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Apr 18, 2007 01:21 PM

Anthony's in Fort Lauderdale?

Anthony's sounds like it might resemble one of my favorite restaurants in the world: Dominic's on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Is the southern Italian food good here, or do most people just go
for the atmosphere? Any other recommendations for dinner (italian or Cuban) in Fort Lauderdale?

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  1. I ate there 14 years ago and loved it. It was a Saturday night and seated at a long table were 10 or so very serious looking men in dark suits. No wives or girlfriends. It was very entertaining! :D The food was some of the best Italian I've had.

    I have no idea what it's like now, but I still want to go back there one day soon.

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    1. re: OysterHo

      I am not familiar with Dominic's so I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for. Anthony's is good/loud and fun.

      Cafe Martorano is another good choice in Ft Lauderdale. No reservations and it's small so be prepared to wait or eat at the bar. Great meatballs and large portions. It's overpriced but a fun experience. Wine list is actually reasonable. It's Italian "comfort" food at it's best.

      Another option is Casa De Angelo.

    2. Are you asking about Anthony's Pizzaria on Federal Highway in Fort Laud? If so, the menu consists of gourmet pizza, wings, salads, calzones, but not mcuh more. It has a casual, modern atmosphere and it is very popular for those seeking great pizza but not southern italian food. I would opt for Casa de Angelo or Martorano for that. Love both of those but be forewarned that you will wait for a long time at Martorano. Casa de Angelo, however, is a favorite of mine too. Love it there....

      1. Oops! I realized after my earlier post that you are probably inquiring about Anthony's Runway 84 on State Road 84! Sorry. Yes, that is traditional italian fare served family style. The food is good but the wait there can be long, even with a reservation. I've never tried Dominics so I can't offer a comparison.....