Cafe Primavera, Fort Lauderdale FL | Merchant Profile

Cafe Primavera is a morsel of Italy in Fort Lauderdale. Chef Giacomo Dresseno who for many years was at the helm of his previous establishment, Primavera, as it repeatedly won Zagat Awards. Dresseno who started in kitchens at a young age, is a classically trained Chef who attended culinary school in Italy. He then went on to work in Switzerland and honed his craft working with both French and German chefs adding some of their techniques to his own. Chef explains the cuisine of Cafe Primavera is Italian, with a twist. Evidence of that twist presents itself in the Mushrooms Strudel appetizer, combining sautÈed assorted mushrooms wrapped in a pastry crust and Duck Breast Almondine entree;  pan cooked, with an Almond crust, highlighted with Merlot & blueberry sauce. Dressano explains he buys small quantities of the finest ingredients. Only the freshest, highest quality Salmon or Snapper find its way onto diners plates. Pasta dishes include; Gnocchi with Four Cheeses Sauce, a homemade potato gnocchi with a cream and cheese sauce and Linguine Frutti Di Mare, mixed seafood (Calamari, Shrimps, Scallops, Mussels), in a red or white sauce over house made linguine. Other entrees include a Lamb Rack Contadino, Oven roasted, with a tasty Potato & Gorgonzola crust with a Cabernet & cranberry sauce and a Grilled Angus Beef New York Strip Steak, served with a green peppercorn sauce and whiskey scented. The menu also lists several salads and soups.Be sure to leave room for the house made desserts including Apple Struedal and of course a Tiramisu.  Taste of CAF» PRIMAVERA early menu available Everyday from 5:00 until 6:30 pm and includes an appetizer and entree. The restaurant has a nice selection of imported and domestic beer and an extensive wine list featuring great choices available by the glass and by the bottle. The restaurant is only open for dinner Monday thru Saturday and is available for private parties and cooking school Sundays. Giacomo and his very experienced and attentive staff look forward to serving you.

2500 E Commercial Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308