Dal Contadino Trattoria

4.7
81 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Join us for Mom's special day! Mother's get a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a flower! We will have special menu items all day!

What 81 people are saying
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vipScottinaboat
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just moved into the area and our first time here. So wonderfully impressed, the fantastic service team, the decor, and the stunning food. We have already booked again for next Tuesday and suspect we will be there every Tuesday going forward!

BTW one of our diners had the Espresso Martini and we all agreed best we ever had. The wine selection is extensive and super good. Martinis were also all excellent.

We started with Grilled Octopuss and it was excellent.

The pasta special was outstanding and we ordered it as a mid-course and shared it across the table.

Our Lamb Chops were seasoned and grilled perfectly and were the perfect main dish.

RJ
vipRJB1215
Naples
64 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant a great deal! The food is amazing and the service is excellent

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vipmariam
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took 10 people to restaurant for my daughters birthday and we had a blast. They made it so memorable and fun AND THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The chef came out and sang happy birthday. It was hilarious and my daughter loved it

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vipJHHH2DALCONT
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. It is not a quiet place, if that is what you are looking for. We sat outside and there was still a fair amount of noise from inside and from Oakland Ave. Not offensive, but you have to speak up to be heard across the table. Overall a nice lively atmosphere. Food, service, and drinks were excellent. Certain to repeat.

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vipDavid
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic. We enjoyed sitting outside since the inside was not socially distanced.

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vipLiketoEat
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointed. Food took 30 min to arrive. Pasta dish was bland and missing Braciiole. Tiny piece of meat. Steak was good quality, but not wort the wait. Gave them a few attempts before a firm decision but we will not be back.

Also, get some real salt shakers.

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LindaM
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We found this great non tourist restaurant that was fabulous!!

RJ
vipRJB1215
Naples
65 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular!

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AlejandroY
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster al cartoccio was delicious!!!!
Boloñesa sea food amazing

MC
vipMarkC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Tanya was outstanding. She was very cordial and attentive to our every need.

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vipSteveM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always delicious food and enjoyable evening!

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vipRosie
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Thank you Anthony for your great service! And to the Chef for the fabulous food!

RJ
vipRJB1215
Naples
65 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to Italian restaurant! Never disappointed

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vipLisa
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun and festive atmosphere!! Great food! Our first visit and we will definitely return!

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KathyS
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good-different choices than we’ve seen before. It was nice that we could sit outside and they do as much as they can but you’re still sitting in a strip center parking lot. Lots of people there, though-you can tell it’s a popular place!

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vipDrJohn
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit in a little more than a week! Family visiting from NY so where else would we go other than our “home” in Ft Lauderdale ?
As usual we were greeted by Anthony our favorite server. We were also welcomed by Victoria another fabulous member of the staff... Anthony presented the menu in a comprehensive fashion. After a perfect martini ... we enjoyed a bottle of Cabernet along with appetizers of caprice salad, zucchini flowers and fried calamari ...and the house made bread ... took a loaf home as well! Our entrees topped the night (2 seafood pasta, 2 lasagna). A perfect meal and a perfect evening in our favorite spot... if you have never been go as soon as possible ... tell Anthony Dr John sent you ...you will not be disappointed.

Dr John Metallo

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Owner was on-prem, in the kitchen, the place was perfect!

RJ
vipRJB1215
Naples
65 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! The eggplant and meatballs are the best!

RJ
vipRJB1215
Naples
65 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding authentic Italian eatery! Best I’ve tasted in Fort Lauderdale. We can’t wait to go back! The best!

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ChristopherG
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, elegant in it’s simplicity. The pear martini was a great aperitif and not too sweet, the flounder was MASSIVE great, and the chocolate hazelnut cake was one of the best desserts I’ve had in a while. A home run for dinner. Our waitress was friendly and attentive.

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LAMO
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding and the service was good. We sat outside so the ambiance was different from inside, where it is amazing. Nuccio is a great chef and really makes ever guest feel welcomed.

