teur Burt Rapoport is spiffy, safe and comfortable, with crowdpleasing pastas, pizzas, seafood and meats along with throwbacks such as roasted garlic with freshbaked focaccia breadsticks and apple tart from a wood-burning oven. Moderate-expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 5-4-18. V&S Italian Deli – 2621N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-395-5206. Prepare to wait in line at this cramped sandwich shop run by brothers Vinny and Sal Falcone, New York transplants who opened in 1985. The counter crew is friendly and the craftsmanship of the subs are impressive. Inexpensive. Lunch. Reviewed10-11-17.
Oceano Kitchen — 201E. Ocean Ave., Lantana, 561-562-5055. Every bite is delicious and every plate is a polished gem at this cozy patio restaurant with a menu that changes daily from the husbandand-wife team of Jeremy and Cindy Bearman. He earned a Michelin star in New York and she makes exquisite desserts. This dream come true is one of South Florida’s best restaurants. Cash only and no reservations for parties fewer than six. Moderateexpensive. Dinner. Reviewed 12-8-17. Inexpensive. Reviewed 2-15-17.
Pasta And …-- 4990 W. Atlantic Blvd., Margate, 954-977-3708. Take a trip to northern Italy at this cozy and delicious family-run restaurant, where chef Luigi Marenco makes housemade pastas and showcases the flavors of Piedmont, including dishes made with boar, lamb and tripe. Moderate-expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 8-10-18. Sicilian Oven – 801S. University Dr., Plantation. 954-533-1047. A growing regional chain that does pizza and other Italian specialties right, including oven-roasted chicken wings, Sicilian rice balls and meatballs. A good place for families and large groups. Lunch, dinner. Inexpensive-moderate. Reviewed 4-7-17.
Kababi Café by Kuluck – 3828 N. University Dr., Sunrise, 954-909-4133. Tasty bites, wonderful aromas, warm hospitality and a shaker of sumac on every table await at this Persian gem tucked in a corner of a worn strip mall. Buffet lunches offer good value, and stews, kebabs and aromatic rice dishes spiked with sweet and sour fruits shine at dinner. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 8-4-17.