Grande’s Bella Cucina (Palm Beach Gardens)

Posted on February 23rd, 2010 · Italian Palm Beach Gardens


***** Grande’s Bella Cucina, 4580 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 (561) 932-0840.

I think that the best way to begin Grande’s Bella Cucina’s review is for you guys to go to Checkout this joint’s menu/prices/photos.

Personally I got mixed feelings about this “upscale” Italian joint. For sure, the “sampled dinner” linguini with white clam sauce ($23)–chicken milanase ($26)–grilled veal chop ($39)–fried calamari ($12) were all just fine…but when I was eating at Grande’s with its fancy dining room, in-house bakery store, indoor/outdoor patio seating—I kept thinking LEONARD’S OF GREAT NECK…Now you New Yorkers out there will know exactly what I’m talking about here…for you–others, checkout for details.

Like I said before, the food is decent enough- as is the service…the prices although a drop-high are also okay…but something about this joint says to me “it’s all staged”—whatever that means.

Grande’s is open Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 9am (breakfast)-9pm.

3 Comments to “Grande’s Bella Cucina (Palm Beach Gardens)”

  1. Larry Farkas says...

    jeff, i have been to grande a couple of times. as a matter of fact i was there when it had a neil diamond rod stewart look a like show. the food is good and it’s a beautiful restaurant.
    i happen to be a born and bred great necker so i know what your leonard’s comment means. in a strange way you are correct in that grande has that over the top look. i guess you have to have been to leonard’s to know what you and i are talking about.
    the food is good and the “staging” makes it fun. there is no way that this is a gourmet restaurant but for what they give you it’s a nice setting and evening.
    just wanted to let you know that some of us really appreciate the way you look at things, it makes it very interesting.

  2. Ed Sachs says...

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  3. Z.N. jr says...

    Love the simplicity of your site. You name a restaurant and give an opinion. I see no advertisements so there is no pressure for a good review for revenue. Real neat site. You got some great picks and you got some real dogs in there. All and all I like your picks and you are usually on the money. Keep up the great site as plenty of folks are looking for good places to eat at.

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