CASA L'ACQUA Ristorante Italiano

4.6
258 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Fine dining Italian restaurant with an excellent menu of delicious appetizers, traditional Italian pastas, prime meats and fresh fish dishes. Our daily specials and large variety of wines will be accompanied by top notch service.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 258 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPhilV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food! The homemade desserts were a perfect finish to an excellent dining experience.

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KristyV
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had heard good things about this restaurant and was so happy to finally be able to dine here! The service and food were outstanding! Will definitely be going back!

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ThankYa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal with better service . Phenomenal dinner and great ambiance. Greg and Paulie behind the bar were attentive , informative , and provided an excellent experience. I would highly recommend having dinner at the bar with them if you can get seats . Can’t wait to return

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vipPrincetonProfessor
Key West
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience I must say. Just spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was excellent but the service wasn’t. I don’t believe they have enough waiters as when they were at their other location. The service there was impeccable

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JohnS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a neighbor, and L'Acqua has become my go-to restaurant when I want an excellent meal in attractive surroundings with consistently professional and friendly service.

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ginal
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous. Food was delicious- ambiance was in point.
Service could have been a bit more attentive.
Love it!

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Wendy
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food generally very great, they do a great job with fish, pasta!! Caesar salad was not good—very bland, tasteless dressing, just lettuce, no croutons

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vipGibsonLover
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outstanding!
Where else do you get a refrigerated plate for your prosciutto e melone?

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courtneyb
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Service is impeccable and the food is delicious. We sat in the garden for our dinner and it was so beautiful and enjoyable. My boyfriend had to ask me to remind him where we were because you really forget you are in downtown Delray, right off of the busy and hectic Atlantic Ave. We want to come back every week! This is our new date night spot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit & we will surely be back. What a lovely surprise the outdoor seating in the rear was. Gorgeous ambiance, excellent food, superb service. Cozy, quiet & elegant! Thank you!

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Ronk
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is possibly the best restaurant in Delray Beach and I consider myself lucky to have nailed down a reservation on Valentine's Day. The garden part, where we ate, is beautiful. It feels like you're eating at a historic cafe off of St. Charles in New Orleans, not a few steps from the beach in South Flroida.

The food is pretty incredible, I had the filet, which was better than any steakhouse around. My wife had the chicken, which was cooked perfectly and not a small portion either. Everything is fresh, from the cheese to the meats and of course the veggies.

The service, however, made the night. Pablo was incredible and made us feel like old friends. Would recommend it to anyone.

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CourtneyK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great wine! Not much more you could ask for!!

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IrinaS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of my favorite restaurants in Delray Beach.

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vipenjoysgoodfoodandatmosph
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, excellent food! Great atmosphere! Loved it!

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vipBrizo
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Food, staff, atmosphere. Polly at the bar was wonderful!

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vipStevenS
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local restaurant. Consistently delicious food and excellent staff. Large portions and exceptionally talented in cooking pasta the right way. We will return often.

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vipTimG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. No one would fill the water glasses for long stretches of time. Whole meal took about two hours and 45 minutes. Really too long.

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vipfoodlover
Philadelphia
165 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First course was a pesto pasta which was drowned in so much sauce and thin that it had no flavor . When I was done the spaghetti I had a half of bowl of sauce in it still. As I make fresh pesto sauce I knew this was done by someone inexperienced and not overseen.
My next course was a veal dish with not top quality veal yet a huge price , which I did not expect. My husband had a spaghetti with oil and garlic that had little flavor but his chicken was good he said. Other couple had the lagastinos and they both said good.

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TimothyD
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Cece, was wonderful and made our night.

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vipslax
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was impeccable. Very nice wine list but a sommelier or knowledgeable wine person from staff should have helped us sort through it. Definitely try the Sardinian langostinos and the dijon-crusted rack of lamb to go along with their pasta. Great date or business get together spot.

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vipDiningDan
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Delray. Off the beaten path a bit but close to the beach. Best steamed vongole ever. Great breads and bruschetta. Entrees to die for ( I loved the pollo mattia)! All with great service in an elegant but not stuffy setting. Beautiful garden and porch for outdoor dining.

