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Italian Red Sauce
Italian Red Sauce
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Italian Red Sauce Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.ItalianRedSauce.net
  • Phone: (954) 533-8347
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday 1:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday 3:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Aldo Vespero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Anything from the menu and special requests.
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment, watch how we make our fresh pasta and fresh mozzarella.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oakland Park Blvd
  • Public Transit: Bus #: 02
    Stop ID: 2671
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from Italian Red Sauce
Finally Italy comes to Sunrise FL!
The ambiance of the restaurant is to bring you into an Italian setting of the streets of Italy. Experience the inner home and the outer streets, authentically capture the essence of Italy. It"s a breath taking experience to encounter.

The secret of how to make great Italian red sauce, is passed through generations. We are sharing our legacy throughout our great dishes!
Come and see the exclusive homemade pasta and bread being made right in front of your eyes.

Italian Red Sauce offers romantic and family style plates. Delight in over 120 varietes of wines and full bar while having a delicious meal.
Have a taste for an Italian dish that is not on our menu? Ask our waiters to request it for our Chef to make specifically for you.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very sad been there many times. Last night two people at my table had problems with their food The ravioli was hard and the veal was tough. So sad"
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "The service was very good. Staff was very friendly. Eggplant parmigiana was delicious and so was the rigatoni with vodka sauce. My husband didn't love the meatballs. Said they were too dense and heavy. The bread could have been better. It was bland. Overall some of the dishes were delicious and others were just okay."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "We've been several times. Heard about it from a salesman at an Audi dealer; didn't buy the Audi but remembered the restaurant. Extremely good Italian (great veal, seafood and pasta) at a reasonable price. Have spent much more for nowhere near the quality in Boca. Great food and a very romantic and warm decor."
    Dined on 6/6/2013
  • "We have visited this restaurant on two previous occasions and left with fantastic reviews. Our last visit was a complete disappointment. The food was fair but desserts were not good at all except one. Unfortunately, we will not be returning."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "The food was right up there with the best! From the salad to the dessert, everything was delicious-you must try the peppers and onions and bolognese!"
    Dined on 5/26/2013
  • "Great food and awesome service. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "We felt like part of family in this Resturant, the owner came and introduced himself and we had a nice conversation about how he became involved in the business. All the wait staff was wonderful, very attentive to our large party. I liked that it was food is served family style where everyone can share. The food we selected was excellent,also we enjoyed the homemade bread. The entertainment also was very enjoyable. It made us want to stay there all night."
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "A hidden restaurant in Sunrise with a decor resembling an Italian suburb. Decent food."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "This was our first visit to the restaurant. Maybe it was the time of day (afternoon on a Saturday) but it felt like something was missing. The food was very good and served quickly and hot. The staff were attentive the service was good. There isn't any one thing that I could put my finger on as to being wrong or poor...just an overall feeling that something was missing."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "Food was expensive, awful and not as advertised. Vegetables looked like what would be thrown out at a decent establishment. "Jumbo" shrimp were very small, felt as if they had been re-heated and were testeless. Old bread too. Music was sofocatingly loud. Will not be going back."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "We keep going back for the eggplant parmesan. The red sauce is delicious. It's fun for large groups to order family style."
    Dined on 4/30/2013
  • "My friend said it was the best birthday she ever had when we surprised her with the Tiramisu cake and the waiter's rendition of "Happy Birthday". They even asked her name when I arranged the surprise. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the ravioli special was great. The ambiance is unbeatable."
    Dined on 4/30/2013
  • "The food was made to order and well prepared. The pasta and bread are home made, and the "red sauce" was quite good. However, it was very "pricey" for this part of the county. Everything was a la carte. It's worth one shot, but check out the menu first."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "being Italian, growing up in an Italian houseold all my life. i would rate your sauce about the worst I have ever eaten, I need to work in your restaurant and teach your cooks how to really make Italian food, and it just was"nt me, my whole family thought it was bad! we will not return!"
    Dined on 4/7/2013
  • "The food was absolutely fabulous, delicious, out of this world flavor!! The only unfortunate fact is the neighborhood. Not very inviting on the outside, but once you're inside you're taken into a beautiful Italian Street scene! So don't worry about the neighborhood. It's what's inside that counts!"
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "Awful experience. Took 3 hours to BE SERVED AND EAT. Waiter was rude surly non attentive. Will NEVER go back"
    Dined on 3/20/2013
  • "The food was excellent. However, despite the fact that I checked in with the desk TWO TIMES, I got home and got an email from Open Table that we had cancelled. Impossible as we talked to the hostess after the meal, complimenting her on the restaurant's food. In addition, my friend and I split the bill and both paid with a credit card, even more proof that we honored the reservation. Thank you, Open Table, for crediting us, but I don't understand why this happened. Never has happened before."
    Dined on 3/19/2013
  • "What a lovely find. Although the menu may seem a bit pricey for an Italian restaurant, this is fine dining at its best. Plus, the portions are quite large. Chicken picatta was two large chicken breasts in a perfecly balanced white wine/lemon/butter/caper sauce. Outstanding. The spaghetti bolonese was also savory and just plain delicious. Menu is al a carte but has two prices, which the waiter did not explain the differences. Caesar salad also was good. And I love that the bread comes with butter AND a fragrant olive oil with baked garlic gloves."
