SPAZIO - Fort Lauderdale
SPAZIO - Fort Lauderdale
  • Address:
    239 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
    Neighborhood:
    Fort Lauderdale
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

SPAZIO - Fort Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spaziofl.com/
  • Phone: 9547648191
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily 8:00am - 11:00am
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am - 4:00pm
    Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Breakfast served weekends until 12:00noon
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Spazio can easily accommodate parties of up to 24 guests in our semi-private wine lounge, and up to 60 in combination with our banquette wall or on our oceanfront patio. Please feel free to contact us for more information and group dining options.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Jacques 9547648191
  • Entertainment: Spazio is pleased to present an eclectic mix of flamenco and contemporary jazz music on our beachfront main-stage. Please visit our website or call for a schedule of nightly performers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Las Olas Bouelvard
  • Public Transit: Just south on A1A from the Sun Trolley Fort Lauderdale Beach Route #6
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are three public, secure parking lots within a half block radius, and convenient handicapped drop off in the rear of the restaurant, just one block west on Almond Avenue.
A word from SPAZIO - Fort Lauderdale
DINE under blue skies or moonlight in a relaxed, casual setting where music and laughter fill the air
DELIGHT in a thoughtful menu of Italian dishes and an impressive selection of old & new world wines
DISCOVER a new dining destination, and take a culinary vacation, in your own backyard

Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Spazio Italian Restaurant and Wine Lounge offers a touch of glamour in a casual-chic setting, attracting locals and visitors to south Florida alike. Whether you dine al fresco on the oceanfront patio, enjoy a cozy dinner for two in our curtain-draped booths, or simply gather with friends for cocktails and small plates at the centralized bar - every seat at Spazio affords a breathtaking ocean view by day, and at night, the moon and the stars.
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SPAZIO - Fort Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (5)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (4)fit for foodies (3)kid-friendly (2)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Bar more than restaurant
    TravelingDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had made reservations for Sunday night of Labor Day weekend. Not necessary. This is one of those places that has a hawker at the entrance to woo you in. Seated right away by the main entrance which had a lot of traffic. Noticed first thing that no one was eating, but most had their fishbowl cocktails. Not a good sign. All tables (even indoors) are worn plastic with plastic or outdoor chairs. Ordered two cocktails (not fishbowls) and proceeded to dinner. Ordered an appetizer to split (never came) and two entrees. Mine was the chicken dish of the day which tasted like it had been prepared by taking the chicken out of a box and heating it. Partner had a pasta dish which he said was OK. Can't recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date Night
    Trish
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very cool place for late night dining by the beach. Dinner was good, service excellent. The waiter pointed out tip was already included in the bill so we could make adjustments!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steve
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We ate dinner here the first night of our stay in Fort Lauderdale, based upon other Trip Advisor reviews we expected it to be better than it was. The waiter was nice enough - but he kept telling us how bad the service was going to be because they were busy - it was slow, but he didn't need to keep reminding us how bad it would be. Also, the noise level was loud, we got wet when it began to rain and the food was just okay - especially for the price. I'm being generous in giving 3 starts overall - probably 2 1/2 would be more in line with our experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spazio made for a fun night
    BobbyG
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was entertaining some vip customers and Spazio was on point the whole night, we are a large party and we were served like we were a party of four. Food was Great! Perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good solid place
    DiningDocVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had eaten here before our last cruise but the variability in reviews had me a little worried. We were a group of 13 people. We were sat at our table promptly. The waiter was really good and checked back many times. The food is not gourmet was is very solid and tasty. The drinks were large and delicious. The view of the beach and ocean are breathtaking. A previous review questioned "who would pay extra for the view?". I certainly would! We will be back in February on our next trip to Fort Lauderdale.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too loud never again
    FoodE
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    too loud, beach crowd, false setting of nice romantic place. Waiter was too busy watching world cup, could not make suggestions was not friendly. I would never return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 77 reviews are from the SPAZIO - Fort Lauderdale reviews archive.
  • Twiggy66
    Twiggy66
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have been going there every Sunday morning for breakfast. I have been very satisfy and like the service. This is the first time I go with the family for lunch and enjoy it and had very good service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere!
