CASARECCIO

4.8
179 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 scratched as you order. Food requests available and made 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. Serving Fresh, organic or Grass Fed gluten free Wild seafood..disinfect every tables chairs
(Exec Chef Sal)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 179 people are saying
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vipfrankm
Fort Lauderdale
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

This was my first time back in a while, the same atmosphere, same decor, restaurant had an odd smell when you walk in. The food is still the same very good, the portions have gotten smaller but the prices have not. I would probably think twice before returning again.

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

I apologize you felt the atmosphere is the same. we did lights,sterile, paint-its what we afford trying to survive thruCovid Had customers support us every week.The increase in rent, gas after driving, our old broken car, fr 2 bedroom to 1 bedroom with 2 kids. Did you expect us to spend the few $ the city gave us for beautification or use it to pay our bills/employees? If youre wondering about the smell its the smell from the cabage & tripe. Didnt we ask you how was everything?

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SamanthaS
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casareccio is a hidden gem! Family owned and food made with love. Best Italian in South Florida.

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you so much! God bless & be safe. Thank you for coming back Emilia

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vipCindyW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant. The service is amazing and the food was delicious!! We’ll be returning again soon. A hidden gem 😀

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you so much! God bless & be safe Emilia

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vipMaryV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this restaurant on OpenTable and it is truly the best kept secret. On its face, it is a very unassuming restaurant. When you enter you immediately feel as if you are in your Nona’s cantina. The executive chef and spouse were incredibly warm and welcoming. All of the day’s offerings were displayed on a chalkboard wall, similarly to Little Italy in the Bronx and in Manhattan. The pasta is made in house and all the protein is acquired the same day. Every dish was so delicious and fresh! My family of four and I totally enjoyed our experience. We will be returning upon our next visit. Five stars all around!

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you so much! God bless & be safe Emilia

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ElizabethH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you so much! God bless & be safe. Thank you for supporting the small restaurants (moms and pops) Emilia

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vipelio
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My eggplant parmigiana was awesome. My husband had the branzino with sautéed spinach which was also delicious.

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you so much! God bless & be safe. Thank you for supporting the small restaurants (moms and pops) Emilia

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vipPhilA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! The food was spectacular and the service was amazing! Will go back for sure.

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you so much! God bless & be safe. Thank you for supporting the small restaurants (moms and pops) Emilia

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KELLYC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you!! Emilia

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Bocaman
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and wonderful place. Priced at least 25% higher than I would have expected.

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you so much! God bless & be safe. Thank you for supporting the small restaurants (moms and pops) Emilia

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

Truly the absolute best Italian restaurant in South Florida. It is my go to for any occasion. You will never be disappointed by the food or the service. Come hungry and come often.

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vipRubielaM
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service was great but items were overpriced.

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LisAd
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food it was like being at your Italian friends house for dinner. I highly
recommend

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you so much! God bless & be safe. Thank you for supporting the small restaurants (moms and pops) Emilia

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vipmbernst106
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding freshly prepared food. Owners were very attentive and wanted to assure everything was great. Sining room reconfigured to allow every table to have “safe” space. So gals they made it through the pandemic. Can’t wait to go back again.

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you so much! God bless & be safe. Thank you for supporting the small restaurants (moms and pops) Emilia

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JimB
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, menu changes constantly, friendly staff, intimate

CASARECCIO
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you so much Jim! -Emilia

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vipnicolas
Miami
126 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, good dishes, authentic italian, and nice owner, i spoke about food with Salvatore

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phhpa
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian! LOVE the Cacio e Pepe. Take your own wine OR drink theirs.

CASARECCIO
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thank you for coming in! -Emilia

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vipRichardD
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant without a fixed menu. I had a classic Lasagna. I will go back.

CASARECCIO
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thank you for coming in! -Emilia

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vipBuckeye
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find. Very charming and quaint with excellent food. We are excited we picked this off of Open Table randomly and decided to give it a try!

CASARECCIO
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thank you for coming in! -Emilia

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LindaL
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local italian restaurant. Really enjoyed the entire experience!

CASARECCIO
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you ☺️! Emilia

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

CASARECCIO
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thanks so much! -Emilia

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vipMaryR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious and a warm and friendly atmosphere!

