Its turquoise waters, stretching canals and oceanfront properties are what give this town the nickname “Venice of America,” but Fort Lauderdale’s cuisine comes nothing short of the dub’s perceived standard.
The historically popular Las Olas Boulevard is filled with iconic dining destinations, but a fairly recent addition seems to be gaining the most attention – and praise. Louie Bossi’s perfectly encapsulates Fort Lauderdale’s elements of culture and local-foreign expermentality with its lively setting and excellent food.
The “Ristorante, Bar, and Pizzeria” is famous for its wide variety of quality homemade pies and pastas. The menu details a selection of “long pastas;” “short pastas;” pizza bianca, a cheese-based “white pizza” and traditional form of Roman street-fare; and pizza rosso, the more popular, typical tomato-based pizza. If you’re not up for a heavy meal, the restaurant also offers plenty of antipasti; its selection of gourmet meats and cheeses garners a wide following.
The Zagat review regards the spot as a “high-concept Italian multitasker in Fort Lauderdale, named for its New York-born chef and specializing in wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, pastas and house-cured salumi.”
Aside from the food, Louie Bossi’s offers a charming outdoor patio-style seating area, suitable for big families and regular restaurant-goers looking to enjoy beautiful weather in the comfort of a dressed-up backyard.
On a boulevard of fine dining experiences, Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar, and Pizzeria stands out as an opportunity to experience every element a restaurant should boast. Bossi’s really does put the Italian in “Venice of America.”