    Dineexplorer18
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This place has a great view of the Atlantic Ocean! The food was good, too! Our server was very polite and helpful with food choice information.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my Ft. Lauderdale favorites!
    Dining4pleasure
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Excellent food and service. Pizza is always perfect, but chef's choices are unique and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a great Mothers Day breakfast at Spazio - food was fantastic and the scenery amazing.. great people watching too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touristy, but not bad
    jonboy
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Restaurant is right on the main oceanfront drag, and is a little overpriced because of it. Food was good, service was a little slow. Given its location, the variety of clientele and the weather (windy, rain while we were there) it was a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    Letseat
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    They did not have any record of our open table reservation. I showed the hostess a screen shot of my reservation and she said none of their staff uses the application. Waited 1.5 hours and meal still was not served. Waitress was not tentative, nor apologetic for food not coming out. Cool people watching but not recommended for dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad experience
    VdayDinner42
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Made reservations for to have dinner with my wife for Valentine's day at this restaurant and service was horrible. First and last time. We were seated curbside and literally inches from the couple next to us, not very romantic or intimate at all. Our waiter never returned to check on us after taking our order and our first and only round of drinks. The bus boy came to our table and I asked for our drinks once again and still no drinks, finally a manager came by and I canceled the drinks and asked for my check. Finally the waiter shows up with the check. It was a little busy but not THAT busy. Would not recommend this to anyone I know. Hopefully they'll make some improvements.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines DAY
    UliDiaz75
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was very nice. The service was a bit slow fir drinks and then it picked up a little. I recommend order the dinner at the same time the apps are ordered. A little noisy but I didn't mind. Good entertainment. Relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spazio Exceeded
    Tucker
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to Spazio for Valentine's Day, which is always risky at any restaurant. But our table was ready, the waitress, while very busy, was very good and friendly. The wine list was strong, and the whole red snapper was very well done. The ambiance is also appealing, Overall, we'd go back, no question.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good. Indoor seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food is good. Indoor seating is best. Even though outdoors has the better view of the ocean, the seating is super close and inconvenient.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, very noisy
    NP60396VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Food for the group: Chicken Picatta, Chicken Parm, Spaghetti Pesto were great. Meatballs were just okay. Children's pizza is more like garlic bread and was a little burnt. Not an ideal children restaurant but they do have a kids menu. Traffic and parking on the beach are miserable - bumper to bumper and no valet - you have to find your own parking on the beach. There is a paid lot behind the restaurant. We chose an early dinner to avoid traffic (5:30pm) and it still wasn't early enough. Four stars only because of the noise level - which is extreme. You will not hear anything but the music, which is difficult if you are going with a group and want to chat, which we did. I would go back for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Casual Dining
    laurenVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I took a client here for lunch. We were in suits and everyone else was in swim-wear and drinking huge drinks. It was not a problem, but I guess I didn't realize what the situation was. This place is located across from the beach and has a party atmosphere. The food was excellent except for the calamari which was really chewy. Our pasta dishes were wonderful and the waitstaff was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and passing nightlife crowd
    NickyBVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    We took a group of 15 veteran travelers who commented days afterward about the food quality of the restaurant. Food was fresh and hot and prepared to everyone's tastes. Portions were more than we could finish. The restaurant is more of a bar / restaurant combo with a modern theme that seems to cater to the late night crowd as well. Only negatives were: the speed of service (1) server for the large group, music was a bit to loud for good conversation and a sweating overhead A/C duct dripping on the table. We would definitely recommend Spazio to friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time/Great food
    biedsVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We made a reservation for 12 people for a 25th birthday. As people arrived, they were seated immediately. They did not make us wait until everyone arrived. Great music playing in the background. Our server arrived and took drink orders as we arrived. Once we received our drinks, we gave appetizer order. Great selection. Food order was taken promptly as well. All food was absolutely delicious! The server was attentive to entire group. Since there were 12 of us, the gratuity was added. It was only 15% added, so I did give additional tip as it was warranted. Overall a wonderful, fun, and delicious evening. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and variety
    Gorbs
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    The menu is very diverse. I had a seafood sampler with shrimp, mussels and calamari which was amazing. Entree was the seafood wine sauce risotto, could not stop eating it! Amazing food and large portions. The wine was a bonus. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a table of 4, we were
    Carmine
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    For a table of 4, we were seated too close to another table that had about 10-12 people, They were seated after we arrived. I was swatted in the face twice (by accident) by people from that table. In addition, we were seated outside. A heater was located next to where we sat, but the heater wasn't strong enough. The service was very slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way to loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Live loud music plus screaming young patrons at bar made conversation impossible
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view and service
    Roxanne
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    The food was okay but the experience overall was positive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • decent experience
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    nothing memorable: competent across the board. great wine list, however!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is the BEST!
