Cafe Italia Menu

Italian Restaurant

Dinner Menu

You could visit an Italian restaurant every night of the year and still not exhaust all the choices in South Florida. 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, unpretentious cafe was speaking Italian, a sign there’s authenticity coming out of la cucina.

Antipasti & Soups

Eggplant Rollatini
Prociutto e Melone
Antipasti Misto
Soup of the Day
Pasta e Fagioli
Zuppa di Mussels e Clams

Pasta e Risotti

Spaghetti Marinara

a simple classic with our homemade tomato sauce

Lasagne alla Bolognese

a delicate combination of meat sauce, bechamel & fresh mozzarella

Eggplant Parmigiana

layers of eggplant, tomato sauce, mozzarella & parmigiano

Spaghetti alle Vongole

clams over spaghetti in a red or white sauce

Spaghetti alle Vongole Spaghetti alle Vongole

Bucatini all’ Amatriciana

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

Risotto con Porcini or Asparagus

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

Spaghetti Carbonara

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

Penne alla Vodka

a delicate pink vodka sauce over penne

Shrimp e Broccoli over Rigatoni

a light garlic & olive oil sauce sauteed 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 a’lo 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 over linguine Zuppa di pesce over linguine

Carne & Pesce


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

Chicken Marsala

sauteed in a light marsala sauce with mushroom

Yellow Tail Snapper

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

Yellow Tail Snapper Livornese

slowly cooked with a capers,  olive oil

Yellow Tail Piccata Yellow Tail Piccata

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

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

Veal Marsala

delicate light marsala sauce with mushrooms over veal scaloppine

Veal Saltimbocca Veal Saltimbocca

Veal Saltimbocca

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

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

Filet Mignon or NY Strip

grilled and accompanied by a wine and mushroom sauce


Various imported Italian desserts

Tartufo Tartufo

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