Acquo 124
Acquo 124

Acquo 124

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://acquolinaweston.com/
  • Phone: 9544542410
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Upon availability. Off site catering such as buffet and prepared food delivery for large groups.
  • Private Party Facilities: 150 person capacity. Most any size party can be accommodated with notice. Certain restrictions apply. Please call with inquiries.
  • Private Party Contact: John 9544542410
  • Entertainment: Live piano player singer most nights of the week. Contemporary hits and the classics too. Great soundtrack accompanies fantastic food.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 100 yds South of Hallandale Blvd West side of U.S.
  • Public Transit: Within a half block of the South side of Hallandale Beach Blvd on the West side of U.S.1 (South Federal Highway)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary valet service
A word from Acquo 124
2010 ZAGAT RATED BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN SOUTH FLORIDA. We have changed our name to Acquo 124 to avoid further confusion with the hotel Acqualina in Sunny Isles.We are an authentic Southern Italian favorite offering Manhattan style dining with a great atmosphere. We feature a wide variety of off the menu specials prepared fresh daily. Our menu is offered family style as well as individual portions. Please visit our website at www.acquolinahallandale.com for a preview of our full menu. Mangia
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Acquo 124 reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)special occasion (8)vibrant bar scene (5)fit for foodies (4)romantic (4)great for lunch (2)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Feels like home!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Acquo 124 is fantastic! From Sal, the owner, Umberto, the waiter extraordinaire, and Terri the bartender every part of Acquo 124 is a gem. My husband and I are from Philadelphia, and they make us feel right at home. That familiarity might have been enough to keep us coming back, but it's really the delicious, interesting food that makes this restaurant stand out. We've been back many times and always bring our friends.
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun place, older crowd
    SanantoniofoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were looking for a place with good food and dancing. This was recommended to us by a friend. When we called we were told that there was a singer, no dance floor, but sometimes "dance happens". Had a great waiter named Carlos, and ordered the several course meal for two that included wine. It was a deal! Food very good, huge portions. After dinner we went to the bar to listen to the singer. She had a nice voice and as we were told, dancing happened. People just made a dance floor next to their table! So much fun, interesting older crowd!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and value
    BlueCollarFoodCriticVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I tried many restaurants and have found many to be overpriced in regards to the quality of food and or service. Not so with Acquo 124. It is a good reliable neighborhood restaurant with good food and service. You can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Jerry
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We enjoy food and how convenient it is.Service is good but a little slow at times.Have had many family events here.Meet my grandsons for lunch.It is there favorit
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Jerry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is one of our favorite restauants.We go there for special occassions.The food and service and atmosphere are always good.It is a place we feel comfortable and recommend it all the time to our friends
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My"Visit to Acquo 124?"
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have been to many restaurants around South Florida over the past 48 years and I have to say this was one of the worst dining experiences I've had for many years. The food was like it was warmed up or cooked all day and then served to customers. The shrimp was old and tough rubbery. The portions were obscene{ they will say it a family restaurant ??] The amount of stuff on these huge plates simply put us off our meal. Lamb chops tough and inedible. Service just OK not what one would expect from Acquo 124? Will not get caught again and will not recommend it to people who enjoy food and dining in restaurants suggested by Open Table. Your suggestions are very good but this one was not one of the usual enjoyable places. Thanks
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  • Consistently delicious
    DineOutsideVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We are never disappointed at Acquo and our recent visit was another example. The sausage and peppers appetizer is not to miss- we can't find it anywhere else like it. The pasta was cooked to perfection if you love al dente. It remains tops on our list whenever we are in town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acquo in Hallandale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Truly enjoyed our dinner at Acquo. The service was excellent and the staff very attentive. They have summer dinner specials at very reasonable prices. I would highly recommend Acquo & we will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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  • Craving met
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My GF and I were craving some good cuban food. Our cravings were definately met. The food was great and the white sangria was awesome.
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  • Very good Italian
    PaulSVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We all had pasta & they were all very good, gluten free w/meat sauce, baked zitty, ravioli & lasagna. Don't forget to try the burnt broccoli & the tiramisu ... Great service & pleasant live music.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Nice experience
    duskrider09
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The beer was way over priced. Sunset menu and food was excellent so was service.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor second
    Nukker
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We ate at the Weston location a number of times. Based on our good experience there, we decided to try the one in Hallandale. Absolutely no comparison. My wife had spaghetti and meatballs, and the sauce was straight out of a can. I ordered the same dish I had at Weston, and it was tasteless. Too bad.
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  • Great summer menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We took advantage of excellent summer special menu which included choice of salad, choice of pasta, choice of 7 or 8 entrees, all for only $21 pp.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • geat food
    gourmandVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    had excellent food shared with 3 friends; eggplant parmagiana , chopped salad, pro secco and capuccino. th service with prfessinal and unobtrusive: Recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 190 reviews are from the Acquo 124 reviews archive.
  • earlybird special
    klerin
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Dusty nursing home type of place. Use to be much better. Seems to be competing for the earlybird crowd that likes to party. In its favor does have all the right cocktails for true italian. Food could be off the warming trays from a cheap buffet lunch for all I know. Where is that homemade ribbon pasta I was so fond of?
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  • Why go elsewhere ?
    24dinnerVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    With many choices for a family Italian dinner in this area. Acquo 124 is better than most. Summer in South Florida brings out the dinner special menu and Acquo 124 is right there with many choices including salad ,pasta and entree at a price which doesn't max out your credit card. A tasty chopped salad, veal,or chicken prepared Marsala or parmigiana with a pasta bolognese , pomodoro, or marinara and it's like a Sunday feast at Grandma's house.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food!
