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the more re­fined of­fer­ings, from fresh spring rolls to sev­eral dishes fea­tur­ing fresh wa­ter­cress. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Din­ner, lunch. Re­viewed10-3-15.

Greek

Nisi – 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale. 954-200-6006. Take a trip to the Mediter­ranean, with fish and rare sea treats flown in daily from Europe and priced by the pound, and en­joy mod­ern twists on Greek clas­sics at this com­fort­able, up­scale eatery that brings a splash of San­torini to Galt Ocean Mile. Din­ner. Ex­pen­sive to very ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed1-13-17.

Ital­ian

Caffe Europa — 910 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-763-6600. You may be tempted to be­gin your meal with dessert at this 26-year-old former pas­try shop. Now an Ital­ian restau­rant and wine bar, Caffe Europa spe­cial­izes in fresh in­gre­di­ents, at­ten­tive ser­vice and lo­cally made but still out-of-this­world desserts. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 2-12-16. NewRiver Pizza and Grill — 701S. Fed­eral High­way, Fort Laud­erdale, 954-618-7000. Once just a take­out pizze­ria, this ca­sual neigh­bor­hood spot now of­fers pasta and other Ital­ian en­trees. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Piz­za­craft — 330 Him­marshee St., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-616-8028. Ca­sual but classy, this down­town restau­rant spe­cial­izes in wood-fired piz­zas and grav­ity-strong cock­tails poured in the ad­join­ing Apothe­cary 330, a speakeasy-style bar. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed1-1-16.

Latin

Buenos Aires Café — 2364 N. Fed­eral High­way, Fort Laud­erdale, 954-900-3361. The owner of Aven­tura’s pop­u­lar La Es­tan­cia Ar­gentina has a part­ner in this meat­cen­tric Ar­gen­tine café, where very good sal­ads, sand­wiches and desserts join skirt steak, chorizo and other grilled meats. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 9-23-5. Cabo Blanco Restau­rant — 1672 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. This un­fussy Peru­vian restau­rant serves food that sticks in the mind and belly. Don’t be sur­prised to find a soc­cer game on the TVs here and no one rush­ing you out the door. Lunch, din­ner, brunch Sun­days. Re­viewed 2-5-16. Café Seville — 2768 E. Oak- land Park Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-565-1148. While it some­times seems more Milan than Madrid, this hap­pily stuck-in­time Span­ish restau­rant is de­li­cious all the same. Span­ish, Euro­pean/Ital­ian. Lunch, din­ner. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 8-10-2016.

Seafood

Bur­lock Coast — 1N. Fort Laud­erdale Beach Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-302-6460. Lo­cated at the Ritz-Carl­ton, this is a beach­side eatery of­fers a vibe that is more un­pre­ten­tious party than ex­clu­sive club. Try the smoked fish dip. Ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 4-1-16. Poke House – 666 N. Fed­eral Hwy., Fort Laud­erdale. 754-200-4555. High-qual­ity bowls of raw mar­i­nated fish will lure sushi and seafood lovers to this ca­sual Hawai­ian surf-themed spot. Tuna, salmon and Ha­machi are served over rice, kale or quinoa. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 3-29-17. Sea Watch on the Ocean — 6002 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-781-2200. In busi­ness since 1974, this ocean­front restau­rant boasts a post­card-per­fect view, fresh food and de­pend­able ser­vice. Mod­er­ate- ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 5-27-16.

American

The Foundry – 2781E. Atlantic Blvd., Pom­pano Beach, 754-205-6977. A trendy in­dus­trial space that opened in De­cem­ber 2015, it fea­tures a lively bar scene and serves good burg­ers, short-rib tacos, piz­zas and en­trees. Raw bar items are pricey. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-25-16. Mary­land Fried Chicken — 1821E. Sam­ple Road, Pom­pano Beach, 954-943-1800. Since 1968, this no-fuss, no-frills store­front has been broast­ing chicken. Broast­ing is a com­bi­na­tion of deep fry­ing and pres­sure cook­ing that re­sults in a uni­formly crispy crust and grease­less meat. Fried shrimp, giz­zards and liver are also a spe­cialty. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-28-15. char­coal grilling and other siz­zling Korean fare, in­clud­ing spicy soups, noo­dle dishes and stone-pot rice dishes, still draws big crowds to this 15-year-old fam­ily-run restau­rant. Lunch, din­ner. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed11-4-16. Noo­dle House — 4461N. State Road 7, Laud­erdale Lakes, 954-485-6079. Com­fort­ing Viet­namese phos, ver­mi­celli plates and rice bowls served in a no-frills set­ting along Broward’s eth­nic cheap eats cor­ri­dor. Very good sum­mer rolls and roasted quail ap­pe­tizer. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 2-15-17. Pine Court Chi­nese Bistro — 10101Sun­set Strip, Sun­rise, 954-748-5958. This is dim sum as it ought to be, a tra­di­tional Hong Kong din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that’s hard to find in South Florida. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-29-16.

Ital­ian

Ciao Cucina & Bar —4443 Lyons Road, Unit D104, Co­conut Creek, 954-601-1234. Lo­cated in the Prom­e­nade at Co­conut Creek, this self-de­scribed mod­ern Ital­ian gas­tropub serves in­ven­tive items for ad­ven­tur­ous din­ers. Lunch, din­ner. Mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 8-31-16. Si­cil­ian Oven – 801S. Univer­sity Dr., Plan­ta­tion. 954-533-1047. A grow­ing re­gional chain that does pizza and other Ital­ian spe­cial­ties right, in­clud­ing oven-roasted chicken wings, Si­cil­ian rice balls and meat­balls. A good place for fam­i­lies and large groups. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 4-7-17.

Latin/Mex­i­can/ Span­ish

La Union Mex­i­can Bak­ery — 7796 Wiles Road, Co­ral Springs; 954-757-0702. Ali­cia Ni­eto makes more than 40 kinds of Mex­i­can-style bread and pas­try, but she also serves a con­cise and in­ex­pen­sive menu of tacos, bur­ri­tos, tamales and en­chi­ladas. The set­ting is no-frills. The ser­vice is more than friendly. In­ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-2-15.

Mid­dle Eastern

Kababi Café by Ku­luck – 3828 N. Univer­sity Dr., Sun­rise, 954-909-4133. Tasty bites, won­der­ful aro­mas, warm hos­pi­tal­ity and a shaker of sumac on ev­ery ta­ble await at this Per­sian gem tucked in a cor­ner of a worn strip mall. Buf­fet lunches of­fer good value, and stews, ke­babs and aro­matic rice dishes spiked with sweet and sour fruits shine at din­ner. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 8-4-17.

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