Cafe Primavera

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$30 and under
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Italian
Your morsel of Italy in East Fort Lauderdale. Authentic Italian Cuisine.

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Sun - Fri 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 118 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a cute small restaurant and the food was good. I had a lemon and mushroom sauced veal while my date had clams. It wasn’t amazing but good. The biggest disappointment was the wine by the glass selection-and the house wine was not Italian. The only red Italian by the glass was a Chianti. We were super disappointed with the entire wine experience but the food was good and service was attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and ambiance, but location is a bit seedy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience!!!!

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and great service. I always bring my family and friends when they visit Florida.

OT
Miami
149 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

It was an enjoyable evening until one customer was allowed to bring their dog into the restaurant. My wife is allergic to dogs and cats and she gets deadly ill. That goodness we were about through with our meal, so we left. Not sure when or if we'll ever go back. :(

S
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is very good, but no salad with entree. Would not accept $25 Groupon because we made reservation with Open Table and said we should have booked directly with restaurant. Probably won’t go back.

D
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and excellent service!

s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Even though it was a bit of an adventure because of the thunder storms and the power went out and we ate by candlelight...the food and the service was excellent...my compliments to chef guacimo

GM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food at pretty reasonable prices. Everything is fresh and made by hand.

s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the food and service was wonderful,,,as always. I would recommend it highly

s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual food was outstanding and service was great...one of my favor restaurants...chef giacamo never disappoints

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We discovered Cafe Primavera only recently but have dined there 3 times within the last 6 weeks. The food is excellent, fresh, nicely spiced and presented with adequate portions. Service is very good, very attentive. Restaurant is not too large and intimate. Noise level is low woth music very pleasant. Highly recommend for a couple or group but not necessarily very young children if loud.

OT
Miami
149 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Thanks for a nice evening. Actually, it was nice until the DOG came into the restaurant. Glad we were just about finished with dinner as my spouse is allergic to dogs. Might need to rethink about going to this restaurant in the future.

TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

They had only one server who did a pretty. Good job but they needed extra staff or porters/ bus boys

T
Naples
36 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My wife had the evening special which she said she enjoyed. I had the veal marsala, which was a disappointment. While the veal was very nice and tender, the sauce was much too dark (almost black) and syrupy sweet. It was more like pancake syrup than a pleasant marsala sauce. I found myself avoiding the sauce & letting it drip off my fork before putting the veal in my mouth. I realize that marsala is a sweet wine, but this was way past that. The presentation was a shock too when the server set my plate before me, to see that thick and gooey sauce almost like a black syrup smothering the helpless veal. Anyway, after that stumble we decided to avoid desert, paid the check and left.

CS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice surprise, the food was very good and the price of the dinners were fair. The waiter was very friendly and helpful and we never felt rushed. The place was clean, quiet and quite quaint. It is a dining experience, not a eat and run place.

OT
Miami
149 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service, nice evening

CB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A small cozy place - decor is nothing fancy - but the food and service were excellent. Our party of four each had something different (different veal dishes) and we had nothing but good things to say about the taste and freshness of our choices. Home-made tiramisu for dessert was a winner. We will definitely be back!

M
London
71 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal

AA
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BLACK LINGUINE FRUTI DE MARI WAS FANTASTIC, ONE OF THE BEST i HAVE EVER HAD.

c
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Primavera is my favorite restaurant in Ft Lauderdale. Everything I have ever ordered is delicious and the service is excellent. It is a small, intimate restaurant which is consistently superb. I highly recommend it.

DK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were traveling and celebrating our wedding anniversary early while in Ft Lauderdale. Found this very well reviewed family Italian eatery on Trip Advisor and booked reservation through Open Table. We found it to be exactly what we were hoping for, cozy romantic little place with wonderful authentic Italian food and a good wine selection. Our reservation was at eight so there only a few other patrons and the room was quiet. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. Love to find a established local place as apposed to cookie cutter national chains.

s
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The restaurant has no ambience at all. It actually feels cold. There was only one waiter that night and considering the restaurant was full he did a very good job but it was very unrelaxing as he actually ran through the restaurant to serve everybody back and forth.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was very slow. There was only one waiter. Food was good.

IA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Small and intimate. Food and service great. Highly recommended for small groups or a romantic dinner. Chef came and asked if we enjoyed his authentic...with a twist...Italian. Will definitely be back. Thank you!

DT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've lived here all my life and have seen but never tried this restaurant till now. Loved it & wish I hadn't waited so long to try it. The food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice ...place ...but thé meals are not very good ...It s very expansive ...for thé qualité offre thé restaurant o

J
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable cuisine and reasonably priced combined with a great wine list - all made possible by chef/owner Giacomo.

A
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great neighborhood gem.

OT
Miami
149 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks for a very enjoyable evening

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fresh and tasty food.

A
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good. Service slew.

LS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish entree was superb (barrramundi), wines reasonably priced, and friendly service all made for a lovely evening.

JO
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Went here for a birthday celebration. I felt the food was fresh but needed more flavor. The service was somewhat alow as well.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and always delicious food!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect from beginning to end. Was like being in a small part of Italy.

RV
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gem of a restaurant. The food is top notch. Service excellent and a nice crowd. Highly recommend.

s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have never had a bad meal here and the service is wonderful...gelton is a wonderful server and chef giacamo I prepared great meals

D
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly wait staff and great service

SL
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from beginning to end!
Food, service, chef and owner excellent and extremely accommodating!

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