This is a Sponsored Post for Louie Bossi’s. However; all opinions are my own.
If you’ve been to Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, you know that it is filled with action and life. You can sit outside drinking coffee, people watching, and have a great time. But you can also go for dinner, alone, or with a group of people and watch the night fly by. Louie Bossi’s is the place you want to be if you are looking for amazing Italian food and ambiance mixed together. The inside is hopping, I really enjoyed eating outside. The outside décor is pleasant, romantic and unique looking.
Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria is a highly acclaimed Italian restaurant located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Known for its homemade pastas, breads and pizzas. The menu also includes steaks and charcuterie aged in house. Louie Bossi’s is part of the Big Time Restaurant Group.
Louie Bossi’s also has an amazing bar full of premium liquor and specialty drinks with happy hour everyday 4-7. They just launched their new holiday cocktail: The Cinnamon Hazelnut Amaretto Sour. Here’s what’s in it: 2-ounces Amaretto di Saronno, 1/2-ounce lemon juice, 1/2-ounce lime juice, 1-ounce simple syrup, 2-ounces Aqua Faba (chickpea water), fresh crushed hazelnuts, Bark Angostura Bitters and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
I also had the pleasure of meeting with Ervin Machado, Sommelier and Beverage Director at Big Time Restaurant Group. Louie Bossi’s Tequila is the first to be paired with Italian cuisine. Machado flew to the town of Tequila at the Patron Hacienda, worked in the fields and the distillery, and bottled tequila in the hacienda.
“I fell in love with the culture in Tequila and was excited to learn how to make tequila myself,” Machado said. Machado selected a barrel, chose the Oak Regimen, the blend, aging, and a label for Louie Bossi’s Tequila.
Machado, working with Patron’s Master Distiller Francisco Alcaraz, participated in a blind tasting, pulling samples from each of the barrels, and worked with a microbiologist from Patron to select tequila that would work well with Italian cuisine.
But back to the food… it was absolutely delicious. The menu is large, and has so much to offer; steak, seafood, pizza, pasta, from simple to decadent. It’s all amazing.
We started with the Salumi Assortment and the Formagi Assortment.
I love Octopus. It’s the Mediterranean in me! This dish was a special item. The Wood Grilled Octopus was delicious, which is not on the menu, but if it pops up again, I highly recommend it. It was accompanied by heirloom tomatoes, peppadew peppers, fingerling potatoes, roasted garlic aioli, and salsa verde grilled over North Carolina white oak.
The Diver Scallops were like butter, so delicious, with porcini mushroom risotto, sun dried San Marzano tomatoes, 12 year aged balsamic glaze and micro greens grilled over North Carolina White Oak. This was another special that is not on the menu.
Of course, they have a variety of pizzas to choose from. We had Arugual E Peppadew with fior de latte, basil, and peppadew peppers. I also tried the Picante, with spicy salami, fior de latte, and peppadew peppers.
We were served the most amazing dessert platter, which included Gelato.
The Tiramisu was the best I’ve ever had. It was delicious. Everything in it was balanced perfectly.
The weather is beautiful outside and the Holidays are here. Enjoy the fabulous ambiance of Louie Bossi’s while you sip on their Cinnamon Hazelnut Amaretto Sour, deciding which scrumptious dish you are going to order.
Louie Bossi’s is located at 1032 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. They also have a second location in Boca Raton.
They are open Mon – Thurs 11:30am – 1am, Friday 11:30am – 2am, and Sat 10am – 2am Sun 10am – 1am.
Fri & Sat -Full dinner menu served ’til midnight | Pizza served ’til 1am
Check out their menu HERE