MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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2006 af­ter a 30-year run. Very ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 8-22-14.

Ital­ian

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.

Latin/Mex­i­can/Span­ish

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.

Mediter­ranean

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.

Seafood

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

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