About SPAZIO - Fort Lauderdale

DINE under blue skies or moonlight in a relaxed, casual setting where music and laughter fill the air
DELIGHT in a thoughtful menu of Italian dishes and an impressive selection of old & new world wines
DISCOVER a new dining destination, and take a culinary vacation, in your own backyard

Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Spazio Italian Restaurant and Wine Lounge offers a touch of glamour in a casual-chic setting, attracting locals and visitors to south Florida alike. Whether you dine al fresco on the oceanfront patio, enjoy a cozy dinner for two in our curtain-draped booths, or simply gather with friends for cocktails and small plates at the centralized bar - every seat at Spazio affords a breathtaking ocean view by day, and at night, the moon and the stars.

239 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily 8:00am - 11:00am
Lunch Daily 11:00 am - 4:00pm
Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Breakfast served weekends until 12:00noon

Cross Street:
Las Olas Bouelvard

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 764-8191

Website:
http://itsbetteronthebeach.com/spazio/

Entertainment:
Spazio is pleased to present an eclectic mix of contemporary jazz music on our beachfront main-stage. Please visit our website or call for a schedule of nightly performers.

Parking Details:
There are three public, secure parking lots within a half block radius, and convenient handicapped drop off in the rear of the restaurant, just one block west on Almond Avenue.

Public Transit:
Just south on A1A from the Sun Trolley Fort Lauderdale Beach Route #6

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

SPAZIO - Fort Lauderdale Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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Scenic View (3)
Special Occasion (3)
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Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Waterfront (2)
Casual (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Romantic (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food and service were wonderful. They had decent seating inside and on the outdoor patio, however they had live music which was quite lively. If you were there for drinks and entertainment it would be fine. Dinner and conversation with friends, not so much. All in all we had a good time. The food and service truly were exceptional.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loud Cuban music in an Italian restaurant was not what we were expecting. Food and service were good though

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Vincent, our waiter, was the best! Go there - you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent place. Guitarist was fantastic. Food was very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The chicken saltimbocca was delicious. My husband loved the veal Milanese. Definitely try the scoobies and dip your bread in the leftover sauce...delicious!

Great people watching location right on the beach. Entertainment was great... Spanish acoustical guitar accompanied by a flamenco dancer!

My only complaint every time I go... a tip is added to your bill and the waiter never tells you. I believe it's less than 20%, but you are never told. Many people don't realize it and then add 20% on top of that. Now that we know, we only add the additional tip to bring it to 20%, but it is rude that they don't tell you when they lay the bill on the table. So, be warned!

Overall a great time! Would recommend other than the tipping issue.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food and service good but nothing special. The antipasto appetizer was amazing. We arrive to eat at 9 pm and the music was blaring. We sat inside hoping it would be quieter. We asked several times for it to be turned down so we could have a conversation with our party which they adjusted however minutes later it was turned back up. Overall we had an ok experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

fun and festive place. Although we were supposed to meet for brunch-they do not serve it after 12...Strange. All and all the food was great. I had a much larger crowd than 6-14 to be exact and they accommodated us nicely.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 16, 2017

In Ft. Lauderdale for a girl's trip. This was a last minute choice for a late dinner on Saturday night. If you sit on the patio, there is a great view of the beach. They also have a live band playing, so the patio will be noisier.
All 3 of us ordered different meals, and we each loved it. Delicious!!
I didn't try the massive margarita, but the table next to us said they were fabulous'

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The restaurant is well located and we were lucky to be seated soon because they did not have my reservation, why? No idea, however we did not have to wait long to be seated. To start, we ordered the common big margaritas that are served in the area, and they were good actually we were expecting something with less alcohol but it was well mixed. Now the bad part. We order our food and one of the dishes was salmon risotto but we got hard rice with "SMOKED HAM" hahaha is not a joke and actually I didn't know if be furious or laugh and the worst part is that they tried to convince me that it was salmon; however, they couldn't take the strong smoked ham flavor from their "Salmon," in addition, one of the waitress was going to bring a piece of their salmon from the kitchen to compare, but it never happened, maybe because there was no Salmon in the restaurant.

