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Cafe Italia Ristorante

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3471 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1019
+1 954-561-3900
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Boca Raton
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! What a delicious meal! The food was fresh and authentic! Everything from the service to the bread to the olive oil to the food was excellent! I cant find a negative! What a delicious marinara sauce and the veal Marsala was nothing like my husband has ever tasted! Must try this place! Wowzie!

Thank karen B
Mount Arlington, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time dining at this Italian restaurant. Swordfish entree was outstanding and probably the best prepared swordfish I've ever had. My fellow diners enjoyed their meals equally well. I look forward to dining at this restaurant again.

Thank joseph415
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an experience. Not just the food but everything. When you walk in, you are greeted by a charming old gentleman. He's the owner. He welcomes you. Shakes your hand. and invites you to have a seat. It almost feels like you are having dinner at his house. I never asked if the staff were family, but it certainly feels... More 

Thank eznelson
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Very good Italien food. Nice place and friendly staff. Pleasant atmosphere. Deffently a place to visit some other time

Thank Ann E
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Last week friends made a reservation at Fabio the Venetian and because it is attached to the Café Italia we went in the wrong door.. Surprise the food was great. In fact the portions were large enough that my wife and I shared a fish dish and side of pasta.. Their mussels where excellent.. Good wine choices although a little... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

on a cold rainy sunday night (i know cold for us) we needed good comforting italian food, checked out restaurants on the internet. cafe italia, haven't been there for awhile let's go. food was exactly what we needed. the mr. had wonderful chicken marsala, salmon was a friends choice, he loved it. two of us had carbonara. have to say... More 

Thank karen t
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

met friends for dinner. restaurant is clean, plenty of free parking, great service and the owner very friendly. if you order an entree for 3.00 more you get the salad. nice straight forward classic Italian menu. they accept all major credit cards including amex. the food was great we had the lamb meatballs. very tasty and moist. at first i... More 

Thank ray t
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This Restaurant is perfect when you expect a real delicious Italian food. While it does not look like the Disney Italian Style you might expect, it is very simple, modern but still with style and a hint of coziness decorated. But everything else is totally Italian: Papa Francesco greets you at the door and Mamma is making sure everything in... More 

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Province of Trento, Italy
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 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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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$12 - US$35
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
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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?