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

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (8)
Waterfront (7)
Scenic View (6)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Third year having a business dinner there. Food is very good. Prices are decent/reasonable. Wine list is to my liking in both variety and price.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Breakfast outside with 2 for 1 bloody Marys was fabulous. We had eggs Benedict, French toast, bacon, and home fries and they were all fantastic. Service was excellent and the value was fantastic for the quality of food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Enjoyed the music;
the drinks were watered down;
my "Gamberetto" was good;
my girl friend's : "Papparelle Porcini" was poor.
our server was terrific ..
We did enjoy the time spent there.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great setting with outdoor dining. Large menu with something for everyone. Pizza, salads, Italian, seafood and great drink specials.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excited to have my out of town agency experience the Ft Lauderdale beach scene after being in meetings all day. Quite disappointed upon arrival to find our reservation cancelled. I was called 4 times by an unknown number and because I was in meetings all day, I wasn't to take the call.

We were a few min early for reservation for 12 at 7:15 and they had already given away our table. They ended up seating us outside at two separate tables. The live music was great but the food service was very slow. Food tasted great so the evening was not lost and the cool breeze was nice with a great view of the Super moon.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great place to feel the vibe of Ft Lauderdale beach, eat some good food, and hear fabulous live music (+ see Spanish dancer the night we were there).

Tags: Live Music, Waterfront, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Just a Sunday brunch with a visiting friend. Always a great experience dining & having the beach steps away:)

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was great and so was the location. A little loud but that’s to be expected with a live band.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We celebrated my daughters birthday and it was a lot of fun ! The waiter was amazing ! We loved the place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Waterfront, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Salads were great, wine was decent, pizza topic were good, dough was not quite as good, tasted like ready made dough.
Great place to watch people strolling by.

Tags: Quick Bite, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The restaurant is located a cross the streets with beach. Has indoor and outdoor seating and live music. This is a very loud place but a nice place. We ate dinner here. Service was good. What we ordered ( lobster ravioli and chicken) was very tasty. It's worth visiting this place.

Tags: Live Music, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The best part of dining here was the outdoor seating with live entertainment on a mild December evening. The waiter was extremely inattentive... I asked 3 times for some more water. The food was average and my dish arrived lukewarm, not hot. Overall, not terrible, but I would not eat here again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was OK...ambience left a lot to be desired unless you are seeking a waterfront hang-out reminiscent of the Jersey Shore...noisy and very, very down market....server was quite good and knowledgeable from Westchester County....reminded me of "The Sopranos" and the wait staff at their hang-out "Bada Bing"...only thing missing were the strippers!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, wonderful live music - excellent but not too loud that you couldn't still talk at your table.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always a favorite when I travel to Ft. Lauderdale. Great atmosphere. Great food. Great Service.

Tags: Waterfront, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Not too busy. Service was fine. Server was a bit of a joker. But knew when to back off. All in all great food

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Friends holiday celebration.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

GREAT SPOT WITH PERFECT STAFF! Food is great....love breakfast there...sitting oceanfront,open restaurant. the food is EXCELLENT, Big portions, fresh and european flair. SERVICE is outstanding! Start your morning with 2 for 1 bloody mary (BIG) or mimosa. LUNCH or DINNER also a treat. A Regular event for us!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A good place for lunch. Cocktails are three times the size. Burgers, salads all good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Enjoyed eating out on the patio. Food was good and live music too!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The reservation was not received from Open table according to the restaurant . They did accommodate us but in the back of the restaurant rather than an outside table as requested. Even when I showed the girl my confirmation she said she didn’t have it . Open table let me down on this one. My family w three children were visiting from Ohio and we went there to see the lighting of the snowman on the beach but we were so far back in the restaurant where no one was we couldn’t see anything.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2017

You can't go wrong with lobster and steak... Surf and turf

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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 12, 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 15, 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 15, 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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