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Linguine Clams - Dal Contadino Trattoria, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dal Contadino Trattoria

4.5
4.5
847 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to our Home!
Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, walking distance from the beach shore, Dal Contadino Trattoria is a celebration of rustic Homestyle Italian cuisine. Great ambiance, handmade pastas, daily Chef's specials, selection of Mediterranean fish, Tuscany Steak and more.
Live Music on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Social Mondays 1/2 OFF cocktails, $2 meatballs/ea, Wine Tuesdays 1/2 OFF bottles of wine up to $100
Happy Hour is everyday from 4.00 to 6.00 pm at the bar and bar area only. Special Happy Hour menu with food and drinks. Reservations for the bar are not acceptable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 900-2714
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nuccio Giannino
  • Catering
    All catering orders we need 24h notice in advance for 30 or more..We accommodate requests for dishes not on the menu and special requests.
  • Private party facilities
    You can celebrate your special event with usCall the restaurant to discuss details for your next gathering with friends and familyWe have Private Room coming up in February
  • Neighborhood
    Coral Ridge
  • Cross street
    Bayview and Oakland Park Blvd
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Social Mondays

    Multiple dates available
    Social Mondays Join us for an amazing experience 1/2 Cocktails all night $2 meatballs/ea Live Entertainment
    Social Mondays Photo
  • Wine Down Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Wine Tuesdays Every Tuesday we have 50% off bottles of wine 100$ or less Daily Chef's Specials
    Wine Down Tuesdays Photo

Offers

  • Why Limit Happy To One Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Tue - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Fri - 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 $6-8 Cocktails for $9 and wine by the glass for $6. Happy hour only at the bar and bar tables. First come, first serve. No reservations.

    Why Limit Happy To One Hour Photo

What 847 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Italian

847 Reviews
  1. EdTrevis

    San Antonio

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the Ossobuco and risotto. Absolutely fantastic.

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  2. CARRIEW

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect restaurant, excellent Italian food. Great ambience and service. Taylor the bartender is always beautiful and amazing. We love to sit at the bar as well as entertain friends at a table staff and food are outstanding!! 

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    🤗just what we wanted for Italian dinner. Huge portions, great service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought it was really good. We’re we’re sat immediately (with reservation), our orders were taken promptly and I was surprised how quickly everything came out. Staff was friendly and service was good. Food was excellent. I’d definitely recommend if.

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  5. DeniseG

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Definitely an off night here, not up to the usual standards. Brought friends from out of town and we were very disappointed with dinner.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff was superior - very knowledgeable and helpful.

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  7. Flee

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is the first bad review I have ever written. I had such high hopes Our food took 1 hour to arrive 2 of the 3 dishes came out cold and had no flavor and tasted cheaply made The singer was so ridiculously loud and speakers blasting that it was impossible to talk when he was playing No apologies from manager (although the waitress continually apologized)

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  8. ShelleyI

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    POOR SERVICE Asked hostess before we sat down to ensure the heat lamp worked. Repeatedly ask and each time was given a different answer. Waiter was also asked. Ended up moving tables. Separately, waiter never came back after taking our order. Servers delivered the food. No one asked how things are, if we needed anything, if we wanted a 2nd glass of wine (which we did). Overall service was very poor. 1st time I can recall leaving no tip. I usually speak to the manager but I was so upset that my evening was so unpleasant. Balanced review.... food tased great

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  9. AmyCat

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The happy hour was so great, and the food was amazing! We will definitely be back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great service and incredible piano player singing various songs. Excellent evening! 

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Service and food were fantastic. Live music playing had the entire restaurant feeling good. It was 50% off wine night. Will be going back next time we’re in Florida

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  12. baconwineboy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. we went on Tuesday where they have half price bottles of wine. A great time to try one that you have been thinking about. Started with grilled calamari, and zuccini flowers. Wonderful!!! Pasta Della Nonna was the special and did not disappoint. Live music was an extra perk. Will go there again and again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Dal Contadino and it was superb! Emily expertly guided it us through the menu and specials. I began with the escarole and bean soup which was the best ever. We enjoy their homemade bread as we awaited our entrees. I had Chicken Provençal with fresh arugula and cherry tomatoes with pasta. It was fantastic and abundant enough for a doggy bag. My wife had Spaghetti and meatballs which was excellent. We concluded our evening with delicious homemade desserts.!A special thanks to Emily for her professional and timely service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was such a fun night!! Hidden Gem!! We enjoyed the ambience, live music and fantastic service. Definitely will be back soon!!

    1 person found this helpful

  15. Theresa

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, homemade Italian food. I’ve been here several times and can confidently say that no matter what you order you can’t go wrong.

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  16. PatC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a stop when in Fort Lauderdale Never disappoints Always great food great service and ambiance

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  17. harrisg

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Highly recommend this restaurant

    1 person found this helpful

  18. CarlosD

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with a romantic ambiance. Will be back

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt as if I was transported to a small town in Italy.. Bold and successful flavors coming from that kitchen! Bravo!

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  20. KeithS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    6 people for Valentine’s Day dinner rib eye steak was horrible fatty and tough while menu was overpriced service wasn’t up to par we eat here often but won’t be back not right to price gouge on holidays
    Dal Contadino TrattoriaResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Keith, Thankyou for dining with Dal Contadino Trarttoria. We appreciate your feedback and take every concern into consideration as the comfort and satisfaction of our guest is paramount. We’re sorry your experience on February 14th did not meet your expectations. We are taking steps to address the issue. We’d greatly appreciate it if you contacted us with more information to better assist you with the dissatisfaction of this night to help improve our offerings and we hope we have a chance to welcome you back to provide a more positive experience. Thankyou, Dal Contadino Trattoria management.

