WEST BROWARD

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Boca Ra­ton, 561-314-6840. This revival of a pop­u­lar 1990s Ital­ian restau­rant from veteran restau­ra­teur 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. only and no reser­va­tions for par­ties fewer than six. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 12-8-17.

Asian

Arun’s In­dian Kichen — 10278 W. Sam­ple Road, Coral Springs, 954-227-1123. Arun and Anu Sa­reen run this marvelous hole in the wall with a de­lib­er­ate mis­spelling and de­li­cious In­dian food that can be eaten on trays in hum­ble sur­round­ings or car­ried out. The fla­vors are re­fined, veg­e­tar­ian op­tions abound and spice is or­dered on a slid­ing one to 10 scale. The food trav­els re­mark­ably well. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed12-29-17. Marumi Sushi — 8271W. Sun­rise Blvd., Plan­ta­tion, 954-318-4455. Ex­pe­ri­ence an au­then­tic slice of Ja­pan this cozy, 10-year-old restau­rant that is open late (un­til 1:30 a.m.) and is pop­u­lar with chefs. Be­sides good raw fish, in­clud­ing spe­cials flown in from Ja­pan, the eatery of­fers items not of­ten found on South Florida menus, such as natto (fer­mented soy beans), cold soba noo­dles and sea urchin with an­gel hair pasta. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed1-19-18. Noo­dle House — 4461N. State Road 7, Laud­erdale Lakes, 954-485-6079. Com­fort­ing Viet­namese phos, ver­mi­celli plates and rice bowls served in a no-frills set­ting along Broward’s eth­nic cheap eats cor­ri­dor. Very good sum­mer rolls and roasted quail ap­pe­tizer. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 2-15-17.

Ital­ian

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.

Mid­dle East­ern

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

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