Louie Bossi Ristorante - Fort Lauderdale

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1776 reviews
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Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria is a high-energy Italian eatery located on the famed Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Everything on the menu is made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. Chef Louie Bossi serves delicious house made pastas, wood burning Neapolitan pizzas, home cooked Sicilian comfort food and of course, Chef Louie's famous house cured salumi. From the hearth baked bread and artisan jams to handmade pastas and pizza dough, gelato and crema di limoncello, everything is house made using the time honored methods of old world Italian chefs.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Menu is diverse and the food reliably good. Love the garden. Well done! I even love the pictures in the ladies bathroom. Reminded me of home.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was very nice, polite and gave great recommendations. We had our pasta as a left over the next day and it was just as amazing :)

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food and service in Ft Lauderdale. Highly recommend it. Marcelo is a superior server if you can request him.

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DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Acoustics loud and air conditioning and little cool, otherwise excellent overall.

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FD
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. The meatball sliders for happy hour were excellent along with excellent service.

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BR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and authentic food. Good value. Love the old photos.

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Miami
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday! We had a fantastic day. Service was great. Our server Bryan was awesome but there were others around with a bit of an attitude. Nonetheless, the food was very good and cocktails as well. Please try the cucumber martini! It’s delicious! We love the ambiance. We will definitely come back!

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Key West
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bridal Shower Brunch!! Staff was great and food was yummy! Who doesn’t love bottomless Bellinis and bloodies? :)

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place! Awesome food and environment! Top place! One of my favourite places!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food! Nice bar area too. Make reservations as the restaurant was sold out on a Saturday night.

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SN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great place. Always consistent and we look forward to going there every time.

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FI
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

food great, very very busy and noisy

Service excellent

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S
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son turned 15 and chose Louie Bossi for his birthday dinner. The food was amazing as always! The service was spot on with great dinner recommendations by our server and the special complimentary dessert for his birthday was a perfect touch to end the evening! This was our 3rd time there and we will definitely be back.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Louie Bossi’s Ristorante is amazing! This was my second time back and I swear the food and mimosas Were even better this time! I wasn’t a fan of the seating! I don’t really like being so open and close to strangers especially on an intimate date, but it was quick and it was also brunch! They should consider more private areas for parties of two only. Besides that, my server was incredible the food was delish and it was a great experience!

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Miami
34 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing? Every single time! Great job Louie Bossi!

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VB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent food choice was great keep up the good work

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Louie Bossi has a great atmosphere. My husband and I ate dinner here with my parents who were visiting from out of town. I enjoyed the wine flight and pepperoni pizza. We sat out back in the garden, which had string lights, fire pit and gazebo.

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Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Une valeur sûre à Fort Lauderdale. Excellente cuisine italienne à prix raisonnable pour la qualité. Très bon service dans une ambiance décontractée.

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Seats, velvet booths, so uncomfortable! Service was ok, had to get busboy to get us a fork and parmigiana cheese. Waitress never checked back with us until dinner was over

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

There were 4 of us, and no one liked their food. We ordered everything from salads, the special of the day (lasagne), salmon, a side of cacio e pepe & roasted potatoes, and meatballs.

2 people ordered lasagne, and both came out differently, even though they ordered the same (only) lasagne option. One of the orders had meat in it-- but not the normal kind of meat in lasagne. It was huge lumps/ pucks of veal and/or beef. They were very gamey and chewy, yet dense. The closest comparison I have is eating reindeer meat in Iceland. The other of lasagne order had no meat in it at all. We had specifically asked if the meat was similar to a bolognese sauce, and the server said "yes, it's a regular lasagne, and it's SO good!" That was a lie, and it wasn't good. The noodles were soft and mushy and the sauce was cold.

I ordered a kale caesar salad and the meatball appetizer as my meal. The kale salad said it had "egg" in it, which I assumed was regular hard boiled/crumbled egg... but when it came to me it was straight up a barely-poached raw egg sitting at the bottom of the plate. It was nauseating-- and I know for a fact that serving food as raw as that requires a warning of some kind, whether written on the menu or out loud from the server. I would have said no to a barely poached egg. It was so raw that the egg whites didn't stick together, and it had fallen through the kale, sinking to the bottom sitting in a wet pile. I do not recommend it.

