Acquolina - Weston
Acquolina - Weston

Acquolina - Weston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.acquolinaweston.com/
  • Phone: 9543891880x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Catering for small/large parties and or group/office events. Subject to scheduling availability. Prepared food delivery as well as staffed service available with advance notice.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N.E. Corner of Royal Palm Blvd and Weston Rd.
  • Public Transit: Just West of 75 and one exit North of 595 Acquolina is your first right hand turn on Weston Road when heading North from Royal Palm Blvd. Located on the North End of Waterway Shoppes II
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Waterway Shoppes II on the N.E. corner of Royal Palm Blvd and Weston Rd. accommodates almost unlimited parking for Acquolina guests.
A word from Acquolina - Weston
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2010 ZAGAT RATED BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

Acquolina " Italian for mouth watering" is 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.acquolinaweston.com for a preview of our full menu. Mangia
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Acquolina - Weston reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)great for outdoor dining (27)good for groups (25)special occasion (23)fit for foodies (21)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (14)hot spot (13)scenic view (11)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Nice evening!
    mickonrunVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Service was very good. The menu has a wide variety of choices. The pizzas were more like french bread but they were delicious. Food is very much made to order. We were certainly not rushed as this is a nice place to spend the evening eating great Italian food and enjoying the dining experience. The prices were very reasonable. The half portion is plenty for 2 people if you are sharing an appetizer and order an a la carte vegetable side dish. Lots of young families dining at all times. Good thing the restaurant is a bit loud so you don't hear the young children being noisy at the neighboring tables. There is a children's menu for them as well. Suggest dining quite late to avoid the young one's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Delicious food, excellent service, very knowledgable. Can't say a bad thing about the place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very ample menu and wine list. Outside seating is a nice available option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice surprise
    JuanVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It was a nice surprise when i looked at the menu and the specials were most of my favorites. Prices are not for the faint of heart though. Service was great and the food was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Jason and the gang go out of their way to make sure that your dining experience is what you expect. I shall continue coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very nice restaurant
    MarLin
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It was my first visit on a Tuesday night and they had $5.00 drink specials. Shared an entrée of Chicken Marsala with a side of pasta. The portions are so large that we still had leftover pasta. I would definitely eat their again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid Unusual Appetizers
    Sevensacharm
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our second visit to Acquolina-Weston. Our first experience was truly superb and all diners were very satisfied with their selections. This time around, the main course selections were tasty and well-prepared. However, an artichoke appetizer that two people ordered as their 'Main Course' was sub-standard and promptly returned to the kitchen. Our server, Jose, was very good, available and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice for Dining
    Travelingdiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    While the noise level was a little high I could still easily converse with my dinner companions without straining to hear them or yelling over the crowd. The food is excellent. You can dine on dinner specials that are truly special or dine on everyday Italian fare that is not your everyday taste. The meatballs with marinara and ricotta cheese are scrumptious. We ordered the family size spinach salad with goat cheese and cranberries and it was excellent. We were 3-people and had trouble finishing it. The service is wonderfully old fashioned. The waiter served the salad table side and automatically divided it into equal portions withou being asked. The pasta dishes are a taste above the rest and the dessert was to die for. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ryppedorf
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    It was ok; just ok. A piece of fish and a handful of asparagus cost $40 - you have to be joking, right!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always excellent food and service. That is why we return so often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we came back
    Ellis
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had been regulars for some time. Being weight conscious, we especially enjoyed having a drink or two at the bar and dining on their delectable appetizers. [The shrimp cocktail was a meal in itself.] The crowd at the bar was friendly and welcoming; and everyone warmed up to Peter, the bartender. When the place grew so popular that we couldn't find a seat at the bar, we decided to try other places for a while; but came back recently for old times' sake. To our pleasant surprise, they had doubled the size of the bar. Peter still works there on Fridays. And we ate outside, on the water. The food was as good as ever. [The skirt steak dinner was my favorite and still is.] And the experience made us vow to come back much more frequently.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious as usual
    Stephen
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My date and i were celebrating six years of matrimonial bliss. Started with the Florida arugula salad - terrific. Unfortunately, our request for the sea bass was denied. They has just run out! Second choice of shrimp scampi with pasta was delicious. I ordered the pounded veal chop with mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, and asparagus. It was very good! However, tonight the waiter was not very attentive. Don't bother with the latte... it's very weak. Overall, we can always count on a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Italian Restaurant
    NvizbleVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Always consistent, delicious and plentiful. Not sure why I don't go here more often; I guess so as not to ruin the "special" feel of enjoy the meals and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrific [lace to meet friends
    Bob305
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loved the nice round tables that allow 6 old friends to catch up.... A great midway point for people from Miami to meet friends from Boca Raton---at the 1/2 way mark.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The "Go To Place"
    DocJoe
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have never been disappointed with our dining experience yet. I have lived here for forty years and have taken guests to your establishment often. Most recently, my parents moved down here and it's our place for family occasions when siblings come in. Thank you for such stellar food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acquolina-Weston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was really really good and so was the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantasitic
    RoyFVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is one of my go-to spots. Always fantastic, great food, service ambiance. It is just what you want for an Italian restaurant, knowledgeable staff that know how to wait on a table and serve the customer with really good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great Italian food in weston
    jfs226VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND The restaurant was packed.We started with a delicious gorganzola salad and the tender flavorful filetof flounder in lemon.fantastic. We love the food here as well as their sister restsurant in hallendale.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing staff
    JimL
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Amazing service. Our waiter (Dan, a New York transplant) was absolutely phenomenal. Great food, great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    Peteyboy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Superb food and outstanding service. Can't wait to come back. Well worth the drive from Miami.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the new lounge
    Ginger
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Last Saturday we celebrated a special anniversary dining in the new lounge at Acquolina. It was fabulous. We were a party of six at a round table and were able to carry on a conversation and be heard! This new room has much better acoustics. As always the food was outrageous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food has remained steady over the years. The wait staff go out of their way to ensure that your dining experience is what you expect. I'll keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Service as always excelled. Food was great as always. For the price you just can't beat this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    OLLO61
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We love Italian food and this has been one of the best we have visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Trixie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great Food! Perfect for any Occassion. Prices are very fair- Large Portions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weston
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    While foood was excellent, they have the worlds worst bartender. Theydo not know how to make a mixed drink. Ordered a vodka martine and got a glass full of vermouth. My wife ordered a maquerita and recieved a water glass , half filled with the salt so thick she had to wipe it off to drink from the glass. We go there for the food as this has happened every timewego there. m
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    vip2013VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A special thank you to Candace and staff who made sure my Aunt and Uncle had a wonderful experience. The food was exceptional. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service & Great Food
    KainnaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful dinner outdoors with my husband. The servers were very attentive and so was the visiting duck. We had a beautiful view of the lake and its dwellers. The vultures in the parking lot were intimidating but magnificent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Service
    MMDDSS
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food was great as usual but what made last night exceptional was the service we recieved as we celebrated our Son's birthday. It seemed like there were always at least 2 or 3 different servers attending to our every need from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. Truly awesome service. Thx!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Paul
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Had 6 for my sons birthday and had marvelous dinner. Food and service outstanding. Always a little on the noisy side but we had corner table in front which was very comfortable. One of our favorite restaurants which seems to get better each time we go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 251 reviews are from the Acquolina - Weston reviews archive.
  • Delicious lunch
    foodfriendly
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The service and food were excellent. This was my first time there and I will definitely go back with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NormanVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    excellent food and service, highly recommended. Management and service are terrific. Eggplant parmigian and chopped salad are great dishes, as is the seafood salad. Careful attention to customer needs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I first have to say that it does not matter how good the food is, if the service is not good I won't go back. This place had both. Our waiter was amazing as well as the rest of the staff. The good was great. I had the seafood linguine which was delicious. My parents had the chicken Milanese and the sole which were both extremely good. I would definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dining Experience
    Gabs
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had an absolutely wonderful dinner! Hector, our waiter made the experience even better! His support staff was also great! The food was excellent...very high quality and portions were very generous...recommend sharing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not want to go far from Weston
    Kikozaid
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Been there several times. Service Is very good. Food was served very fast. Presentation was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Weston
    LoseyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Outside seating is great!! I do not want to say more,,,,,,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What a great evening...
    helenheart
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The menu selection and food is outstanding. We ate the Pollo Alla Griglia - Chicken breast marinated in garlic & aged balsamic vinegar, served w/ chopped tomatoes, onions, & basil. Amazing Dish!!! The service is always excellent. Wonderful dining experience !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    LoveGreatFoodVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great, great, great! There were six of us celebrating my birthday. The service was absolute top notch; it wouldn't have been better if we paid four times the price! Food > d-li-chus! Seriously, I will return and recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday night at Agualina
    birthdaygirl48
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Dinner was good, server forgot one of our salads, the wait time between courses was long. It was a Tuesday night after 8pm in Weston. the flow time could be improved. The assistant(busboy) could have done a better job checking if we needed more bread and drinks.(Had to ask). The experience was good and we would go back but would like to see some more attention to detail. Don't want to blame the kitchen but the communication between wait staff and kitchen expeditor needs to improve. The food had good flavor and was prepared to the correct temperature. We have been there before and felt things were a bit more polished could have been an off night but for customer retention you need to do better than good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • daveVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Always consistent and never any issues. They treat like family. Best place in west broward!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.