sive. Dinner. Reviewed 8-25-17.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.