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.
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.
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