La Mia Focaccia

Last Activity: Apr 1st, 2015

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La Mia Foccocia New Location

Location

6330 Powerline Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 772-9499
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Critic's Rating

Rating2.9
Food
Service
Ambiance
Value
Last Review: 03/30/15

Information

HoursM-Sat 11am-3:00
Dress CodeCasual ParkingPrivate Lot
CCYes AlcoholNo
Entree PricesModerate OutdoorNo
ReservationsNo

Pros

New Bigger Space
Unique, interesting food

Cons

Semi-Service
Off the Beaten Path
Close at 3pm
Dance Music Atmosphere

Critic's Review

Breaking news: La Mia Focaccia has moved from their tiny space across the street into Mimmo's old space, while Mimmo's has moved into a tiny space down the road. Oh, how the screw turns.

I got a sandwich at their old location a few years ago, and it was a good sandwich. The big issue was that they were out of almost everything at 2pm, and I had my doubts about this being a serious business. It was pretty much take out only.

They have an outside space in this shopping center with no people; on a perfect 78 degree day nobody seems to want to eat outside.

La Mia Foccocia Outside

La Mia Foccocia Outside

I was surprised by the inside. Mimmo's looked like a big pizzeria, but they've completely remodeled it Italian Cafe style. Lots of dark marble.

La Mia Foccocia Interior

La Mia Foccocia Interior


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It's not clear when you walk in whether it's a full service restaurant or not; it's not. It's "fast casual", in that you order at the counter and they give you a number, and you fetch your own drink and find a table. They have a chinese-style menu where you select your bread and your sandwich but a number. I didn't know the beverage choices so I just asked for a water, and the dude gave me a small cup and a big number. After filling my cup with ice I couldn't find any water, so I grabbed some iced tea. I would have gotten an iced tea if I'd had a chance to scout the place out in advance.

La Mia Foccocia Table

La Mia Foccocia Table

Natalie La Rose, Nick Jones and Ariana Grande music plays; not my style. The view of the strip mall is just fine. No people in this center, which explains why nothing does well here.

La Mia Foccocia View

La Mia Foccocia View

A 10 minute wait and the sandwich comes out. The pasta was unexpected.

La Mia Foccocia Sausage and Rapani #18

La Mia Foccocia Sausage and Rapani #18

The big thing here is the bread. They claim that their sausages were house-made. The #18 comes with broccoli rabe and peppers and cheese.

La Mia Foccocia Sausage and Rapani #18

La Mia Foccocia Sausage and Rapani #18


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It's a pretty good sandwich, although no bargain at $10.49. The bottom of the bread was a bit overdone, and I think this would have been better with hot italian sausage. The sausage was very mild and the rabe wasn't very bitter; the point of the pairing is the spice of the sausage and the bitterness of the greens.

La Mia Foccocia Sausage and Rapani #18

La Mia Foccocia Sausage and Rapani #18

The bread is tasty; I went with the garlic / rosemary bread. The pasta looked nice on the plate but didn't really serve any purpose; I came here for a sandwich.

Conclusion

La Mia Foccacia is not a sit-down restaurant, and they've expanded their hours to 3pm. They also had what I wanted at 2:30pm, which is a change from their old place. With a drink it's going to cost you $15; they also suggest a 15-20% tip, if you fall for that game. Better than nearby Chili's or Burger King without question.

Review 10/24/11

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La Mia Focaccia is easy to miss. It's a very small place. It's on a road that you may never have been on before. And they're only open Monday to Friday for 4 hours a day. But if you want a good sandwich; this is one of the places to go. There are a couple of tables inside; you could eat here in a pinch.

La Mia Focaccia Interior

La Mia Focaccia Interior

They're only open until 2:30, and the later you get there the more things they won't have available. I got there after 2pm and they only had ingredients for a few of the sandwiches. I ordered the #11 on rosemary/garlic focaccia, which is prosciutto, salami, fresh mozzarella basil and arugula. All sandwiches come with olive oil and balsamic; I forgot to ask them to leave off the balsamic.

La Mia Focaccia #11

La Mia Focaccia #11

While I despise the overuse and misuse of the word "Fresh", there was something about this sandwich that makes me want to use the word. It wasn't an overstuffed sandwich like an italian sub, but it was very satisfying. Nothing crazy here; just good solid food.

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The are moving to a bigger location across the street in the vacant spot of the shopping center where a couple of pizza places were previously (Mimmo's, etc). Not sure when, but new sign is up and inside appears to be in process of renovation. This is gonna be good for them. They have a lot of fans at my office complex nearby, but many avoid going there because crossing Powerline Rd is a nightmare and there is barely any parking available either.
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Maybe they won't run out of meat at 2pm at the bigger location?