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Top Choice Italian in Fort Lauderdale

Gran Forno

This delightfully old-school Milanese-style bakery and cafe is the best lunch spot in downtown Fort Lauderdale: warm crusty pastries, bubbling pizzas, and fat golden loaves of ciabatta, sliced and stuffed with ham, …
Top Choice Vegan in Fort Lauderdale

Green Bar & Kitchen

Discover bright flavors and innovative dishes at this cult vegan eatery. Instead of pasta-layered lasagna, slithers of zucchini are layered with macadamia ricotta and sundried tomatoes. Almond milk replaces dairy in…
Top Choice Italian in Fort Lauderdale

Casa D'Angelo

Chef Angelo Elia presides over an impressive kitchen specializing in Tuscan and southern Italian dishes, many handed down by his mother. Seasonality and quality translate into intense flavors and delightful textures…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Fort Lauderdale


Stache is a sexy 1920s drinking den serving crafted cocktails and rocking a crossover classic rock/funk/soul/R&B blend. At weekends there's live music, dancing and burlesque. Dress up; this is where the cool cat…
Top Choice Cinema in Fort Lauderdale

Cinema Paradiso

This funky church-turned-cinema offers plush velvet seats, film festival entries, independent and European films, and plenty of kid-friendly programs. It's a great rainy-day standby. Events and films are posted on i…
Top Choice Cafe in Fort Lauderdale

BREW Urban Cafe Next Door

Despite an awkward, unwieldy name, Brew is the coolest thing going in Fort Lauderdale: a kick ass cafe located in a weird, semi-abandoned studio space filled with bookshelves. It looks like a British lord's library …
Mediterranean in Fort Lauderdale

Casablanca Cafe

Try to score a seat on the upstairs balcony of this Moroccan-style home where Mediterranean-inspired food and Florida-style ocean views are served. Live music Wednesdays through Sundays.
Diner in Fort Lauderdale

Lester's Diner

Hailed endearingly as a greasy spoon, campy Lester's Diner has been keeping folks happy since the late 1960s. Everyone makes their way here at some point, from business types on cell phones to clubbers and blue-hair…
Club in Fort Lauderdale

Georgie's Alibi

Georgie's is Wilton Manors' main gay nightclub featuring a playlist of Top 40s and Country blockbusters along with $4 drinks after 9pm and the ever-popular Wednesday comedy night with Cashetta.
Historic Building in Fort Lauderdale

Bonnet House

This pretty plantation-style property was once the home of artists and collectors Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. It is now open to guided tours that swing through its art-filled rooms and studios. Beyond the house, 3…