CASARECCIO
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thanks so much! -Emilia

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, would highly recommend.

CASARECCIO
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thanks so much! -Emilia

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there! It’s our special date night place.

CASARECCIO
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thanks so much! -Emilia

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vipJeffreyZ
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very quaint ambiance and friendly staff. The whole look and feel was quite nice and parking right outside their front entrance. Veal dishes were a bit pricey compared to anywhere else in the area. Both tasty but one of them was a bit chewy which to me meant not “pounded” enough.
Everything was very fresh and I’d like to return and request a dish in advance (something special they offer to do).

CASARECCIO
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thanks so much! -Emilia

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CarmelU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding - fresh, good and authentic. The service is always with a smile. Desserts are home made and delicious.

CASARECCIO
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thanks so much! -Emilia

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The couple that run the restaurant are Sicilian and very sweet and accommodating. Food was really good.

CASARECCIO
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thanks so much! -Emilia

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always offers great food and great service. They have rearranged the dining room to better separate the tables with bookshelves as separators making it very enjoyable!

CASARECCIO
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thanks so much! -Emilia

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, one of the best Italian restaurants around!

CASARECCIO
Responded on June 26, 2020

Thank you so much! Emilia

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BrunoA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment, awesome service, and delicious food. My favorite Italian trattoria so far. Totally recommend it.

CASARECCIO
Responded on June 26, 2020

Thank you so much! Emilia

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vipJaneR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find. You really know the food is made with love and pride. The husband and wife team together make fantastic restaurant.

CASARECCIO
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much!! Emilia

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siena
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a laid-back, comfortable, informal restaurant. When we arrived we were greeted by our very friendly waitress. She immediately asked if this was our first visit. It was. She then pointed to a wall and told us that the menu was written on a chalkboard on that wall. As we looked at the menu she explained that the food was all prepared with fresh, ingredients, many of which were organic and locally grown. Once seated, our party of four chose a bottle of wine, from a list. None of the wines on the list were familiar to us so we took a chance and ordered something none of us had tried before. The wine was ok; very drinkable but nothing special. We were then served some tapenade, which was delicious. The bread that was served with it was warm. As an appetizer, we ordered the arancini, which were delicious, as was the sauce that came with them. We all ordered a pasta dish as our main course. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered; one dish was with the porcini mushrooms, one was the Bolognese, the third was with the red clam sauce and I had the Amatriciana. No one had desert or coffee. The chalkboard menu stated something to the effect that good food is not cheap and that's absolutely true. The food is very good but it did not come at a bargain price.

CASARECCIO
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you very much for coming in. We hope you try the other dish next time. -Emilia

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing caccio e pepe, burata, aranchini, and tiramisu! I love the atmosphere here. Truly a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, even if you don’t live in the neighborhood!

CASARECCIO
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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vipBayRidger
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were looking forward to eating dinner there after reading most of the reviews. Well, we were very disappointed. I had pasta with clams and although the clams were plentiful, the dish was tasteless. Also, on their website the price is $22 for this dish, but I paid $35 (blackboard price). The eggplant Parmesan was not great either and for $30. We don’t mind paying the price, but it just wasn’t worth it. The atmosphere leaves much to be desired also. Just not worth it.

CASARECCIO
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you for coming in. Unfortunately, checked the claimed price of $22 clams you're saying is'nt there. It's always been $35 for almost 3 years. You're the first to claim that you didnt like the pasta with clams after 45 years. The organic eggplant an American dish that you just dip in eggs cant get any better but with fresh homemade sauce that 40 people ate that night. Are you sure it's the same restaurant that you went too? If shopping everyday and cooking fresh isnt worth any? Emilia

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vipGB2020
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Superb. Can’t wait to return.

