Pa’ DeGennaro’s (Lauderdale-by-the-Sea)
***** Pa’ DeGennaro’s, 4331 North Ocean Drive (A-1-A), Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida 33308 (954) 351-0310.
First things first…let me get you to Pa’ DeGennaro’s website at www.padegenarros.com for menu/pricing/ details.
Pa’ DeGennaro’s is an upscale-white-tablecoth Italian Restaurant. It is located in a non-descript strip shopping center on A-!-A. Leave the tee shirt/shorts ensemble at home, but jeans are just fine.
I have been eating at Pa’ DeGennaro’s for something like 10 years. This joint is one of the top Italian joints down here. Take a few minutes and look at Pa’ DeGennaro’s menu…as you can see, it isn’t a gigantic list, but it has enough variety to please everyone. I am telling you, that the food is incredible…this joint (just to name a few) makes an outrageous meatball appetizer… an absolutely incredible veal chop milanese… and a pistachio pound-cake that has to rank as one of the great desserts of all time. As for pricing, Pa’ DeGennaro’s isn’t a bargain-basement joint…but it won’t send you to the poor-house either. In the service department, the wait-staff doesn’t take itself too seriously, but knows it business and menu inside and out.
Pa’ DeGennaro’s is open 7 days a week for dinner. This joint has a very loyal clientele, so be smart and make a reservation.