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Cafe La Buca

451 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-7135
+1 954-786-0673
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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“pasta” (47 reviews)
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11:00 am - 2:00 pmAll hours
451 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-7135
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21 - 30 of 114 reviews

Reviewed October 18, 2016

We recently had a fun family dinner at Cafe La Buca. Pizza is very good. We shared several dishes, branzino, lamb and linguine with clams. Brought our own wine and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

Thank Jbulfin
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Its a limited menu and that's ok, be ready to only share, and that's ok also. Some of the food was very nicely done, and some was not. Overall it was not the best nor the worse I've had in Italian. Did not try the...More

Thank whodoyouknow
Reviewed September 25, 2016

This was our third visit as we hadn't been here in 2 years and were looking forward to a great meal. Unfortunately what we got was an ok meal, which was expensive for what we got and just being "ok". Last time we went there...More

Thank roxy835
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Be warned! This is a low key family run pizza joint by day and goes upscale at dinner. The no menu no prices gimmick tends to up the end price to restaurants benefit in my opinion. Everything we've had has been very good to sublime....More

1  Thank steve g
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Cafe La Buca is quite an experience. There is no menu, as the offerings change daily depending on the fresh foods and catches available that day. The courses are served in the traditional Italian manner, including a pasta course. Each dish has fresh ingredients and...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed July 20, 2016

This 45-person capacity restaurant is a well hidden gem. There is no menu, the chef prepares a selection of offerings, appetizer, pasta, main and dessert, which is explained by the waitstaff. Order one of each to share for 2 - 3 people as it's family...More

Thank Ervanowitz
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Cafe La Buca on Wednesday night June 29th. It was our first and last visit! The restaurant is small but was busy and very noisy. We asked for tap water but they brought us bottled water instead. I thought they...More

3  Thank Steve K
Reviewed June 23, 2016

We found the restaurant in a magazine write-up and decided to try it for take-out. I was a bit uneasy with the no menu/prices approach, but decided to roll with it. We ordered two soups, a small pizza, two appetizers and two veal chops. I...More

3  Thank ejbondar
Reviewed May 28, 2016

We just had dinner at this find!! The place is very small and the portions are large and delicious. This is a family business with the whole family contributing to the effort. There is no menu with the chef asking for choices from the specials...More

Thank Quest2Go
Reviewed May 16, 2016

So. My wife and I decided to stop in for A couple of small dishes to take home and try. We had a tenant who used to work there and said food was good!.so we figured we would stop in for take out on our...More

1  Thank Susanna C
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E Since they don't have a menu will they give you the price or is it take your chance? Do they just bring out dishes or do you order as you would in any restaurant?
May 26, 2016|
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Response from Swipes123 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiries and comments. Although prices are not published they are consistent. Prices are per person not per dish. So if you came alone you would have a smaller portion charged for 1. If you order a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-7135
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Pompano Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 954-786-0673
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"This is a tiny authentic Naples-style italian restaurant with no menu but amazing food. You are asked what you'd like: pasta, meat, or fish. Then they tell you what they have available that night. Reservations are highly recommended. This packs up even in non season. (They close in September to return to visit family in Naples, Italy). Everything you eat there is wonderful! Helped along by the wood oven, homemade pastas, and family loving care to each dish".
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