Meet our staff...

The heartbeat, energy, knowledge and passion of Runway 84

Vincenzo the Maitre’D

Has been a staple by the podium for over 20 years. Once he greets our dining guests he guides you to your seat inside the dining room with sounds of Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra serenading you. Our guests are so familiar with him if you inquire where the restrooms are, it’s not uncommon to hear, “Go to Vinny and take a left.

Chef Al Hilarcik

Al Hilarcik’s food at Anthony’s Runway 84 is a dining experience beyond any other. His creative mouthwatering entrees have been enjoyed by all of our patrons for over 35 years including the famous pallets of Academy Award Winning Actors, famous professional athletes and his favorite famed chef Emeril Lagasse.  Every day in the kitchen at Runway is a new learning experience.


Anthony Valenti

Our manager Anthony Valenti has been prominent in the South Florida restaurant business for over 40 years.  His career as a Maître D and Manager has included serving some of the world’s best known entertainers including legends such as Frank Sinatra, Don Rickles, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme and Debbie Reynolds. He has been part of the Runway family for the past 17 years. His hands on touch as our Manager ensures that your total dining experience will be not only delicious but memorable.

Cindy Anderson

In our cocktail lounge, you will find the legendary bartender Cindy, who’s beauty comes of French and Irish decent but somehow after 21 years, has become Italian. Our patrons first stop in our restaurant is in our lounge to enjoy their “Cocktails by Cindy” a diehard Red Sox and Patriots fan. On Thursdays, Cindy and her team pour our famous Martinis beginning at 5:30 pm that are accompanied by our mouthwatering complimentary meatballs.

Cheryl DeLeonardis

A highly respected professional Event Producer with over 15 years of industry experience, Cheryl specializes in organizing all events and promotions for Anthony’s Runway 84.  The former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader has been part of the Runway Family working with Anthony since 2001. To book our nonprofit Meatballs and Martinis event or other events please contact Cheryl at (954) 922-7013 or

From its inception, Anthony’s has been family-owned and extremely proud of that. Every item on the menu is created from a family recipe that has either been handed down by generations or hand-created by the current family chefs. Anthony’s Runway gets its name for its proximity to the Ft. Lauderdale airport, and has been a hotspot for travelers and tourists for years.