Louie Bossi’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

With so many dining options in South Florida, sometimes it’s hard to choose a place for dinner.  Over the 4th of July weekend, we decided to spend the evening on Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.  We hadn’t been in a while and I wanted to see what new shops and eateries had opened up since our last visit, and then head over to the beach to watch the fireworks. I was surprised to still see some our favorite restaurants and delighted to discover some new ones.  Our daughter was craving her usual Italian food, so when we stumbled upon Louie Bossi’s, we decided to give it a try. I had not heard of it (they only opened up about a month ago), so I was a bit hesitant, after all, Italian places are always popping up everywhere, but many of them are mediocre at best.  Well this place is anything but mediocre.

Louie Bossi's Ristorante & Pizzeria Photo courtesy of Urbandaddy.com

Louie Bossi’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
Photo courtesy of Urbandaddy.com

We started off with a delicious appetizer called Coccoli Fritto, which were basically these delightfully soft baked flaky pita breads topped with fresh parmesan shavings and served with freshly made ricotta cheese, olive oil and prosciutto.  Heavenly!!  Hubby also ordered a small side of Marcona Almonds roasted with sea salt.

Coccoli Fritto

Coccoli Fritto

Marcona Almonds roasted with sea salt

Marcona Almonds roasted with sea salt

On to the main courses….I really wanted to try one of the pastas, but keeping faithful to my healthy eating habits of late, I decided on one of the daily specials..a grilled branzino prepared with olive oil, lemon and capers and I ordered a side of their grilled veggies.  This was one of the best fish dishes I have ever tasted.

Grilled branzino and veggies

Grilled branzino and veggies

Hubby decided on another one of the specials, lobster served with pasta.  Also delish!  And of course our daughter being her adventurous self (not), ordered a margherita pizza, but she says it’s also one of the best she’s had.  And trust me, she’s beyond picky.

Margharita Pizza

Lobster with Pasta

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Margherita Pizza

Next, my daughter decided on a small dessert, Budino Cioccolata, a dense yet light tasting hazelnut pudding, topped with a light whipped cream and a bit of caramel and sea salt.  I couldn’t help myself and had a tiny taste….wouldn’t you:

Budino Cioccolata...heavenly!

Budino Cioccolata…heavenly!

And last but not least, hubby ordered his espresso and I had a creamy limoncello.  All I can say is that it tasted better than some of the limoncellos I’ve had in Italy!

Espresso & Creamy Limoncello

Espresso & Creamy Limoncello

So, if you’re in the Ft. Lauderdale area, head on over to beautiful Las Olas Boulevard and make sure you stop into Louise Bossi’s and experience an amazing Italian feast.  You will not regret it.

Photo courtesy of browardpalmbeach.com

Photo courtesy of browardpalmbeach.com

Louie Bossi’s
1032 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale
(954) 356-6699
http://www.louiebossi.com

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67 thoughts on “Louie Bossi’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

  1. Good for you for having the willpower to resist the pasta. As an Italian, I can never resist homemade pasta 🙂

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  2. What a great write up and this is definitely the type of place I would like to experience! The pizza looks delicious, but the Budino Cioccolata…heavenly caught my eye right away! it is always great to read a food experience through a genuine person’s point of view!

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  3. I am writing down the name of that restaurant – Louie Bossi’s. I would love to try that lobster with pasta. And the Budino Cioccolata would be a culinary experience that would be hard to forget.

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  4. That looks absolutely fantastic! I love the feel of the restaurant, especially that brick wall. The authentic pizza looks awesome, too!

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  5. All of the food looks amazing (and the restaurant looks like a really fun atmosphere!) The pizza looks divine. I don’t think I would be able to resist that OR pasta!

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  6. My husband grew up in Ft. Lauderdale and I keep telling him we should go back to see how it has changed. This restaurant will be on our list to visit and grab a bite to eat.

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  7. Yum, I wish I was on your date with you. That appetizer sure does look heavenly. I love the entire look and feel of the restaurant as well…such a great spot when, as you agree, there are so many mediocre Italian restaurants out there.

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  8. I am telling my mother about this place. She lives down that way and was talking about finding new restaurants for her and her friends to go to. The food seems like what she would enjoy.

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  9. Next time I am in Fort Lauderdale, I will try to check this place out. The food looks really good. We are planning a cruise in December, and I would love to eat somewhere local like this. I bet the atmosphere is amazing!

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