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MattP
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of if not our favorite Italian places in the Fort Lauderdale area! We always take our friends and family from out of town here. Food is always very good and the ambiance is great. It can be a little loud on Saturday when they play live music but we like the experience. Make sure to have a reservation as it can get busy!

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vipJoel
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We made a last minute reservation for four on a Saturday evening and were pleased to be seated outside where the noise was minimal. It was much noisier inside. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding! We will definitely go back!

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vipDaveS
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Played loud music, The Bee Gees. Why? Didn’t fit the place and ambience. Went their first my sons 17th birthday and they didn’t even recognize but acknowledged. Food was excellent. Service was fine a bit rushed.

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Carmen
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We’ve dined at Dal Contadino many times and have considered it a favorite. This visit, on a Thursday we brought out children and grandchildren for happy hour specials of $10 pizza, $1 meatballs, $5 wine.... all advertised on their website, our menus, Yelp, and a placard at our table. We were very disappointed when we were told that those specials were available only at the bar. There is NO mention of this anywhere in any of the areas mentioned. We feel that the happy hour specials should have been honored as advertised. In addition, there were no pizzas at all as the ‘oven was broken’. This disappointment and a waitress who seemed a bit annoyed and ‘curt’ with us made for a less that enjoyable treat for our family. The waitress’ attitude did improve as our visit wore on, and the food, as always was top notch. We will not let one less than favorable experience stop us from returning.

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JoanL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent as was the service. Their bread was the best. Best place to stop in for an excellent meal.

DJ
vipDrJohn
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting from NY
This is our go to place in Ft Lauderdale
Anthony is OUR SERVER .... and he is the best!
Great food
Great atmosphere
Great service
Whatever you want ... this is the place !

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Small place with few indoor seating and over-use of outdoor area.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous homemade bread, ricotta & pasta with all fresh ingredients!
The lasagna is the best I’ve ever had!
You feel like your in Italy

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vipMarkC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanya was amazing, gave us superior service!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Excellent authentic Italian food uniquely presented in a variety of cookware and serving pieces. Veal Milanese is excellent and the largest portion I’ve seen anywhere. Served on the bone. Meatballs and zucchini flowers a must try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had two recipes of the chef’s specialty gnocchis. Keep in mind we are Italian so we know what good Italian food is supposed to taste like. These went well beyond our expectations. The truffle gnocchi was particularly good being al dente on the outside of the dumpling while soft and textured on the inside. Definitely special. We’d definitely come back here on our next trip to Ft. Lauderdale.

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vipDrJohn
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a dear friend from California join us... He is an owner of multiple restaurants as well. The fabulous evening of fond company was enhanced by the food and atmosphere of our favorite place in Ft Lauderdale... Anthony welcomed us with our favorite bottle of wine ... which we all enjoyed with our dinners... We had a perfect night in our perfect place. The service was impeccable as usual and we all had a perfect evening of renewed friendship ... thank you !

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vipPer1
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Amazing food, the short rib with gnocchi espectacular.
A confusión of one of the severs delayed the plates of half of our table, but it was worth the wait.

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ClaraP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this restaurant!!

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vipJack
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh homemade pasta and gravy. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

4 years of consistently fantastic dining experiences. The food seemed especially good last night. We were introducing a new couple to the restaurant and celebrating a special occasion. Service is always good although last night our waiter had the personality of a door hinge. He did a good job but didn’t add anything to the experience.

The support staff was on point.

Last night the entrees were exceptionally good. 2 of the appetizers were perfect. Calamari is good but forgettable.

DJ
vipDrJohn
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem in Ft Lauderdale... The food is surpassed only by the service... We dine with Anthony every time we are there ... which is 2 or 3 times a month...
Great Happy Hour
Nice wine selections
Always great specials
Fabulous staff
It is our special dining spot ...
Join us you will love it
Dr John

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JillK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, great service. Authentic Italian food and ambiance

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 4.7 stars by 81 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.