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Host your next private party or event (doors closed to public) with us & enjoy the most authentic Italian cuisine, fine select low sulfite, organic wine & music at Cafe Italia. Since 1993.

Luncheons

Cocktail Parties

Weddings

Receptions

Conference Meetings

Dinner Parties

Baby Showers

Engagement Parties

Brand Launching Events

Call our Events Coordinator now at: 954-681-3716 to reserve your space.

11 Health Benefits of Eating Italian Food

The mediterranean diet is essential to Italian Food and provides many health benefits.

Eating a balanced diet is an essential part of good nutrition, improved overall health, and a lowered risk of chronic disease. Italian food is an integral part of the Mediterranean diet — which focuses on fresh vegetables, olive oil, and grains — is an excellent part of a balanced, healthy diet. Eating Italian food offers many health benefits for you and your family!

Manage your weight

The best and our Italian food is made from fresh ingredients and vegetables, including fresh tomatoes, fresh greens like broccoli di rabe and onions. We also have whole wheat pasta and gluten free options. Fresh onions with whole wheat pasta, greens, mushrooms and vegetables is a spring must.

Fiber Foods

Fiber helps regulate blood sugar levels, cholesterol and is good for your digestive system. Vegetables and grains are fiber rich and always present in Italian dishes.

Eating fish is an important source of omega-3 fatty acids. These essential nutrients keep our heart and brain healthy. Two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Our bodies don’t produce omega-3 fatty acids so we must get them through the food we eat. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in every kind of fish, but are especially high in fatty fish. Some good choices are salmon, trout, sardines, herring, canned mackerel, canned light tuna, and oysters.

Heart and Brain

Eating fish is an important source of omega-3 fatty acids. These essential nutrients keep our heart and brain healthy. Two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Our bodies don’t produce omega-3 fatty acids so we must get them through the food we eat. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in every kind of fish, but are especially high in fatty fish. Some good choices are salmon, sardines and tuna.

Olive oil is rich in omega fatty acids. This healthy form of oil is full of antioxidants and extra virgin olive oil EVOO is used in our kitchen! Olive oil helps to reduce inflammation, protect against arthritis, protect your heart, and fight disease. Olive oil is great for your heart.

Eat your Garlic

Garlic can fight sicknesses and disease. It may lower the risk of breast, colon, stomach, and throat cancers. Also, garlic has been shown to offer heart protection properties! And is rich in vitamins too.

  • Manganese: 2% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin B6: 2% of the DV
  • Vitamin C: 1% of the DV
  • Selenium: 1% of the DV
  • Fiber: 0.06 grams
  • Decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1

Garlic contains antioxidants that. It against cell damage and aging. It may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Garlic has known beneficial effects on common causes of chronic disease, so it makes sense that it could also help you live longer.

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthy eating plans recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to promote health and prevent chronic disease.

It is also recognized by the World Health Organization as a healthy and sustainable dietary pattern and as an intangible cultural asset by the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Celebrate new beginnings!

A complimentary glass of wine for everyone in your party. Enjoy a glass of our new Italian organic & low sulfite wines starting Jan 17 though Jan 19.

Choose from our selection
– Sangiovese Ripe Alte Puglia
– Chianti DOCG 2014
– Cabarnet Sauvignon Tre Venezie
– Merlot delle Venezie
– Primitivo Ava Pervia Puglia
– Pinot Grigio delle Venezie
– Chardonnay Toscana Marta Rosa
– Malvasia Puglia LamaLunga
– Prosecco Dissegna
– Montepluciano 

Just present to staff.

Auguri di Buon Anno!
Cafe Italia
3471 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale Fl
(954) 561-3900

Host your next party with us and enjoy the most authentic Italian cuisine, fine select low sulfite and organic wine and music at Cafe Italia. Since 1993.

Four weeks ago I had walked passed, and evidently the owner noticed my reviewing the menu in the window. A nice, polite, mature Gentleman asking if I had any questions. I advised I was just looking. Well over these past several weeks, I could not forget the impression he had left with me.

So on Saturday, I decided to go back and pay the Cafe Italia a visit. As he explained to me when leaving in an apology, he had just had an operation, and walking was difficult, so thus difficult to personally greet myself at the table. I reminded him of my previous time there, looking, and my promise to return. It’s a small but very comfortable restaurant located in the Roselli Building.

There were about seven of the square tables, two round tables for five and an oblong table for eight. Immediately after the presentation of the menu and the wine list, a plate of house made bread with butter was presented, together with a plate of provolone cheese and a round metal cup of Italian Olives. Everything was very tasty.

For anyone eating out on a budget, the pasta dishes were exceptionally reasonable. I selected the Eggplant Rollatini for my appetizer, and the veal cutlet with mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce. Also a side of pasta with a marinara sauce. It was the largest pasta side dish I have ever been served. The eggplant was delicious, and three nice sized slices of veal were so tender you could break them with your fork. They had a nice selection of Italian house wines by the glass, and the prices were at least half of what you would normally pay in a Ristoranti. I forgot to mention the tables had a nice light tan first table cloth, topped with another white linen top table cloth, and of course real linen napkins. Service was just perfect, where you were not rushed, and you leisurely enjoy the appetizer, before the entree and pasta were served.

While there, a group of six arrived and selected the round table in the front by the window and adjacent to the table for eight, and they were not over-crowded.

Would I return. YES, in a heartbeat. I enjoyed my short conversation with the owner who was seated at an outside table when I was leaving. A wonderful way to spend a Saturday evening.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show flibs2019

Have your next Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show dinner with Cafe Italia – Over 40 years of marine and restaurant. Included:
  • Full access to our select Italian wine, unlimited pour
  • Over 1000 square feet for your private party
  • Your restaurant from 5pm to 11pm.
  • Corporate events, AV access
  • Any 3 Course Dinner Included
$79 per person or $3000 full capacity (50 people or more) Call (954) 561-3900 for your reservations