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Category Archives: Pizza

Savoring the memories: The best restaurant dishes that I ate in 2022

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Recapping notable restaurant dishes from 2022 that I’d return for anytime. The list includes burgers, wings, pizza, Asian dishes, crab cakes, classical French and more. The eateries dot the map from West Palm Beach south to Hollywood. By ALAN J. WAX What a year it was. I dined in dozens of restaurants, consumed countless dishes and […]

The New York-style pizza is legit at Avellino’s in suburban Delray Beach

A strip center pizzeria/Italian restaurant on W. Atlantic Avenue has a nostalgic look, excellent pizzas that will make you a regular customer, and a menu of Italian-American favorites, some successful, others less so. By ALAN J. WAX Lunching recently at Avellino’s Italian Restaurant, located a few doors down from 3G’s Deli in a strip center […]

Windy City Pizza in Delray Beach offers authentic tastes of Chicago

You don’t have to be from America’s Second City to enjoy the culinary specialties offered at this small eatery on Atlantic Avenue, a few blocks west of Downtown. Here, pizzas with cracker-thin crusts; hot dogs with neon relish and yellow mustard, among other toppings; and savory Italian beef sandwiches, delight diners’ palates. By Alan J. […]

At Sal’s Italian Ristorante in Delray Beach, expectations are met

One of a chain of eateries throughout South Florida operating under the Sal’s name, the menu is familiar at this Linton Boulevard location. By ALAN J. WAX I’ve never been big on chains. But when it’s Monday in western Delray Beach, a day when many eateries are closed, the clock is approaching 8 p.m. and […]

An Elm City native offers Delray Beach a delicious taste of his hometown at Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza

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Long-time New Haven pizza purveyor Nick Laudano is cooking up tasty piesl at a new, largely take-away venture in a strip center just off Atlantic Avenue in western Delray Beach. The white pie with clams and bacon is a must.  By ALAN J. WAX I first noticed the signs for Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza while […]

Papa Giuseppe, popular Italian-American eatery in Delray Beach, offers pizza, pasta and more

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Papa Giuseppe viewed from Linton Boulevard. Tasty fare, casual atmosphere, plentiful outdoor seating and prices that won’t break the bank explain the long-standing popularity of this strip mall Italian restaurant.  By ALAN J. WAX As I waited recently to pick up a pizza to go at Papa Giuseppe, Bruno the pizzaiolo told me that the […]

Top 10 picks of 2021 offering outdoor dining

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With Covid-19 cases again on the rise, many diners are opting to patronize restaurants with outdoor seating. We review some of our picks from last year that offer both good food along with outside seating. By ALAN J. WAX As we begin another orbit about the Sun, Covid-19 is ramping up anew and paranoia about […]

OUT OF BUSINESS: Spadella: A slice of Italy in West Delray Beach

Margharita pizza (small) from Spadella. A small, fast-casual pizzeria owned by expat Italians offers traditional Neapolitan pizzas cooked in just a minute, house-made pastas, panini and more in a former strip center Dunkin donut shop. By ALAN J. WAX There’s a new pizzeria in western Delray Beach. Just what we need, right? Absolutely! Spadella, on […]

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 […]