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Fra Diavolo

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5444 N University Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351-5005
+1 954-746-3132
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Lauderdale by the Sea
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in strip center on busy University Dr., this family restaurant serves fresh made from scratch Italian food based upon traditional recipes. Helpful servers offer appropriate service levels.

Thank SandyF251
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We were out for Sunday early dinner. Very cozy, family place with European flavor. Delicious food. "Off the charts" deserts.

Thank espi
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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96 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you go on the weekend, make a reservation. Really good food and service, Reasonable wine list. Entrees come with either soup or salad. We had the escarole and bean soup to start (not included) and it was great. The entrée was veal parm (really good with either side of pasta or vegetables) and the linguini white clam sauce which... More 

1 Thank JBG67
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We made a reservation, and thank goodness we did. The place was packed and many walk-ins waiting. We were immediately seated however, service was very slow. The waiter really tried, but the kitchen must have been backed up. I was really looking forward to their delicious baked clams, but alas they were just ok & the sauce wasn't that great... More 

Thank leabird1
Sherbrooke, Canada
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Every time we go there, Alain, our server or Carol, co-owner with Diego the chef always receive us as family. It is our favorite eating spot in Florida. Don't spread the word, keep it between us...

Thank dencla
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Been enjoying this delightful restaurant for many years. Birthdays, special anniversary celebrations & bringing out of town guests for a true Italian meal. Lately we introduced our neighbors to this favorite spot & they loved it. Sunday supper has now become a monthly treat for the four of us. Food is outstanding, servers make you feel right at home &... More 

Thank Connie K
Delray Beach, Florida
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1,367 reviews
822 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Went with friends who frequent Fra Diavolo. They are very friendly with the owners and our waiter Alian, surprisingly French. They served both garlic and cheese breads, just ok with a bean like salsa. Dinner come with a choice of soup or a non descript house salad. I ordered the shrimp Fra diavolo, should be a signature dish but just... More 

Thank Rschagrin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

love this place!! (just south of commercial blvd on university drive) we celebrate every occasion in this comfy, quaint and personable favorite restaurant ever!! love the staff...such amazing people that really care about you:))))

Thank Marty N Theresa C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The decor and ambiance of the restaurant were terrific and food was delicious! My wife is pregnant so we only had water and iced tea, but I had the Chicken Piccata. We can't wait to come back! The service was quick but not rushed and courteous as well. We are already talking about come here for date nights, once the... More 

Thank KireNosredna
Richmond, Virginia
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310 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I ordered the shrimp and mussels with the white sauce over linguine. Dinner came with a salad that was good. The main dish had great flavor and plenty of shrimp and mussels but I think it could have had some more linguine. I got a cannoli for dessert and it was very good and fresh. The staff was very attentive.... More 

Thank drrosenthal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5444 N University Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351-5005
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-746-3132

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