Now Open: Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Boca Raton – The South Florida Sage

Louie Bossi’s has expanded from its flagship location on Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard to Boca Raton, and opened to the public on Monday, May 1, 2017. We recently got the chance to check out the new location. See our experience below!

Louie Bossi’s is a high volume restaurant with a scratch kitchen, making 12 pastas in house; it cures its own salumi and dry ages steaks in-house. The restaurant features a full menu of handcrafted cocktails, including Italian classics, Negroni, Sgroppino Alla Pera, Bicicletta, and Rosso Toscano.

louie bossi’s own bourbon, simple
syrup, house-made orange and angostura bitters

I found the Old Fashioned to be a bit heavy on the syrup for my liking.. but it did have all the elements that I enjoy including those luxardo cherries.

The mixologist for Louie Bossi’s is Ervin Machado. He is a level 2 sommelier with a deep knowledge of Italian cocktails and liquors.  Machado speaks five languages and recently returned from Italy.

with pomodorini, basil, estate olive oil (R) PROSCIUTTO & SALUMI TASTING

Pro Tip: you must order charcuterie when visiting Louie Bossi’s!

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Boca Raton


This tower of delight is a great option for large parties. So many Italian goodies to munch on!

(L) SPAGHETTI carbonara, with shrimp, house cured pancetta, eggs, parmigiano reggiano (R) SPAGHETTI – san marzano sauce, fresh basil

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Boca Raton

SPECIALE DEL GIORNO – MONDAY – eggplant alla parmigiana

I really liked the crispier texture that this eggplant parmesan had! Makes you forget that you’re eating eggplant – which could be a good thing for the eggplant haters!

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Boca Raton

RIBEYE hand selected dry aged in house SERVED BONE IN WITH ROASTED

Tiramisu, Cannoli, Nonna’s Cheesecake, Gelati and more!

What a show stopper! Just like the pasta and charcuterie, the desserts are also made in house. It’s one of the few restaurants with an in-house artisan bakery program and an in-house charcuterie program.  The restaurant also brews its own beer and makes its own limmoncello!

Be sure to visit so that you can enjoy the 8,000 square feet of indoor seating, 2,000 square foot patio, bocce ball court, a hand carved oak gas burning fireplace with the largest wood mantel in South Florida, and the world’s only Vespa with two sidecars, circa 1956.

About Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria:

Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria is a highly acclaimed Italian restaurant led by Chef Louie Bossi. Known for its homemade pastas, breads and pizzas, the menu offers a variety of fresh pastas made in house daily, steaks dry aged in house, salumi plates, fish from a wood burning grill, and fresh desserts and pastries all made in house daily. Louie Bossi’s is a Big Time Restaurant Group eatery.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary tasting at Louie Bossi. All opinions are my own.

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