Definitely a go to spot for great food, fantastic service in a great setting !! We’ll be back.

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vipSusanT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!
Ate my fav foods
Very friendly staff
Relaxed atmosphere

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JenniferK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time we've been to this restaurant and we still think it's the best place in Delray Beach. The service is amazing, the food is wonderful and the ambiance is beautiful and quaint. We will be back!

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Angela
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the service was just as amazing! Cecilia and team were excellent. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food! A bit too loud - could only hear person next to you.

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vipAverage
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a nice ambience, but service was not up to par, when you are paying almost $400 for dinner for two including tip and they are charging for valet also, you expect seamless service that anticipates your needs. The buss people were very attentive, but I had to call a waiter to order my drink. I ordered my guests drink a little later and it took over 15 minutes to get from the bar. I had to ask after being seated for the Maitre Di to bring menus and the wine list. The wrong sauce came out poured all over my Veal Chop and to fix it he brought me the topping and sauce I ordered additional on the side to add to my incorrect dish. The Veal Chop was $65 which is expensive and the Rack of Lamb also $65 but it was enough for two. They both came with Roasted Potatoes but what we got looked like Steak Fries. We asked for the Lamb Medium Well but it came out Medium Rare, an easy fix but my guest didn't want to say. My Veal Dish was cold until the correct sauce came out which was piping hot just the way I like it. Sautéed Spinach was also cold. I always feel when you verbalize your Specials you should say the prices so there are no surprises, and you should not put your customers in a position where they have to ask. The waiter was very pleasant when the rush calmed down but he appeared to have too many tables especially when you are paying top dollar. You need someone to be much more attentive and available. The wine list was extensive but again I would say Expensive. A lot of the wines I am familiar with, and I have seen for $20-50 a bottle cheaper in other similar style restaurants. I don't like writing bad reviews but when you pay $400 for dinner for two with no dessert or coffee, you really should not have anything to complain about.

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vipWanderSteve
Atlantic City
73 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must admit that my wife and I have a little bit of Italian restaurant fatigue, but we really though the (outdoor) setting was charming and the menu looked very good (albeit pricey), so we took a shot. And boy are we glad we did. Our server, Celia, as outstanding and really made the whole experience very special. What started out as a random Tuesday splurge, turned into a very memorable evening. Great service always deserves recognition, nearly as much as the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Service was not good however the food was delicious and this made up for the long wait to be served. The waiter was excellent!

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vipshelterisland
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although I loved its previous location, this is a nice option. Food is authentic fine Italian.
White tablecloth service, yet casual enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Best veal chop around. Love the vibe of the new location.

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vipMike
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was the best. Food was ok. Have had better meals there.

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vipstategogreen
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful. Great service. Paris prices.

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vipLuckydog
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Star fabulous setting cozy great find
My bucatini only ok
He’s chicken Parmesan very good
We will be back though

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Wasn’t able to be seated mostly due to extremely rude customers who made the hostess cry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Made reservations for outside table. They called me to say that although it was not guaranteed that it would not be a problem at all. When we got there they said no tables outside were available and it would be about a 30 minute wait. There was an empty table outside where they sat a party that arrived after us. I asked the manager what was going on and he said they had reserved a specific table , just like everyone else seated outside, so they honor those reservations first. BS system especially when they call you to say that your reservation should be fine. They are lying. Stay away.

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DeborahK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good. A little pricey
Service started out ok but then went down hill fast
Very noisy almost to rude people that think they are in their living room's but that's not the restaurants fault?? Or is it??? There should be a point when server or manger should suggest lower your voice. We would go back maybe???

DJ
DougJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Great decor. We felt a little rushed at first but then better. Very good social distance. Don’t take the table in the corner near door. We will come back

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vipRickC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience were terrific Highly recommend this restaurant very quaint.

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AlanG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service, always seem to meet the nicest people there

FAQs

CASA L'ACQUA Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 563-7492.

CASA L'ACQUA Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.6 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.