Italian in FLL
I'm looking to have a nice Italian meal somewhere in FLL to celebrate an anniversary. I'd prefer not to have to dress to formally. I've heard quite a bit about Casa D'Angelo and Cafe Vico here and never tried either. I would appreciate any feedback you can share on these two restaurants or others you are fond of.
Casa D'Angelo is the best Italian retaurant in the city, I think. Dishes are well crafted and executed. Only downsides are that it's in a strip mall (constant irritant to me about Fort Lauderdale restaurants) and I don't think your $30-40 per person will be quite enough. It's also a little cramped. Still the best overall though and the food doesn't disappoint.
We ate at Casa D'Angelo last month & had a great meal. I hate the papardelle noodles with shrimp, husband & nephew had a veal chop special and niece had the risotto with porcini mushrooms. we shared to appetizers - fried calamari & something with fresh mozarella and we all shared a ricotta cheesecake for dessert. We truly enjoyed the meal. I would definitely recommend it. We have not been to Cafe Vico.