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Casa d' Angelo...Ft. Lauderdale comments re 'nice night out'

pearlD Jan 23, 2011 01:28 PM

Found this restaurant thru 'google' and the 'place' looks 'luxe'...Last week here in Fla and want to have a great Italian meal in beautiful surrounds without mortgaging my house! High end is OK but not outrageous and nice dress up rather than casual! Is this place suitable or perhaps you can suggest an alternative....

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    zook Jan 23, 2011 02:16 PM

    I've never been to their restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, but I"m a huge fan of their restaurant in Boca. You can dress up. although you don't have to. I've never ordered off the menu as there is always an extremely large number of specials. The food is very good.

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      smartie Jan 23, 2011 02:32 PM

      a bunch of us had a poor meal at the Boca one a few weeks ago, tough chicken, snapper that all 6 people left on the plates after one bite. Sorry I was unimpressed.

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        pearlD Jan 23, 2011 03:58 PM

        thank you 'zook' & 'smartie'.....looks like another 'response to break this 'tie is needed for me to make a choice....but thanks to both of you for the quick reply................

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          gingersnap Jan 23, 2011 05:14 PM

          used to be a favorite, but after our last meal there not rushing back...

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            pilches Jan 24, 2011 08:17 AM

            Have to agree with Gingersnap. We used to love the place but were disappointed on our last visit. Much prefer Valentino's for delicious, upscale Italian.

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              tlubow Jan 24, 2011 09:03 AM

              +1. Valentino's is much better. I even prefer Cafe Vico to Casa D'Angelo. It's located one strip center over. Valentino's is further south on Federal at Davie Blvd. Reservations are a must.

              Cafe Vico
              1125 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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        gblcsw Jan 24, 2011 09:42 AM

        I agree that you can do better than Casa d'Angelo. Valentino's is wonderful but not "beautiful surroundings." We had a horrid meal at Vico. Sette Bello fits the bill for great food, lovely surroundings.

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          pilches Jan 24, 2011 03:01 PM

          Sorry, I guess I missed the "beautiful surroundings" phrase, but I'd still go for Valentino's for delicious Italian food.

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        Sobe4u Jan 25, 2011 01:33 PM

        D'Angelo Fort Lauderdale is always great... been there lots of times over the years and its always great. Angelo Elia (the owner) is always there and the service and food is always top notch. They have the best Italian food around and the atmosphere is great... Its fancy-casual... some people dressed up and some people will be in t-shirts.

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