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Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant

3471 N Federal Hwy, Suite 101, Oakland Park, FL 33306-1019
+1 954-990-5435
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (30 reviews)
“salami” (6 reviews)
“fresh pasta” (4 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
3471 N Federal Hwy, Suite 101, Oakland Park, FL 33306-1019
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time to this cozy restaurant set in the bottom of the Rosselli office building. The server was aggressive and insisted that we order the "meatballs " as an appetizer. We tasted them and took them in a doggie bag, but did not not like...More

Thank HalloweenOwl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The unassuming exterior does not do justice of what's going on inside. This food is phenomenal!! The specials, the regular entrees, the desert! It was hard to choose but it's great to go with others and share. All of our food was excellent. Meatballs (not...More

Thank marrzbarr18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a friend on recommendation. Great place, small but the real deal for Italian! Easy abundant parking right off Federal Hwy. Covered outdoor seating and very nice inside! Food, service and wine excellent and not over priced for quality. Yes, their meatballs are a...More

Thank NewSunrises
fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear NewSunrises, Thank you for your lovely review. It was very comprehensive and observant. We are pleased that your experience was (almost) perfect! At our little restaurant, we strive to make every diner feel that they are the center. We hope we will see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Fabio Venetian tonight. Giovanni our serving host was magnificent. Fabio greeted us at our table and made us feel like family. Fabio then created his magic in his kitchen. The food was awesome. Put together...More

Thank SCOTT A
fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Scott, Grazie mille for your review. It is always a pleasure to have guests with such an appreciation for our little restaurant. We do with love and passion, and it is nice to see you capture this experience. Grazie, Fabio The Venetian

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Located in an office building this small restaurant is a real find. Delicious Italian food with great service and vibe. The specialty meatballs are not to be missed. The spaghetti carbs Nara was a huge hit too. I'd suggest reservations given its size. You'll be...More

Thank kathleen s
fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Dear Kathleen, We appreciate you finding our little hidden gem. It was our pleasure to have you, and we thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Grazie, Fabio The Venetian

Reviewed 10 April 2017 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...More

Thank baallen
fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Dear friend, We are pleased that you were introduced to a restaurant with this event. It was our pleasure to host such a lovely group. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. If you're in the area, we hope to see...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 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...More

Thank NJRealtor08540
fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Dear Null, It was our pleasure to have you, and your hosts, with us for the evening. Thank you for your lovely and descriptive review. We hope to see you again in the near future. Grazie mille, Fabio The Venetian

Reviewed 29 March 2017

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.

Thank jesdvs
fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you came to our little restaurant and took the time to write about it. Hopefully, we will see you again soon, if you are in the area. Grazie, Fabio The Venetian

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...More

Thank henry k
fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Henry, thank you for your review, my friend. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Grazie, Fabio The Venetian

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.

Thank Daniel M
fabiothevenetian, Owner at Fabio The Venetian Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

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

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22 March 2017|
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Response from fabiothevenetian | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your interest in our restaurant. Unfortunately, we do not have a full liquor license, only beer and wine. Legally, we are not permitted to serve an hard liquor. If you have a phone number, we can speak... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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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