Dal Contadino Trattoria

4.6
214 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Dal Contadino Trattoria!
Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, walking distance from the beach shore, Dal Contadino Trattoria is a celebration of rustic Homestyle Italian cuisine.

Experiences

  • Wine Down Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Every Tuesday we have 50% off bottles of wine under 100$ AND 50% off Martinis. That includes our famous Pear Prosecco, Limoncello Fresco, and Cucumbertini We have white and red wine, as well as Rosè and Sparkling wine.

Offers

  • Why Limit Happy To One Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Happy hour is everyday from 4pm to 6pm. We offer plenty of drinks and great food. Food from 4-6$. Cocktails for 6$ and wine by the glass for 5$. Happy hour only at the bar and bar tables. First come, first serve. No reservations.
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    Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 214 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipAllison
Miami
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved meeting up with friends!

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vipMana
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a cozy little place! Our waiter Anthony was very sweet, attentive and low key. The escarole soup was the best I’ve had and the lamb chops were cooked to perfection and delicious. Will definitely return to try the pasta!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Cozy and Nice

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vipJanie
Fort Lauderdale
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose an untraditional Thanksgiving dinner with the menu for grilled artichokes appetizer, pasta and fish, desert all was excellent! New favorite restaurant and will be back.

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vipDrJohn
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our home in Ft Lauderdale
Great good
Amazing service
Anthony and Ivanov are like family to us …
You want a great meal and fun time ???
Stop looking …. You found it here

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place

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vipBenLap
Fort Lauderdale
128 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a terrific dinner at this neighborhood gem, after a movie. The flounder Contadino is one of my favorite fish dinners in town, lemony and light but generously portioned.
The pumpkin soup special was delicious. A friend ordered the mista salad, which 2 could easily share. She had the seafood pasta in the tin foil pouch, which arrives as a pretty swan and is torn open into its own skillet table side.
Boisterous atmosphere is because folks are having fun

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Linda
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib special was delicious, the meat was tender and a generous portion was served. The shrimp Diablo was delicious but did not have any heat, I expect Diablo to have hot pepper in it. The cheese cake is one of the best I’ve had.

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AidanR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Dinner with my spouse. Every item we had was just below average. Antipasto was basic: chunks of Parmesan cheese. Both of our entrees were not only small portions but over sauced. Neither of us completed our items and the aftertaste from both was unbearable.

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vipABfoodie
Fort Lauderdale
95 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enthusiastic, friendly and attentive service. 3 out of 4 of us were very happy with our food - the other thought it was mediocre. Great cocktails. The restaurant is very popular and very loud!

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vipKarenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great celebration and our waiter anthony was fantastic.

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vipsusan
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Wine selection was good. Service was awesome and very helpful

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vipKanaC
Fort Lauderdale
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with a few close friends and had the best time! Great ambiance, great service and amazing food! Chef Nuccio made it extra special by coming out to sing to us! Highly recommend this restaurant!!

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TomR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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vipShag
West Palm Beach
185 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Someone told us about this restaurant and we were in Ft Lauderdale for theater and decided to try it.

Sat outside, inside is large and very noisy.

They serve excellent ciabatta bread to start. My wife tried the soup of the day, Pumpkin, very good.

For mains, i ordered the LOBSTER CARTOCCIO , linguine with a lobster tail, shrimp, clams, and scungilli with a red or white sauce. Comes out wrapped in foil in a cooking pan where the server cuts it and empties it onto the pan. It was very good and lots of flavor. Just 1 shrimp and 4 or 5 middleneck clams.

My wife tried the FLOCCHETI DI PERA , hand made pasta purse filled fesh pear and 4 different chesses, also very good.

For dessert, we had the chocolate cake , superb.

Service is delightful with engaging female servers.

They state all of their pastas, sauces, bread, and desserts are made in house every day.

Definitely a very Italian worth trying.

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BobB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. True Italian. Old restaurant feeling. Great service. Great wines snd a good value for the cost of dinner

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vipRob1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale

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JoJo
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I got the Lobster Cartoccio with shrimp clams and mussels with squid ink pasta which was $35. It was delicious, however, there was just 1 shrimp, one clam and no mussel so for the price it would have been nice to have some of the other items they listed on the menu (the lobster tail was small but was good.) Our waiter was great and I would still recommend it and go back.

