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Cafe La Buca

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451 South Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, FL
+1 954-786-0673
Today
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual excellent,Marco and his team always attentive,unique flavours have to try,family style dining perfect to share,they have a wine list ,you could bring your own wine as well,not very noticeable from outside not a big place either but you go there for the food(staff is great too) highly recommended 👍

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Thank Fatima A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! It's a small wonderful place. It is a slice of Italy and the food reminds me of all my travels in Italy.

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Thank Michael G
Swipes123, Public Relations Manager at Cafe La Buca, responded to this review

Thank you Michael. We love sharing our family recipes with our guests. We look forward to having you again soon More 

Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! What a break from the faux Italian restaurants in the Broward County. The owner is from Naples [Italy]. He is very personable and knows his food. We had a party of 16 mostly Sicilian and Italians. So, impressing us wasn't going to be easy. We did family style. First was meatballs, an unbelievable stuffed mozzarella [fresh spinach and tomatoes],... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We recently had a fun family dinner at Cafe La Buca. Pizza is very good. We shared several dishes, branzino, lamb and linguine with clams. Brought our own wine and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Its a limited menu and that's ok, be ready to only share, and that's ok also. Some of the food was very nicely done, and some was not. Overall it was not the best nor the worse I've had in Italian. Did not try the pizza. Had to return the lamb chops dinner as they were too tough, not overdone... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was our third visit as we hadn't been here in 2 years and were looking forward to a great meal. Unfortunately what we got was an ok meal, which was expensive for what we got and just being "ok". Last time we went there were menus but not this time. We were automatically given charred brussles sprouts (which were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Be warned! This is a low key family run pizza joint by day and goes upscale at dinner. The no menu no prices gimmick tends to up the end price to restaurants benefit in my opinion. Everything we've had has been very good to sublime. We love the pasta with clams which seems to always be available. Most dishes change... More 

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Thank steve g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Cafe La Buca is quite an experience. There is no menu, as the offerings change daily depending on the fresh foods and catches available that day. The courses are served in the traditional Italian manner, including a pasta course. Each dish has fresh ingredients and wonderful favors. We recently dined with a party of 8. We brought our own wine... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This 45-person capacity restaurant is a well hidden gem. There is no menu, the chef prepares a selection of offerings, appetizer, pasta, main and dessert, which is explained by the waitstaff. Order one of each to share for 2 - 3 people as it's family style. There is now a good but limited wine list but one is freely invited... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Cafe La Buca on Wednesday night June 29th. It was our first and last visit! The restaurant is small but was busy and very noisy. We asked for tap water but they brought us bottled water instead. I thought they were just reusing Aqua Panini bottles since it was opened when they brought it to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 South Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Pompano Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 954-786-0673
Description
"This is a tiny authentic Naples-style italian restaurant with no menu but amazing food. You are asked what you'd like: pasta, meat, or fish. Then they tell you what they have available that night. Reservations are highly recommended. This packs up even in non season. (They close in September to return to visit family in Naples, Italy). Everything you eat there is wonderful! Helped along by the wood oven, homemade pastas, and family loving care to each dish".

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