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Dal Contadino Trattoria, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dal Contadino Trattoria

4.7
4.7
443 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, mozzarella, selection of Mediterranean fish and more.. Live Music on Saturdays. Happy Hour everyday from 4.00 to 6.00 pm at the bar only. Reservations for the bar are not acceptable.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 15 or more..We accommodate requests for dishes not on the menu.

  • Private party facilities

    You can celebrate your special event with us Call the restaurant to discuss details

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Ridge

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 $6-8 Cocktails for 6$ and wine by the glass for 5$. Happy hour only at the bar and bar tables. First come, first serve. No reservations.

Popular dishes

What 443 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Italian

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  1. R

    Rob1764

    New England

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    There were five of us, so we ordered a bunch of things to share: - Pasta e Fagioli soup. Nice broth with lots of beans and pasta. Tasty and well balanced. - Escarole and bean soup. Hearty and full of beans and escarole. It was really a nice filling soup. - Meatballs. My mother in law said...they taste like the ones I make at home. They were really mixed well and nicely seasoned. - Eggplant parmigiana (with meat). I love this dish here. The layers of pasta are firm, not mushy like other places. You can taste the layers of pasta, meat and eggplant very distinctively. Delicious. - Bruschetta. Nicely tasted and brown with fresh toppings. - Spaghetti bolognese. Nice pasta dish with a sauce that really reminds you of homemade. - Spaghetti Amatriciana. Nice and spicy, this pasta dish is delicous. - Contadino Salad. It had roasted eggplants, zucchini, arugula, olives and such. - Four cheese gnocchi. Very nice pieces of gnocchi in a light cheese sauce, not too heavy, not too much. We all had some wine as well and their house choices were really smooth. Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Chianti.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant this was our first time
  3. RS

    RichardS

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great. The restaurant was not crowded or noisy.
  4. JS

    JulianS

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food, and the service is always great at Dal Contadino.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was wonderful. Anthony was our server. He was attentive and passionate about the food. We had a crab cake appetizer that was delicious and they made chicken parm as a special request for our son. The chicken was extremely tender. We also had a rabbit ragu special and the lamb chops. The ragu was delicious but the lamb chops stole the show. They were amazing. Also loved the decor and the Italian cafe vibe. We will be back!
  6. BA

    BAllen

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Met friends for a delightful dinner. I’m picky about my Italian food because I lived in Italy and this restaurant made me feel like I was in Italy. We enjoyed the roasted artichokes with truffle sauce and a cheese board as appetizers. For entrees We had excellent lasagna, butterfly bronzino, and flounder with lemon caper sauce. All were delicious. For dessert for shared tiramisu and chocolate cheesecake. Yummy! Our service was impeccable. Great restaurant that I would highly recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten some of the best Italian restaurants in New York City and other cities and this one is the winner for the entire Fort Lauderdale area! I hardly give reviews but I would like to suggest this fabulous restaurant, superb service and lovely atmosphere – five stars for everything!! The dishes are served in a skillet, hot and succulent. Authentic Italian food, owners on promises from Italy. Homemade pasta and everything is super. Mangia Mangia Mangia!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am Italian and I can confidently state this is a restaurant to go. They make a lot of product in house and you can taste the freshness, restaurant is always busy and inventory rotates appropriately, wine selection is good and prices have low mark up, basically, great value for wine, cocktails follow the same philosophy.
  9. K

    Kenneth

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go in there all the time and it never disappoints. One of the best in Fort Lauderdale and I’m from the Northeast. I’ve had many share of my good restaurants
  10. NA

    NatashaA

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrate Father's Day, and we were very pleased with the attention we received. The food was delicious but a little cold.
  11. R

    Rose

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say? I absolutely love this place! I recommend it to all my friends and family. I was born in Italy and know good food and for sure by far, the best for different and authentic Italian dishes that you cannot find in other "so called" Italian restaurants. Manuel our waiter always makes the best recommendations, from the wine to the dessert, its never a disappointment. The atmosphere is so comfortable and I feel like I am home in Bari all over again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Great atmosphere. Will 100% be back.
  13. TD

    TimD

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We have been to this restaurant many times and have had good to excellent service and delicious food. On our most recent visit, however, the service was sub-par (we waited 10 minutes for a server to take our drink orders) and the food - we shared a salad and lasagna - just meh. Hopefully next time it will be better.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always outstanding food, and excellent value! The staff is so friendly and personable!
  15. RF

