You Could Visit an Italian Restaurant Every Night …

… but while dining recently at Cafe Italia in Fort Lauderdale, something hit us: “Hey,” we thought, “we’re eating real Italian food.” And what’s more, virtually everyone dining at this small extra virgin olive oil only, unpretentious cafe was speaking Italian, a sign there’s authenticity coming out of la cucina.

Antipasti

Eggplant Rollatini
Prosciutto e Melone
Caprese
Antipasto Misto
Rappini
Pasta e Fagioli
Zuppa di Mussels e Clams

Pasta & Risotti

Spaghetti Marinara

a simple classic with our homemade sauce made from San Marzano tomatoes

Lasagne alla Bolognese

a delicate combination of meat sauce, bechamel & fresh mozzarella
delicate layers of fresh pasta coated in a luxurious mix of hearty ragù bolognese and creamy béchamel

Eggplant Parmigiana

layers of eggplant, tomato sauce, mozzarella & parmigiano

Eggplant Rollatini Fort Lauderdale
EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA

Spaghetti alle Vongole

an Italian classic, flavorful pasta infused with clams and white sauce

Bucatini all’ Amatriciana

bucatini pasta tossed with pancetta-onion tomato sauce, parmigiano & black pepper

BUCATINI AMATRICIANA

Risotto con Funghi Porcini or Asparagus

arborio rice slowly cooked with white wine & fragrant porcini mushrooms or asparagus

Risotto Porcini
RISOTTO PORCINI

Spaghetti Carbonara

spaghetti with crispy pancetta, egg yolk, generous parmigiano & black pepper

Carbonara
SPAGHETTI CARBONARA

Pennette con salmone e vodka

penne pasta infused with flavorful salmon and vodka sauce

Shrimp e Broccoli over Rigatoni

a light garlic & olive oil sauce sautéed with shrimp & fresh broccoli florets

Pappardelle Mare e Monti

porcini mushrooms, garlic, large shrimp & wine in a delicate cream sauce

PAPPARDELLE MARE MONTI

Farfalle di Mare

bowtie pasta with zucchini & shrimp in a pink sauce

Rigatoni ai Porcini e burro al Tartufo

creamy porcini sauce, truffle butter and parmigiano

Risotto allo Scoglio

white seafood risotto with mussels, clams & shrimp

Risotto Scoglio
RISOTTO SCOGLIO

Rigatoni alla Cristiano

pasta tossed with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella, garlic & basil

Lamb Meatball Ragu over Chitarra Spaghetti

a pasta shape typical from Abruzzo tossed with delicate lamb meatballs simmered in tomato sauce

Trio Adriatico

fancy italian egg fettuccini with clams, shrimp & scallops in a delicate white sauce

Zuppa di Pesce over Linguini

linguini covered with mussels, clams & shrimp in a red or white sauce

Zuppa di Pesce Rigatoni
ZUPPA DI PESCE ROSSO

Carne & Pesce

Salmon

slowly cooked in olive oil, garlic, wine, tomatoes & mushrooms

Chicken Marsala

sautéed in a light marsala sauce with mushroom

Yellow Tail Snapper

slowly cooked with a delicate mix of mushrooms, diced tomatoes, wine & garlic

Tuna Steak alla Siciliano

pan seared tuna with a rich onion, lemon & olive sauce

Tuna Steak
TUNA STEAK SICILIANO

Pescespada con Peperoni in Agrodolce

swordfish steak simmered in a sweet-sour red and green pepper sauce, onion, garlic and white wine

Swordfish Italian Restaurant Fort Lauderdale
SWORDFISH

Chilean Sea Bass

simmered in extra virgin olive oil, onions, diced tomatoes & basil leaf

Snapper alla Livornese

simmered in a hearty tomato sauce with onions, capers, black olives, diced tomatoes & parsley

Red Snapper Livornese with Broccoli
SNAPPER LIVORNESE

Veal Marsala

delicate light marsala sauce with mushrooms over veal scaloppine

Veal Saltimbocca

slowly cooked veal shank in tomato sauce with celery, onions, carrots and red wine

Veal Saltimbocca
VEAL SALTIMBOCCA

Ossobuco

slowly cooked veal shank in tomato sauce with celery, onions, carrots and red wine

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OSSOBUCO

Filet Mignon or NY Strip

grilled and accompanied by a wine and mushroom sauce

Desserts

Various imported Italian desserts

Tartufo
TARTUFO