Dal Contadino Trattoria

4.7
186 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

    Tue - 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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    Fri - 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 186 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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vipssnyc
Miami
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
68 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
15 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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AJ55
New York Area
14 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

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. We got the chef to sing happy birthday to our friend. The food was delicious. 10/10

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vipmiamivisitors
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pasta dishes cooked perfectly. Pasta homemade. Meatballs moist and light very good. Lasagna layered perfectly. Gnocchi maybe best in town. Fish dishes ok. Recommend sticking with pasta dishes which were excellent. Grilled vegetable salad great appetizer. Ricotta cheese cake traditional style very good but we are chocolate lovers and chocolate cake delicious. Wine list complimented dishes; nice selection. We Will be back.

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JasonC
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place. I always make a reservation even though they do accept walk-in's. The food is great and the service is just as good!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Tasty 5 stars the gnocchi is the best

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vipMatildaaugust7
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately we do not remember our servers name but he did a phenomenal job. This is our time to visit the restaurant and it was just as good as the first. It had a great vibe and I would highly recommend it. We had the stuffed zucchini flowers, the octopus , gnocchi, fiochetti and chocolate dessert. This place is a gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Table for 10 no problem. Requested they have a particular beverage, no problem! Couldn’t decide on a wine so let us taste test 4 different kinds, no problem. Food was delicious. Our Server was Manny and he was great. Definitely will go back and highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and overall dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

KC
vipKanaC
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable evening and food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal!!!! Incredible food. Amazing staff.
We live on the other coast, but I would drive the 2.5 hours to eat here again! Such fabulous delicious food, the drinks were perfect as well.

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vipNerak
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Dal Contadino twice. Both times exceeded my expectations. The food is delicious, the staff is attentive and friendly, the atmosphere is fantastic. You feel like you are in quaint trattoria in Italy. Highly recommend.

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JasonC
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, the food is SO delicious. Our server, Emanuele, was amazing and the manager was bringing out all of the food. It was nice to see the whole team working together in order to make sure the consistency of the food was always on point. We have already picked out what we are ordering for our next visit.

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vipDebQRealtor
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always on point and authentic! The service is just as amazing! We had the pleasure of being helped by Anthony, who did not skip a beat! This restaurant is a gem and we have dined several times, each experience just as wonderful and consistent as the next. We are already planning our next one! Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Everything was delicious and the service was superb!

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TaylorD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a bachelorette and it was such a great place! Our waiter was a rock star and they even allowed us to push our reservation back an hour when our flight was delayed. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the cocktails as well!

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AJBQ
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a surprise birthday party with 7 and it was perfect. First timer and the food was the reason I selected this restaurant and it was just incredible. Table order the Steak, the Vodka, the Pear purses, the Traditional pasta, the Lasagna, the Bruschetta, and the Antipasta appetizer. We all took home leftovers. Special touch, the tamborine player with the Happy Birthday wishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant for a home cooked Italian meal. Friendly & welcoming staff really makes it a great experience! Love this place !

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NCFL
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Need to lower the music volume other then that we had a great dining experience will definitely be coming back!,!

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vipMICHAELC
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the food was incredible. The pastas were homemade.

AJ
AJ55
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Last time we dined here both the food and service were exemplary. So different now, I’m wondering if ownership has changed? In any case, we found the food (pasta Bolognese and the lasagna, mediocre at best. My lasagna simply tasted weird. Also, although our waitress was super-sweet, we simply found it impossible to understand what she was saying; leaving us to guess what she was saying. I had so looked forward to this return visit, but was disappointed. Sad to say, I wouldn’t rush back… 🙁

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vipAshleyM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is to die for…True Italian! Please try this place out.

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vipAnthonyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was great but it was waaaay too noisy in there. It was hard to talk without screaming. The stuffed zucchini flowers were tasty but for $14 there should have been more than just 2 little flowers on a plate. The lasagna was a nice size and very good but the shrimp with pesto pasta fell flat with just 2 shrimp on the dish. The Sicilian sauce was good but not memorable.

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vipSandyR
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best artichokes ever!!!

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vipMarkT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manny was great and took great care of us. Liked the chef personally delivers food to table. Food was wonderful. Can’t wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on Tuesday for dinner it was so wonderful we went back on Friday before we left to go back to Pittsburgh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening out.
Wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful
Drinks and food were outstanding
We will be back for sure
5 Stars

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Mary
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My group was very excited to dine at this restaurant. The experience was just okay. We sat outside because of the pandemic. We felt as if we "second-thoughts" as far as service went. We understand the staff shortages in south Florida, but three hours for dinner! Many inside guests came and went in the time it took us to get our meals. Also, please have the servers tell the guests the prices for daily specials. The short rib special was $45.00 for a very large bone with a lot of fatty sections. We were all underwhelmed by this dining experience. Would we return? No.

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 186 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.