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“Does not live up to description”

Panaretto Italian Bistro
Ranked #209 of 1,346 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cordova Road
Description: Panaretto is proud to offer delicious italian food in East Fort Lauderdale.Established in in 2008, this is a REAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA. Panaretto has always received recognition and praise for the quality of ingredients, the service and the satisfaction of its customers. Our kitchen uses the freshest ingredients for the preparation of our food,including homemade pizza dough made daly,with the best selection of Italian and American flours,fresh pasta and desserts. Panaretto is the name of the wooden serving plate. It is a traditional serving plate in the Venice area, usually to serve polenta. Our pizzas are served on the panaretto to make the process of cutting the pizza easier and to preserve the crust by eliminating the condensation that a common plate generates.
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I am originally from Italy so I was expecting an authentic experience, consdering the description and previous reviews. However the food was just all right.. Pizzas probably made with authentic ingredients, but definitely undercooked... No Italian-trained pizzaiolo would do that. The fish dish that the server persuaded a few of us to get was about average... Maybe the recipe was not followed properly. Even if the service was attentive, friendly, the management needs to go back to focusing on the most important thing: having the kitchen staff properly trained, and deliver on their promise.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I stopped in for a healthy breakfast solo after church. The beg omelette and fresh OJ are great. The server was very helpful and friendly. She told me about a homemade Italian donut but its not on today's diet!

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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

The artisan pizza was very good. But the service was the best. The owner and the young guy (sorry I can't remember his name) give an excellent service. At the end they gave us a shot that I think was orangecello ( sorry again) that was so yummy!!!!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The little extra cost gives you much better home made delicious food. Relaxed environment. They had some really good food.

Thank Frederick O
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We live in Ft Lauderdale and this has been my family's favorite restaurant for our "Italian night out" for three years. We are very pleased that the restaurant has remained as good as ever after the change of ownership earlier this year. In particular we love their Italian style pizzas and the caprese mozzarella salad. Service is always very friendly. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jarfalla
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