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Ft. Lauderdale: Great Italian & Steak Places

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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.

          http://www.chow.com/places/22418

          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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