Miami Foodie


Posted on: February 7, 2009

mancinisI had lived in South Florida for about 6 months before my parents came to visit. It was my mom’s first time in South Florida, and being that she is the typical eastern european mother who doesn’t like her fledglings more than a wing’s distance away from her, I was in search of a restaurant that would leave no room for criticism. Mancini’s was the perfect choice.

Located on Las Olas Blvd, this adorable, cozy Italian restaurant gives a modern gourmet twist to classic italian dishes.

My father ordered the Osso Buco, which he said was cooked perfectly, and that the cut was a young, fresh piece of veal.

I had ordered the “Raviolini di Ricotta e Spinaci,” which was spinach filled raviolies in a brown cream sauce sauteed with sage and grapes. I felt that the grapes added a great contrast to the cheese, and cut the heaviness of the cream sauce perfectly.

My mother ordered the “Garganelli Casarecci alla Mancini” and had no complaints, which means the dish was delicious. The again, how can you go wrong with a porcini mushroom cream sauce?

The ambiance was comfortable and soft, with light blue christmas lights and white table linens. The waiters were friendly and not terribly slow.

The wine list was not very extensive, but we had bottle of the Terrabianca Campaccio Super Tuscan that was intricate, yet balanced. I am a big fan.

Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

1017 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 764-5510


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