    RexF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! The Chef is amazing and it is a well run family business.
  16. CA

    CathyA

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent branzino preparation and half off bottles of wine on Tuesday! Great deal, good service and pleasant experience all around.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here as I was recommended by my italian friend Emma. I’m a creature of habit so i had to get the pesto again. Properly price pointed,with the juiciest and well paired shrimp. Another old fashion consumed for the books. Let me tell,the mixologist never disappoints. So consistent. With our storm moving over miami,comfort food was needed. The Chef made an appearance and sung some italian classics. So much fun. Everyone enjoyed the brief show. Service is great and the waiters make you feel welcomed! Check it out and support small businesses!
  18. G

    Gigi

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Group of 6. I had the Seabass. Unimpressive plate and far too sugary. Not worth the $39 price tag. Our dinner plates had not yet been removed (and some were still eating) when we were told we needed to be gone within 30 minutes as our table was needed. Impersonal service like a production line. Get in - get out. And dares to request a mandatory 20% tip on invoice. Will not return.
  19. DA

    DANIELM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    always fresh food and very tasty. however the nonna ragu was changed and is pretty skimpy on the meat now....not nearly as filling of a dish as it used to be....wouldnt call it an entree anymore.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food and vibes
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Second time here and the food keeps getting better and better.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Delicious! Fresh, homemade, and beautiful charm.
  23. M

    Mana

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cozy Italianate dining room and excellent service. The menu is varied and the food delicious. Never a bad meal. A neighborhood staple.
  24. IE

    IenjoyEating

    Miami

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently great at this down to earth Italian. The menu is ample enough to have an option for every eater while small enough to know everything is made fresh. And the bread! Oh! THA BREAD!!!!
  25. JR

    JohnR

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant!
  26. CM

    CatherineM

    Fort Lauderdale

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  27. OQ

    OmarQ

    Puerto Vallarta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  28. P

    Pale

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Very underwhelmed by the food. My Pistachio crusted Seabass was undercooked and mushy. The vegetables were cold. My husband had an Italian meatloaf which he said was just fair. Nothing to write home about, and would not go back.
  29. CF

    CatalinaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place, good service and food. My favorite Italian restaurant.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Our server was very inattentive but the food was great and the time with family was special.
  31. s

    stephanief

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance and food. All staff welcoming and very nice.
  32. VH

    VinHug

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Dal Contadino, and i think it is the most authentic Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. While others all seem to have the same basic menus—heavy on the red sauce and over-seasoned with garlic—Dal Contadino offers an outstanding selection of unique Italian dishes and wines. Our meals were excellent. The vibe is warm and welcoming, most of the guests appear to be regulars, and the staff genuinely seems to enjoy working here!
  33. SR

    ScottR

    Naples

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Used to love this place. Would eat there ALL the time. Last several times (at least 4), dishes have been poor. Still like the servers, gave it multiple chances to change my mind back but just can't see myself dining here any more. Owner spreading himself too thin, maybe, what with Eatapas and American Tapas....?
  34. YT

    YeseniaTravelingSpoon

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An overall great experience. We celebrated my daughter's graduation there and we were delighted with the quality of the food combined with the service despite our large party. If you want an authentic Italian dining experience, I highly recommend Dal Contadino Trattoria.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were fantastic. Everyone plans to go back soon. Loved it
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente !!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found this place to be exceptional. The staff over the top friendly. The food is inventive and every bite blissful! The owner came out and sang with wait staff joining in for a celebration dance. Cocktails 🍸 extraordinary. We look forward to returning soon.
  38. 3

    305ksf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night celebrating my mother’s birthday, and Chef Nuccio’s as well. Food was outstanding. The singer did great. Waiters were non stop and the service was good despite the place was packed. I would go there often if it was closer to home. Best food and entertainment we’ve had in the Miami area in a while.
  39. PH

    PikeHunter

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience and live singer to boot
  40. c

    carls

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah was incredible as we elected to try the happy hour menu since it was our first time here. Looking forward to a return tomorrow!

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 4.7 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Dal Contadino Trattoria

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • 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

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (954) 900-2714

  • Catering

    All catering orders we need 24h notice in advance for 15 or more..We accommodate requests for dishes not on the menu.

  • Private party facilities

    You can celebrate your special event with us Call the restaurant to discuss details

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