Canale Brings Fresh Italian Fare to the Venice of Florida

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It's a stark contrast to its desolate surrounds of Fort Lauderdale's once lively Riverfront plaza.

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."

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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.

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Location Info

Canale Restaurant - CLOSED

300 SW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant


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