We have seen this restaurant around for many years but made our first trip this past weekend. I am not sure what we were waiting for as this was such a pleasant surprise! All the dishes we tried were well prepared and delicious. Cafe Italia also prepares Penne a la Vodka in my favorite way – by flambe! When you flambe the sauce, it adds a nice smokey flavor to the sauce. Very few restaurants make it this way and this is the second one in South Florida that I have found that will use this method. The lasagna appears to have been made with fresh pasta which creates a lovely texture to the dish. One thing to note, we purchased the lasagna dish to split for our kids (7 and 10). The staff was kind enough to split it for us before they brought it out.
I am truly impressed that Cafe Italia has been in business for 20+ years! Unfortunately, many restaurants loose their focus on quality but I do not think this is the case for this restaurant. We look forward to making Cafe Italia as one of our go-to places for excellent Italian food!