Louie Bossi Ristorante - Fort Lauderdale

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2048 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 England
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service were great! Noise level was intense.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was amazing, food was amazing, overall wonderful experience! Loved the Italian vibe and menu, all the food was very delicious and authentic! Even ended the night with some italian dessert and limoncello! Would recommend to anyone!!

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I made a reservation for my 25th birthday brunch, about a week in advance. I love the backyard seating and was really hoping to be sat there. One of my friends arrived earlier than me and she was sat at a table in the front, rather than the back. It was VERY hot out in the front of the restaurant, so I went inside and politely asked if we could be moved to the back. I was immediately and rudely shut down by the hostesses and told there was no availability in the back. But when I had walked through the back from the parking lot, there were SEVERAL empty four-person tables that we could have easily been sat at. It’s not like we didn’t have a reservation that was made well in advance to our arriving to the restaurant and I had made note that it was for my birthday as well, not just a random brunch. Our server was very nice but he brought me a mimosa when I ordered a bellini, which I didn’t want to make a big deal about. But then he came by and topped off the mimosa without me asking (I didn’t order bottomless). It was all very awkward and I was melting with sweat. The food was amazing, as always, but I wish the atmosphere and the service matched it.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I took my mother and grandmother for brunch as a late Mother's Day celebration and they had a blast.
The drinks were delicious and plentiful for the price, the charcuterie and cheese board that we ordered was phenomenal- as was the quattro fomaggio pizza with sausage added. The only food item that missed the mark a little was the frittata di patate- the recipe before was far better, this version of a slice of frittata as opposed to a whole, smaller sized one, was a little too eggy and dense, so the flavors were not as pronounced. Also- the service from our server Robert was impeccable, as most servers are at Louie Bossi, however he did inform us his shift was ending so we cashed out our bill with him and tipped him. After not seeing him a while, we did decide to order one last round of drinks before heading out- it was a real pain to get a different server to wait on our table and one of the girls even rolled her eyes at our request for drinks- that we paid for, and left a separate tip for! Overall this visit was just as lovely as all the rest, and I know that their brunch is insanely busy and popular, but to be scoffed at as a customer was a little off-putting.

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KM
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Must try! It is a great night out

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

Terrific, always busy -reservations a MUST. Food is very good. Service is good to dry good depending on server and table load. Noise level is the only problem at this highly successful restaurant with unfinished ceilings and nothing to ABSORB the noise , it reverberates and echoes to make a constant din in the dining room.. to the point that it is hard to have a normal conversation tableside. Server was slow with bread after appetizer was ordered but otherwise was okay. Actually , we had to ask for it. Overall we would certainly return but not for any romantic reason.. group, brunch, weekday dinner , special (Loud ) occasion) YES Romantic :NO

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

Service beyond amazing tonight for Lasagna Night

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BC
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and our server Marc treated us very well. The restaurant was great but I didn't expect how loud it was.

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went early so it was quiet. Service was wonderful. Mark had many good suggestions and was a very attentive waiter.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday with my wife. She made a reservation for 8pm but we went in early at 7pm and they still seated us with no problem. Our waiter was great! The ambiance, decor and food was fantastic! We will be coming back. :-)

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Hostess are not kind. They were so rude. Too bad! I was expecting something different and a good experience, but I did not have a good time.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come in from nyc twice a year and always make it part of our trip to frequent on a Monday night. Great time!

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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta I’ve ever had. Returning ASAP! Loved it here our waitress was extremely helpful, and the food was out of this world!

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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful mothers day dinner

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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother’s Day our server was awesome and food was amazing!

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JC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

No I won't recommend this to a friend. the hostess was very rude and seated 12 walk in customers to inside tables while we had a reservation and was placed outside. When asked to move inside, she told us our OpenTable reservation is for outside seating. She then stated it would be a "minimum 30 minute wait" to be seated inside. On previous visits, we would receive a visit by the floor manager asks about our meal, not this time. Simply horrible customer experience. Service wise, our waitress was outstanding and the food was very good but overpriced. Unfortunately the negatives outweigh the positives.

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BF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food. Great food great service!

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b
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. The hostess was great as she remember your name and the waiter was very professional as well. Food and atmosphere always great as well.

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit in 2 months. We had a great time! The food, service atmosphere was perfect.

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TO
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Louie Bossi is always a hit, even on Mother’s Day where it’s the usual crowd x 2! Not sure how it is during the week but on the weekend I highly recommend making a reservation at least a week in advance. Ambiance is great, food is fresh and full of flavor and the vide is laid back.

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

We are locals who have gone to this restaurant many times. A few months ago my daughter found a fingernail on her gelato which was simply disgusting. Yesterday, Mother's day lunch once again My daughter found a long black hair on her pasta dish. Even though, the manager took care of both situations is simply not acceptable. I have to say the food is delicious you never know what you may find.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day.

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RA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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MP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with fantastic food and excellent service

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale. Never disappoints. Food & service are excellent. Request to sit in the outside terrace. You will love the ambiance. Fans keep it cool.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food, everything. Hadn’t been there before, but chose it for a Mother’s Day brunch (one day early) based on location and seeing the menu online. Could not have been more thrilled with the choice. Can’t wait to go back!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louie Bossi is always a good choice for brunch or dinner. Service and food are on point!! I have brought my family here when they are on town multiple times and we still love it.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal, easily the best pasta in town

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NC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a beautiful place !!!! Outstanding service !!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

While the ambiance was gorgeous and I have previously had great experiences here, my cousin got sick, most likely from the carpaccio, I noticed that an alert on one of the machines that refrigerate the meat was complaining about condensation so I think there could be some meat quality control issues.

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Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank you Nia the bartender for making our evening enjoyable

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

Very good food, great service however it’s so loud in here that it’s difficult to enjoy your evening with friends.

The pasta dishes are delicious and the pasta is made n-house. The special was swordfish over risotto and it was not great. The risotto was kinda of bland and the sword fish had a mineral - ly flavor. The pasta and pork ragu would impress your an Italian grandma.

I know that restaurants like a loud atmosphere because it’s supposedly creates an exciting busy feel, but omg between the crowd and the music I couldn’t hear 80% of the conversation form the person sitting next to me and this was on a Tuesday night.

Fantastic appetizers, delicious pasta, nice wine list, and great cocktails.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve always considered this place to be too pretentious and was avoiding it at all cost even talked my friends out of it a dozen times. In a sudden moment of inspiration boosted by eggplant parm night, I gave it a chance. The hostesses were very friendly and upbeat, the food on point and martinis done just right. The service was excellent. I need to give the waiter an extra credit for the courageous idea to not add gratuity to our check (we ended up being 6 people) considering the fact that everyone had an accent. His integrity automatically earned him a tip more than the usual and customary. Overall great experience, a threat or a promise- we will be back!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food and service but noise level is thunderous.

Also, why do they allow dogs in a place where people are eating? Unhealthy and unsanitary.

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s
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! Loved everything about it

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CI
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, real Italian taste. Excellent service!

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J
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slow but it was also very busy and the waiter was super nice! Food excellent as usual

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, the octopus dish was amazing with good flavours. The octopus was really tasty and a nice surprise cocktails were a bit pricey. Service was good,
The place looks a Little tired, needs to be more polished or freshened up.The ceilings look discoloured.

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RM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the service and food is always on point. Definitely my favorite spot.

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