Pizza, much like the earth, is circular, flat, and supports the existence of Karl Malone. Devour a nurturing disk with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pizza and Italian fare at Buongiorno Pizza & Pasta in Palm Beach Gardens.
The family that owns Buongiorno Pizza & Pasta crafts a menu of Italian classics and sauce-laden pies from scratch in the styles of both New York ($8.95–$12.95) and Sicily ($13.95). Customers can crown savory confections with a customizable selection of more than 20 extra toppings ($0.75–$1.75 each), including meatballs, gorgonzola cheese, and artichokes, or let specialty pizzas such as the Veggie Lovers pizza ($13.95–$17.95) curate a list of accouterments. When not stacking pizzas with Italian treasures or training with pepperoni-scented Jenga games, Buongiorno's chefs steam mussels in white wine or tomato sauce ($9.95) and pile house-made bruschetta onto toasted garlic bread ($6.95). The lasagna ($12.95) dons three layers of pasta before accessorizing with as many layers of ground beef, tomato sauce, ricotta, romano, and mozzarella as there are beneath the earth's olive oil-infused crust. A selection of hot and cold heroes ($6.45–$8.45) offers a more casual alternative and houses a spectrum of meats and cheeses. Buongiorno Pizza & Pasta's colorful paintings look out jealously over grazing guests from their perches on welcoming brick walls. Meanwhile, an array of wines from Italy and California converses congenially with a cadre of draft and bottled beers.
Buongiorno Pizza & Pasta
Brick walls, wooden shutters, and a color scheme as warm and red as the homemade tomato sauce—Buongiorno Pizza & Pasta’s decor really sets the stage for a homey Italian meal. The home-style approach extends well into the kitchen, where chefs craft gourmet pizzas from scratch in both New York and Sicilian styles. They toss and top them to order, strewing them with a medley of guests’ favorite toppings or whipping up one of their inventive signature pies, such as a pizza topped with a penne à la vodka sauce. Wines culled from Italy and California pair well with Mediterranean-inspired entrees such as chicken parmigiana heroes and veal marsala, while also facilitating conversation between a couple on their first date or a poet and his muse.
Palm Beach Gardens
4379 Northlake Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410