2006 after a 30-year run. Very expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 8-22-14.
Casa D’Angelo — 171E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, 561-996-1234. Chef Angelo Elia’s namesake ristorante delivers top-notch Old World-style Italian in a modern setting. Meat and fish are excellent here. Expensive-very expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 4-25-15. DaVinci’s of Boca — 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-362-8466. After 18 years in Marco Island, the Carvelli family has brought Calabrian-style hospitality and modern Italian to South Florida. Expensive-very expensive. Lunch, dinner Reviewed11-21-14. Mastino Wood Fired Kitchen Craft Bar — 25 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach, 561-9218687. Neapolitan-style pizza from a wood-burning oven is the star here. But don’t forget Italian small plates, which run from the requisite meatball and ricotta to shaved Brussels sprouts salad and bison sliders. Moderateexpensive. Dinner. Reviewed 6-26-15. Meatball Room — 3011Yamato Road, Boca Raton, 561-4094111. Along with the signature meatballs, the big Italian menu includes pizza, chicken, veal, fish, pasta and perhaps the largest dessert menu in South Florida. Moderate-expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 2-28-14. Merlino’s — 39 SE1st Ave., Boca Raton, 561-756-8437. Old World meets modern ItalianAmerican Philly-style flavors at this bar and restaurant. Highlights include Clams Pavarotti, clams baked with shrimp, crabmeat and béchamel. Expensive-very expensive. Dinner. Reviewed1-2-15. Tramonti — 119 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-2721944. Classic New York-style Italian with a menu and staff heavy on tradition. Seafood and veal are particularly well done. Expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 7-17-14.
El Camino — 15 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach, 561-8655350. Mexican that’s authentic and chef-driven is served in this cool 110-seater that invites diners with an outdoor mural featuring Frida Kahlo, skeleton mariachis and, of course, a vintage El Camino. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 5-9-14. Patio Tapas and Beer — 205 SE First Ave., Boca Raton, 561-419-7239. Chef Bryant Fajardo and wife Nathalia bring a bit of authentic Spain to their tiny restaurant, where the best seats are indeed on the patio. Recommended dishes include chicken croquetas and pork belly montadito. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed10-16-15.
Apeiro Kitchen and Bar — 14917 Lyons Road, Delray Marketplace, Delray Beach, 561-501-4443. Longtime South Florida restaurateur Burt Rapoport has teamed up with chef David Blonsky to create an exciting Mediterranean menu where you start with house-baked pita bread and Moroccan spiced lamb ribs, before moving on to kebabs, pasta or grilled and roasted seafood and meat. Expensive. Dinner daily. Reviewed 3-27-15. Gyromania Grill — 7036 W. Palmetto Park Road, Garden Shops, Boca Raton, 561-2888737; 5760 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, 954-345-4511. This locally owned, fast-casual eatery has all the dishes you’d expect to find in a Greek restaurant, from gyros and souvlaki to falafel and moussaka. Order from a counter and wait for your number to be called. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed11-04-15.
Mussel Beach — 501E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561921-6464. Don’t be put off by the name, since there’s so much more here than Prince Edward Island mussels. Grouper, salmon, cod, mahi mahi and swordfish can be prepared any way you want. Moderate-expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 5-1-15. PB Catch Seafood and Raw Bar — 251Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, 561-655-5558. This modern seafood restaurant serves inventive small plates, oysters and the trademarked Seacuterie, the chef’s seafood answer to charcuterie served on beautiful slate serving platters. Moderate-expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 6-12-15. Alter — 223 NW23rd St., Miami, 305-573-5996. Chef Brad Kilgore’s Wynwood restaurant specializes in unorthodox but compelling cuisine that fuses precise technique with original and familiar flavors and ingredients. He’s out to alter our perception of restaurant food. The 38-seat industrial chic dining room is not great for conversation. Expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 8-28-15. American Social — 690 SW First Court, Miami, 786-8012466. Triple the size of its first location in Fort Lauderdale, this