Angelo and Denise Elia met in 1990 and were married in 1993. The couple established an instant connection over their love of hospitality and fine dining. Mrs. Elia, herself, holds years of fine dining experience.
Together, they opened the first Casa D’Angelo in Fort Lauderdale in 1998. Since then, it has remained the go-to, South Florida dining destination. Chef Elia serves as the talented chef/owner, while Mrs. Elia serves as the director of all front-of-the-house operations and ensures that every guest is greeted with a warm smile. She also oversees all special event and private party planning
Mr. and Mrs. Elia have been married for 25 years and have two beautiful children.
The Rise of Angelo Elia Restaurants:
1998 – Casa D’Angelo Fort Lauderdale, Florida opens
2006 – Casa D’Angelo in Paradise Island, Bahamas opens
2008 – Casa D’Angelo in Boca Raton, Florida opens
2010 – New restaurant concept - Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas opens in Fort Lauderdale
2013 – Angelo Elia invests in Jankara Winery in Sardinia, Italy
2013 – Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas opens in Weston, Florida
2013 – Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas opens in Delray Beach, Florida
2014 – Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas opens in Coral Springs, Florida
2016 – Angelo Elia The Bakery Bar opens in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Casa D’Angelo has received tremendous praise and recognition from both local and national media and has garnered numerous awards including Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants; Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for the past 15 consecutive years, as well as 100 Best Wine Restaurants in 2012. Casa D’Angelo received a four star review in the Sun-Sentinel, as well as the Golden Spoon Award from Florida Trend magazine for the past 13 years. The Miami Herald touts Elia’s Tuscan cuisine as exceptional.