Louie Bossi Ristorante - Fort Lauderdale

4.7
3413 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3413 people are saying
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipalfonsoc
Miami
24 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service .Thank you Des for your support on my reservation!!

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SabrinaM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, so was the espresso martini! Service was excellent too, 100% recommend if you’re looking for a true Italian meal

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very helpful. Food was amazing. Reasonable prices.

SL
vipSushiLover
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back. Desiré is the best Hostess!!!! Food was deliscious and fresh. Highly professional staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday great dinner

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Wilbur
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fruita da mare was very good.
The only draw back was there was 2 mussels that were not open.

I do not know how you can plate the entree with two probably dead mussels?

Other than that everything was fine.
Being in food service myself
This irked me

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner in FLL

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is always so good here! Super packed when we went and very noisy, but still the food came out quick and was delish!

TD
vipTerrenceD
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, servers and ambiance are always "on point". Love this place.

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EricH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in Ft. Laud! had a layover , made it a point to go straight to Louie's. Every dish is better than the next + can't beat the service/energy.

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LaurenO
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

My experience was wild. We had reservations at 7:30 and checked in at 7. got seated 40 minutes later. On the wall, it stated the restaurant capacity was around 150 people it was WAY OVER THAT. They were extremely unorganized, the people at the front checking us in were rude and overwhelmed. Finally, when we sat down, we were seated in a booth that was basically in the kitchen. It was so fast pace we couldn't even enjoy it. It was so hot we were actually sweating. The kitchen was doing a lot of non-covid friendly things that it was grossing me out. Thank gd, our waiter was nice, and the food was yummy but besides that, not going back on a weekend or evening.

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MelissaF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian food and great service! Also located in a vibrant area.

MS
vipMarkS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Fine for youngsters

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great. Food phenomenal. Place was packed waited 15 mins after our reservation but we didn’t mind. I’d definitely be back

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KristiS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and awesome service.

RB
vipRobbieB
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Derek was a great server - very enthusiastic and attentive. Food is always consistently good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice outside atmosphere in back of restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Seating outside in the back is gorgeous!

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IraP
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a 7:15 reservation and the place was packed. We were seated at 7:15. Our waiter was excellent and although very very busy he was attentive and available.
The food was outstanding. We had burrata with peaches, proscuitto and almonds, drizzled in honey which was excellent.
As entrees our table had the branzino, pounded veal chop and sides of pasta and brussel sprouts.
Cocktails were creative and excellent from the grapefruit martini to the old fashioned. We also had wine. We ordered by the glass since everyone had a different entree. The selection is well priced and there are many choices.
This place is a winner, particularly for a large, busy, restaurant with multiple locations.
If you can, sit outside in the garden out back!
Looking forward to returning ...

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Ladyjane
Orlando
66 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We met friends for lunch. Restaurant was moderately busy. Service was excellent. Arancini appetizer too large and not very good. Tricolore salad and chicken was soso. Panini was good and another salad was good. Dessert was the high point with tiramisu. Our server, JB, was excellent.

DJ
DinaJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Please turn the a/c on!!! Took my boyfriend on a date here. He absolutely loved it. The food is always delicious and the service is mostly slow. The servers can be overwhelmed due to the crowd. We understand, we work in the industry.
We'll be back for happy hour pizza 🍕

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best we have ever had.

JP
JackieP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I was really looking forward to eating here. We came for a graduation celebration and had a 7 person party. The food was good but I was surprised that they didn’t offer a bread basket and when I ordered the garlic it was actually only one slice of bread. Other than that we were really enjoying our meal. It was pretty hot outside so I would recommend more fans, we would’ve sat inside but someone in our party was in a wheelchair and couldn’t be accommodated indoors. My dad paid the check and chose to tip the amount he felt appropriate. The waitress was unhappy with the amount and decided to pull me aside and have a talk about it. I thought this was extremely inappropriate and disrespectful and at that point deserved no tip. Tipping is optional and I was not the one paying the bill and therefore had no say.

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LornaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely ambience and amazing food. Service was a little strange but overall experience was very good.

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David
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say. Their food is sensational. The meatball appetizer is perfection. The crusty bread, house churned butter and infused olive oil are delicious. The bolognese is heavenly and not the typical ground beef version you receive everywhere else. The pasta is cooked chewy al dente, it's cooked perfectly. The atmosphere is energetic. The waiter service is attentive, pleasant and accurate. This continues to be the shining star restaurant on Las Olas.

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vipchristinaD
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service good food just too loud

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server, food was great! It was super hot inside the restaurant and the service was a little slow. But again our server was so sweet and wonderful.

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vipCats
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was lovely. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The drinks were great.

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vipGUILLERMOG
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

There was no air conditioning, bad and delayed attention. noisy. The dishes are not of the same quality or presentation as those of boca raton, the house of boca raton is notably superior.

DS
DeannaS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We went here as we heard amazing things. I’m not sure if they were short staffed or what but it was horrible. We received our appetizers WAY before our drinks. Our dinner came out and it was freezing cold, we let the waitress know so they sent us new food which was great. Once our new food came out, we asked for plates and utensils as they took them away with our first order of food. They only brought us 3 sets of plates and utensils but there were 4 of us. We asked for a 4th set and it never came. So again, our food was cold once more. At this point we were frustrated and hungry so we decided to leave. The drinks were even warm when we received them. We ordered an $80 bottle of wine and it was hot. The manager did take care of all of our food for the night which wasn’t expected but very nice. It was sad because the place is cute but the experience was very bad

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SeanC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Kelly was amazing. Little bothered by people in front of us vaping periodically but all else was fantastic. Food was great as was the service.

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russkibusiness
Fort Lauderdale
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice but too loud with screaming kids.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out. Restaurant is loud but the food is great and our waiter John was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

they literally sat us the host stand… I’m almost legally deaf and still heard them planning tables right next to me. People were standing over us chatting and some even accidentally touched me SEVERAL times. I asked to be switched once we saw another empty 4 top with our exact server, and the host was quick and snappy to say absolutely not even though we were unhappy. I am a regular there and was so sad I could not give my friend the birthday experience I had envisioned for her at what used to be my favorite restaurant.

Will definitely reconsider planning another event here or recommending it to anyone else.

LM
LaraM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

I made a reservation for my birthday yesterday and ended up waiting over an hour for food after ordering. We had somewhere to be and we’re not able to order dessert because of time. The food was great, but the manager came up to our table to tell us our meals were now being made and did not even offer a free drink. The service was poor enough to inconvenience my plans and they did nothing to try to fix our experience.

CP
ChrisP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Best Italian food ever 💜❤️waiter Derek went above and beyond!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress was excellent and food was fantastic as always!

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vipNicole
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The service was slow, overall okay!

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GGCH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, awsome food, good wines and Tiffany, our waitress, was the best... what more can I say?

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Faith
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant but disappointed about the table we were seated at despite putting in a reservation almost a week in advance. We were not able to choose and got put in an inside table which was in the pathway of where the servers would come in and out. To sit outside would be an hour wait despite putting in a reservation

FAQs

Louie Bossi Ristorante - Fort Lauderdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 356-6699.

Louie Bossi Ristorante - Fort Lauderdale is rated 4.7 stars by 3413 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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