Authentic Italian Cuisine: Renzo’s of Boca Raton is Under New Ownership

The South Florida Sage was recently invited to take part in a tasting to experience the emergence of a new era in Italian dining as Renzo’s of Boca comes under new ownership with the renown Chef Angelo Romano of Paradiso Ristorante, Lake Worth.

“We invite all of the wonderful patrons back to rediscover Renzo’s of Boca – joining us on another 25 year culinary journey – exploring and experiencing traditional Italian dishes,” said executive chef and managing partner Angelo Romano, “after all, we are here for the customers!”

Joining Romano in this exciting venture is Marco Turano coming from Milan, Italy with a background in the food and wine industry, having spent 15 years in New York catering to the most sophisticated chefs in the city.

Renzo’s of Boca’s authentic Italian cuisine specializes in made-from-scratch pastas, exceptional seafood dishes, chicken and steak entrees – showcasing the award-winning “Veal Meatball” debuted in the BocaLocals March Meatball Madness Competition in 2014.

All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes

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Marco also oversees the craft cocktail program, which includes three Autumn-inspired martinis; the White Cranberry Cosmo, Pomegranate Martini and frothy Egg Nog Martini, all made with Perfect Vodka.

Angelo and Marco decided to continue a Boca Raton legacy with new passion and a new perspective on fresh, bold Italian flavors. Menu offerings include best-selling dishes like La Caprese consisting of Water Buffalo Mozzarella and Vine Ripe Tomato, Fettuccine Bolognese with Meat Sauce and Sweet Peas, Petto di Pollo Parmigiana, Chicken Cutlet with Parmesan, served with Spaghetti al Pomodoro, the Risotto Frutti di Mare with Clams, Mussels, Shrimp and Scallops Risotto and Eggplant Rollatini stuffed with Ricotta and covered in Pomodoro Sauce in addition to the fine array of house-made pastas, salads, entrees, and desserts. Seafood staples such as: Scampi & Capesanti Veneziana boasting with Two Jumbo Shrimp & Two Sea Scallops, served with Angel Hair & Pink Sauce and Scampi al Tuo Piacere including Five Jumbo Shrimp any style served with Linguini continue to be the talk of the town.

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Piatto di Salumimi – Salami, Prosciutto, Parmesan and Olives

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I am not one to waste my appetite and calories on bread when I know I am about to have indulge in a tasting but this garlic bread was so yummy it is worth including in this post. It’s the little things.

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Quarteto di Antipasti – Calamari Salad, Burrata with Pickled Eggplant, Beet & Apple Salad, Tuna Carpaccio

I loved this quartet! Each item shined so well, with very clean flavors.  The calamari salad was simple & fresh. The burrata is made with sheeps milk,  so creamy & delectable. The beet & apple salad was refreshing and the two complemented each other nicely.

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Tuna Carpaccio

The tuna was topped with an olive tapenade of sorts. An interesting combination but it works well, with the olive contributing as a salty component.

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Fiochetti with Pear Gorgonzola and Walnuts

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Risotto Frutti di Mare

I love seafood risotto, it is my favorite kind of risotto. This one was delicious.

There are also dishes unique to Renzo’s of Boca such as Romano’s award-winning Polpette di Vitello con Ricotta, “Veal Meatball” with creamy sheep ricotta cheese – as debuted in the BocaLocals March Meatball Madness Competition in 2014. Special entrees highlighting fresh catches: Broiled Branzino Encrusted with Pistachio Nuts and the Scottish Organic Salmon, Topped with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, both served with Champagne Mustard Sauce.

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Veal Meatball over Sheep Milk Ricotta Cheese

The all popular heavenly desserts menu includes; Tiramisu, Cannoli, Ricotta Cheese Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Gelato/Sorbet and Tartufo and Spumoni to go with Italian Cappuccino and Espresso.

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Ricotta Cheesecake

About Renzo’s of Boca:

Located on Federal Highway just North of Yamato Road, Renzo’s of Boca captures the warmth and beauty of Italy in its diverse menu, delightful patio, inside bar with piano and enchanting dining rooms. The inviting design in the main dining room incorporates rich colors with a picturesque mural of Tuscany.

The restaurant is open daily for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live entertainment Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are accepted for dinner.
Call (561) 994-3495 and speak with the banquet manager to organize sensational dinner parties, anniversaries, celebrations, special events and private engagements.

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All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes

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