Casa D'Angelo is packed year-round and for good reason. Owner-chef Angelo Elia has created a gem of a Tuscan-style white-tablecloth restaurant in Fort Lauderdale and the city can't get enough, so expect long waits. Casa D'Angelo's oak oven turns out marvelous seafood and beef dishes. The pappardelle with porcini mushrooms takes pasta to pleasant heights. Another favorite is antipasto "Angelo," an assortment of seasonal grilled vegetables and mozzarella. Ask about the oven-roasted
fish of the day at market price. The restaurant's raging popularity has lead to a handful of other outposts by Chef Angelo in the South Florida area.