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“Good food but don't dine on the veranda if you can't tolerate cigarette smoke.”
Review of La Veranda

La Veranda
Ranked #70 of 358 Restaurants in Pompano Beach
Price range: $11 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family,friends,groups,corporate, outside italian courtyard
Queens, New York
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food but don't dine on the veranda if you can't tolerate cigarette smoke.”
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Our party of six was warmly greeted. We had a pre dinner cocktail at the bar, a small plate of cheese, dried sausage and olives accompanied our drinks. Nice touch. We dined outside on the "veranda". This is such a pretty setting with tiny flickering lights in the trees, blooming Bougainville and a pretty little fountain. Unfortunately, smoking is allowed outside and it's a bit of a turnoff. This is the only reason that I gave a low rating for atmosphere. Now for the food. Appetizers were very good, clams, two ways were all nice and sweet. Fried calamari was crispy and the tomatoes and mozzarella were okay. This was followed by a salad w/house dressing. They use a creamy ranch dressing which is delicious. Our main courses were okay. Veal parm., w/spaghetti was good as was a house special of chicken rollitini. Red snapper Francaise was absolutely delicious. A little off putting is the spaghetti with red sauce that is served on the side. For such a delicate dish, they just don't go together. During the meal our waiter was always attentive to our needs making for an enjoyable meal.

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stamford, ct
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309 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“A good choice for good Italian food”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Reservations are recommended as this restaurant is usually full for dinner. You are warmly greeted upon arrival. The menu is fairly typical Italian and not extensive. Entrees include baskets of warm delicious garlic bread and salad ( which can be chopped upon request) and a side of spaghetti or a vegetable. My snapper was perfect . The lemony sauce was delicious. Others enjoyed the shrimp fra diavlo, chicken and veal parmigiana. The clams casino were too salty and were replaced with calamari which were lightly and deliciously fried served with a homemade marinara sauce. We enjoyed the tiramasu and a profiterole for dessert. The restaurant was very busy and they know how to handle the capacity. A good choice for good Italian food.

  • Visited March 2013
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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494 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“La Veranda”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Good Italian food. We were there with our friends, 2 couple who enjoy good food. You might even consider us "snobish" when it comes to restaurants. La Veranda is one I can easily recommend you try. If you can, try during the week as Sat. and Sundays are very busy. Reservations are recommended as well. 954-943-7390. I had a seafood and pasta plate that was very good. Their special of the nite was tripe which was as good as I've ever eaten. My friend ordered pasta with meat sauce and tripe and poured the tripe over the pasta. Surely enough for 3 meals. I need to finish my meal for lunch this afternoon. Good food and a good place to eat. Dinner (supper) only.

  • Visited March 2013
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Covington, Kentucky
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233 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Taste of Italy in Pompano”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We were so happy to return to LaVeranda during our trip. You are always made to feel welcome from the time you enter the door. Not much has changed over the years. This is a very busy restaurant and I would suggest reservations. We dined with family and our food was delish (from true Italian to seafood). I had the red snapper and it was prepared perfectly -- not covered in some sauce you could really appreciate the flavor of the fish. The bar is small, there is a lovely covered courtyard and inside dining as well. My grandmother was Italian and it reminded me of sitting in her home for a meal (the place settings didn't match, lots of activity, nice music in the background and the true Italian aromas). Molto bene

  • Visited January 2013
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Surrey
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430 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable meal”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Good food and reasonable prices but service so so - pretty slow and not overly attentive. However it is a popular and busy restaurant so maybe this accounts for it. However, would visit again. The courtyard is really lovely and I would recommend requesting a table outside rather than indoors.

  • Visited December 2012
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