CASARECCIO

4.6
120 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Our vision is to offer the best quality of every dish everyday. We know old Sicilian home cooking. Cooking for our family with the best dish. To make each of your visits special, we change our menus almost everyday, Both chefs shop everyday to ensure the availability or freshness of our ingredients, prepare and cook as you order them.
I designed the place a relaxed, soothing and cozy. Customers, whether kids or adults loved to stay for hours; enjoying the ambiance. Food are cook from scratced. Food requests done 1-2 days ahead. Prepayment is requested/No refunds after we ordered ingredients to vendors or butcher
(Chef Emilia)


As an Exec. 40 years of Cooking exp. Consulted in a start-up restaurant. Previously owned an Italian Pizzeria/Restaurant . All recipes at Casareccio are passed down from Sicilian Mothers. Cooking and Wine is my passion. We love what we are doing and it reflects in every single clean plate that comes back from the dining table
(Exec Chef Sal)
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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very friendly. Delicious, authentic food. Nice variety of dishes. Don’t go if you’re in a hurry. There is one chef and one waitress (owners). They have several bussers. The wait is worth it. You can bring your own bottle of wine, corkage fee is $15.

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Responded on 5 August 2019

Thank you so much! Emilia

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PB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A little on the pricey side but worth every cent. Fresh Homemade pasta is outstanding. Friendly staff, good service. Overall a pleasurable dining experience.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 7 August 2019

Thank you -Emilia

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LH
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and delicious meal. We can't wait to go back.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 5 August 2019

Many many thanks! :) Emilia

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EI
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food; warm cozy atmosphere (but somewhat loud and happy) and very friendly and attentive staff

CASARECCIO
Responded on 2 August 2019

Thank you so much for coming in! It was a busy Saturday night. Emilia

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RC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We keep going back because we are never disappointed. We went twice in the same week and got to try different meals and were totally satisfied. Absolutely Worth the trip and the money

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Responded on 28 July 2019

Many many thanks for coming back! :) -Emilia

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AP
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice wines, friendly service and great food. From the caponata and bread that appeared on the table, to the fried calamari and burata and prosciutto, to the pastas and chicken parmigiana, everything was excellent quality, and beautifully prepared. Desserts were homemade and delicious as well. We sampled the papardelle and amatriciana pastas, both were delicious . Owners were friendly and fun.

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Responded on 22 July 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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RF
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food like your Italian Nonna would make! Excellent and special. A little pricey but you get what you pay for - fresh, quality, made to order. Menu changes daily. I’ve been twice now and loved both experiences.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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HR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Friday night with my beautiful wife

CASARECCIO
Responded on 20 July 2019

Yes she is bella! Grazie mille! Emilia

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JM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We would definitely return. it was pricey for pasta dishes however it was delicious. Service was excellent. Owner and staff were friendly and accommodating.

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Responded on 17 July 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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DB
Austin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurant experiences, i've had in a long while. Really and truly outstanding food, service, vibe, whimsy, integrity and flavors. We will be back every time we visit South Florida.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 17 July 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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MD
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual the food, service and experience set the bar for others to match!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience. Emelia and her husband always make you feel like you’re visiting old friends. Very authentic atmosphere, food always spectacular. Great hidden gem in Pompano!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 17 June 2019

Thank you so much visiting us for the first time! :) -Emilia

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BT
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food. A bit overpriced. Service is a bit uneven. But they try and make things right. It would be nicer if the principles of the restaurant weren’t so aggressive with self promotion.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 14 June 2019

Thank you Brian for coming Theres no in-house waiter service . Chefs just shop everyday. If you read the website. Its like visiting a house in Italy and eating from their homes. We shop fresh org everyday. Buy them if you requests for a dish. Wine, and other ingredients are premium quality. Real Cheese, free olives, free bread and caponata. Your parking was free. The italian born chef cook. The dish are authentic. Self promotion was only way to chat in each table & see if all was okay.

