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Best Italian Restaurants In South Florida

October 17, 2014 7:55 AM

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Some people call it “spaghetti sauce,” others call it “gravy,” but whatever you call it, be sure to mop up the extra with some fresh Italian bread rather than let it go to waste. South Florida is home to an abundance of restaurants with excellent Italian cuisine. Mangia!
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Anacapri Italian Cuisine & Market (3 locations)

12669 S. Dixie Highway
Miami, Fl. 33156
(305) 232-8001

Anacapri’s Italian cuisine is full of the kind of simple, unforgettable dishes that keep regulars coming back. The casual but fine-dining atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening or celebrating with a group of friends. Once you’re here, you’re family.

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Caffe Abracci

318 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134-5011
(305) 441-0700

The restaurant’s name means “hugs” in Italian and you’ll feel like hugging the chef after enjoying the savory flavors of Caffe Abracci’s fantastic Italian cuisine. It’s a small quaint restaurant with great ambiance and great food. Owner Nino Pernetti makes everyone feel welcome.

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Randazzo’s Little Italy

385 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL. 33134
(305) 448-7002

This is the kind of Italian food that Frank Sinatra used to rush home to eat. It’s not formal, it’s not fancy, it’s simply delicious Italian food like the kind made in the kitchens of Little Italy’s all over the country.

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Osteria del Teatro

1443 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-7850

Everything has been homemade for the last 20 years at this award-winning Italian Restaurant, which is tucked inside the stylish Art Deco District of South Beach. The intimate dining room is comfortable and elegant, and the small size makes you feel like you have made a special secret discovery.

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Anthony’s Runway 84

330 W State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 467-8484

A local favorite for Southern Italian specialties. Runway 84 is designed like the inside of an airplane. Sauce is always abundant in most all dishes as their signature “Italian Sunday Feast”, which, as its name indicates, is a lot to eat. Pasta is always cooked al dente.

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  • Donald Jones

    Up until 6 months ago I would have to agree. However, since then I have been extremely disappointed the last 2 times I visited their Pinecrest location. On my last visit the waiter, after taking our order, never returned to our table to inquire about the food or to pour our wine. The food was so bad that one person in our party only took 2 bites of hers and left the remainder on her plate. No one botherer to ask if there was a problem or to offer a different choice. I do not know what has happened to turn what was once an outstanding establishment, but I will not return.

  • sarah

    I love Italian food its my favorite but the best food I have found at the cheapest prices are a little restaurant on the corner of Mcnab & University called Ats a pizza. Their food is awesome and their pizza is out of this world.

    • wayne

      I know someone who worked there and the food was ok but nothing special.
      pizza loft is better

  • the truth

    These are all Dago rip off’s.

  • Lisa

    I agree with Donald; the food at Anacapri’s Pinecrest location has become bland over the years. The airport location on NW 57 Ave and 7 St is fantastic and worth the drive!!!

  • Lena

    Anacapri is not very good. Cafe Abbracci is over price, Big Cheese is good and well priced.

  • michael

    Nothing can compare to amici’s restaurant in Pembroke Pines on taft and hiatus the food there is out of sight been there twelve years and the food keeps getting better.

  • kennym

    runways84 is the best italian food around anthony bruno and his staff are great

  • Redhulk9

    All of those restaurants suck. Randazzos is` a joke are you kidding me? Like little italy youve got to be kidding me. Overpriced fugazi food.

  • kbcpa

    How about Bistro Miocene in Coral Springs? They really know how to cook pasta. And the Arthur Ave sausages-wow!

  • kbcpa

    That was Bistro Mio

  • michael

    No comparison amici’s in pembroke pines can’t be beat.The food is amazing and the service is very fast and friendly,if you want great food and want to have a great time with your family or friends go to amici’s in pembroke pines.

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