Amazing little restaurant near me has the best pasta dishes and sauces around. I stopped in to see what the place looked like since it has been there for over 20 years and never went in! It was a small cozy romantic restaurant with italian music playing. I liked the round chandeliers and asked where he got them. One of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale for authentic Italian cuisine. I ordered the bucatini amatriciana and it was the best pasta I ever had in Fort Lauderdale.
There by Mistake!
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 pricey. Keep in mind almost any restaurant will charge two to three times the price of a bottle of wine you can buy a Publix here in Florida.. Would definitely go back and most likely try Fabio then too.
Great Italian food and I am sure Mama must be in the kitchen!
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 everything you need. He is delightful too! There is also parking in the lot next door – a big plus!
Most Underrated Italian Fine Dining in Greater Fort Lauderdale!
Francesco, the 80-year old owner still greets the patrons. The menu is small but everything is made fresh to perfection. What we like most is that you add the sides of your choice to the basic, but very delicious entrees. Francesco’s wife is supervising the kitchen. And the saying “Italian Home Made Food” fits here perfectly. And something else: Even the food tastes like $$$$ they only charge $. We recommend a glass of house wine. Enjoy!!!
Authentic, Cozy and wonderful owner!
Food was really wonderful. The pwner, Francesco, Greeted us at the door, escorted us to our table, and was just the most wonderful host! FOOD, AND SERVICE IMPECCABLE. No Liquor, but good wine selection, and Italian beer. Dessert wonderful. Key Lime sorbet with cream, frozen. Like lemoncello grannata . Perfect ending. Best Corvina, in a Livornese sauce. YUM!! Suggest reservation on weekend come season. Small, intimate, and really nice for date night or family gathering.