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Category Archives: Italian

Inventive pizzas and more at Sicilian Oven’s new West Delray Beach location

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Wood-fired pizzas with creative toppings, charred chicken wings and a host of Italian dishes on the menu of this full-service regional restaurant chain. By ALAN J. WAX I had read many good things about Sicilian Oven on social media, but had never visited one until the recent opening of the regional chain’s newest outpost in […]

Rotelli Pizza and Pasta in West Delray Beach offers satisfying Italian-American options

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Tucked into a Jog Road shopping center near Home Depot, a one-time corporate eatery has the aura of a mom-and-pop Italian/American restaurant, but an inconsistent kitchen. By ALAN J. WAX As we sat dining outside Rotelli Pizza and Pasta in Delray Beach, a woman at the next table gushed enthusiastically about the red-sauce Italian eatery […]

Red sauce is the theme at Nino’s of Delray Beach, a shopping center icon since 2004

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A shopping center pizzeria-Italian restaurant popular with local condo residents serves up familiar fare with friendly service. By ALAN J. WAX There’s no doubt that Nino’s of Delray Beach is a red-sauce joint. Proof: gallon cans of Italian tomatoes decorate the dining room’s shelves. Nino’s is the prototypical, casual suburban Italian eatery, in this case […]

A real slice of New York in Boca Raton

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Aunt LuLu’s cheese pizza. Aunt LuLu’s NY Style Pizza & Kitchen, a recently opened restaurant near Century Village in West Boca Raton, should satisfy those on a quest for real Big Apple pizza. By ALAN J. WAX South Floridians’ quest for “real” New York-style pizza seems never-ending. Good New York-style pizza can be found. In […]

Martini’s Tuscan Grill & Bar offers high hopes for dining in suburban Boynton Beach

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A new Italian eatery in suburban Boynton Beach has some interesting menu offerings and a fairly priced wine list, but the kitchen is inconsistent. By Alan J. Wax My optimism was high as we sat down for our first visit to the recently opened Martini’s Tuscan Grill & Bar in Boynton Beach. The well-lit, modern […]

The hot new player in Delray Beach’s downtown dining scene

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Elisabetta’s, the long-awaited eatery that replaced 32 East in Downtown Delray Beach, leans on pasta dishes and Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas in a noisy destination dining scene Elisabetta’s Ristorante is hot. There’s no doubt about that as patrons filled the Downtown Delray Beach eatery’s two floors of dining rooms early on a recent Saturday evening. The restaurant, […]

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 MOVED, EFFECTIVE SEPT. 21, 2020. NEW ADDRESS: Waterways Shoppes at Heron Bay, Suite #115, 62040 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33076 Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino in downtown Delray Beach is a different slice of pizza. […]