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Ft. Lauderdale: Great Italian & Steak Places

TexasBreeze Jul 7, 2009 10:36 AM

Would love advice on great Italian & Steak restaurants in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

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    dlgc RE: TexasBreeze Jul 7, 2009 01:11 PM

    Bova on Las las Blvd........Great steaks and wonderful Italian.

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      Sobe4u RE: TexasBreeze Jul 7, 2009 02:38 PM

      Steak 954 and Casa D'Angelo's are both great

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        nmurawsk RE: TexasBreeze Jul 7, 2009 05:53 PM

        Cafe Vico on Federal Hwy is great for Italian. I also just had a great meal at Tarantella in Weston.

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          Debbie RE: nmurawsk Jul 7, 2009 08:41 PM

          I would add Valentino's on Federal Hwy for italian. Chef Giovanni serves creative and wonderful food. The service is terrific too. This is a small restaurant so reservations are strongly suggested.

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            The Chowfather RE: Debbie Jul 8, 2009 07:50 AM

            i second Valentino's. One of my favorite spots in FLauderdale

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          Raboi RE: TexasBreeze Jul 8, 2009 01:41 PM

          I am not an italian fan but there are a few places I will go.

          Sapporisimo in Boca on Palmetto just west of the intercoastal is excellent and excels in service and rare cuts of meat. Had a white truffle pasta to die for. Shrimp with light gorgonzola sauce and meats such as buffalo and pheasant are wonderful.


          Casa D'Angelo as prevoiusly stated is also great. Love the Oso Bucco entree and Octopus Appetizer.

          As for steaks, I grill at home.

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            alanhotatl RE: TexasBreeze Jul 13, 2009 04:22 PM

            The person who recommended Bova must be Bova himself, because that place was terrible, overpriced, and has the worst service. Been there twice.

            Jackson's Steakhouse on Las Olas is a much better choice. Highly recommend he chateubriand. I agree with others about Casa d'Angelo. And Steak 954 at the W is really great, but very pricey. I personally like Abe and Louie's in Boca for good steaks and just about anything else.

            1. pikiliz RE: TexasBreeze Jul 15, 2009 09:08 AM

              I used to go to an Italian place on a1a just north of oakland park blvd called nick's i always got a good meal there . the decor is a little sopranos but the food was good

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