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Cafe Italia Ristorante

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££ - £££
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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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Toledo, Ohio
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank SwissGuyAndy
Province of Trento, Italy
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mrshope_ful
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

1 Thank travelroo_12
Boca Raton, Florida
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a hidden treasure, the food is fresh and super tasty. The owner Francesco is so kind. We were lucky to celebrate here a very special occasion dinner and they took care of everything. I couldn't find a better place ! You won't be never disappointed!

1 Thank Mariela G
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed, comfortable restaurant serving beautifully cooked Italian favourites. Friendly greeting from the owner, sincere service and and an enjoyable evening.

Thank Andrew B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I love this place with a passion but don't come here cause I don't want it to get crowded. It has no atmosphere, waitresses are not personable, the manager where's the same button downed shirt, jeans and sneakers every time we go, but its the best food in South Florida for the money.

Thank jessicaf1971
Wake Forest, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

My wife and I started going to Cafe Italia in 2007 and have visited about 5 or 6 times over the years. Instead of coming from Ft. Myers, we now have to visit when we are back in Florida (living in home state of NC again). The food is exceptional, the owner is genuine, and he prefers his guests to... More 

Thank pastorjamesriddle
Miami, Florida
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The fresh fish dishes are a surprise considering the name. Everything is wonderful. Even better, the prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food.

Thank rg2626

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Child-friendly
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?