    OCNJ
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We celebrated a "surprise" 40th birthday party at Spazio's. The waiter, Kyle, was superb. He went well beyond anyone's expectations to ensure a memorable evening. If ever visiting Ft. Lauderdale this restaurant is a "must do: location and if you want to be "wowed", ask for Kyle to be your server, he won't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience on the Beach!
    BeauVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    This is s great restaurant on the Beach with excellent food and wine list. Heather was a wonderful Server!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group of 18 - Great Job Spazio
    PeterDVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Not many places on the beach will take reservations for large parties. We had 18 people and the staff at Spazio did a great job. The service was great, the food was great and the price was good. Great location on the beach. We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View of a Mainer
    MooseVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Although the location and ambience were definitely on the touristy side, the food quality and service was surprisingly good. The pasta and specials were reminiscent of the quality food found in the northend of Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Happening Place
    BrunchBunchVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Spazio is located across from the beach and attracts a young crowd. There was good live music (guitar) where the outdoor diners were and we could still catch some of the music inside (doors are open). Flatbread and bruschetta were notable and main courses were all very good. Our server had a bit of an attitude at first, but improved. This is not the place for a quiet evening out, but if you don't mind the liveliness, the food is very good. We enjoyed sitting in the raised dining area inside; gave more of a view of the outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing...
    ROCtoATL
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    My fiance and I went to Spazio on a vacation because we wanted to eat by the water. The setting was beautiful, but I cannot say the same about the food. It's an "Italian" restaurant that doesn't make their own pasta and uses frozen produce (tisk, tisk). The pasta dishes came out with too much CANNED sauce and saturated in oil (neither one of us finished our entrees). All in all, the ocean-side setting was enjoyable, but the over-priced, poor quality food would keep us from ever going back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!
    Runnerny2244VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We loved the meal, had great service. The only downfalls was the cigar smoke wafting in from the patio tables. We will come again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well...
    JDERVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Hey... what do you expect when you are eating on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale. The food is your typical pizza place food overpriced. but, you are looking at the ocean. Choke down the chicken parm and have a drink.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beach lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Terrific beach view table on A1A was the perfect setting for lunch and drinks. Pizza was light, crisp and cheesy. Spouse had a well prepared fresh fish sandwich. We've been here for dinner too. A beautiful wine cellar is the backlighted decorative centerpiece. A restaurant of class along an exciting street.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • price is ok
    katanga
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    service is terrible location is spectacular just a cross the beach
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent choice
    laura
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    this was a great restaurant for 19 of us. We had a blast and the food was delicious and that is coming from picky Italian picky foodies!! I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I have been going to Spazio for years. It is always good. It is reasonably priced for the area. My kids were in middle and high school when we started going there and it is one of their favorite restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beach Restaurant
    DinnerGirl
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    It was a very nice restaurant with a view of the beach from its terrace and a cool interior. There was a bar in the center of the room and at night it must be quite beautiful with the way the lighting is set up. We had to ask for bread but we were completely alone inside and there were a few tables taken up outside. The food took some time to come out but it was delicious and visually appealing. The desert choices were fantastic in that they had a wide variety.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place for a very good
    rsr1234VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    A great place for a very good meal and to see and be seenr
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Watch Your Check Totals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    Nice food, good but not great service. Server didn't bother to point out that the tip is already automatically added...Nice wine/food selection...Jennifer
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.