Since 1993. One of the most authentic italian restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, owned and operated solely by Italian descent. Owner Francesco, from Pescara a city in Abruzzo Italy is highly educated in central Italian cuisine and is prepared to deliver only the best!


Cafe Italia Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale is one of the most authentic, if not the most, restaurant in the Tri-County Area. Voted one of the Top 500 restaurants in all of Florida Golden Spoon Awards, Cafe Italia does what it does best, serve authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Fort Lauderdale.


Read some reviews left by our diners.
“The perfect little Italian restaurant near me”

✰ Beautiful Italian Restaurant Decor & Romantic Space
✰ Cafe Italia brings Charm of Old World to Lauderdale – Sun Sentinel
✰ Straight from the Heart – Sun Sentinel
✰ Warm Welcome makes Cafe Italia Special – The Herald Dining Section
✰ The spaghetti carbonara was the BEST I’ve ever had
✰ The charm and taste of the Old World – CityLink
✰ Fantastic… real Italian
✰ A hidden gem
✰ Trust in the Reviews!

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Risotto ScoglioWe invite you to join us in our Italian Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale for an exquisite evening of food, Italian wine and music hosted by true chefs.


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Hosting a private party? Why not have us help you, from birthday parties to wedding reunions, we will host a great evening for you enjoying italian food in our beautiful Fort Lauderdale Italian Restaurant. Kid Friendly!

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Cafe Italia Fort Lauderdale

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