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How is Casa D'Angelo in Ft. Lauderdale

stevel Apr 15, 2008 10:27 AM

My mom wanted to go eat there when I fly down. How is it? Can I do better?

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    gingersnap RE: stevel Apr 15, 2008 10:32 AM

    casa d'angelo is great- one of our favorite places in lauderdale. enjoy!

    1. Icantread RE: stevel Apr 15, 2008 11:49 AM

      It's pretty fantastic Italian. Good food, a very extensive wine list and a loyal following. It's been packed every time I've gone. Be prepared for some wait even with reservations.

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        Sobe4u RE: stevel Apr 15, 2008 11:54 AM

        I go there once a week usually, in my opinion its the best Italian around. The food is always great and they have a huge list of specials everyday.

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          The Chowfather AKA sobe RE: stevel Apr 15, 2008 12:12 PM

          I would consider Valentino's in lieu of Casa d. This is a compliment to V and not a slight to Casa d. WAIT Mom wants to go to Casa d so you better go...

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            tpigeon RE: stevel Apr 15, 2008 03:02 PM

            I think it is good but overrated. Foodwise cafe martorano is better in my opinion, but the DJ and disco thing may put it out of the running if you can't handle the loud noise. Everyone should go to martorano once...

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              eescuder RE: stevel Apr 15, 2008 03:17 PM

              The last time we ate there the wait was long, then the service was not great. The meal was good...not outstanding. I think you get better service if you are know by the owner or hsi wife.

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                stevel RE: stevel Apr 16, 2008 05:43 AM

                Which location. I see i in Lauderdale & 1 in Boca. Are they the same? Is one better then the other?

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                  Sobe4u RE: stevel Apr 16, 2008 03:14 PM

                  The Fort Lauderdale is the original and the one I always goto... the one in Boca Raton just opened recently.

                2. butrfli1227 RE: stevel Apr 17, 2008 08:32 AM

                  It is a great place. When I went we had excellent food and service. They have a great wine list. Try to make a reservation, if you can't get one, go early or else there is a long wait.

                  1. gblcsw RE: stevel Apr 17, 2008 10:24 AM

                    Going on a Saturday night, even with reservations, is a nightmare...No place to wait and a management that doesn't care if you wait. Food is good, but I prefer Valentino's.

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                      stevel RE: gblcsw Apr 17, 2008 10:47 AM

                      I do have reservations at 7pm. I looked at the menu for Valentino's and it doesn't look that extensive.

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                        The Chowfather AKA sobe RE: stevel Apr 17, 2008 10:56 AM

                        Where did you find their menu online?

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                          stevel RE: The Chowfather AKA sobe Apr 17, 2008 11:02 AM

                          I had them fax it to me. It's not online.

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                          pilches RE: stevel Apr 17, 2008 11:06 AM

                          the menu is not that extensive, but they always have a great selection of specials.

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                            Sobe4u RE: stevel Apr 17, 2008 07:34 PM

                            Reservations at 7:00 shouldn't be any problem, I often go at 7:00 and get seated promptly... if you go at around 8:00 or so you will be waiting guarenteed though.

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                              meb903 RE: Sobe4u Apr 18, 2008 04:50 AM

                              i've had 6:30 PM reservations and was seated immediately. food was excellent meal and service. the room in the back is quite nice.

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                          bobby k RE: stevel Apr 18, 2008 06:18 PM

                          Stevel - If the Momster is a wine-loving enthusiast of Italian food, she will love C D'A. For my taste, just the right pitch of food vs spectacle. C'Martorano is heavy on the latter - better for your wiseguy buds than the M. If you want her to feel very special - nix the Boca locale - Ft L is the place.
                          ps, where is Valentino's?

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                            hellxonxheels RE: stevel Apr 23, 2008 02:32 PM

                            they are great...and if you are in the west palm beach area try "marcello's la sirena" bc they are FANTASTIC lasirenaonline.com

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