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  21. AngelaC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love this place we were a little disappointed that it was a limited menu as it was Valentine’s Day!

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  22. BillyW

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Food. Did Not Like Limited Menu For Valentines Day. Need More Options. Service Off The Hook Great!

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  23. Rosemary

    Fort Lauderdale

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can always count on a delicious meal at Del Contadino. Their sauces are scrumptious. The ambiance makes you feel like you're in Italy. We often take friends for dinner here. They are always impressed. One of our favorite go-to Italian restaurants.

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  24. LinnyJ

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was amazing! They are true traditional Italian. I took my husband for the first time and he loved it. We will be back.

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  25. Frequent

    Fort Lauderdale

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steady customers for years, love, the food, service and everything about. This restaurant five star all the way. Jeff Hoffman

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  26. SuzanneZ

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     we go there often enjoy the food, anbiance and Tuesday is half-price wine which is great 

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  27. JeffreyZ

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good food & service. Nice Italian ambiance. Piano player a bit too loud. When it’s busy, it does get quite noisy

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  28. ZainM

    Miami

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good food. Service was a bit off yesterday. Food orders mixed up and the waitress insisting that the order was wrong and she was right! Also the musician, while good, performed loudly, next to us.

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  29. GeorgeJ

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Highly recommend. Food and and service was top notch

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  30. MiamiAnt

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always busy, but food NEVER is off. Always 10/10. Bar service from Taylor is excellent, can’t say enough about the bread, tripe, housemade pastas, seafood dishes and the lamb chops are to die for!

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  31. FrankN

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    THE SEATING WAS TERRIBLE THE FOOD CAME OUT SO QUICKLY IT WAS NOT EVEN HOT THE WAITRESS WAS AS BAD HAS THE FOOD IT THE FIRST TIME SINCE WE HAVE BEEN GOING THERE AND WE GO ALOT THAT IT DID NOT COME CLOSE TO MEETING ARE EXPECTATIONS IN ANY WAY THEY SEEM TO BE CRAMING PEOPLE IN AS MUCH AS THEY CAN AND HAS MADE THE ATMOSPHERE THEY ONCE HAD ALL BUT GONE MAYBE AFTER SEASON IS OVER THEY WILL GET BACK TO OLD WAYS

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    After many times dining here and having wonderful food and service, this experience was awful. When we ordered we told our waitress we wanted “courses” but gave our complete order together. There were 4 of us dining. We ordered 2 apps to share and 2 salads to be shared. The hot appetizers were bought at the same time as the salads, first error in bringing us courses. We put our salads aside and ate the apps while they were hot. The table was crowded with all the plates of food and our sharing plates. We made the best of it and were eating our apps with salad aside waiting till apps were done. A server starts to bring our hot pasta dishes while all the food and plates were on table. Since i just had told the waitress the food was not brought out as courses she quickly sent the server away with the Pasta. We start eating our salads and another server comes with pasta! We send it back as we are still eating salad and table is full of plates. Finally our app and salads are eaten and the table is cleared, now they bring out our pasta dishes and they’re all cold. I went to find our waitress to complain and she came and picked up our cold pasta dishes. Next time pasta dishes were brought out to us, 1 plate was barely warm, one was hot but we waited several minutes for the last pasta dish was served to our guests. The absolute worst experience we’ve had. No apologies offered. Not a dessert or something to try to make up for our most unpleasant dining experience.
    Dal Contadino TrattoriaResponded on February 15, 2024
    Dear Dal Contadino Guest, We’re sorry to hear that your experience at Dal Contadino Trattoria didn’t meet your expectations regarding Service & Food. We are takings steps to address the service you received and we are reviewing our service protocols to ensure our team delivers the outstanding service we are known for. We’d greatly appreciate more detail on your dining experience to help us improve to provide better service than you received this night. We would like to welcome you back to provide a more positive experience that reflect the true nature of Dal Contadino. Dal Contadino Trattoria management

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Great family night out! Valentines and anniversary celebration

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great, however, food lacked depth . Expected more in terms of food quality

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  35. MiamiAnt

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb Food, excellent service. Wines by the glass are fantastic. Bread served is top notch; quality EVOO. Pasta’s are the best I have ever had. Meats, fish always prepared seasoned and plated beautifully. Always a perfect 10. Bartenders are energetic, knowledgeable, professional and great at what they do!

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  36. SaraF

    Coastal Georgia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place it is one of my favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

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  37. Bobbyk

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasantly surprised. We're snowbirds and this was our first time with our puppy. Staff was accommodating and food was very good. We'll be going back.

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  38. CDECH

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always consistent and great food and very nice owners

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time great food great entertainment love it

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Like most south florida restaurants - too cold! Save $ and turn up your thermostat.

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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

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 4.5 stars by 847 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dal Contadino Trattoria

2775 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1600

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bayview and Oakland Park Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Coral Ridge
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nuccio Giannino
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (954) 900-2714
  • Catering
    All catering orders we need 24h notice in advance for 30 or more..We accommodate requests for dishes not on the menu and special requests.
  • Private party facilities
    You can celebrate your special event with usCall the restaurant to discuss details for your next gathering with friends and familyWe have Private Room coming up in February
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