807 S University Drive, Plantation, FL | Directions 3332426.111696 -80.251161
Sun - Thurs: 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M., Fri - Sat: 11:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Very good – I love it when I wanna get my Italian on! Love the chicken parmisean.
Best Italian Restaurant in Town! – My family and I, as well as business associates have had both lunch and dinner at this location for many years. Probably been there 200 times and have never once been disapppointed. The portions are plentiful, tasty, and the best Italian food I've eaten out. Lasagna and Chicken Parmigiana are great traditional dishes, again healthy portions and tasty sauce - not bitter or super spicey. However, my favorite is the Seafood Alfredo which is loaded with shimps and scallops. Absolutley delicious!
Equally important is the wonderful service and attentive servers. I've never once had a bad waiter or waitress. Anyone who would have a complaint with this establishment is the type of person who can't be pleased. I've never had to send any food item back to the kitchen nor has any who has ever been with me. They set the standard for a fine quality family restaurant.
Just one issue, on holidays they are very packed and do not take reservations, but, the guarantee of a great meal makes them worth the wait.
Traditional dishes and all -you-can-eat salad, soup and bread sticks are the draw at this upscale-casual Italian restaurant. – In Short
Established in 1982, this chain gained a following for its laid-back atmosphere and generous portions. Patrons settle into comfortable booths and tables in dining rooms with plants, artwork and décor reminiscient of the villas in the Tuscan countryside. Starters include scampi, sausage or pepperoni pizza, and several soup choices, as well as a signature seafood dip (crab, shrimp, cheese and marinara). Entrees include classics like lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo and chicken parmigiana. There are also "Garden Fare" options, which promise 30 percent fewer calories.
Avoid it at all costs – I typed in a search for "upscale Plantation restaurants" and this i sone that popped up. I have eaten there. It is not upscale, and it's food is as far from genuine Italian as any can be. It's formula food, faux-Italian, created by people who probably have never eaten GOOD and real Italian food. I have given the chain too many chances, both here and in New Jersey; I have been served frozen entrees which were not properly heated, salads which contain iceberg lettuce (never served in Italy), underspiced and underseasoned food. It really is awful.
Relaxing Enjoyable Place – Great relaxing atmosphere. Nice view of the fountain & gardens. VERY resonably priced. Beware of lip prints on the wine glasses! They won't give you an ice tea spoon, I always have to bring my own.
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