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Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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We are a local, niche, authentic, Northern Italian restaurant. Each evening we provide several different choices of "specials", which range from fish,meat to vegetarian and even organic options. The Chef/Owner is from Venice Italy, and has carried his passion across the seas to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nearly 5 star reviews, across the board, are credited by his customers for his enthusiasm and sincere, down-to-earth, style. The restaurant is proud to share its Venetian heritage with South Florida.
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, Healthy, Seafood, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small and intimate restaurant with outstanding dishes. Recommend their pasta with duck, their appetizer "pate" and anything on their daily specials. Fabio cooks himself in the small kitchen and you are guaranteed a great experience and a wonderful dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank danskvip
Fabio The Venet... F, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DanskVIP, Grazie for taking the time to share your experience with us, and other diners. We are so pleased that you enjoyed dining with us. Hopefully, we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Fabio The Venetian

Reviewed February 17, 2019

4 of us went last night based on the TV review on PBS. We were concerned it would be very crowded at&PM on a saturday. NOT. We sat i=outside and after waiting a while to be served the food was marginal at best the comments...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Fabio The Venet... F, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tomac108, we are sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. Many patrons have come to our restaurant after viewing the show. Unfortunately, many are not accustom to Northern Italian Cuisine. For example, no cream or peas are used in our carbonara - instead, we...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019

Disappointing dinners. Reality nothing like its presentation on 'Check Please'. Minimal wait staff and the food not prepared as ordered. Tasteless or over spiced. Desserts and coffee also disappointing. Significantly overpriced. Tasty bread and ample parking the reason for 2 stars. In preference, would suggest...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Fabio The Venet... F, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear AGANDAF, we are sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. It is not often we experience such a negative response. We strive to make all of our customers happy. This is evident by 500 reviews that reflect a nearly 5 star average. We wish...More

Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

As an English man who lived in Rome for 35 years and has a friend who owns a Restaurant off Piazza del Popolo I felt the food here was like being back there. A real trattoria Italiana. no quick fast food service. i did not...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Fabio The Venet... F, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Easytraveler66, Grazie. Grazie. We appreciate your review. We appreciate you taking the time to visit our little restaurant, and share your experience with others. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Grazie.

Reviewed January 15, 2019

Dropped by for tapas and a glass of wine and was pleasantly surprised that octopus was the special appetizer of the night. Delicious --a gourmands delight! Well worth the visit. The wait staff was pleasant and knowledgeable

Date of visit: January 2019
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Fabio The Venet... F, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Dear Dyerrd, We appreciate you taking the time to visit our small restaurant, and review it for others. Thank you. We hope to see you again soon at our little gem. :) Grazie, Fabio The Venetian

Reviewed November 6, 2018

From the moment we arrived and were personally greeted by the owner/chef Fabio to the delicious dessert we capped the evening with, it was perhaps the best Italian meal served in this area. Inventive ingredients and sauces are the specialty, with the emphasis on what's...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Dear Charles, Thank you for taking the time to visit us, and share your experience. It was a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you, again, soon. Grazie!

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Small, interesting, with good sturdy Italian food and a knowledgeable waitstaff. Dinners are generous and are served with delicious sauced pastas. Especially recommended is the unique meatball appetizer and the chicken Marsala with pasta carbonara. Ask to meet Fabio if he’s in the kitchen-he’s charming!!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Whether it’s conplreky authentic, I don’t know. Either way, the food is delicious and I’m looking forward to going back.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you, Climber703897! We appreciate your review. To answer your question...YES, we are very authentic. The owner/chef comes from the Venice, Italy area. English being his third language. Very real - very authentic. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is the best Italian food in Ft. Lauderdale, that I have been to. Everything is delightfully fresh and delicious. Great service, fabulous wines and delectible desserts. Only wish they were open for lunch!!!!

Date of visit: November 2017
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fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Suzanne, thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoy dining with us, when you find time to visit (in the evenings). ;) We appreciate you. Grazie mille, Fabio The Venetian

Reviewed September 30, 2018

This was a very cozy and good eat. I was attracted by the reviews and wanted a good authentic meal. Well the wife and got it there. I arrived early and was greeted by the server. She reviewed the wine list and meals with me...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Mjoytravel, Grazie for your review! We are pleased that we will be seeing you again, and equally grateful that you tried our little restaurant...and, enjoyed your experience with us. Grazie mille, Fabio The Venetian

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sharrnik
March 22, 2017|
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Response from Fabio The Venet... F | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your interest in our restaurant. Unfortunately, we do not have a full liquor license, only beer and wine. Legally, we are not permitted to serve an hard liquor. If you have a phone number, we can speak... More
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