CASARECCIO

4.7
76 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Our vision is to offer the best quality of every dish everyday. We know old Sicilian home cooking. Cooking for our family with the best dish. To make each of your visits special, we change our menus almost everyday, Both chefs shop everyday to ensure the availability or freshness of our ingredients, prepare and cook as you order them.
I designed the place a relaxed, soothing and cozy. Customers, whether kids or adults loved to stay for hours; enjoying the ambiance. Food are cook from scratced. Food requests done 1-2 days ahead. Prepayment is requested/No refunds after we ordered ingredients to vendors or butcher
Chef Emilia

As an Exec. 40 years of Cooking exp. Consulted in a start-up restaurant. Previously owned an Italian Pizzeria/Restaurant . All recipes at Casareccio are passed down from Sicilian Mothers. Cooking and Wine is my passion. We love what we are doing and it reflects in every single clean plate that comes back from the dining table
Exec Chef Sal
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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was very good. The Cacio e Pepe was excellent. The dessert tártufo did not impress me We had to wait 30 min to be seated despite having a reservation. We were not to happy about this.

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OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Not the most pleasant Valentines dinner. Food was good, but expensive and limited variety

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED our first time at Casareccio. Food, service and ambiance was excellent. However, I would say that the shank we ordered was VERY small. Portions overall are somewhat small for the what is being charged. We spent about $130 for two withOUT drinks.

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and charming hostesss.

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HM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first meal here especially the stuffed artichoke. We were greeted so warmly and Emilia helped us with our selections. Definitely will return to try other selections.
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JH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and the owners/staff are very friendly. Definitely recommend this restaurant to all.

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B
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing! Don’t let the outside fool you. All fresh homemade, if you want something special to eat call the day before so they can pick up the ingredients as everything is bought the day of service.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm friendly small room. Wonderful owners make you feel st home. Excellent food!!!! You know everything is fresh and it’s cooked to perfection.

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K
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love love it there! The food is wonderful and Amelia is so delightful as is her daughter Angel! The food is above and beyond ! The stuffed artichoke was delicious! We brought our friends there and they loved it too! Thank you Amelia and Sal!

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TI
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner with friends, we shared 3 appetizers. Fresh burrata and fried burrata were excellent. Grilled octopus was very good but smallish portion to share. The 4 of us all had different pastas and they were all very good. I had the Sicilian specialty of linguini with spicy garlic, pine nuts, raisins, and bread crumbs. Flavours were subtle and tied in perfectly. My wife had the lobster ravioli and I finished off the sauce in her plate!! It was exquisite. Our friends had the pappardelle with mushrooms and truffle and linguini with Manila clams. They both said it was fantastic. We shared 2 exceptional desserts, ricotta cake and tiramisu. This husband and wife team really compliment each other, he’s a great chef and she is a great hostess. If you’re in the mood for comfort food with a foodie twist, check this place out!

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AS
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was outstanding. Service. Reservation honored. Food excellent. Best pasta dishes.
Thoroughly enjoyed evening. Will certainly return

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HA
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve

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s
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in a small venue. Great fresh food with a daily menu, looking forward to return.

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JZ
Miami
82 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love a small family run Italian restaurant with fresh homemade authentic Italian dishes, this is your place!!!
No menus the daily menu is on the wall and if you don’t see something you want, all you need to do is ask, unlike other restaurants at this one they love to make special orders and make your dining experience unrushed and perfect.
I love this small Italian restaurant and will be back many times to come.

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GE
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a delightful restaurant. We ordered three pasta dishes; pasta with bolognese, pasta with mushroom & sausage sauce and their lobster ravioli. All were prepared perfectly and wonder flavors. The wine was a good value. The staff were very helpful, friendly and made it a perfect experience.

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KA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!! Best italian food in South Florida! Just perfect!

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CASARECCIO is a neighborhood gem tucked away on Federal Highway between Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. It is a refreshing alternative to countless cookie cutter Italian restaurants. CASARECCIO means “homemade” and this cozy, intimate establishment truly captures the atmosphere of a traditional Italian trattoria. It is decorated in a rural, rustic style with repurposed wood strips on the walls and heavy wooden tables with white butcher paper as table linens The customers are greeted warmly at the door by co-owner Emilia. The ever changing menu of offerings is based on the availability of only the freshest ingredients. The menu is relatively limited but, it includes a selection of items sufficiently diverse to satisfy most customers. That said, the kitchen offers to whip up specialty entrees with two days advanced notice. The wine list is limited but extremely well priced. Service is efficient and attentive. It was obvious that a number of customers were regulars and on a first name basis with the staff.
Where CASARECCIO really excels is in the quality of the food. “Homemade” is indeed with watchword. The ingredients are the freshest available and the recipes are genuine and old world. They start you off with fresh and crusty bread with a serving of sweet and savory caponata and zesty green olives. We had the fried burrata appetizer which was rich and creamy with a delicate tomato sauce sprinkled with pecorino cheese. We followed with a plate of bucatini alla matriciana and pappardelle with porcini and salsiccia. Both pastas were homemade, included only traditional ingredients and were cooked authentically as confirmed by Chef Sal who visited to table to check on quality of the food. For dessert we chose a lemon tartufo which was light, delicate and the perfect complement to the rich, flavorful pastas. CASARECCIO offers a truly enjoyable culinary experience for anyone seeking genuine, traditional Italian food in a charming, welcoming environment.

