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Any thoughts on Casa Bella and Cafe de Paris(Las Olas)?

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I was lucky enough to win a trip to Florida, we're staying in Dania Beach and will be coming in to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and hubby's b-day 2 days later. Would like to have two nice dinners while we're there. Looked these two up and they seemed promising. He loves Italian and I would love to go out for French food. I've got a month before we leave, want to make sure we can get reservations though. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Casa Bella Restaurant
129 N Federal Hwy, Dania, FL 33004

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  1. Don't love Casa Bella and haven't been there for quite some time. Not too far away also on Federal Highway is Valentino's which is wonderful. It is a little pricier than CB, but worth every penny. Also for very good Italian and a lot more casual and easier on the pocket is Noodles & Panini on Las Olas which would be a nice evening out for you. As far as Cafe de Paris, I haven't been there in a long time. I understand they did a renovation (which was badly needed). It's been there for years, but I always found the food to be mediocre.

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    Las Olas Cafe
    922 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

    Casa Bella Restaurant
    129 N Federal Hwy, Dania, FL 33004

    1. I second exactly what pilches said!

      1. We went to Anthony's Runway 84 in Ft. Lauderdale which is just south and a west of the airport (5 minutes from Dania). We thought it was one of the best Italian places in the area (and being Italian/Americans from the Northeast, we know Italian!) http://runway-84.com/

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        Anthony's Runway 84
        330 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315