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.
Agree Jeff. I have one right next to my house. Tried it out a couple times. Not a fan at all.
They use tomato paste like many other S FLA pizza joints. Cannot figure that out or how people think that tastes good.
i live 5 minutes from the boca store. within a mile of that store there are at least 10 other pizza places like nino’s, davito’s, brooklyn boys, dominick’s, rotelli ‘s,. Very competitve area. Tried Puccini’s once and found the pizza not too good. Don’t recall exactly what was wrong but haven.t been back since.
Pizza is lousy.
Jeff, your being too kind. Pizza is horrendous. Other food isnt much better.
had boca pizza once. once was enough.
I enjoyed my Pizza at Puccini’s. The staff was nice and I had no problems with my meal.
some of the worst food I have ever had meatball was so hard couldn’t cut it felt like throwing it at the cook but it might have killed him
Terrible pizza. Don’t waste your money.
Had a salad and pizza also garlic rolls. First of all the music was sooo loud. Coouldn’t wait to eat and leave. The pizza was very very bland. Crust good but not cooked enough. Sauce and cheese on the cheap.. no garlic, basil,oregano. Had frozen pizza that tasted better. Garlic rolls hard and warmed over once too many.. Attitude of the help needs to be adjusted as well. Just a few people eating there. Will not go back.
Just had a chance to read your comments.
If you read what Jeff Eats said back on 7/3/12 you would have saved yourself a load of time and money.
Thanks for reading …
above restauant in Delray near Target