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sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 8-25-17.

Ital­ian

Il Posto Ris­torante – 4525 Hol­ly­wood Blvd., Hol­ly­wood. 954-744-4333. Re­fined pas­tas, fish and veal in a cozy neigh­bor­hood set­ting, with rea­son­able lunches, din­ners wor­thy of spe­cial oc­ca­sions and a tricky park­ing lot. Chef-owner Manuela Maf­fez­zoli, from Mi­lan, roams the din­ing room to check on pa­trons. Moder­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-11-16. Sardelli Ital­ian Steak­house — 331Van Buren St., Hol­ly­wood, 954-921-8331. A gas­tro­nomic tem­ple set in a four-story man­sion, the fam­ily-run Sardelli serves very good, pol­ished Ital­ian food, though the at­mos­phere can feel a bit clubby. Very ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 9-16-16. Viva Chile Lindo — 4950 S. State Road 7, Hol­ly­wood, 954-327-2888. Hon­est food in no frills and fam­ily friendly sur­round­ings where Span­ish is the pre­dom­i­nant lan­guage. Sat­is­fy­ing and soul-nour­ish­ing Chilean dishes such as pas­tel de choclo (corn pie) and cazuela de va­c­uno (beef soup) stand out, along with meats and fish pre­pared “po­bre” style with french fries, grilled onions and fried eggs. In­ex­pen­sive­mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-10-17. Zona Blu, 189 We­ston Road, We­ston, 954-617-7999. Gor­geous an­tipasto plat­ters, seafood, pasta and other treats from the Ital­ian is­land of Sar­dinia await at this com­fort­able, fam­ily-friendly restau­rant run by two sisters and headed by Sar­dinian-born chef An­drea Fadda. Try the pecorino souf­flé ap­pe­tizer and the baked cheese with honey (seadas) dessert. Moder­ate-ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 9-23-16.

Latin/Mex­i­can/ Span­ish

Ru­nas Peru­vian Cui­sine — 219 N. 21st Ave., Hol­ly­wood, 954-534-9146. This glob­ally minded restau­rant fea­tures rea­son­able prices, big por­tions and solid, hon­est food from a menu with nearly 50 of­fer­ings. Moder­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-22-16.

Amer­i­can

Hot­dog-Opo­lis – 6020 N. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton, 561-988-5959. All man­ner of cre­atively-topped tubu­lar meat treats, in­clud­ing Chicago Vi­enna Beef hot dogs and a dozen ex­otic game sausages, await at this unas­sum­ing strip mall eatery run by ex-New York­ers and ex-Chicagoans Har­vey and Judy Loewenstein. French fries and knishes are good too. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, sup­per. Re­viewed 6-28-17. Lat­i­tudes — Del­ray Sands Re­sort, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., High­land Beach, 561-2782008. From dé­cor to menus, the ocean­front Lat­i­tudes is in­spired by the sea. Boast­ing a spec­tac­u­lar view of the At­lantic, the restau­rant of­fers an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of main cour­ses that speaks to ev­ery taste, and in­cludes six va­ri­eties of fish along with beef ten­der­loin, pap­pardelle Bolog­nese and seafood tacos. Moder­ate-ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch and din­ner daily; Sun­day brunch. Re­viewed 8-7-17. 32 East – 32 E. At­lantic Ave., Del­ray Beach, 561-276-7868. John Thomas re­placed beloved long­time chef Nick Mor­fo­gen last year, and has added de­li­cious new dishes and a lighter touch to the menu. Food, cock­tails, wine and ser­vice all shine. Af­ter two dec- ades, this stal­wart of At­lantic Av­enue re­mains one of the best restau­rants in South Florida. Din­ner. Ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 4-28-17.

Amer­i­can/Kosher

Dit­mas Kitchen Boca — 21077 Pow­er­line Road, un­in­cor­po­rated Boca Ra­ton, 561-8268875. To para­phrase an old rye bread com­mer­cial, you don’t have to be Jewish – or keep kosher – to en­joy this restau­rant that strictly ad­heres to Jewish di­etary law and is closed from sun­set Fri­day through sun­set Satur­day for the Sab­bath. Cre­ative spins on sushi, meat and veg­etable dishes are tasty and a fam­ily-style, bone-in rib steak was out­stand­ing. Ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 1-12-18.

Asian

M&MThai Café — 891E. Pal­metto Park Rd., Boca Ra­ton, 561-826-7749. Chefowner May Nat­u­ral brings the bold fla­vors of her na­tive Thai­land to this cozy and some­times cramped spot near the beach, fea­tur­ing light and healthy dishes with herbs she grows in her home gar­den. Pa­paya salad, soups and spicy pork salad are win­ners. Lunch, din­ner. Moder­ate. Re­viewed 3-10-17. Ra­men Lab Eatery — 100 NE Sec­ond St., Boca Ra­ton, 561-750-4448. The fam­ily run fast-ca­sual gas­tropub near Mizner Park has a hip, com­fort­able vibe. House­made ra­men noo­dles swim in bowls of rich broths with a va­ri­ety of add-ons and spice lev­els. Or choose don­buri or poke bowls. True to its name, Ra­men Lab Eatery likes to ex­per­i­ment with Ja­panese fla­vors. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-10-17. Sushigo — 477 N. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton, 561347-7888. You’ll find near per­fec­tion on a plate at this Ja­panese restau­rant run by a chef who spent five years at Nobu in Miami Beach. Moder­ate-very ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-15-16.

Caribbean

Rock­steady Ja­maican Bistro —2399 N. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton, 561-465-3167. Small, com­fort­able and cozy, Rock­steady serves fla­vor­ful, so­phis­ti­cated Caribbean food. Lunch, din­ner. Moder­ate. Re­viewed 9-7-16.

Ger­man

Gretl’s Bistro – 2399 N. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton, 561-409-2787. Ger­man and Aus­trian com­fort food in­clud­ing schnitzels, bratwurst and pork, with tasty sauer­kraut, spät­zle and red cabbage on the side. Don’t miss chef-owner Sherry Michel’s sig­na­ture strudels for dessert. Re­viewed10-5-16.

Greek

Ouzo Bay Greek Kouz­ina — 201Plaza Real, Boca Ra­ton, 561-757-0082. So­phis­ti­cated Greek restau­rant en­tices din­ers with its dis­play of in­ter­na­tional seafood, from Nor­we­gian lan­goustines to Chilean sea bass and Ja­panese Hokkaido scal­lops. Or make a meal of Greek ap­pe­tiz­ers like dol­mades, shrimp saganaki, tuna tartare and char-grilled oc­to­pus. Fin­ish with baklava made in-house. Ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-14-17.

Ital­ian

Le Sorelle Restau­rant — 6020 N. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton, 561-235-5301. Three sisters — and var­i­ous other fam­ily mem­bers — run this in­ti­mate Ital­ian restau­rant and wine bar.

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