As a pleasantly unpretentious pizza and pasta paradise, Rotelli entices regulars who stop by for lunch and dinner to gather with friends, raise a few glasses, and indulge in fine Italian meals. The menu taps its homeland heel with light starters, such as bruschetta italiana ($6.99) and crispy calamari ($9.99). It sends a swooping high-kick well north of Sicily with chicken parmigiana, layered in ricotta and mozzarella, served with pasta ($15.99), and hand-tossed Napoletana pizza, dressed in pepperoni, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and sausage ($10.99 for 10", $18.99 for 16").
Euro Fusion Restaurant & Bar is closed on the Sabbath, from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, and it keeps kosher by serving no meat, only seafood. In its review, the Sun Sentinel lauded the kitchen for turning this restriction into an asset, while the Boca Raton Observer says the eatery cooks kosher and pescatarian meals with such aplomb that dining here is as memorable as seeing an acclaimed Broadway show. This is largely thanks to two chefs. Master Chef Danillo compiles a menu of seemingly disparate items?pasta dishes, pad thai, teriyaki chicken?with masterful skill, while sushi chef Larry Simmons oversees the creation of artistic rolls that are so aesthetically pleasing, some diners take them home to keep in their curio cabinets.
The sprawling eatery seats more than 300 people, with tables both inside and out, where diners can overlook the waterfront. And every night brings different entertainment: live bands, movie screenings, karaoke, and sports events, to name a few. Diners are invited to linger over a signature cocktail or cup of coffee, and even return for breakfast, where pancakes share the bill along with feta-filled puff pastries.
In Grande Pizza's stop-motion commercial, a sorcerous chef?s apprentice gives life to an army of tiny dough men. Rather than do his bidding, the dough men combine to form a towering monster. The door swings open, and a valiant executive chef appears. With a flick of the finger, he transforms the beast into a tasty pizza, eternally condemned to a pizza-box prison. All is right with the world.
It's this appreciation for irreverence and experimentation that has helped the Grande Pizza locations spread across Florida. Ovens in their shops spill scents of steam-laden pastas and hot subs with saut?ed turkey or sausage. Of course, Grande's pizza is the hub around which the menu revolves. Fistfuls of cheese spread across a warm topography of ladled marinara. Chefs then scatter on toppings, such as mushrooms and ham, as well as pineapple and feta cheese.
Mozart Cafe’s chefs draw culinary inspiration from modern Israeli cuisine, and the result is an eclectic mix of made-from-scratch kosher dishes ranging from pizza and salad to breakfast salmon platters. The Balkan pizza blends Israeli and Italian flavors with olives chunks of smoky eggplant sitting atop a bed of sauce, mozzarella, and feta cheese. Though the café is decidedly health-focused, plates arrive piled high with portions as generous as what you’d find in a neighborhood diner or your mom’s kitchen.