and an enjoyable evening.

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Thank Andrew B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I love this place with a passion but don't come here cause I don't want it to get crowded. It has no atmosphere, waitresses are not personable, the manager where's the same button downed shirt, jeans and sneakers every time we go, but its the best food in South Florida for the money.

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Thank jessicaf1971
Wake Forest, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

My wife and I started going to Cafe Italia in 2007 and have visited about 5 or 6 times over the years. Instead of coming from Ft. Myers, we now have to visit when we are back in Florida (living in home state of NC again). The food is exceptional, the owner is genuine, and he prefers his guests to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The fresh fish dishes are a surprise considering the name. Everything is wonderful. Even better, the prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food.

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Thank rg2626
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This little retaurant has food with lots of flavor. The lamb meatballs were delicious. Portions were generous in size.

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Thank Bruce W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

This small family owned Italian restaurant has an extensive menu of great Italian dishes. The owner, Francesco, greets you and, if you like will sit with you and tell you all about his Italian home. The pastas are perfectly prepared and beautifully served. The specialty tonight was baked snapper with fresh tomatoes, capers, onions, served with a salad & pasta.... More 

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food like your mother used to make . The 82 year old owner comes to the table talking about the old country & his 5 year old grandson . The love of his life. It doesn't get any better .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $35
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3471 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1019
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-561-3900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?