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Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant

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3471 N Federal Hwy, Suite 101, Oakland Park, FL 33306-1019 (Formerly La Cucina Veneziana)
+1 954-990-5435
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16:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 08:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 22:00
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South Florida
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just attended a private event here and it was excellent. The service was incredible. The chef and the wait staff outdid themselves. The drinks and food at cocktail hour was great. Appetizers of meatballs, Apple rose and bruschetta were yummy. I wanted to lick the plate of the apple rose! My fontini alla pera was outstanding and my husband had... More 

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Princeton
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends suggested this place for us to have dinner and wow were we impressed. From the start it was a great experience . The hostess knew our friends and gave them hugs like they were family . She even hugged us and welcomed us to the restaurant. We started with the meatballs they were not your traditional and were... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous Italian restaurant. Our waitress was very charming and the whole service was excellent. The mussels were deliciously perfect and so was the veal scallopine. We ended our night with their Limoncello.... It was the best I've ever had.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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226 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Perhaps it was because Fabio wasn't there--our service was excellent and with lots of patrons, the food was a wee bit off the usual and expected level of excellence The meatball and other appetizers were good not great The paella as well as the flash fried chicken rolled spinach on a stick was tasty but not the expected not-your-socks-off delicious

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Sandefjord, Norway
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Tiny restaurant, but great food. Must taste their specialty, meatballs. Very good. Good service. Had chicken wrapped in spinach and feta.

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Thank Daniel M
fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Daniel, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Grazie mille for your review. Grazie, Fabio The Venetian More 

Coconut Creek, Florida
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103 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Kicked off my Mom's 89th birthday celebration. We had a great time. The food, the service, the ambiance...all impeccable. Our server Dana was lovely. She made us feel right at home. Her suggestions were excellent. There were three of us. Drinks abound, followed by the Sicilian meatballs. Very tasty. We shared a salad and pizza. Dana surprised us with a... More 

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fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Malibured, Thank you for celebrating such a special occasion with us. We are grateful for your review, and pleased to hear of your experience. Thank you in advance for returning to our little restaurant. Grazie mille, Fabio The Venetian More 

Hallandale Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I'm feel lucky to have chosen this restaurant for dinner with friends, the food was delicious and we had excellent service, the daily specials were amazing, I decided for the special chicken, that was stuffed with spinach and feta cheese, I cleaned the plate, as my friends who were very happy to have the experience at Fabio's restaurant, I recommend... More 

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fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John, Grazie mille for your review. We are glad you had such a wonderful experience. We hope for this each time a guest visits our restaurant. We are hopeful to see you again. Grazie, Fabio The Venetian More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Friends recommended this restaurant. I am looking forward to returning with them for dinner again soon. One could be happy with the crab cake appetizer and salad if you are not too hungry. The pasta was great and the wine we choose was lovely. A comfortable and cozy place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine and homemade pasta.

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Thank Janet S
fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Janet, It was a pleasure to have you, and your friends, for dinner. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our little restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Grazie mille, Fabio The Venetian More 

Vancouver
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We went last night based upon TA reviews. We ordered chicken marsala and a cioppino. The marsala tasted more like limone and the sauce was light coloured, nothing like a marsala sauce. The cioppino was nicely flavoured. The corvina fish was perfectly cooked. However, the dish was described as corvina with shrimp, etc but there was only one small shrimp.... More 

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fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Zingmaster, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed our cuisine. It is unfortunate that service was not on-par, as it usually is, for you, the night you dined with us. We trust that you will return and we are able to serve you, as you deserve. Grazie,... More 

McLean, Virginia
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196 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The veal dishes here are outstanding, but this time I decided to try some of the daily specials. As an appetizer the roses made with puff pastry, gorgonzola, and prosciutto are superb. And since this course was understandably filling, I followed with perfectly cooked mahi-mahi along with an assortment of vegetables that were to die for. I often prefer fish... More 

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fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Beaune, We are so pleased that you enjoy our "regular" cuisine, but also trusted us to try something new. It is a special reward to have a customer write such a lovely review. We thank you. Grazie mille, Fabio The Venetian 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 22:00
Friday
08:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3471 N Federal Hwy, Suite 101, Oakland Park, FL 33306-1019 (Formerly La Cucina Veneziana)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Oakland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 954-990-5435
Description
We are a local, niche, authentic, Northern Italian restaurant. Casual by day - formal, black tablecloths, by night. Each evening we provide several different choices of "specials", which range from fish,meat to vegetarian and even organic options. The Chef/Owner is from Venice Italy, and has carried his passion across the seas to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nearly 5 star reviews, across the board, are credited by his customers for his enthusiasm and sincere, down-to-earth, style. The restaurant is proud to share its Venetian heritage with South Florida.

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