CASARECCIO
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you so much! Emilia

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GabrielP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I was expecting a higher standard of service and ambiance than is provided at this restaurant, especially since my spouse and I were celebrating a special occasion that evening. I was drawn to this restaurant primarily by the rave reviews about the food quality, and we enjoy authentic Italian food. I should have paid closer attention.
This restaurant has a very rustic decor, let's say. Paper covered the tables and only paper napkins. No menus, instead there is a large blackboard wall with all the menu items listed. Our greeter pointed towards a table for us located against this menu wall. We couldn't read all the menu from our table. No one read the menu items to us, or made any food suggestions, or offered any descriptions of items to us. She suggested that we take a picture of the wall in order to view it on our phones more easily. Then she told us we would have to wait because she had to take an order at another table first. We sat patiently for about 10 minutes until I asked someone else for some water at the table. Shortly after, glasses, a jar of water and some bread, olives and caponata were delivered.
The lady returned to take our order, just like you'd expect at the neighborhood diner. We had decided to share the burrata appetizer which included two lumps of burrata, a few slices of prosciutto, and garnished with some leafy greens for $25. It was good.
For entree we each ordered the tagliatelle pasta in a lobster bisque sauce with lobster meat and shrimp, $38 for each. The large portion of tagliatelle pasta was made at the restaurant. It was firm, tasty and held up perfectly in the sauce. The bisque was creamy, and full of lobster flavor but the lobster meat was only from the claws. Kinda skimpy, and only 3 small small butterfly shrimp.
A nice bottle of Falanghina with this dinner was $40. We decided against dessert.
The final bill with 20% tip amounted to $179.07. Overall, the food was good, but the service and the ambiance were disappointing.

CASARECCIO
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you much for coming in on Valentines night! And for patiently waiting for 10mins. We had people who complained that we rushed them when we take the orders or gets the food pronto. The Maine red lobster is an expensive meat no imitation crab meat to make up the price or super size it like Mc Donald's. The trattoria was already mentioned in Newspapers re: paper napkins, and mats3.5stars. We spend more time and money on the expensive & high end Gentile Pasta.

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vipJohnM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the third time my wife and I have gone to this restaurant. Each time we go we are greeted by the owner Amelia and her husband with a warm welcome as this restaurant is family owned. They take great pride in the quality of all their food which is second to none. Each time we go to Florida now we make sure that we stop at Casareccio’s for our best dinner of the week.
John M. (N.Y.)

CASARECCIO
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you so much for coming in to our home kitchen Emilia

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was great I really enjoy that they change the menu depending on which items are the freshest

CASARECCIO
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you so much.for coming to our Home kitchen! -Emilia

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We knew going in that it would be expensive, however, the overall quality of the dishes does not equate to the price. The service was disjointed- at times they were rushing us, other times ignoring us. Empty glasses of wine when entrees delivered, empty plates at end while we sat and waited. The ambiance was not enjoyable. Regulars crowding our table while they chatted with each other was extremely rude and annoying. A woman’s backside in our face for over 5 minutes while trying to eat. The tables are so close together that it is impossible to avoid. There is a musty smell when you enter the restaurant. There are so many Italian restaurants in South Florida, this one is a hard pass for a re-visit.

CASARECCIO
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks for coming 2our Home kitchen We cut the community tables bc guests don't wanna seat with other Guests.CHEFS shop, prepare everyday thats why we change Menus. That's how we run!AGAIN THERES NO WAITERS. We GET OUR PREMIUM products FR ITALY, cook serve AS U ORDER! But if you dont want that just bec we have an old building. I'M NOT SORRY!GOD knows how we keep the place clean everything &passHealth inspection. We didnt ask you to stay, walkin so you can judge us just bc We cant afford to move

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vipSLMW
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!
Great food
Great staff
Always enjoyable

CASARECCIO
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you so muc! -Emilia

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Nancy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Their motto is “Good food is not cheap and cheap food is not good”. Food was not good and not cheap! If Nonna was in the kitchen, the gravy (sauce) would never have been allowed to leave the kitchen. Needed to cook much longer from a real Nonna! Very disappointing.

CASARECCIO
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for very kind & self rightous review SM. As I apologized if you decide to come back. all 40 customers who came same night &enjoyed the same gravy (sauce)same pot. As I had mentioned I will let Chef Sal know &will make your gravy extra specially made for you. We sure can't please all We live/try anhonest living supported by good reviews of good people. the 1st table fr Naples had spoken to your table My apology 4 dissappointments. But bad mouth r motto & vulgar publiclyNoNonna -Emilia

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CASARECCIO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 998-3642.

CASARECCIO is rated 4.8 stars by 179 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.

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