Puccini’s Pizzeria (Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Sunrise))
***** Puccini’s Pizzeria, 9874 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434, (561) 479-4211.
Puccini’s Pizzeria…small “mom & pop” red sauce chain–there are currently 4 locations in South Florida.
This evening Jeff Eats picked up a large plain pizza from the Boca Raton joint. In a former life, this particular location was “Renzo’s Pizzeria.” The joint has a handful of tables inside and outside. You can check www.puccinispizza.com for menu/prices.
Like I said a few seconds ago “all” I did was pickup a large pizza. So, Jeff Eats can’t comment on the full boat of appetizers, pastas, subs, calzones, wraps and meat/chicken/seafood entrees this joint dishes out. So…I’m only going to yap about that pizza.
Now on-to the pizza…the pizza had a real nice thin delicious crunchy crust…the cheese was nice and gooey and when the slice was folded and pointed down–the requisite brown drops of oil dripped out…the only problem Jeff Eats had was that the sauce was bland and I do mean bland–actually “boring” maybe a better word…if the sauce had been sweeter, we would be “talking” about a delicious pizza–but it wasn’t, so we aren’t!
You guys remember the Strawbs’ song “So Close And Yet So Far Away”?…
Based on this “pickup”—Puccini’s wouldn’t be Jeff Eats’ pizza “to go” joint…That said, based on the crust, cheese, dripping oil—IF and it’s a big IF, Puccini’s tinkered a bit with that sauce—it has a real shot of turning that pie around.
Like I said before, Jeff Eats only tried the pizza, so I have no idea what Puccini’s other stuff is all about.
In closing, if you guys “hear” or I “hear” that a tinkering has happened, I will try Puccini’s pizza again..
That’s the story here.