Best of Broward / Palm Beach

Ten Best Italian Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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8. Caffe Luna Rosa

Recently awarded TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence 2013, this Delray Beach spot combines Italy, Philly, and the tropics. The Northern Italian cuisine -- including house-made pappardelle alla bolognese, Florida yellowtail snapper francese, and eggplant rollatini -- are served just seconds from the beach. The focus is on quality with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh ground beef, daily baked bread, and even in-house roasted coffee beans. Breakfast and lunch tend to follow the same rigid bent. Sometimes you just need things to be perfect.

7. Da Campo Osteria

A small piece of celebrity chef Todd English's empire of restaurants, da Campo Osteria offers superb regional Northern Italian fare with views to match. From the airy dining room's views of the water to the open kitchen to the rustic cuisine, the restaurant aims to excite the senses. The Intracoastal-side views are intended to please the eyes, while dishes such as fresh mozzarella pulled tableside, roasted artichoke and arugula salad, and lobster tagliatelle intentionally titillate the taste buds. Hopefully, your date can take care of the rest -- if not, just picture the visually charming Todd English. We're sure he won't mind.

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