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In the midst of high-rises, this colonial-style building stands-out with its bougainvillea, flower pots and other lush trees enclosing it. Set near the Atlantic Ocean, Greek Islands Taverna will make you feel you are in one of the eateries in a Greek island. Blue and white checkered tablecloths, Greek wall decoration and photographic artworks create a homey ambiance that makes you comfortable immediately. The brainchild of brothers, George and Sam Kantzavelos, it is among the finest Greek restaurants in town. Some of their must try's are the lamb chops, Baby Back Ribs Ladoregano, Souvlaki and Moussaka. Vegetarians also have great choices here. Round off your meal with traditional desserts like Baklava and Kataifi. You can also dine alfresco.
Experience some of the best Italian food in an intimate and charming atmosphere at Cafe Vico Restaurant located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The warm and casual interiors of the restaurant are reminiscent of Italy with Tuscan yellows, dark furnishing, and black-and-white photographs. Meats and seafood are predominant on the menu which boasts of home-made Italian specialties like Gnocchi, Chicken Marsala, Veal Picatta, Risotto and Shrimp Scampi. And while you enjoy the food, you can also sample some great wines from their handpicked collection. Private dining is also offered to suit small occasions like parties and formal gatherings.
Gorge on delectable Spanish fare at this unpretentious restaurant located not far from the beach. Cafe Seville has been widely appreciated in various quarters for its traditional approach and authentic creations. Ornate lanterns, Spanish-inspired artwork and rich use of woods characterize the elegant dining room. Start off your meal with the tapas selection that includes Cazuelita de Scallops, Chorizo al Jerez and Entremes Sevillano. The main course offers such delights as Pollo Granada, Gambas Pablo Picasso, Paella Marinera and Temera Venezia. The refined wine list has received accolades from the prestigious Wine Spectator magazine, and offers excellent pairing options. Check website for reservations and more.
Located on the Northeastern frontiers of Fort Lauderdale, the Ambry Restaurant is a German-American restaurant that serves brunch, breakfast, and dinner in a rustic yet elegant setting. The menu is extensive, featuring a wide range of soups, cold cuts and meat preparations with the Schweinebraten, Jaeger Schnitzel, Zuricher Geschnetzeltes, Filetpfandl Etterschlag and the Ambry Surf' n Turf being some of the restaurant's specialties. This is a place you cannot afford to miss if you're a meat lover.