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Fra Diavolo

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5444 N University Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351-5005
+1 954-746-3132
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16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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90 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go on the weekend, make a reservation. Really good food and service, Reasonable wine list. Entrees come with either soup or salad. We had the escarole and bean soup to start (not included) and it was great. The entrée was veal parm (really good with either side of pasta or vegetables) and the linguini white clam sauce which... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation, and thank goodness we did. The place was packed and many walk-ins waiting. We were immediately seated however, service was very slow. The waiter really tried, but the kitchen must have been backed up. I was really looking forward to their delicious baked clams, but alas they were just ok & the sauce wasn't that great... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Every time we go there, Alain, our server or Carol, co-owner with Diego the chef always receive us as family. It is our favorite eating spot in Florida. Don't spread the word, keep it between us...

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Thank dencla
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Been enjoying this delightful restaurant for many years. Birthdays, special anniversary celebrations & bringing out of town guests for a true Italian meal. Lately we introduced our neighbors to this favorite spot & they loved it. Sunday supper has now become a monthly treat for the four of us. Food is outstanding, servers make you feel right at home &... More 

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Thank Connie K
Delray Beach, Florida
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1,289 reviews
759 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Went with friends who frequent Fra Diavolo. They are very friendly with the owners and our waiter Alian, surprisingly French. They served both garlic and cheese breads, just ok with a bean like salsa. Dinner come with a choice of soup or a non descript house salad. I ordered the shrimp Fra diavolo, should be a signature dish but just... More 

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Thank Rschagrin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

love this place!! (just south of commercial blvd on university drive) we celebrate every occasion in this comfy, quaint and personable favorite restaurant ever!! love the staff...such amazing people that really care about you:))))

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Thank Marty N Theresa C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The decor and ambiance of the restaurant were terrific and food was delicious! My wife is pregnant so we only had water and iced tea, but I had the Chicken Piccata. We can't wait to come back! The service was quick but not rushed and courteous as well. We are already talking about come here for date nights, once the... More 

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Thank KireNosredna
Richmond, Virginia
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278 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I ordered the shrimp and mussels with the white sauce over linguine. Dinner came with a salad that was good. The main dish had great flavor and plenty of shrimp and mussels but I think it could have had some more linguine. I got a cannoli for dessert and it was very good and fresh. The staff was very attentive.... More 

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Thank drrosenthal
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service!! This place is a gem, give it a try, you won't be disappointed. We have been going there for 15 years

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Thank Michael S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I've been driving on that part of University Drive for years without really noticing the Fra Diabolo Restaurant. Sure, I saw the sign, but it did not catch my eyes. Then friends suggested that we go there for our Christmas Day supper instead of fighting with an old turkey. The place was packed and you could get in only by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5444 N University Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351-5005
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-746-3132

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?