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Primavera

830 E. Oakland Park Blvd. (N. Dixie Hwy.) Send to Phone
Fresh antipasti and pastas in a classic, lovely setting.
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Primavera Restaurant Review

: For more than 25 years chef Giacomo Dresseno and his wife Melody have been hosting South Floridian families at their friendly, old-world-reminiscent restaurant. These days many dishes may seem dated for adventuresome diners, but warm welcomes never get old. And on the crowd-pleasing menu of dishes that are authentically Italian (butternut squash/ricotta-filled ravioli with butter and sage sauce), Italian-American (spaghetti and meatballs) or not-particularly-Italian-at-all (grilled strip steak with whiskey-spiked green peppercorn sauce), there's something for tastes of all ages and levels of sophistication. Osso buco lovers score big with a classic preparation accompanied by risotto Milanese, and for those looking for creativity, jumbo scallops topped with a mountainous blue crab crust (presented on an intense, reduced wine/mushroom sauce) is a favorite. The wine list features over 200 labels. For diners on a budget, a daily tasting menu offers two courses for $15 ($18 with dessert), and for groups seeking a theme lunch, the chef offers cooking classes on request.

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choose another Italian in Fort Lauderdale
by SineWaveFL on Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:08 pm
 
Mediocre food. Pasta sauce tasted like it was from a jar and contained barely any meat. Pasta is NOT homemade. Bread is not baked on premises. Servers are not trained to deal with diners who have allergies. Water is not filtered and is undrinkable. Decor is old and depressing. The only other diners were senior citizens who seek "early-bird specials" which says it all. There are other Italian restaurants in Fort Lauderdale that are much, much better.
 
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