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RS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I was surprised by the location. Small place in a little strip mall. Upon entering I thought how cute and charming. I love to find little hole in the wall places with great food. This was exactly that. The food isn’t inexpensive but worth every penny!! The ingredients are very fresh!! Menu is on the blackboard and changes according to the freshest ingredients they get. I was told if you want something specific, and you call a few days in advance, they can make it for you BUT only if they can guarantee that it will be found at its freshest. Will definitely be back and with friends!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 14 June 2019

Thank you for the review and the 4 star. We hope to see you soon! Emilia

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are on vacation in Pompano Beach and were looking for a place to have dinner. My husband found this on Yelp with good reviews and it did not disappoint. Everything about this restaurant was wonderful- the food, ambience, service. If we lived around here, we would become regulars. We highly recommend the Brazino and the Papardelle with porcini mushrooms and sausage.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 14 June 2019

Many many thanks in trying us, taking the time to review and raing us. And hope to see you soon! Emilia

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L
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Bread and olives were tasty! Arugula salad was good but dressed and salted w a heavy hand. Cacio de Pepe was delicious! Affogato was also delicious!
Salt and pepper grinders and cloth napkins would be a nice addition, instead of utensils wrapped in paper napkins. Fresh Shaved/ground at the table Parmesan reggiano should also be offered for the pasta dishes.
Seating arrangement is a little strange; two large tables for six could have been divided into several smaller tables for two or four, which would be more appropriate, unless there is a large party which needs the larger table. On the evening we dined there were only smaller parties, and it felt awkward to be a party of two dining at a long table set for six. Foyer and probably the dining room itself could also use a good cleaning and freshening. Many of the hanging lightbulbs were out.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 31 May 2019

Thank you 4free consultations. Community tables,napkins, light bulbs! Kosher salt. In house grinded parm pecorino.People come for the food and eat what we shop EVERYDAY. Chefs, restaurant owners, Italians, and FOODIES come for FRESH italian dish Not sure if you even enjoyed the food because you all saw the bad things.Was the couple who joined you 1hour later bothering you? Foyer plants were knocked down by a guest.l asked if evething was ok. less bulb not too bright inside!

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KE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!! Very European feel that you would not expect in Pompano Beach. The customization and attention to detail with each of the few tables is unmatched. Our fear is that by giving a rave review, we won’t be able to get in!!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 31 May 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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D
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

We knew going in that the place was expensive. We also knew that the food was good. The bread was delivers to the table 2 minutes before our meals were served. The eggplant parmigiana was a very small portion of three slices of eggplant with sauce and mozzarella. There was a small side of pasta on the plate. The price $30. The chicken parmigiana had three small pieces of chicken and a small side of pasta on the plate. during our meal no one came over to the table to check to make sure that everything was okay. So, bottom line -the good is good (no better than many other Italian restaurants.) As promised the food was very expensive. No reason to go back with many other good and great restaurants to choose from in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 29 May 2019

Thank you so much for trying us. We asked if everyone was okay? If you dont say anthing we cant do anthingThere's no mozzarella in parmigiana we use Burrata Eggplant was organic. One person usually finishes the 3 big eggplant. We use the processed eggs. How much can you eat as one person or were you sharing? pasta is from Italy Chef is fr Italy/35 yrs experience. Theres no waiter only 2 chefs serving not waiters on busy memorial weekend Did you wait long for food? bread needed to warmth -Emilia

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PS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Felt like I was back in Italy. Owner talked with us, he's from Sicily and is very passionate about authentic Italian food. Wait staff was fantastic. Lobster ravioli was to die for.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 19 July 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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c
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Tried this restaurant after a review in the newspaper. Without that article we probably would not have tried this restaurant but I am very glad we did. Food was awesome and authentic and portions were large (hurray for leftovers). Had the Arabic i, the chicken ensalata and veal Parmesan. Also tried the cannoli and tartufo. Will definitely visit again

CASARECCIO
Responded on 29 May 2019

Thank you so much -Emilia

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O
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We saw so many five star reviews online about Casareccio that we thought we would go and see what all the fuss was about. This was truly a gem, nestled between nondescript storefronts on Federal Highway. Step inside their wood and glass door and we found ourselves in a warm, friendly, European homelike atmosphere. The service was exceptional by Emilia, (one of the owners). All of our dishes (we were four), was fresh and homemade, nothing was pre-prepared or frozen. Everything was delicious, perfection. You should go. We will certainly be back.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 24 May 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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Q
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Found this restaurant to be as advertised. Quaint environment,
limited seating but very attentive service. The menu offerings on that day were all very tempting-
and we were not disappointed with our choices. Very tasty dishes, fresh ingredients & great presentation. Can’t wait for our next visit!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 24 May 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is really a gem. Good enough for a fancy meal, but casual enough for families. Really excellent.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 24 May 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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OT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a fabulous find! Emilia & Salvatore make everyone feel so welcome at their charming, cozy restaurant offering a mouthwatering selection of authentic Italian dishes. Many of their dishes feature organic ingredients, and they even have a pasta dish with Bolgnese sauce made with grass fed beef, which I have bookmarked for a future visit. My husband and our son thoroughly enjoyed the calamari fritti, linguine with clam sauce, papardelle with mushrooms and crumbled sausage in a most divine light cream sauce (be sure not to miss it!), and chicken topped with burrata over a fresh salad of greens and juicy tomatoes. We barely had room after that, but were glad we ordered the yummy tiramisu for dessert. We will definitely be back here again and again!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 12 May 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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BK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We totally enjoyed ourselves. The food was wonderful, the service great and a perfect place to dine.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 9 May 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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LA
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

