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The 13 Best Italian Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale

Updated: May 9, 2022

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Fort Lauderdale are for you. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in Fort Lauderdale. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

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Scolapasta Bistro Pasta Shop

Italian, $$$, Galt MileItalian, $$$Fort Lauderdale, Galt Mile
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Fort Lauderdale's 5 best spots to splurge on Italian food

    Hoodline, 2018

Thasos

Italian, $$, Central Beach AllianceItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Central Beach Alliance
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

    USA Today

Bistro Mezzaluna

Italian, $$$, HarbordaleItalian, $$$Fort Lauderdale, Harbordale
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

    USA Today

The Etna Rosso

Italian, $$, Galt MileItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Galt Mile
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Heritage

Italian, $$, Flagler HeightsItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Flagler Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Osteria Acqua & Farina

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Zuckerello's

Italian, $$, LandingsItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Landings
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Casa Calabria

Italian, $$$, Galt MileItalian, $$$Fort Lauderdale, Galt Mile
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Serafina Italian Restaurant & Waterfront Bistro

Italian, $$, Victoria ParkItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Victoria Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Waterfront Dining in Fort Lauderdale

    USA Today
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    20 Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Vacation Idea, 2021

IL Mulino

Italian, $$, Victoria ParkItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Victoria Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Luigi's Tuscan Grill

Italian, $$, Beverly HeightsItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Beverly Heights
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Tropical Acres Steakhouse

American, $$, Fort LauderdaleAmerican, $$Fort Lauderdale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    Top 10 Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    CultureTrip, 2017

Caffe Europa

Italian, $$, Beverly HeightsItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Beverly Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Italian restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16799 spots across Fort Lauderdale, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 790 lists and articles from the likes of CultureTrip, USA Today and Hoodline – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at CultureTrip - Top 10 Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA Today - Best Waterfront Dining in Fort Lauderdale and Hoodline - Fort Lauderdale's 5 best spots to splurge on Italian food to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, La Dolce Vita, and Anthony's Clam House & Grill are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Fort Lauderdale.

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, La Dolce Vita, and Serafina Italian Restaurant & Waterfront Bistro are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for Italian cuisine in Fort Lauderdale.

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, La Dolce Vita, and Anthony's Clam House & Grill are some of the highest-rated late-night Italian spots in Fort Lauderdale.

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, La Dolce Vita, and Serafina Italian Restaurant & Waterfront Bistro are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a date night in Fort Lauderdale.

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, La Dolce Vita, and Anthony's Clam House & Grill are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in Fort Lauderdale.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to mushroom risotto


    When having mushroom risotto, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Interesting facts

  • What Italy drinks

    Should you find yourself on the streets of Italy be sure to sample the local campari one of the country's most classic and popular drinks!

  • The traditional pepperoni pizza

    If you take a trip to pepperoni pizza, then the well-known, tasty pepperoni pizza should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • A 1990-record from South Africa

    On December 8, 1990, South Africa’s Italian fans celebrated a new world record by the circular pizza, weighing 26,883 pounds.

Parking information

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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