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$10 Lunch: Trattoria Pizzeria Panaretto, Fort Lauderdale

The deal: This sunny Italian restaurant with exposed brick and a simple, spacious dining room offers a number of $9.99 lunch specials daily.

What you get: A house garden or caesar salad with crisp

croutons, a soda or iced tea, and one of a dozen specialty sandwiches

or Italian dishes like lasagna or pizza.

We tried: A

stracchino and speck panino marries creamy cow's milk cheese with a

mild mozzarella flavor with a thin layer of juniper-smoked speck. The

homemade focaccia it's made on is crusty and airy with an appealing

texture. Another Florentine-style panino had chicken breast, spinach,

tomato, and goat cheese -- the spinach was frozen, however.

Bonus Points:

Staff is friendly and accommodating. Quick service means you get a sit-down meal but can get in and out before your lunch break is up.

Trattoria Pizzeria Panaretto
1331 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale 33316

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