CASSARECCIO IS A TRULY AUTHENTIC! THE FOOD IS AMAZING WITH THE HIGHTEST QUALITY OF INGREDIENTS. THE STUFFED ARTICHOKE WAS BETTER THAN MY GRANDMOTHER FROM ITALY WOULD MAKE. YOU'LL FEEL AS IF YOUR'E IN ITALY EATING ITALAIN FOOD THE WAY IT SHOULD BE MADE. SERVICE MAY BE A LITTLE SLOW AND FOOD SLIGHTLY PRICEY, BUT THIS PLACE IS WORTH IT ALL!!!!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 9 May 2019

Thank you so much, bella! Sorry if the service was slow, (we cant afford waiters) we spend them mostly on keeping the place, the everyday fresh organic food. Like I mentioned and written on board its a small restaurant and no waiters. Theres only one chef in the kitchen :) we dont rush people out to the door. Food is cooked from scratch. All dish has to come out from one of the chef only, just like how Nonna wants it perfect. Or there will be some mistake. Thank you so much! See you in November!

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VA
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food! I have had the pleasure to dine around the world and by far, the best Lobster Ravioli!

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Responded on 8 May 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Portions were a good size and pasta was fresh. We wished that they had some better white wine selections by the glass. For a Sicilian restaurant a grillo or etna bianco option would have been nice over two Chardonnay options but maybe that is due to the specific clientele in FL. Also we were disappointed to not have the option to finish our meal w a grappa or an amaro. Service was a little all over the place. She meant well but didn’t read her guests-knowing that we were in the business. She paid more attention to her regulars in which she kept reminding us of. Caponata and burrata were excellent.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 1 May 2019

Deep apologies for dissappointments I remember your husband was not talking,your daughter was shy. I dont read people whether they are in business,sorry. I treat everyone the same I approach everyone,I stay longer if they are chatty. (Other table thecouple were chatty). People introduce themselves even celebrities. I dont follow SM Guests bring wine. No liquor license mean no liquor-online Menu tells what wine we have we Both chefs went to your table (?) 3 to 8x -Emilia

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 28 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, experience, service, friendliness were all outstanding. I highly recommend this hidden gem

CASARECCIO
Responded on 25 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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MW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I read great reviews on this place and decided to give it a shot for date night with my boyfriend. Everything was exceptional- food, service, and ambiance! This is our new go-to Italian spot!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 15 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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HM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shhh! It has become my favourite restaurant. Fresh products used makes tasty 😋 meals with talented friendly chefs. Bravo Sal & Emilia.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 11 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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JM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were both outstanding! My first time here - would definitely come back and will recommend to others!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 11 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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r
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful Siciliana cooking. Pasta was al dente broccoli rabe cooked to perfection.
Will be back

CASARECCIO
Responded on 11 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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AM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Small, cozy and rustic with a blackboard menu that changes weekly, this restaurant is a hidden gem. Reservations are a must! The owner and his girlfriend are your hosts, servers, and chefs. The food is traditional, tasty, and well-portioned. The bread, olives and homemade caponata that are presented upon your arrival are delicious! If you love the caponata, it is also available for purchase :)
Good food, personalized service, fun atmosphere = great evening out!

BS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh food. Good size portions. Great chefs. Small restaurant. Worth going back to.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 11 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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w
Jacksonville
34 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Words cannot do this gem of a dining experience justice!
No menus are given there is a huge blackboard wall telling you of all that is fresh and homemade.
The pastas dishes and the gnocchi we ordered were absolutely the best. The veal parmigiana was like cutting through soft butter.
This place should be on the top of your list.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 30 March 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is excellent. We celebrated my wife’s birthday there and the staff made us feel like we were home. We look forward to going back without the children.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 30 March 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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VL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Been there twice this week; Wednesday (a “quiet night” and Saturday ( very busy). Food was excellent on both nights as was the service which is friendly and professional. No one rushes you, they take the time to explain and prepare their food and that care and time is evident in every delicious bite!!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 25 March 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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HM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Now our favourite Italian restaurant. Fresh ingredients used to make authentic meals by talented chefs.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 14 March 2019

Thank you so much! :) -Emilia

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