The charming city of Pompano Beach, Florida, with its motto, “Florida’s Warmest Welcome,” is known for sandy, Blue Wave beaches, an underwater Shipwreck Park, and a bevy of waterfront restaurants. You can dine on the ocean along the active Intracoastal Waterway while watching yachts, personal watercrafts, and fishing boats go by. While travelers are typically drawn to the abundant seafood scene, the city also boasts a mouthwatering variety of Italian fare, including casual pizzerias, classic eateries, and fine restaurants. The very best Italian restaurants in Pompano Beach are just a short walk, bicycle ride, or drive from Beach Vacation Rentals’ top-rated apartments and boutique cottages.
The Best Italian Restaurants in Pompano Beach
Whittling a list of highly-praised Italian restaurants in Pompano Beach down to three selections isn’t easy. The city has an eclectic mixture of eateries that suit just about any occasion, from a family gathering to a romantic date night. To ensure that your long-awaited escape to sunny Pompano Beach is nothing short of spectacular, we’ve collected some thoughts about three essential Italian bistros. We start with Gianni’s Italian Restaurant on Atlantic Boulevard.
Gianni’s is widely considered the best Italian restaurant in Pompano Beach. You’ll find the business crowd holding their “power lunches” here, and dinnertime tables always seem to be full. Diners enjoy moderate prices, a cozy atmosphere, an extensive wine list, and the tastiest homemade ravioli in the region. It’s also nice to see a menu that includes items such as whole-wheat pasta and gluten-free penne. This long-time family-owned business also specializes in veal, shrimp, and gourmet chicken entrees, all of which are a delight. Oh, and the free garlic rolls are a revelation!
Carlucci’s Trattoria & Pizzeria is a brisk walk from most of our charming Pompano Beach vacation rentals, including Cottages by the Ocean and Bahama Beach Club. It’s also a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean’s sandy shoreline. Most diners munch on brick oven pizza squares underneath crimson umbrellas while admiring the swaying palms and buzz of the Boulevard. It’s also worth noting that Carlucci’s delivers to our properties—you’ll find a menu in each apartment’s guest book. The Brooklyn Favorite (an “upside-down” pie) is, well, our favorite, thanks to the freshness of the basil combined with the crumbly pecorino romano.
La Veranda provides an upscale atmosphere that you simply won’t find at many neighboring Italian restaurants in Pompano Beach. It’s pricey, elegant, and organic, perfect for a posh date night or special occasion group dinner. Patrons typically dine for two or more hours as they savor fine wine before and after devouring a steaming plate of gnocchi, orecchiette, or shrimp fra diavolo. We recommend making a reservation earlier in the evening (around 5 p.m.) to secure a spot in the charming garden.
Other Great Options
We couldn’t create a list of top-reviewed Italian restaurants in Pompano Beach without mentioning Sunset Catch and Umberto’s of Pompano Beach. Sunset Catch has an upscale vibe with a beautiful inside bar and a large, second floor outside patio that overlooks the Intracoastal waterway. It specializes in Northern Italian-style seafood, and guests enjoy live music there several nights a week. Umberto’s is an inexpensive, thumbs up, long-time favorite for families, with a large menu to satisfy everyone.
Pompano Beach Condo Rentals
Beach Vacation Rentals boasts one of the region’s largest collections of boutique cottages, charming condos, and top-rated apartments. Most of these picturesque yet affordable accommodations are just one to two blocks to the generally calm, warm Atlantic Ocean. Travelers return time and time again because of our first-rate hospitality, idyllic locations, and White Glove award-winning guest rooms. To get matched with a unit that perfectly suits your party’s size, style, and budget, please contact a reservationist at 1-954-283-1111 (or check availability online).