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vipFrankC
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, nice portions, definitely recommend.

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JaneW
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small, quaint authentic Italian with good wine list.

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vipMexican
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We have eaten here on many occasions and have always loved it. I believe bad experience so do to the waiter. The meal was extremely rushed (under 40) minutes. He forgot our appetizers and brought them during the main course. He never came back to even offer fresh pepper for the main dishes. Never came back to offer an additional cocktail. We were so disgusted we didn’t stay for dessert. We were just so disappointed, and it was a special occasion also.

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viphirschcoolpapa
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of his go-tos when we have visitors in Ft. Lauderdale. A varied menu and there had never been a disappointing dish. The service is so friendly and professional. Very family friendly. One of the best Italian restaurants around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very loud! Waitress was short and to the point. Not very helpful. Food was mediocre at best. I had flounder with lemon sauce, sauce was full of garlic and too thick. Husband had Ala Vodka with spaghetti. No flavor to the sauce, very bland. It was so loud you could barely hear yourself much less carry on conversation with your dining mates. First and last time there!

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vipmoish
Philadelphia
161 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always good food great service outstanding can't wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Terrific staff and service. Very crowded but took our table at exact reservation time from open table ;) good portion size.

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Ree18
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This was my first time here in a while and although the food was excellent as always, the pasta fresh with a nice bite to it, we were disappointed about how packed in like sardines the restaurant was. Too close for comfort even if it was pre-Covid times. What was once a quaint hidden gem seems to have become overcrowded and very loud. A lively scene is great, but the chef didn’t even sing:(

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RichardD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go see ANTHONY from queen's was amazing server

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vipssnyc
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

If you are looking for traditional but delicious Italian food, this is your place. They have a great menu with all of the classics. They also were able to accommodate my gluten allergy and my picky child. The flavors are robust and fresh. Everyone loved their meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The only down side is the noise, it is loud!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food,
Great ambiance. Place is a gem. 5 stars across the board. Italy

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Margie
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were there for a birthday celebration. Food was good except that the bread came out with no dish of oil and no butter in the house! There was vinegar & oil on the table. That was a disappointment! Otherwise, we will go back and maybe bring our own butter!😉

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I always love the food and the service is usually spot on. Tonight I went with the short rib special because I wanted the bone for my dog. I will NEVER let you bag my leftovers away from the table again. I’m super disappointed. Super upset!

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AntoinetteF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Staff was very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable.

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mikeotb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very authentic and tasteful. The outdoor seating was comforting especially for those sensitive to the times and eliminating exposure to this virus. Workers need to be directed elsewhere to have their smoke break, as we were exposed two times to their disgusting stinky air born cigarette smell. That was annoying and shouldn’t be tolerated by management.

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ValColapret
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our anniversary and we were so happy we tried this little spot! Food was fresh and delicious. Our waiter was so nice and recommended the most amazing dishes! Definitely recommend this place and we know we will go again the next time we’re in town!

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vipLisaR
Naples
69 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour is awesome!! Great cocktails, and appetizers priced very reasonably. Also, love the food. Outstanding homemade Italian cooking, so of the best I have ever had. If you want to feel like you are in Italy, this is the place!! Warm cozy decor, with outstanding food. Definitely coming back!!

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sunnylauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly vibe in local neighborhood trattoria. Attentive service. Zucchini squash blossoms stuffed with ricotta and the gnocchi were good.

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vipAJ55
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. If you expect to avail yourself of any of the entree specials, best to get there early. They were busy, but the service could nonetheless use some improvement. It was slow, and our table lacked salt, pepper, and olive oil, which would have been used to dip the good bread, which itself made a very late arrival. By the time the requested grated cheese was presented, the 2 pasta entrees were verging on cold. I also received a hard whack on the back of my head by one of the waitstaff rushing by. Loved the tiramisu! Although disappointed with the very sketchy service, I will still return. The food IS that good. Hopefully management will be motivated to address the referenced service issues.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Dal Contadino Trattoria using the Order Online button. Dal Contadino Trattoria also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Dal Contadino Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 900-2714.

Dal Contadino Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 214 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.