Pizza Chef Italian Bistro (Boca Raton)

Posted on April 25th, 2014 · Boca Raton Italian Latin Mexican Pizza Subs/Salads




***** Pizza Chef Italian Bistro, 23269 State Road 7, Boca Raton, Florida 33428, (561) 477-5252.

You know…being in the restaurant business is an absolute bitch…

Jeff Eats’ mantra–“You want to eat in restaurants, you don’t want to own them. You want to eat in restaurants, you don’t want to own them. You want to eat…

To make a long story short, way back on September 8, 2008 I told you guys about Tony’s Authentic Brooklyn Pizza- a terrific “hole in the wall” mom & pop- red sauce Italian joint in Boca Raton. To make a long story short, Tony’s and the “pizza guy” (don’t recall the joint’s name) who came after him–are no more. Jeff Eats has absolutely no idea as to why Tony’s didn’t work…what I do know is- that Tony’s made real good pizza and other stuff.


About a year ago, Pizza Chef Italian Bistro opened where Tony’s use to be. Based on a recent Jeff Eats’ outing, décor-wise nothing changed–the joint seats 30. The one kitchen change, the Pizza Chef Italian Bistro installed a char-gas grill.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats recently tried Pizza Chef Italian Bistro and I gotta tell you that this restaurant is GOLD! Now, not trying to sound melodramatic or nothing, but it’s joints like Pizza Chef Italian Bistro that make being- Jeff Eats fun!

As expected, Pizza Chef’s menu has the full boat of Italian pizzas, pastas, subs, entrees–but now for the kicker, it also has a ton of Argentinian dishes…Not sure on this, but Jeff Eats’ money says the owners are “of” Latin/Spanish heritage and not Italian–but that’s just a guess.


The recent eating- outing that I mentioned above- “netted” Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and another couple…cheese pizza, penne ala vodka, veal parmigiana, chicken marsala, zeppoles and I’m telling you–the stuff was delicious. For those of you wondering, Pizza Chef Italian Bistro has soup/salad-entrée-pasta side “specials” galore and neighborhood pizza joint prices. Oh! before I forget, we also had meat and cheese empanadas that were off the chart and a char-grilled sausage sub that I’m sorry I shared with my friend Norman

Pizza Chef Italian Bistro is a winner. I am telling you, go there! You’ll thank Jeff Eats for the heads-up!

Just so you know, your tee shirt/shorts- ensemble is the dress of the day.

Pizza Chef Italian Bistro is open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday noon-9pm, closed on Monday.

10 Comments to “Pizza Chef Italian Bistro (Boca Raton)”

  1. Ted G says...

    Their food is terrific.
    Good call.

  2. Lenore S says...

    We followed your recommendation last night and you sure did get this one right.
    Real mom and pop operation with everything made from scratch.
    The chicken empanadas were fabulous.
    Same for the veal parm and eggplant parm we had.
    Garlic rolls were delicious. House salads as fresh as can be.
    The flam dessert was just right.
    Definitely will be going back and telling our friends to try it.
    Once again thiis was a terrific pick.

  3. Carol S says...

    Food was excellent.
    Some of the best chicken empanadas I’ve ever eaten.

  4. frankw says...

    Excellent empanadas and pizza. Pizza is thin tasty and with just the right amount of oil .Empanadas even better than the Argentine Deli. I would not eat in. Takeout only. Terrible location but good parking.

  5. Lodi says...

    I’ve had the pizza and spinach empanadas and the food is delicious.
    Definitely one of your best finds.

  6. Dean A says...

    Just picked up a dozen piping hot freshly made empanadas, 4 chicken, 4 meat and 4 spinach. Amazing!

  7. KSR says...

    By far and away one of your best picks.
    Pizza is amazing.
    Loved the meat and chicken empanadas.
    Highly recommend that readers eat here. You won’t be disappointed.

  8. JoyceEatsBagels says...

    Delicious pizza.
    Can’t think of a restaurant that makes better empanadas.
    I usually takeout but you definitely can eat there.

  9. Stu Marks says...

    Was there Friday night around 6:30 and it was jammed with people eating, waiting for tables and takeout. My wife and another couple ate there and the food was terrific. Service and prices were just right. Really good recommendation and we will definitely be back to this hole in the wall joint. Thanks.

  10. Zeke says...

    Took out chicken empanadas,cheese pizza and eggplant parm and loved everything. Real hole in the wall. Great recommendation.

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