Il Mulino

1800 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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  • Daily 11:30am-11pm
  • $, $$
  • Family Style, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted Reservations Not Accepted, Reservations Accepted
Some love and some hate this long-running, classic Italian place in Fort Lauderdale, now more than 20 years old. We happen to like it just fine, because, among other things, it's cheap! A plate of homemade pasta may set you back as little as ten bucks, and those are some darned good noodles. Il Mulino also serves imported burrata mozzarella cheese with prosciutto for an antipasti. They never run out of garlic rolls, and they are not light-handed with that pungent herb; you'll go home reeking of the stuff. Their specials can be spectacular, like the walnut-crusted sea bass with lemony, Parm-infused risotto. They serve polenta. And their bucatini pasta rules for its delicious, chewy texture and vaguely sweet-yeasty flavor. But beware, this fare is heavy: creamy, buttery, garlicky, and ultrarich.

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    Monday, November 21, 2011 at 4:51 p.m. by Melissa McCart

    "That's a real grease-ball dish," said the hulking guy next to me at the bar at Il Mulino, where Debbie, one of my favorite bartenders, had just poured my second glass of wine. Louie, a doppelgänger of Tony Soprano with the sam...

  • The Big Eaty
    Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 4 a.m. by Gail Shepherd

    I must be the last soul in Fort Lauderdale to suck up a strand of spaghetti at Il Mulino. The joint has been around for two decades, providing heaps of homemade pasta as well as explaining why Tuscans and Milanese are getting as fat...

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    Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 4 a.m.

    United Nations Resolution #02-2002ROW WHEREAS the following nations are represented by cuisine found in and about the Gateway strip mall, to-wit: Mexico at Tipico Café; Colombia at Archives Book Café; Japan at Heart Ro...


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