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

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 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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