An Italian's approval.
Being from Italy, I have a hard time finding Italian food in America that I really like. My husband and I love to go to Casa D'angelo. The food is fantastic at a resonable price. I recommend the meatballs and the pizza. Also a great selection of wines.
ZAGATS NEEDS TO UPDATE THEIR SURVEY!! THIS PLACE IS BELOW PAR!!.
I have given this restaurant my usually three attempts before I write a review. The first time it failed to impress me, the flavors were just not there, the second time the pasta was actually quite tasty, which gave me hope that the Zagat reviewer actually ate here before giving this restaurant its rating, BUT this last visit, the food just lacked ANY flavor. We ordered the prawn appetizer, and having had it at Cafe Martorano's, prepared in a succulent sauce with a mouthwatering tender flavor, I hoped Casa D'Angelo would fare as well, but the prawn was dry, flavorless, with no moisture whatsoever, the pancetta dry and burned, and the dish had no sauce or anything to add any moisture or flavor to it. I gave my prawn to my husband it was that bad..I imagined Gordon Ramsey calling it "****". Then came my main course, the puttenesca pasta. Perhaps they had a new cook in the kitchen, because that pasta was raw, we sent it back and left hungry. Service was ok, waited about 10 minutes for my check with nothing on the table though...
Never Again! Very Disappointing.
Oh my, do i feel horribly taken after eating (barely) at this well known establishment. I ordered the twin lobster tail special and the risotto from the menu to split with dining partner. The risotto was gluey and scallops in it were very tough..it had no flavor in spite of claiming to have truffle oil in it. The lobster tails were poached by virtue of sitting in water to keep them warm...they had NO flavor--ONLY a terrible tangy flavor and mushy texture from sitting..served over a non-descript pasta with a couple of cherry tomatoes..that dish alone was $72!! Yes, that's right...the whole meal was without doubt the worst I have ever had and one of the costliest. Had only one glass of wine and the check with tip was over 150! NEVER AGAIN. EVER. WHAT A RIP-OFF.
Upscale Italian gem delivers stunning regional specialties, fine service.. In Short Corinthian columns and creamy stucco walls create an aura of sedate, neoclassical elegance. The ivory palette is punctuated by a bright antipasto display before the open kitchen, and whimsical lavender and jade lamps suspended from the ceiling. Vibrant Tuscan and southern Italian dishes titillate the palate with top-notch ingredients--mellow Parmigiano-Reggiano, extra-virgin olive oil, pungent herbs. A succulent oak-seared veal chop and rosemary-garlic strip steak are winners.
Best Italian in Fort Lauderdale, Superior Service, Great Food!.
This is one of the best Italian places in South Florida. Its very upscale, super wine list, decor is nice, and a big open kitchen. The service is always great, waiters are very helpful and very knowledgable. They have about 10-20 specials every night, and if you dont see what you're looking for they will make it for you. Angelo the owner works here in the kitchen and is super nice, always comes around and greets everyone. Make sure you call ahead because they get very busy, especially on weekends.
Excellent wine list, great italian, great service, italian spoken everywhere by the employees..
We had dinner friday night, made rez. at 7, were promptly seated. The service was great, excellent wine selection (the wine menu is almost overwhelming). The portions are large so I would avoid any appetizers or salads. I had the veal special, with mushrooms and wine reduction sauce, and it was like being a caveman. The piece of meat was huge, and tasted incredible. She had sausage, spaghetti, brocolli rabe, spinach. Tasted great also. Most of the staff was italian, which always makes me feel more comfortable. I don't like Chinese people serving me Mexican food. Not that expensive, our 2 dishes + 1 bottle of wine came to $99. Highly recommended in every way.
User review by catsmeaow.
My first visit was great and I had every intention of becoming a regular. On my second visit I made a reservation, showed up and was not seated an hour later. Needless to say we left without eating and have not been back since.