Closer Look: Canale in Fort Lauderdale

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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