Italio (Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Winter Park)
***** Italio, 1658 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 392-7778.
Italio is a fast-food Italian joint…there are currently 3-locations, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Winter Park—according to its website, Italio in 2014 plans to open stores in Coconut Creek, Florida/Orlando, Florida/Tampa, Florida/Oakland Park, Illinois.
Real simple concept…order/pickup at the counter…
3 choices–pasta bowl, salad bowl, wrap.
pick one of 7 entrées.
pick one of 11 sauces/pestos/dressings.
pick from 21 toppings.
Not gonna bother you with a list entrees, sauces/pestos/dessings, toppings… You can check www.italiokitchen.com for menu/prices/other stuff.
Jeff Eats recently gave the Boca Raton joint a shot…tried the grilled shrimp/Italian sausage/meatball entrées—also tried the basil pomodoro/alfredo sauces.
Let me wrap Italio up for you guys…Italio is what Jeff Eats calls a variation on a theme. You’re smart guys–you’ve seen this “build your own” concept with yogurt, Mexican, pizza, burgers, teddy bears-Italio is doing it with Italian stuff.
Personally, I really enjoyed Italio. Every entrée I had was delicious. Same for the sauces. Same for the toppings that I didn’t list because Jeff Eats got lazy. By the way, figure on spending $7.50-$9.50 depending on which entree you go with.
Italio is open Monday-Sunday 10:45am-10pm
Hey Jeff, Was wondering when you would get to this one. Ive been eating there for the past year or so and it is really good. The fried chicken strips and fried calamari are amazing.
I ate at Italio when it first opened and 2 or 3 times after that. Whatever I liked about it initially wore off very quickly. I would bet that you will feel the same after just 1 or 2 more visits.
Caught the bear comment, very cute!
I’ve eaten at Italio and enjoyed it.
No question about it, it is definitely similar in concept to those that you mentioned.
saw the teddy bear reference.
that’s why people read jeff eats.
no the run of the mill food reviews you see in the newspapers which are probably paid for to begin with.