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Category Archives: Italian

A Brooklyn transplant with pizza in his blood now tossing dough in West Delray Beach

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  The New York-style pizza made by Angelo Vaccarella of Angelo’s Pizza & RIstorante in West Delray Beach is some of the best in the region Angelo Vaccarella says he’s got pizza in his blood. Vaccarella, who was born in Italy, grew up just two blocks away from the famous Brooklyn, NY pizzeria, L&B Spumoni […]

Wood-fired pizza and more served in stylish surroundings with your choice of noise

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Casual dining, inside or out, at Wood & Fire on Atlantic Avenue in western Delray Beach There is a long page of menu choices for diners at the stylish, but casual Wood & Fire in Delray Beach.  And there are two choices of noise: earsplitting music combined with the din of the crowd inside, or […]

A small Italian restaurant in Delray Beach that exudes big charm

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Pineapple Grove Italian eatery Il Contadino stands apart from the crowd with its small space, tight menu and often delicious food  Tucked away in Delray Beach’s Pineapple Grove, two blocks from the hustle and bustle of Atlantic Avenue, is a tiny restaurant that exudes big charm. It’s the creation of chef-owner Mike Menna, who was […]

Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino offers a slice of Naples in downtown Delray Beach

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Authentic pies with a Neapolitan pedigree, charred crusts and buffalo mozzerella are the specialty of this small, modern eatery Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino in downtown Delray Beach is a different slice of pizza. Actually, you can’t order pizza by the slice at this bit of Italy transplanted to Atlantic Avenue. Whole pies (4-slices) only. That’s […]

Old standbys and Chef Mark Militello’s creations stand out at Josie’s Ristorante in Boynton Beach

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Choosing an entree can be difficult with parms, meatballs and pizza as well as fois gras, rabbit, mahi mahi and porchetta-marinated pork chop on Josie’s menu Josie’s Ristorante in Boynton Beach is not your grandmother’s Italian restaurant. This pleasant, simply designed eatery, deep in the now-under-reconstruction Riverwalk Plaza strip center off Federal Highway at Woolbright Road, shares a driveway […]

Conte’s Pizza may have the best New York style pies in Delray Beach

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Crispy crust  and zesty sauce make for slices that pack a wallop of flavor.   A tiny shop in a Pineapple Grove strip center three blocks north of Atlantic Avenue may sell the best slice of New York Style pizza in all of Delray Beach, if not all of Palm Beach County. That shop, with […]

Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant in Boynton Beach for a taste and feel of New York

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  You might think you’re in Brooklyn at this casual eatery featuring Italian-American cuisine Take your favorite Italian spot from Brooklyn or Long Island and plop it down in in a suburban strip center in Boynton Beach and you’ve got Mamma Mia. Over the year’s it’s become my go-to place for Italian comfort food. And the crowds […]

V&S, a New York-style Italian deli, offers crusty subs with line-out-the-door popularity

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From the moment we entered the doors for the first time of V&S Italian Deli in Boca Raton more than four years ago, my wife was is trouble. The pungent aromas of aged Italian cheeses, spicy meats and pickled peppers overwhelmed her delicate nasal receptors. For me there was no better sign that V&S was […]