Corelli’s Pizza & Pasta (Lauderdale By The Sea)

***** Corelli’s Pizza & Pasta, 256 Commercial Boulevard, Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida 33301, (954) 229-1947.

Corelli”s Pizza & Pasta is a…”mom & pop–red sauce–hole in the wall”–Italian restaurant that has maybe 30 seats…the cool thing about this joint, the restaurant-is smack dab-in the middle of a “mom & pop–hole in the wall”–Italian market-deli. Absolutely, nothing fancy going on here…so your tee shirt/shorts ensemble will work quiet nicely. Didn’t get all the players, but the whole shooting match is run by mom-pop-grown kids.

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Let me start by saying, I absolutely loved this joint. Corelli’s has a great vibe…not to get all mushy here, but when you eat there, it’s like eating in a neighborhood Brooklyn Italian deli circa 1950. Let’s call it a time-warp outing.

Corelli’s has the full boat menu of pizzas, subs, pastas, salads, meat/seafood/chicken entrees.
A recent visit, had me doing…veal parmigiana, penne alla vodka, pizza, sausage and peppers, shrimp scampi. Absolutely no complaints here. By the way, the joint makes delicious garlic rolls, serves huge portions and gets pizza joint prices. Bet you a buck, Corelli’s food is probably as good if not better than your favorite neighborhood mom & pop haunt.

Corelli’s is open 11am-9pm Monday-Saturday. The joint is closed on Sunday.

5 Comments to “Corelli’s Pizza & Pasta (Lauderdale By The Sea)”

  1. HerbK says...

    Jeff, you have to try Trattoria Bella Cibo, in Margate. I don’t know how long it has been around but I just discovered it this past weekend and it’s as good or better than any Italian restaurant that I’ve eaten at in many years. There were 6 of us and we all had incredible meals. It’s above a mom and pop to me.

    • HerbK says...

      I see that you finally tried Trattoria Bella Cibo and loved as much as I do

      • JeffEats says...


        Just had a chance to read your post.

        I gotta tell you, Trattoria Bella Cibo blew me away. My party of 4—couldn’t believe how delicious each and every dish was.

        Thanks for reading…

    • Eric says...

      I just ate at Trattoria Bella Cibo and it didn’t compare to Corelli’s. It wasn’t bad, but just no where near as good!

      Corelli’s is still the best Italian around.

  2. Linda V. says...

    They make a great pizza.

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