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Gran Forno Bakery

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner
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Gran Forno Bakery is a traditional Italian rustic bakery on Las Olas Blvd - a favorite of locals and tourists alike for almost 20 years. This open-air bakery is famous for a variety of artisanal breads including ciabatta, sourdough, multigrain, focaccia, pumpernickel, and their signature fennel raisin bread. They also offer quintessential rustic homemade pastries such as biscottis, cakes, tarts, quiches, croissants, muffins, and breakfast sandwiches, as well as assorted paninis (their chicken pesto has raving fans). Guests can enjoy their pastries with a premium Illy brew in-house or to go. At Gran Forno Bakery, we’re passionate about quality ingredients, using exclusively organic wheat, and
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Italian, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

Visiting Ft Lauderdale in February, I had trouble finding good coffee and pastries until I found Gran Forno Bakery. But it was a very busy place the morning I was there. It's a large place with display cases across the back and side. All the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank joyrit46
Odyssey61276839705, Owner at Gran Forno Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Joyrit46, thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the coffee and pastries. And very sorry you were a little confused when you walked in - we know firsthand how crazy it gets here some mornings which can be pretty overwhelming for new...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We bought 4 types of bread and 6 slices of different desserts to go. The youngest blond girl who took care of our request seemed distant and not interested in interacting. No hello, no smile, no thank you. We asked to have breads sliced, she...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank RobertMiamiBeach
Reviewed April 4, 2019

We stopped there in the morning for amazing coffee and delicious pastries. Since they have half price after 2 PM, we came back in late afternoon and were not disappointed with their pizza. This is not a restaurant chain and they really care for the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Motocycling
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

I have come to this bakery so many times before and I love it every time. They freshly make all the bread and food every morning. They sell the most wonderful and delicious bread, daily food specials, and a variety of cakes and sweets. From...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Laycarlos32
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Do this place has a nice vibe but the tiramisu, which is what we had, was disappointing. A place with Italian overtones should have good, traditional tiramisu. What we were given was huge, kind of heavy, and light on the chocolate and coffee. I barely...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mjc_travels
Reviewed March 1, 2019

Enjoyed the ambience indoors & outdoors. Enjoy the full windo view of the dough being made & baked. Love the crusty sandwiches & sweets. The NY cheesecake slice is rich and enough for 2-3 people. I love the cherry almond cookies & biscotti. took home...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Norm W
Reviewed January 12, 2019

i go here frequently for coffee and muffins. ive never had a better chocolate chip muffin anywhere i good place to relax indoors or on the sidewaly with your coffee and friends. they have maybe 8 or 9 different breads baked on the premises that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank barrylight2017
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

The service, the fresh coffee, the delicious breads and sandwiches - quality at a very reasonable price. Stop in and enjoy. You will be repeat customers!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Freckles4077
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Excellent espresso and delicious homemade pastries and bread. Clean bathroom and pleasant, helpful staff. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CSshride
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Gran Forno is an excellent Italian bakery/quick sandwich place that has some really delicious treats. I’ve had their bread which is spectacular as well as a couple of their Panini’s which were just delicious. I have not had their pizza although I’m dying to go...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JG_Jefe
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