Louie Bossi Ristorante - Fort Lauderdale

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1966 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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We went for the first time to this place that everyone recommended us as the #1 place at Las Olas, so here comes my review:

PROS.
- The place is clean and very good looking.
- The garden is one of a kind.
- You get your orders quick.
- Easy parking (PayByPhone) in the back of the restaurant.

CONS.
- Reservation doesn’t mean anything. You get what they have and when they have available at your arrival.
- Regular menu options, nothing special or modern.
- Don’t have milk alternatives.
- Do not substitute anything in the menu.
- From what we ordered: Avocado toast and salmon toast, both with scrambled eggs, the toast bread was so stale, almost imposible to eat.

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

Epic as always!

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O
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor area and service!

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

Food is always perfect. Always packed. Book a week in advancd

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Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jon Bock is so warm and welcoming and always offers first class hospitality. There are many choices on Las Olas but people make the dining experience. Our waiter was also fabulous and I’m sorry I don’t have his name.

Keep up the great service to match your great food!!!

Kathy Mayers

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

Absolutely wonderful....First time guests with two friends at the Los Olaa location. Our selections were exceptional and we could find no fault with the courses. The linguine was cooked to perfection and held its constancy theoughout our meal..the calamari was light, tasteful and perfect with the aioli dip...my one and only complaint would be that there was not enough balsamico glaze for the caprese.

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EL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from pizza to steak. Great service and ambience.

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RS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food quality is very good, though a bit pricey. Very crowded and loud atmosphere. But fun vibe nonetheless. I would definitely recommend Louie Bossie.

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

Really good food. A bit noisy but overall a very good experience

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience. Service was exceptional. Passion in their food

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

Always a great experience...food, ambiance and service!

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p
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy agradable el ambiente logrado en el local...excelente la comida...recomendado

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Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food!!!! Shared a pizza and pasta because we couldn’t decide. Everything tasted homemade. Great service, cute area, yummy drinks!! Would love to go back if I’m ever in the area.

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JO
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

I went to have Sunday brunch and go over plans for my cousin's upcoming wedding. We are planning for a productive meeting with great food and cocktails litte did we know this would be a horrific experience. We started by ordering our drinks and when my cousin advised our waiter that she needed two more minutes he rudely walked away with not even acknowledging what she said. At this point the pressure was on to quickly choose a meal. When the waiter returned my cousin asked some questions about the brunch options and the waiter strongly suggested the sausage dish. I ordered a pasta dish since we agreed that she would order breakfast and I would order lunch and share. Once the waiter walked away I pointed out the frittata dish to my cousin and she immediately regretted what she ordered and we managed to get the waiter's attention after two minutes. The waiter was so intimidating, I kept my head down as she built up the courage to let him know that she wanted to change her order. His response was "I already put your order in" my cousin explained that she preferred the other dish because it had onions and peppers and he again displayed his frustration. As a compromise my cousin asked if onions could be added to her original dish since he refused to change her order and he obliged. My pasta was great however my cousin's eggs were over easy and she likes them over hard. The situation just kept getting worse. She told the waiter that she could not eat the eggs that way and he removed them from the table to take back to the kitchen. To provide the waiter with some positive reinforcement I got his attention and said " I am really enjoying my meal" he walked away from me again without acknowledging me. When my cousin's food returned she ate a few bites but did not enjoy hear meal. I didn't like her meal as well and in the end we just shared my food. I spoke to a manager that offered to change our waiter but not remove my cousin's barely eaten meal. Such a disappointment !

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rico is amaZing! The food is delicious and I love the aperol spritz

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YA
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR BRUNCH DAY WAS AMAZING!!!
GREAT FOOD AND NICE AMBIANCE

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Best little ambiance

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

Great place to spend a birthday.
The pasta dishes are all excellent!

