Canale Brings Fresh Italian Fare to the Venice of Florida
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."
Although it's not specifically Venetian, Canale offers high-end cuisine based on the fare one would find in greater Italy; it's lighter and brighter than most Apennines-inspired cuisine.
Available for lunch, pizzas feature traditional toppings like authentic margherita and the prosciutto e rucola with tomato sauce, mozzarella, arugula, and prosciutto di parma.
While not ubiquitous as in most American-Italian restaurants, some variations of red sauce are on the menu.