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Talento Restaurant

Talento Restaurant was restaurant born from the strong feeling and love for the USA by owners Maurizio Turella and Sandro Picciurro, investors in Italy, and designed to serve up authentic Italian cuisine that is anything but “old school.”

In the 80’s, the American Dream brought two friends together, Turella and Picciurro, to take a piece of America to Italy. They brought, for the first time, an icon of the American fast food industry to the “bel paese,” which brought years of gratification.

After a decade, still feeling the passion and love for America, they decided to introduce Modern Italian Cuisine through the hands of the best chef in town, Chef Criscuolo.

With an Italian, sophisticated, atmosphere, Talento also includes a wide selection of wines in a private tasting cellar.

With hundreds of wines by the bottle, you can taste your way around the world. Start in America and work your way through Italy, France, Spain, South Africa, Germany and many more!

Wine enthusiast or not, you’ll surely be satisfied with this drinking destination.


Our Executive Chef

Luigi Criscuolo

Luigi Criscuolo will serve as the inspiration for much of the restaurant, both in its cuisine and design serving up authentic Italian cuisine that is anything but “old school.” Scratch-made pastas, breads, and desserts are just the start of an authentic Italian menu that focuses on locally grown and seasonal ingredients.

Criscuolo possesses a lifetime of memories and passion for the food that he considers the most beautiful in the world. Criscuolo is a member of the Italian Chefs Association, American Culinary Federation, Member of American Personal & Private Chef Association, USPCA and more.


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Party or Event

Want to host your special event at Talento? We can accommodate parties large parties, be it a business event, an anniversary, a birthday or just an excuse to spend some time with friends and family.


1307 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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(754) 206-4180