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EH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time dining here and once again everything was wonderful. My husband had the Chicken Parmesan and it has become his favorite. I had the lobster ravioli and it was delicious.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Please do not let the size fool you, the food was amazing, Amelia was an incredible host. All of the food is fresh, there is no fixed menu, rather daily specials prepared just the way you like. It is a little pricey but worth every penny. If you have someone special in your life that you would like to have that WOW experience, this is the place.

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O
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

We were very disappointed after reading good reviews. The location in an almost vacant strip mall was sketchy. From the moment I walked in all I could smell were cheap cleaning agents—maybe reassuring to some, but rather nauseating and they lingered. I wanted to smell garlic and fresh bread but all I smelled were the floors. The menu was limited, which was to be expected. But the prices were outrageous. A VERY small portion of chicken Park was $35 with no salad or anything- just bread which we had to ask for. Our server was polite but not knowledgeable. The wine list was generic so we brought our own. They charged $15 corkage only to open it and bring us glasses. Our server never returned to pour another glass. Same with the water. We had to ask and then they just plunked a bottle down in front of us. No one ever poured it for us or filled our glasses. It is a tiny place. It is not as though they lost track of us! They also sat another couple at our table when there were other tables Ava. Not cool. It was our anniversary and we really didn’t want to hear their conversation or them ours. All in all it was a regrettable and expensive outing with ok food and mediocre service. We will not be back.

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JK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As longtime customers, we can say with certainty that Casareccio is one of the finest Italian restaurants in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. Ingredients are fresh and the menu changes daily. A must try is the lobster ravioli, with it's creamy tomato sauce. Service is 1 st. Class with a warm smile. Treat yourself and try this gem in Pompano Beach. You won't regret it!!!!

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S
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food cooked to order
super service
awesome overall

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JB
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Casareccio's is a great place to get homemade Italian food in a cozy atmosphere. The menu changes daily and both times we have been there the food has been excellent. It is a very small place so I recommend making a reservation. Also note that if you have more than 6-8 people in your party, this place may not work for you. The service is personal and you can tell the waitress is invested in the experience. Overall this is a standout in a sea of Italian restaurants in the area.

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OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The owner makes everyone feel at home. Will definitely go back.

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S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, staff is very friendly and personable. 5 Stars

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n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like eating at grandmas table. What a wonderful restaurant!

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l
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a no nonsense authentic Italian food, skillfully prepared using super fresh ingredients, this restaurant will not disappoint you. I would call it simply a "Neighborhood gem". This is a small place, run by owners dedicated to deliver quality food. Some veal dishes, like i.e. Osso buco must be ordered in advance.
Thank You Emilia and Salvatore for a delicious diner and to welcoming us so warmly on our first visit to your place. We are recommending your Restaurant wholeheartedly! See you soon!

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K
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like amazingly fresh and authentic Italian inspired food, this is the restaurant for you. The menu changes almost every evening as the chef/owner shops for the finest ingredients during the day and prepares your meal before you arrive. I cannot rave enough about the dining experience!

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VS
Toronto
82 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find, don't know what took us so long. Fabulous dinner! UNprentious and so delicious! Stuffed artichoke is unique and so tasty. Tripe was fabulous, so down to earth and yummy. Pastas were so el dente and delicious. This place is one of the best in Fort Lauderdale! Casa D"angelo is very good, but expensive and pretentious, so great alternative. Our new favourite!

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m
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Fresh and outstandingly prepared. Service was fantastic- caring and not rushed. Love this place!

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place. The owners, a husband and wife, go out of their way to make sure that you are enjoying your dinner. They are extremely friendly, warm, and welcoming. Everything is extremely fresh and so wonderfully delicious! A great find! ❤️

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k
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small, intimate restaurant with huge taste and all hand made pasta dishes to dream about.
We ate recently with friends and each had a different dish. They were all so good, it's hard to declare one a winner but the bolognese was terrific and tasty. The chicken parmesan met with approval from a very
picky eater and the mushroom cream sauce was decadent and delicious. Don't dream about real Italian food, go to Casareccio and be indulged.

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A
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small authentic southern Italian restaurant.
Best Italian food ,everything was made fresh to order.

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MM
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Wonderfully fresh food skillfully prepared

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DL
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful! This experience was memorable. The food, service and ambiance is simply special!

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding gem hidden away. Looking for some incredible authentic Italian food, come here!

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JB
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I totally enjoyed our dining experience at Casareccio. It was so much fun reading off their chalkboard menu. There were so many good things it was hard to decide what to order. We decided on the homemade pasta with shrimp and the Branzino. The food was EXCELLENT!! Everything was fresh and made from scratch when you order. We felt as if we were back in Italy.... We will definitely be going back soon.

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DS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This restaurant came highly recommended. The server stresses that the restaurant wants to cook for the customer according to their wishes. I stressed I like my pasta well done. The lobster ravioli were delicious as was the sauce, but they were not well done!. At $35 for lobster ravioli (not too much lobster) I feel the price should have included a little salad.
Everyone in our party did not like the fact you had to read the menu from a chalk board. We felt they could have had a basic menu printed and then the specials could be spoken by the server or printed daily (as most restaurants do)
There are so many fine restaurants in this area that we unfortunately not be returning to this one.

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EO
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good overall experience. We will go back, the quality of the food was top notch!

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ML
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, inventive, delicious well-prepared food.
Service by the friendly, informative owners was nothing short of terrific.
Only 7 tables in the restaurant but once you snare a reservation, the table is yours for the evening.
The only negative distraction is the restaurant’s location; in a small strip center next door to a “palm reader”.
Will definitely return ASAP.

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