Last Update: Jun 9th, 2020
Lamia 2020

La Mia Focaccia

6330 Powerline Rd
Fort Lauderdale FL, 33309
(954) 772-9499
Overall Rating
Last Review


Hours: M-Sat 11am-3:00
Attire: Casual
Parking: Private Lot
CC: Yes
Alcohol: No
Prices: Moderate
Outside Dining: No
Reservations: No


Comfortable Space
Unique, interesting food


Off the Beaten Path
Close at 3pm
Expensive for this neck of the woods

Critic's Review

The last time I was here was shortly after they moved to this location from the tiny location across the street. Aside from foliage growth in the outside space, not a whole lot has changed.

Lamia inside

This place is more lax than Tijuana Flats, where I was scolded for not following the silly distancing "guidelines". The guy making sandwiches had a mask as did 1 customer; the cashier didn't have one nor did any of the customers eating.

One thing new is the beverage station; last time they didn't even have bottled water.

Lamia bevstation

I ordered the #11 and it took just a few minutes to make it. They were out of rosemary bread, which is what happens when you get here at 2:30.

In 5 years they haven't picked up any wrapping skills.

Lamia wrapped

They're still giving the bow tie pasta salad. It's wholly unnecessary, plus it tastes downright awful. Like there isn't enough carbs in the bread.

Lamia sandwich

Definitely colorful. This is the Tomato/Garlic/Basil bread. Inside, it's well organized.

Lamia cut

Pretty cheap with the prosciutto. If I was paying attention I would have asked them to hold the balsamic. Balsamic is Italian Chipotle; a bad tasting ingredient that everyone has to pretend to like to be cool.

Lamia open

I planned on eating 1/2 of this but I ate the whole thing; more because I was hungry than anything else since I skipped breakfast. The sandwich didn't really pop. Fresh Mozzarella always sounds good but I think this would have been better with provolone.


The bread is the reason to get a sandwich here, and it's pretty good bread. Considering you can get a 12" Italian sub for less, the price is very high for what it is. But it's a nice change of pace from the usual boring bread.

Review 3/30/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


La Mia Foccacia is now 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

La Mia Focaccia Original Location

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.

Lamia inside 2011

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.

Lamia no11 2010

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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