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S
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been here quite a few times. The food was a bit underwhelming. My wife and I both had the Spaghetti Carbonara and our friend had the Bucatini. Both of our Carbonaras were very salty. They refired my wifes and it was a bit better. The Spaghetti on both was way undercooked. I love al dente but this was not even close. The very nice manager also took mine back to refire to cook it a bit more and it came marginally better but even saltier. I am a foodie and can tolerate salt but this was even to much for me. We drove up from Miami to meet our friend. We love the vibe there and will try it again. Our waiter from Italy was exceptional and overall we had a good experience.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner, server was extremely knowledgeable and provided excellent recommendations. The ambiance is amazing especially the back garden area. Glad we came here for a girls night out!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Amazing vibe and service was great. Entrees were a bit bland but appetizers were great.

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

One of our favorites! Love the salmon!

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c
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant and seems like "The Spot" on Las Olas. We only had pizza and some apps. They were good (meatball sliders-yummy), but pizza was slightly burnt. We didn't bother to complain. The drinks were great and bartenders were great at making them. Very nice ambiance. I would definitely go back if in the area!

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BS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a very good meal. We ordered two pasta dishes which were very good and moderately priced. Very hectic on weekends and Happy Hour. You can’t go wrong dining or just drinking here.

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JM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there 30 minutes late but they seated us outside in the garden area which was fabulous. Our server was quite attentive and helpful with suggestions on the menu. Great food and atmosphere. Kid friendly.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance and the food! Rigatoni was excellent!

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AR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess there is the best! Great food and fun. Make sure you make a reservation because it’s always so busy.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and great experience!! Can’t wait to return!

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve experienced in South Florida. Look forward to returning

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G
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Made a reservation for two on a Saturday late afternoon at 5:15 after afternoon theatre.
The reservation was honored but there was only one table open inside, behind the hostess station.
The restaurant was that packed at 5:15///I was very surprised. All outdoor tables full as well!
So we had the view of everyone entering asking for a table...a bit noisy! The server tried to upsell our
meal and drinks at every turn. My guest had a soda; I had a glass of wine. We both had the pasta bolongese ...and a meatball appetizer to share.
Could have done without the appetizer, which was small and not that tasty. The main course was very good...We left after that as it was noisy and a bit uncomfortable...$80 check plus tip. Could have eaten anywhere for less and with more comfort...but it's Las Olas....and there were plenty of people there joining us. Many tourists from what we could determine. I've been there before when it was slower and more enjoyable and relaxing. I would recommend finding a quieter time post season.

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BH
Jacksonville
36 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Louie Bossie's in Fort Lauderdale! Love the vibe, the food, the service, and location! We had a reservation for two at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday evening (4/6/19), were seating quickly and our server was fantastic! We shared a Caesar Salad and the meatballs (delish), and we both had the Filet Mignon special with Tortelloni (terrific) and topped it off with cannolis. We have only good things to say about this restaurant. Unless you can't deal with a crowd and noise, we highly recommend it.

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RM
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Beautiful day, bottomless mimosas and delicious lunch. We could have done without the "WOO HOO'S" and hollering coming from multiple tables (large groups) - the bottomless drinks could have had a lot to do with that. A vibrant outdoor setting is fine but this bordered being obnoxious. It quieted down after a few large parties left. Would not stop us from coming back but would go closer to 2 pm.

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h
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were visiting from out of town and went here for brunch. We sat in the adorable courtyard patio area. It was outstanding. The food was delicious, especially the wood-fired pizza, and the bottomless mimosas were exactly what were were looking for. Definitely recommend!

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J
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was just amazing. I like the ambiance and location. Service was great.

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WR
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 times now ... perfect.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and nice dining outdoors!

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f
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

our second visit to Louie Bossi was disappointing . we had to wait 25 minutes for a table and since we did not like the table they gave us we had to wait for another 10 minutes. the restaurant was over crowded and extremely noisy . our waiter was impatient. food was good but the whole experience was not fun at all

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g
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always Lou Bossi does not disappoint! This time around I had the pasta with eggplant and san Marzano tomato sauce. Absolutely delicious, but then again I've never eaten anything here that wasn't!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful on every level!! Can't wait to go back!!

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GG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Italian food and outstanding atmosphere. Dined on A Wednesday night and the place was packed super fun!

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