In short, if you want to have drinks this restaurant is same as other restaurants in the area so you have choices, but please do not eat there is expensive for what they give you, so just order quesadillas and drinks.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 5, 2017

This was so expensive and the food wasn't very good at all. It was outdoor dining but just didn't have the ambiance. Regretfully we spent too much money on this place.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Too loud for us as we could not even hold a conversation. The food was great though.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent food and service! The ambiance was okay and it was a little noisy give the music and competing music at area restaurants. Found it difficult to talk across the table. However the food was very very good!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner. It was wonderful and plan to go back soon

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The seafood was not too fresh. Clams, mussels that came with spaghetti or risotto were tasting too fishy and not well cooked. I tasted the first one and left the rest of it on the plate.
I came to this place because it seems to be a good location (being next to Elbo Room!) but other than that there's nothing too admirable about it.
Also on internet it's advertised as a Latino place but there was no live music, not even music on the Thursday night that we went.
Also for about 10 minutes after we sat down no server identified us. Finally one server just happened to walk past and asked if we had a server, and we said no! So he attended to us. Pretty disorganized if you ask me.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent service, very good food. For being at the beach, definitely not expected.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day and had a reservation. No problem getting the table cause not full at all, sat inside. The waitress brought our drinks and bread but the food took forever. Also had to tell them to turn down the music cause we had a long table and were yelling across the table to hear each other and for the few of us that were there I am sure we didn't need the music that loud.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Took my mom there for Mother's Day for lunch. And she love the view and service and look of the restaurant it was little loud but was a busy day. It's a very nice place for multiple Occasions.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wonderful restaurant on the beach! Beautiful interior or you can dine outside and see the beachfront. Amazing food-all prepared fresh and the staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Fort Lauderdale gem!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The service was very good and the food as well, but in my opinion the salmon that I ate was a little salty.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Nice break from beach bars and hamburgers. Our server was excellent Eva, and food good. Pricey but you're on the beach so expect it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I love the cocktails... The location right in front of the beach with usually live music is part of the experience!

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went Easter AM . Loved that they has their usual menu . Everything was great! We will be back soon

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Was visiting from Chicago the food was EXCELLENT! The staff was great! I ate here for dinner & breakfast X2 on my visit. This was my first visit to Fort Lauderdale beach! Will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

GREAT food great view great staff ... and oh ... did I mention great food?

Tags: Live Music, Waterfront
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Katelyna (I hope I spelled that correctly), was an amazing server! 👏!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Music too loud, ambiance not what I was looking for. Wanted more of a cozy place on the beach front.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 24, 2017

There wasn't anything bad about the restaurant---it was just an ok meal, nothing spectacular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Our family enjoyed dinner at Spazio's on March 4, 2017.

The sidewalk seats were enticing but we opted for seats on the raised platform in back since it was quite windy.

There were dinner choices to meet all of our tastes, though most of us ordered fish which was fresh and delicious.

There was an extensive wine list including wine by the glass.

We would definitely go back!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Everything was very good, but the views and the live music were outstanding.

Tags: People Watching, Live Music
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Very good food, very pleasant street side table. Didn't especially enjoy electronic dance music being broadcast over restaurant sound system. I understand they do live jazz at night - we were having breakfast

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The service was laid back and the food, although good, took longer than usual to make it to our table. The band was loud, so it was difficult to carry on a conversation, even though we were seated close to the rear of the restaurant and the band was at the front. Out waiter was overly friendly to the point of almost being obnoxious. If Spazio toned everything down a bit and decreased the time it took between ordering and receiving an entree, it'd be a very nice place to visit on a regular basis.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We were in Ft Lauderdale for a week and ate at Spazio our first night, then went back for a second meal our last night. We love Italian food and Spazio doesn't disappoint. The al fresco dining gives you a fantastic people watching experience. Add to that, the live "salsa music" and flamenco dancer, you have an energetic dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

We eat there multiple times when we are in Ft Lauderdale. Great food and service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vegan, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Fresh delicious food. Impeccable service. Best chocolate moose dessert we have ever tasted. If it the restaurant was closer to home we could eat there daily. Wherever you live this restaurant is so worth the drive. Enjoy

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 5, 2017

they canceled my reservation because they have a party same day but at least they call me

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

For the most part everything was great. However the Chicken Parm I ordered for dinner was not very good. The chicken was chewy and the pasta was bland. I told the waiter I didn't like it and he didn't seem to care much. Everything else we ordered was really good though.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2017

My four friends really enjoyed their meals. I was disappointed in my Chicken Marsala, thought it lacked much taste, but my friend really loved it. I do like the food at Spacious a rule and intend to go again. But I'll order something else!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, People Watching, Waterfront, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Place isn't going to knock your socks off. Food is fine, but not exciting. It is a fun spot to ppl watch along the Beach Blvd. Tiramisu is slightly above average; great consistency, low on liquer flavor.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Great stop , food was delicious, saxophone sounded great just enough back round music

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Lots of fun, sitting right on the beachfront strip. Very loud but we liked that! Great variety on menu. Lots to choose from. Authentic Italian! Good for kids too, esp sitting outside.

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