Rino's Tuscan Grille, Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Tel: 954 766 8700
Concierge.com's insider take:
Chef Rino Balzano is a local character (don't be surprised to hear him break into song in the middle of the restaurant) and one wall is lined with snaps of the celebrities who've enjoyed his cooking in the past (De Niro and Demi Moore among them). His food is simple hearty Italian, much of it cooked in the wood-fired oven. Try veal scallopine or black lobster ravioli. Best tables are on the palm-tree-filled garden patio that overlooks the waterway, where there's music ThursSat.
Open daily 5 pm to midnight.