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Fra Diavolo

5444 N University Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351-5005
+1 954-746-3132
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (5 reviews)
“bean soup” (3 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
5444 N University Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351-5005
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends, my wife and I, had not been to this restaurant in many years, so we decided to try it again. My party of 6 was seated promptly and the wait staff was very attentive. We all had the early bird meals, with soup,...More

Thank jjfisher406
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here last week with friends. This is a gem of a restaurant hidden in a strip mall. It is an intimate setting. The food was delish. The service exquisite. Perfect special occasion setting

Thank mirraFlorida
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is dining. We sat down and three hours later we left. The food is delicious. There is no rush here everything is cooked fresh. If you want good italian food this is the place to visit. There were six in our party and we...More

Thank Pastamama6161
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is a neighborhood spot that is a real Italian restaurant. Food is great, service is very good good - better than expected - and they even use tablecloths and fabric napkins. Wow! Conveniently located to all central and northwest Broward towns, good parking modestly...More

Thank gershl00
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Located in strip center on busy University Dr., this family restaurant serves fresh made from scratch Italian food based upon traditional recipes. Helpful servers offer appropriate service levels.

Thank SandyF251
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We were out for Sunday early dinner. Very cozy, family place with European flavor. Delicious food. "Off the charts" deserts.

Thank espi
Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you go on the weekend, make a reservation. Really good food and service, Reasonable wine list. Entrees come with either soup or salad. We had the escarole and bean soup to start (not included) and it was great. The entrée was veal parm (really...More

1  Thank JBG67
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We made a reservation, and thank goodness we did. The place was packed and many walk-ins waiting. We were immediately seated however, service was very slow. The waiter really tried, but the kitchen must have been backed up. I was really looking forward to their...More

Thank leabird1
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Every time we go there, Alain, our server or Carol, co-owner with Diego the chef always receive us as family. It is our favorite eating spot in Florida. Don't spread the word, keep it between us...

Thank dencla
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Been enjoying this delightful restaurant for many years. Birthdays, special anniversary celebrations & bringing out of town guests for a true Italian meal. Lately we introduced our neighbors to this favorite spot & they loved it. Sunday supper has now become a monthly treat for...More

Thank Connie K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5444 N University Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351-5005
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-746-3132
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