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Cafe La Buca

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451 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-7135
+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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Boca Raton, Florida
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568 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Read the reviews on this place. Yes there are no prices and yes it is sort of in a dumpy strip center in Pompano Beach. But then one of the best steak houses in all of Las Vegas is in the dumpiest hotels in the Circus Circus. The 8 of us sat I the kitchen. The service was excellent and... More 

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New York City, New York
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879 reviews
597 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here though a recommendation. When we got there, for dinner, it was so bright in there we almost didn't go in. When we sat down the owner came by and (there is no menu) recommended a couple of appetizers which were both tasty and good. He then came back and we ordered two pastas (he was kind enough... More 

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Canada
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This came as a recommendation. Make sure you make reservations. Lots of locals. No menu. Waiter just tells you what they have but no prices are given. Brought our own wine and no corkage fee was charged. We did buy one glass of white for 10.00. It was not a generous pour. Felt ripped off. No table water. You have... More 

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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow! It started with the extremely loud waiter/cook. I ordered tap water..A 12$ bottle was served.Ok. The waiter said all the specials..didn't understand what he was saying. We were a group of 5. Appetizers were ordered from the specials. The veggie platter was basically from a marinated mix from the jar(25$). The seafood salad..smelled(20$). On our bill 2 caprese (16$)..still... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service, good food, casual atmosphere. Portions were perfect and good variety. It was not your everyday Italian restaurant. Great neighborhood find.

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Thank Jodie R
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I loved the menu the surprising exquisite options . I had a great time . The customer service was exceptional. The closing celebration was with a tiramisu celebrating our anniversary. I loved the options . I will definitely come back . Thank you !!! 💚

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Thank Irene C
Florida, USA
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We live in NPB and our friends live in Miami. We meet at Cafe La Buca for a great time overall (food, atmosphere, people). We have had most of their dishes and they have all been outstanding. Even their pizza is special. Be sure to anticipate a loud fun environment. This is no place for a quiet romantic date. We... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Took some new people to Cafe La Buca and they totally enjoyed it - it's a great place for regulars and out of town guests. For us, this place never disappoints. Although there are an abundance of Italian restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, this one offers a very different experience. It's like being in a home. We absolutely love Simonay. She... More 

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Pella, Iowa
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came to Pompano beach for the week. We found Cafe La Buca on the Internet, and directions from Google maps, not hard to find. It's very quaint, seating a total of 45 people. The staff could tell right away that we were newbies. They were great. There is no menu. You can order pizza anytime, otherwise... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Everything served to us was delectable, with the branzino being the standout. As a recap…the 3 of us had some kind of an eggplant appetizer ($14) which my friends said was quite good (I don’t eat eggplant), another wonderful appetizer consisting of lightly cooked zucchini wrapped around a cheese-ball made of 4 cheeses and then baked ($18). For dinner, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
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 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-7135
  • 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?