Gran Forno

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Festival Update: New Restaurants Added to the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival Lineup

    It's less than a month away. On April 19, the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival will be taking over Fort Lauderdale's most prestigious boulevard. The four-block festival will be bringing in wine, cocktails, and food galore. And just so you know, the festival has added a bunch of new restaurants t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    First Look: Eat the Tea in Victoria Park

    With all the gluttony and stress associated with the holidays, you're probably in need of some sort of healthful remedy. Whether you need help with digestion, fighting off a cold, or just need to freaking chill out, Maureen Ruggeri, owner of Eat the Tea wants to help.See Also:- Drink Tea, Achie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day 2012 in Broward County: Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Davie

    A sink full of nasty dishes, mountains of fattening leftovers in the fridge, and a rotting turkey carcass; these are the (mostly) unpleasant side effects of cooking a Thanksgiving feast at home. There's a way around this: Let someone else do all the work. After the jump find a roundup of restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Food Network Kitchen Opens at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

    The Presidential election is behind us for now, so we can turn our television sets back to what really matters.24-hour-a-day non-stop food porn, courtesy of Food Network. If you're like me, you live and breathe these guilty pleasures disguised as television. Now you can eat it too, with the Fort Lau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2012

    The "Best Of" Breakfast Winners in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    When the New Times' Best of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue went live this week it became clear that the publication has a lot of love for breakfast in its many incarnations: Lavish or spartan, cheap or gourmet, a multitude of breakfast choices found a place in the New Times' good graces.  

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Gran Forno and Gran Forno Pronto Swap Management

    ​News from a tipster said that Gran Forno and Gran Forno Pronto had changed hands, according to a server. "Not quite," says Leone Padula, who's been partners with Gran Forno owner Sal Annino for 18 of its 23 years. The only thing that's changed is that Padula took over both restaurants' operations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    74. Pistachio Gelato From Pan'e Dolci

    We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page.​ 74. Pistachio Gelato from Pan'e DolciTho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    79. Eggplant Panini From Gran Forno

    We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive.  If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments, or visit our Facebook page.​ 79. Eggplant Panini From Gran Forn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Ten Decadent Dishes To Eat Right Now

    ​I'd been thinking about Ruth Reichl's blog on a decadent breakfast: a coddled egg on top of potato puree with chives and grey sea salt. It came from the L.A. food truck called Eggslut."This is a perfect way to start the day - a tender egg, held together with no more than a wish, on top of butter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    87. BLT Sandwich From Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House

    We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page. ​87. BLT Sandwich From Old Fort Lauderdale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Best Lunches in Fort Lauderdale​Fort Lauderdale is no slouch when it comes to street food, with plenty of options like The Whole Enchilada, My Market, Primanti's, and of course, LaSpada's. Yet when it comes to a sit-down midday meal that offers more than sandwich shop, the question remains: "Where should we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Gran Forno Pronto: Go for the 'Balls, Not Just the Bread

    ​How did I not know that Gran Forno had a second location on Las Olas? I did not. I'd been going to the bakery the past four months I've lived here, unaware of Gran Forno Pronto table service down the street. Why should it matter? Because the menu, the setting, and the price point hit a sweet spot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    To-Go Breakfasts That Don't Suck, for Under Five Bucks

    Melissa McCart​I've been on a quest for breakfast tacos, and while I've found a decent one, it's led me on a quest for meals to go that don't involve a drive-through, grade-D meat, and trans fat. Surprisingly, I've found a few that take me through to dinner for under a fiver. Read on for this morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    My Market: Going Vegetarian, But Wishing I Hadn't

    ​Despite that it's a modest shop in a market with sandwiches made from old reliable Boar's Head,  My Market lures me in with delicious sandwiches and local characters. For the past couple of weeks, I've been meaning to go back for the Market Po' Boy, the shop's version with turkey o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    South Florida's Official Sandwich: Where to Find It​Over at Good Magazine, it's Sandwich Week, when the site reveals results for each state's official nominations. Earlier in the month the editors had asked Trina Sargalski of the Miami Dish blog for her selection. The choice, as you'd imagine, is a Cuban sandwich. She breaks it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Cheese Culture in Fort Lauderdale Sure to Attract the Cheese-o-philes

    ​Susan Phipps was in an Atlanta cheese shop a year ago when she became inspired. "Cheese was stacked from floor to ceiling. My jaw dropped. I couldn't speak for several minutes." Phipps decided to open her own place. Cheese Culture will have a soft opening this weekend. It will offer cheeses (duh) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Fort Lauderdale Likes Sandwiches as Big as Your Head

    ​I've been sampling dozens of sandwiches around Fort Lauderdale the past two weeks and it seems that Lauderdalians like their portions huge. Take the sandwiches for example. My first fore into Florida Eats Big was on my first day of work when I went with my editors to My Market, where I ordered a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House: Fancy Breakfast, but It'll Cost Ya

    ​Seems a Fort Lauderdale farm-to-table breakfast spot is a big enough deal to make news all the way down in Miami. The day after it opened, a couple of friends and I defected to visit Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House (O-B House) to check it out. Here's the skinny out of the gate: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    A Holiday Moment with Sal Anino, Baker and Owner of Gran Forno Bakery on Las Olas Boulevard

    Photo by Patty Canedo ​                                         Patty is a chef in Palm Beach and writes regularly about her kitchen exploits. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Eten Food Co. a Rare Inexpensive Option on Las Olas

    Photos by Eric BartonEten's takeout orders come ready to carry back to your desk.​Las Olas has lots of pricey options, but aside from the Floridian, that solid-for-breakfast-dead-for-dinner mainstay, and old stalwart bakery Gran Forno, there are few places to score a quick and cheap lunch. So that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Last-Minute Sweets for Your Significant Other

    Ray Medina -​ Thankfully, there are a few places around town that cater to the procrastinators. In all of its commercial holiday greatness, Valentine's Day is about showcasing how much you love someone. If you haven't sprung on that trip to Jamaica, the diamond earrings, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Gran Forno Bakery on Las Olas is Aromatic Bliss

    C. Stiles​ Here's what New Times wrote about Gran Forno Bakery in our 2001 Best Of Issue:To find Gran Forno, you could look for the storefront window that displays bakers at work, or you could simply close your eyes (mind your step) and follow your nose. The smell of bread, savory with rosemary, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    True Love Bites at Gran Forno, but Can He Pass the Picky Eater Test?

    Hang on to your sporks, folks; I think I've met "the one" -- the mac to my cheese, the bangers to my mash, the nilla to my wafer. After decades of dating countless guys, some of whom possessed nothing more enticing than a penis and an appetite, I was just about to consider either joining a nunn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Top of the Morning: Top Five Sandwich Shops

    There's nothing like a top five list to get the juices flowing on a Wednesday. Today, we're listing the top five places to grab sandwiches in Broward and Palm Beach. The list is in no particular order, but you can bet that you'll be pleased with the results at any of these restaurants. My advice on ... More >>

  • Foodstuffs

    May 15, 2003

    Best Subs

    Gran Forno Italian Bakery

  • Foodstuffs

    May 17, 2001

    Best Bakery

    Gran Forno