Anthony’s Runway 84 (Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on January 15th, 2024 · Fort Lauderdale Italian Seafood

***** Anthony’s Runway 84, 330 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315, (954) 467-8484.

This past Sunday, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate dinner at upscale white table cloth Italian joint- Anthony’s Runway 84 and its food and service absolutely killed!

Over the past 30 years, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have eaten numerous times at Anthony’s Runway 84- some outings were great and others not so great! (See 7/9/08 & 1/29/16 “reviews” below).

In 2022 the joint underwent a major (and I do mean major) construction and decor renovation!

Last night was our first outing at the “new” gorgeous- Sinatra Martin Lawford Sammy Davis Jr. Bishop era inspired restaurant!

Our reservation was timely honored, the menu was reasonably priced, the food and service were top-shelf!

Let’s wrap Anthony’s Runway 84 up by saying, if the joint stays the course, it is an absolute must try!

You guys can check menu/prices/info at

Anthony’s Runway 84 hours:

Tuesay-Thursday 4PM – 11PM
Friday Lunch – 12PM – 3PM
Friday-Saturday 4PM – 11PM
Sunday– 4PM – 10PM

Posted on January 29th, 2016

***** Anthony’s Runway 84, 330 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315, (954) 467-8484.

Last night Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and 9 others ate dinner at Anthony’s Runway 84 an “upscale” Italian joint in Fort Lauderdale.

Jeff Eats first told you guys about Anthony’s Runway 84 on July 9, 2008 (“review”reprinted down below).

Long story short,

Despite getting caught in torrential rains-driving there and being late for our 6:30pm reservation (arriving at 7:10pm) the packed (and I do mean packed)- Anthony’s Runway 84- immediately seated us! Real simple tale to tell, the food (Italian salad, mussels marinara, clams oreganata, chicken parmigiana, veal parmigiana, veal marsala, grilled pork chops, chicken scarpariello, spaghetti marinara) was delicious and the service was right on the money! Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you, that everyone at the table really enjoyed dinner! For you guys who like to keep score, the grilled pork chops and the chicken scarpariello killed!

Take a “read” of my 7/9/08 “review”- just so you know, Jeff Eats hadn’t been back to Anthony’s Runway 84 since that review-date…I’m kinda thinking that “out of sight out of mind” was the prime factor for the roughly 8 year hiatus!

Based on last night’s “dinner” Jeff Eats is recommending that you guys give the joint a shot- no ifs, ands or buts- Anthony’s Runway 84 did a great job last night!

You can check menu/prices/info at

Anthony’s Runway 84 is open for lunch Tuesday-Friday, for dinner Tuesady-Sunday, closed Monday.

Posted on July 9th, 2008

***** Anthony’s Runway 84, 330 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315, (954) 467-8484.

The owner of Anthony’s Runway 84, is the same guy who in recent years has been “rolling out” Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza joints literally all over South Florida.

Anthony’s Runway 84 is a white-cloth-upscale Italian Restaurant…This joint’s decor is Tony Soprano-Christopher Moltisanti-Paulie Gualtieri circa 1970. Anthony’s has an enormous-legendary following, so don’t even think about going to this joint without a reservation…(more on reservations later).

Just so you know…over the years I have eaten at Anthony’s Runway 84 at least 15 times…to be perfectly honest with you, I don’t know if I like or don’t like this joint…I know that sounds nuts, but that’s the truth.

Anthony’s is notorious for not honoring reservations…over the years it has gotten a reputation for being a joint that hand-picks who gets seated and when they get seated…in the past, sometimes I was timely seated and sometimes I sat in the bar (for the longest period) trying to figure what the hell was going on…

Anthony’s is notorious for having an erratic kitchen…sometimes the food is absolutely incredible and sometimes it produces absolute garbage…in the past, I have had great dishes, good dishes and garbage.

The one thing that has always been consistent at Anthony’s is the wait-service. Absolutely top-notch. By the way, Anthony’s prices are nothing too terrible…you get a ton of food for the money.

The perfect Anthony’s Runway 84 experience is an “honored” reservation with great food…I have had such evenings… then again, I have had “honored” reservations with garbage…I have also had reservations “not honored” with great food…and reservations “not honored” with garbage.

Let me put it to you this way…eating at this joint is an absolute crap-shoot. Based on my having eaten in this joint something like 15 times, I must be a gambler and glutton for punishment all rolled up in one.

My suggestion is that you give Anthony’s Runway 84 at least one try…if the stars line-up for you, you will have an an absolutely fabulous dinner. When (if) it comes together, the combination of decor/ambiance/attitude/food/service is fantastic.

Anthony’s is open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner.


8 Comments to “Anthony’s Runway 84 (Fort Lauderdale)”

  1. Marty Snyder (Pembroke Pines, Florida) says...

    My family has been eating at 84 for over 27 years.
    The new look is amazing. You are 100% correct, it definitely;y has the Rat Pack look.

    We have always enjoyed the food and the service.

    I highly recommend that Jeff Eats’ readers try it. They won’t be disappointed.

  2. Tom Sessa says...

    Long time customer here.
    Delicious food and the most pleasant service imaginable.
    The ‘new’ look is beyond 50’s cool. Absolutely great looking.

    As Jeff says, AN ABSOLUTE MUST TRY!

  3. Arnie Coleman says...

    Spot on call here.

    The new restaurant is great looking.

    My family has been eating at Runway for over 30 years. You are correct, that in the past the food was hit and miss.

    My wife and I and our two teenage children ate there Christmas Eve and the food and service were excellent.

    As I mentioned above, the new look is amazing.

  4. Ben Vaughn says...

    My family has been eating at Runway for over 30 years.
    The new look is outrageously cool.
    We ate there 2 months ago and we couldn’t believe what a phenomenal new look had been built.
    Jeff isn’t nuts when he says that over the years things were often spotty, but all in all, we were and still big fans of Runway.

    Our dinner which I mentioned was delicious.
    Service was as good as ever.
    The prices were reasonable.

  5. Arthur Ruby says...

    My wife and I have been hearing about Runway for years, but had never eaten there until last night.

    Runway blew us away. Great looking decor and delicious food/ great service.

  6. Max Cutler says...

    Last night my wife and I ate dinner at Runway.
    It was our first time eating there and the food and service were sensational. The restaurant was jammed when we arrived at 7pm and when we left 9:10pm.In addition to great food, there was a terrific 4 piece band playing really old standard covers from Sinatra etc.
    We will definitely be back.

  7. Mandy Holmes says...

    My family and I have been eating at Runway for over 27 years. We loved the food at the ‘old’ and we love the food at the ‘new’ joint.

    Got one HUGE problem with the new joint. The noise level is beyond tolerable. In addition to the crowd, you now have a band playing music which adds to a horrendous noise level.

    Runway has to get the noise level DOWN.

    We ate there a few nights ago and it was so painful to even hold a conversation that for right now, we won’t be back.

    • Gina Costello says...


      My family got you beat, we’ve been eating at old/new for 33 years.

      YOU ARE SO RIGHT, the noise level is out of control.

      The combination of live music and regular ‘noise’ really made it impossible to enjoy the delicious food being served.

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