    Dined on 3/10/2013
  • "Had 7:00 reservation, a little waiting but very good meals for all of us. It was first time to italian red sauce but not the last, sorry we did not know the place before. Will be back before we leave for canada And next winter will be our choice. Thanks to all of you."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "We have eaten here probably six times since this place has opened in Aug. Our waiter, Jean M., was borderline rude and almost argumentative when I requested the salad dressing on the side...his claim was that I could not have the salad dressing on the side because they toss the salad in the kitchen...so I asked him if the salad has been sitting in dressing for quite a while. After requesting three times, he finally got the message and said he would do his best. Really? I thought the wait staff is in the "hospitality" business...then he disappeared after delivering the salad without any dressing "on the side". Had to get the young the attention of the young waiter who really seemed to be happy to accommodate us in any why whatsoever."
    Dined on 3/6/2013
  • "We enjoyed our experience at Italian Red Sauce. The food and service were very good. Had an excellent Chicken Scarpiello and a great Chianti suggested by our server. We hope the neighborhood gets the word about this restaurant. It is tucked away in a strip shop area and we wonder if anyone knows it is there."
    Dined on 3/5/2013
  • "Food was excellent. Great find for Italian fair, individual plates or family style."
    Dined on 3/4/2013
  • "Service was slow. One dinner came cold. Manager did try and make it up by buying us a glass of wine, giveing us coffee and dessert. Thought after reading a Sun-Sentinel review we would be having a nice meal. Don't think I would go back."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "Their food is outstanding. Highly recommend this hidden gem."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "First time diner. Can't say enough about this place. Service was great, food, which you could tell is authentic homemade was fantastic and the ambiance of the place literally transports you to Italy. The complimentary limoncello after diner was a nice touch. Will absolutely be back!"
    Dined on 2/25/2013
  • "Food was very good.We were 6 & all enjoyed their dinners. Thought the help should have been a little more knowledgable,but tried their best/ Decor very nice.All &all a good experience & would definitely return.Flo Avron"
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "Cela fait 2 fois qu'on y va, difficile de se faire servir veau avec pâtes, semble les déranger. Je trouve cela niaiseux surtout que je suis prête à payer le supplément."
    Dined on 2/17/2013
  • "I didn't enjoy it at all! The service was horrible and the food had no taste or flavor. They also didn't have any other beverage available besides water without ice and wine. We were seated in a tight small table which was very uncomfortable. It was basically a waste of $33.52, I also didn't tip because the waiter was rude and not helpful at all. He had no knowledge of the menu. I will NEVER return here again...very disappointing and waste of time and money."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "Restaurant was referred to me by a friend who I greatly respect on her choices of food and restaurants. I wasn't disappointed. Not only was the food great, but the service was exceptional. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "We had a group celebrating St Valentine's Day but maybe because they were real busy... I do not know exactly why.... But the food was delayed for more than 1.5 hours.... They served the wrong entrees and we had an issue with the air conditioning.... It was either too hot or too cold..... Our waiter attempted to make up for all the mishaps by being super nice.... I will try it in another day when is not too busy.... Because the food was very good...."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "In this occasion, very busy, noisy, mediocre food quality, poor service. Very disappointed. This was one of our favorite Italian Restaurants; have to reassess!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Went on Valentines Day evening & they gave us a free bottle of vino! Kudos!! The wife had the Shrimp Fra Diablo - Very Good! I had the Steak Pizziola - Out Of This World!! One of the best dishes that I have had in an Italian restaurant in Florida the past 35 years! The sauce made the dish! They should put that sauce on everything!! :-) Service was very good too! The second time we've been & first time since it's been under new management. I think they made the right changes, because the first visit was not this good. Appetizers & Desserts were very good also! We will return soon!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "We were very satisfied with the food preparation and presentation. Service was excellent. This is a great place to dine."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant. We had dinner here Fridat night. We arrived in time for "Happy hour" 5 dollar martini's and wines and bar bites. Dinner was very tasty, my daughter loved her baked ziti, my mom was very pleased with her eggplant parm, just the way she loves it, and I shrimp with burnt green beans, one of my faorites. The chef is not SALT CRAZY, which makes me very happy. YES.... the RED SAUCE is GREAT. We will be back soon, don't let this place pass you by support our local restaurants."
    Dined on 2/8/2013
  • "This was some of the best authentic Italian food I have had in a great while. We try to stay away from chain restaurants and this was a perfect find. Italian food should be simple yet tasteful. You will find that here! Best gnocchi with gargonzola sauce out side from my kitchen!! Would definitely return or recommend if back in the area!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2013
  • "Interesting place, but very loud when having dinner. The singer was great, however, a bit too much when you are trying to have conversations at your table. The food was good,people were very nice."
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "Cute place, set up like an Italian piazza. Food is good, plenty of menu choices. Kind of pricy for a local place but that wouldn't stop me from going back. What would stop me is the noise level. My friend and I could hardly hear one another. That makes for a stressful dinner and takes away from the overall enjoyment of the evening."
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "I had read a review in the Our Town News which was favorable so I thought I would give them a try. In addition, the paper also said you would receive 10% off for mentioning the newspaper name. However, at the end of the meal, the waiter knew nothing about the discount and the owner refused to honor it. I would have tried the restaurant regardless, but it was very poor business on the part of the owner not to at least say why the 10% was not being honored. New customers are hard to find for any business and to not honor a $7.50 coupon on a $75 check seems foolish. Even a personal I am sorry, but can we offer you a coffee or desert would have saved the day. Now I have a sour taste about the whole experience although the food was good."
    Dined on 1/27/2013
  • "I was a big fan until I went this past Saturday nite to find out that chef Aldo and the complete staff have been replaced. Major disappointment. The menu changed and the food as well. Chef Aldo had a lit hand to his dishes. Now there is a heavy hand in the kitchen and it comes thru disappointingly. He old staff was friendly and welcoming. I found the new staff was ok but not quite the same homey feel for me. I won't return. Sorry"
    Dined on 1/19/2013