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.
Casa D'Angelo has been awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award, one of the highest honors in the hospitality industry, for several consecutive years.
Casa D'Angelo has received the Wine Spectator Grand Award, which recognizes restaurants with exceptional wine programs, every year since 2002.
Casa D'Angelo has been awarded the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating for several consecutive years, recognizing the restaurant's high level of service and amenities.
Casa D'Angelo has consistently received high ratings from Zagat, a respected restaurant guide, for its food, service, and ambiance.
Casa D'Angelo has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence multiple times, based on positive reviews and high ratings from customers.
Casa D'Angelo has been named the Best Italian Restaurant in South Florida by the Sun Sentinel newspaper.
Casa D'Angelo has been awarded the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) Award, which recognizes restaurants with exceptional food, service, and ambiance, for several consecutive years.
Casa D'Angelo has received the OpenTable Diners' Choice Award, based on feedback from OpenTable users, for several years.
Casa D'Angelo has been named the Best Italian Restaurant in Broward-Palm Beach by the New Times newspaper.
Casa D'Angelo has been named the Best Italian Restaurant by the South Florida Luxury Guide.