Restaurant Reviews

Canale Brings Fresh Italian Fare to the Venice of Florida

It's a stark contrast to its desolate surrounds of Fort Lauderdale's once lively Riverfront plaza.

At Canale, white-clad servers buzz among pristine tables topped with gently draping ivory cloths and secluded seating areas of contemporary dark wicker outdoor couches with bright-orange cushions. The inviting patio overlooks passing yachts moving up and down the New River.

After just a few minutes here, it's easy to surmise how Fort Lauderdale got its nickname -- "Venice of America."

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