The meatballs were fine-- although I have had way better.

Lastly, the cacio e pepe side was flavorless. I would consider myself a cacio e pepe lover-- I've had many variations of it in my lifetime, but I've never tasted one as buttery (??) and cheese-less as this one. It seems they replaced the cheese with butter, and they definitely did not spin it inside a large wheel of parmesan because that creates a creamy sauce. This was not creamy, simply just wet full of butter and pepper.

Maybe the pizza is better?

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CD
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are in vacation so this was our first time here. This restaurant was recommended by a friend. VERY NICE! Very casual however classy at the same time. Menu was everything from basic pizza and salads to top end authentic Italian dishes. Definitely a place to go!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jacob was great !!!! And so we’re bellinis !

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T
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun and tasty dining experience. Our waiter seemed a little distracted and got my order wrong because he didn’t hear me correctly with all of the noise. He was very apologetic and had the correct dish out in less than 10 minutes. The manager did not charge us for dessert and the firework candle was a nice touch. This is not the place for a first date or a quiet meal but the energy is great and the location is perfect!

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great but the service wasn't the best. Between the appitizers and the meal we were missing utensils and had to wait or catch someone walking by to get forks each time after the food was put on our table. Also a few times we sat with no refills on our drinks.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our waitress Carolyn was great. She recommended some great dishes for us to try. It was a beautiful evening so we sat on the outside. The music was a bit loud so it felt like we were competing with the sound a bit but overall it was a great night!

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F
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time!. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Have already recommended to all our friends and will definitely be back again

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M
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday lunch celebration. Our server was very attentive in general but went a step further to present a special birthday dessert. Our salads and beverages were excellent, sitting in the garden was a request that was honored and added to our delightful experience. We will certainly be back!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food!

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JM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JA
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food. great service, great experience. What else need to be said.

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DC
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pear salad was excellent. We went for late lunch, early dinner. Service excellent. Had salad and appetizers and side of rapini (my personal favorite). Never disappointing.

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PF
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening. Very lively atmosphere coupled with great food , good wine list , and great service. Absolutely packed on the evening we went so best to book. Will definitely go again. All in all was an authentic Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere.

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H
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My most important advice is get a reservation. Louis Bossi's is always busy in the evening. We had a reservation and were seated immediately.

Or waiter was attentive, but not intrusive. He answered all of our questions. He treated us like guests and friends.

The menu is a la carte, so what you order is what you get. The menu is great Italian food. It's not an extensive menu, but features a delicious variety of appetizers, pastas, pizzas, entrees, and desserts. Dishes are attractively presented and very tasty. Portions are reasonably sized.

I recommend Louis Bossi's. We had a wonderful dinner.

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S
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience nice job!

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M
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great wait staff! Noise level was loud, but a lot of energy!

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TS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the outside garden , fire pit area for dinner. Great atmosphere, great food. Fun, upbeat vibe.
Only negative is 9:30 reservation , not seated until 10:30. Love it, but don't go too hungry!

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L
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service. Delicious brunch items!

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

DELICIOSO!! My fiancé and I went for our anniversary on a Friday night and it was quite busy. We had reservations at 9pm and got there right on time and were seated right away, no wait time! Everything we ordered was absolutely amazing, from my cocktail to dessert! It was a little noisy so we sat side by side and enjoyed our dinner a little closer to each other :) we will absolutely be going back for another amazing dinner or brunch

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was in town for a business trip and wanted to hit up a few local favorites for dinner, saw the reviews and menu and went with co-worker. You will need to make a reservation well in advanceas this is a popular place! Great ambience, mood, lighting, and vibe. A little on the noisy side, but I like that as it means good energy as people are enjoying themselves!
Food pricing is probably considered a bargain for a quality establishment like this one on The Gold Coast afterall... expect to pay about $40 - $50/person min. for wine, apps, entre... oh and their rum cake with gelato was phenomenal!
Service was busy (expectedly), but gracious and attentive as my colleague and i tried to figure out what to order...

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