Porto Bella Italian Restaurant (Boynton Beach)
***** Porto Bella Italian Restaurant, 9770 South Military Trail, Boynton Beach, Florida 33436 (561) 738-5600.
If you can handle it, I got a real good–casual–reasonably priced-red sauce Italian joint for you…in Boynton Beach. Typical “mom & pop” decor inside…huge outdoor patio seating area. When you check Porto’s website www.portobellaitalian.com for menu/prices– also take a look at the “tons” of photos that are there—that outdoor patio is something a little different than your neighborhood pizza-joint..but don’t-you worry– your shorts and tee shirts are gonna work just fine.
Porto has a real nice menu loaded with appetizers, salads, pastas, subs, pizzas, meat-seafood-chicken entrees. Just so you know, with those entrees, you get a soup/or salad-pasta side-garlic rolls…
At this point of the discussion let me tell you, I really enjoyed Porto. This is basically a neighborhood joint, yet it is REALLY DONE WELL. Good food. Good service. Good Prices. Good–”ambiance.”
The other night I “did” chicken cacciatore (on the bone $18), shrimp scampi ($22), zuppa di clams red sauce linguine ($19), veal parmigiana ($18), eggplant parmigiana ($14), chicken marsala ($19). Like I said before, real-good food.
You know and I know “all about” the red sauce joints that dot the South Florida landscape…seemingly, every strip center has one of these restaurants, come to think of it, sometimes even two or three of them- (you do know that most landlords down here, don’t believe in giving tenant’s “exclusives”…don’t you?) Anyway…Porto Bella is like a breath of fresh air—on a nice Florida night, that outdoor patio is dynamite… throw in the good food, etc. and you got a winner.
Porto Bella is open Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10pm and Sunday 4pm-9pm.