    FoodDude
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is a hidden neighborhood gem. Not sure how many people even notice this restaurant across from bright and busy Gulfstream. It's awesome, please don't miss it. Wonderful food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT EATS IN HALLENDALE
    jfs226VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Always a great meal @ Aqua. The eggplant Parmesan is over the top. All the food is terrific, but we always go back to ordering the eggplant parmesan.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Style ... Good Italian!
    STEVENFROMSETAUKETNEWYORKVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    When we visit Sunny Isles from Long Island, New York and want good Italian food, this is where we go! Acquo 124 never disappoints! Great menu and wine list! Valet parking is a plus!
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  • not bad
    fredl422VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Had a large group late on a Sunday evening. We were treated great. Staff was very accommodating. Food was excellent quality especially for the price.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evening out
    nightpleasure
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have had dinner at Acquo many times. I have never been disappointed. The smaller menu is a great idea. Our waiter was very helpful when we ordered and the experience as usual was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fagetaboutait
    Hoboken
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Food was ok,eggplant parm.good, antipasta terrible very tasteless very bland , not what we call a real antipasta in Jersey.. Place needs to step up its decor. Very dark and dingy not appealing atmosphere to eat. Even outside before entering needs a good clean up. Will not be returning. Not happy.....
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  • Jerry
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Always have wonderful service and excellent food.This is a convenient local restaurant that we take our children and grandchildren.We all enjoy the family style
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    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Home cooking
    Saucy23VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This is a place you go to over and over we eat there two or. Three times a week,we just drop in for appetizers and a drink. The music can get loud sometimes. Other than that it is great.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as usual.
    Dinning4lifeVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    But still good. The apt and salad were great.the sea bass at 36 dollars was tasteless vert small and cold. Stick with the menu and stay away from the specials and you can't go wrong
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • horrible
    lynneVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Lunch buffet wad terrible. Food was less than mediocre. Service was horrible.
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  • Birthday Dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Booked online before arriving in Miami from the UK. Choise this restautant as local to hotel and recommended on Trip Advisor. It was my wife's birthday and wanted something special - it cetainly was that with good atmosphere, extensive menu & excellent service. I am now in my wife's good books for the rest of the year!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Food was very good. Host needs
    kenchowVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food was very good. Host needs a lesson or two about accommodating guests on seating location. Waiter was missing in action most of the time & forgot coffees with our dessert. Too bad, because his personality & demeanor was very good. Total experience was just OK because it was more than one thing that was lacking
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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  • Perfect dinner option
    DinnerVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food is wonderful. Umberto is by far the best server there. Make sure to ask for him for a great dining experience. Music nightly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Each one of our 5 person party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Each one of our 5 person party ordered a different entree. Every one was excellent. My complaint was the high noise level. We enjoyed the drinks and food for about one and a half hours. It was difficult to communicate and quite a relief to exit to the quiet of the street. It may be because of our ages but I cannot enjoy any conversation during so many decibels of sound.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    alli
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Looking for a reasonably priced, excellent Italian food? Aquos124 is for you. You almost think an Italian grandma is in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maitre d was not gracious
    westhamptoneaterVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    maitre d was not gracious or helpful. Food was so so.
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  • Disappointed
    TheConstantDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    After several wonderful meals there, this last time was very disappointing. The entree we ordered, chicken scarparella for 2 had only 3 very small pieces of chicken but tons of sausage and vegetables. Being that it was called CHICKEN scarp..., we were surprised at the quantity of the chicken Even worse was that the waiter plopped the entree down in between the other couple we were dining with (who had ordered totally different entrees) and walked away leaving us with neither serving utensils or plates to serve the food on. The waiter also argued with our dining companions about the amount of salad they ordered. Unpleasant waiter and unpleasant meal. It will be a long time before we go back, if ever.
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  • Amazing Calamari
    Rafael
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Best Calamari i have ever had and the portions are huge. Great Atmosphere , live music and just Spectacular Food. Will definitely visit again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Glad2BHere
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Introduced two more people to this wonderfully accommodating restaurant. The food is always very good and the service has even improved with the introduction of more waitstaff. Never a parking issue with the complimentary valet, and never a weather issue as you can pull up under a permanent canopy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Reliable and welcoming
    Glad2BHere
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Almost always can find a place for diners in this family-style friendly restaurant. Between the waitstaff and bussers, we get nice attention no matter how crowded they might be. Complimentary valet parking by pleasant valets who we are more than happy to tip generously. The food is varied and nicely prepared. Servings are large enough to be shared or halved and very well priced. We appreciate that they will accommodate dietary needs and preferences and know we can bring even our fussiest of guests here. Live musical entertainment after 8 has always been good and makes one wish for a dance floor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • inattentive & disappointing svc
    vikarella
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    beautiful place. food was excellent & consistent. we returned for the 2nd time for another group dinner. the restaurant was not that full but the server was mia for most of the evening. at one point he was folding napkins & we had to disturb him because we couldn't find anyone to bring us silverware for our dessert after asking 2 people.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great experience
    Drew
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Authentic Italian food and wine were fabulous. Attentive service, live entertainment in the bar was great. All around fun night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian food
    MoonstruckOneVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    One of the better restaurants in the Hollywood/Hallandale area. Good Italian food at fair prices. Good Super Tuscans @ $36 per bottle. Excellent service from Umberto. We try a lot of restaurants, but always return to Acquo because it's better than the rest. The new host from Bayville, NY is an asset. The portions are generous & the bread is delicious.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • different
    karee
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    waiter wouldnt take our order. service was terrible. enjoyed entertainment. computers were down so they put 400.00 tip on bill which was corrected the next day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic