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What Are Your Favorite -Florida “Mom & Pop” Italian Joints?

Posted on September 26th, 2021 · Italian Music/Events/Other Pizza Subs/Salads

Originally posted on 9/12/21.

* What Are Your Favorite -Florida “Mom & Pop” Italian Joints?

Not looking for fancy schmancy restaurants.

Looking for pizza, entree/pasta side/soup or salad/garlic knots- and other no-frills joints!

50 Comments to “What Are Your Favorite -Florida “Mom & Pop” Italian Joints?”

  1. Andy Gold says...

    Jeff,

    There are literally tons of great joints in Florida.

    Right off the top of my head,

    Dominic’s 1 Pizza & Pasta, 8177 West Glades Road, Boca Raton

    Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton
    come to mind.

    Both joints make delicious food.

  2. Lenny Gross says...

    Jeff,

    This joint’s food is amazing.

    Jeff Eats
    Posted on May 30th, 2019

    ***** Johnny Pies Pizzeria, 4855 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, Florida 33063, (954) 597-6969.
    Got a real good pizza joint for you guys to checkout, Johnny Pies Pizzeria in Coconut Creek.

    Real simple tale to tell- the joint has been open for something like 2 weeks, handful of tables, menu of reasonably priced- pizzas/ salads/ pastas/ hot & cold heros/ entrees/ other stuff, open 7 days a week 11am-9pm.

    Last night Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” Johnny Pies Pizzeria- splitting a salad and pepperoni pizza and I gotta tell you, right on the money delicious!

    Trust Jeff Eats on this one, I know that 1-pizza and 1-salad – don’t automatically make a joint a keeper, so Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats got plans to do Round 2- when we’ll try some of the joint’s chicken parm, garlic rolls and other stuff out! That said, based on Johnny Pies Pizzeria’s thin/crispy/sweet sauce New York Style Slices and Italian Salad- the joint is definitely looking real good in my book!

    You guys can check menu/prices/location/info at johnnypiespizza.com.

  3. Jane Contardo says...

    Jeff,
    My family loves the food at this joint.

    Posted on June 5th, 2018

    ***** Pizzeria Del-Dio, 3210 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803, (407) 898-1115.

    Got a real good “mom & pop” Italian red sauce joint for you guys to checkout, Pizzeria Del-Dio in Orlando.

    Real simple tale to tell- handful of tables, menu of reasonably priced delicious appetizers/ salads/ pizzas/ pastas/ hot & cold subs/ entrees.

    Last night- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats did an early dinner at Pizzeria Del-Dio and like I said a couple of seconds ago, delicious reasonably priced stuff! Just so we are on the same page, if you’re looking for fancy schmancy- look elsewhere! Pizzeria Del-Dio is a no frills bare bones decor joint which really-knows how to cook! Just between us- its $6.95 fried ravioli with parmesan pesto sauce appetizer (pictured right down below) alone is worth the price of admission!

    You guys can check menu/prices/info at pizzeriadel-dio.com.

    Pizzeria Del-Dio is open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm, closed on Sunday.

  4. Fran Esposito says...

    My husband and i love this joint. Its food is amazing.

    Posted on August 23rd, 2018

    ***** Pizzoodles, 56 Royal Palm Pointe, Vero Beach, Florida 32960, (772) 567-4160.

    First things first, don’t like the joint’s name!

    Got a real good red sauce- mom & pop- Italian joint for you guys to checkout, Pizzoodles in Vero Beach.

    Real simple concept at work here- table/booth seating, menu loaded with reasonably priced appetizers/ salads/ subs/ pizzas/ pastas/ entrees, open Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-9pm/ Saturday-Sunday 4pm-9pm/closed on Monday.

    Last night, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats- along with Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats “re-discovered” Pizzoodles (see 4/17/16 writeup- below) and all four of us agreed that the joint’s name- sucked- its food was delicious and its service/ prices were right on the money!

    As for Pizzoodles name, I guess- as Emmet Kelly once said…A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

    You guys can check menu/prices/ info at pizzoodles.com.

    ———
    Posted on April 17th, 2016
    ***** Pizzoodles, 56 Royal Palm Pointe, Vero Beach, Florida 32960, (772) 567-4160.

    This is a very simple tale to tell- Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and another couple did a recent dinner at red sauce Italian joint Pizzoodles and its food blew all four of us away! If Pizzoodoles was-by Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton home, I’d be one-very-steady customer! The joint covered every base- delicious food, super competent service, reasonable prices, big portions! For you guys who need further inducement to try Pizzoodles- the joint’s garlic rolls and cheese pizza alone were worth the Boca Raton to Vero Beach car ride!

    For those of you who maybe thinking that Jeff Eats has lost his edge or something- the name Pizzoodoles “in my humble opinion” s-u-c-k-s big time!- and that Boca Raton to Vero Beach car ride “line”- is just my way of telling you folks who live or work in Pizzoodoles’ neighborhood, that the joint is an absolute must try!

    You can check Pizzoodles.com for menu/prices/info.

    Pizzoodles is open Monday-Friday 11:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 4pm-9pm.

  5. Stuart Fromer says...

    Put me down for
    Pizza Time
    Dominics 1
    Nino’s

    All are in Boca Raton.

    Their food is outstanding.

  6. Rhonda Holmes says...

    I love this joint.

    Nancy’s Pizza, 894 Southwest Federal Highway, Stuart, Florida 34994, (772) 888-3182.

  7. Ralph Maye says...

    I love
    Pizza Time in Boca Raton
    Pizza Time in Coral Springs
    Nino’s in Boca Raton
    Dominic’s 1 in Boca Raton

  8. Leo Shea says...

    This is one of my all time favorites.

    Posted on June 7th, 2019
    ***** Peppi’s Pizzeria, 4111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34103, (239) 659-0280.
    Got a real good “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint for you guys to checkout- Peppi’s Pizzeria in Naples.

    Simple tale to tell-reasonably priced pizza/pasta/sub/entree/some other stuff menu, indoor table/handful of outdoor table- seating, open Monday-Saturday 11am-2:30pm/4:30pm-9:30pm/ Sunday 4:30pm-9:30pm.

    Last night, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” Peppi’s Pizzeria and I gotta tell you guys that the house salad, meatball sub and sausage-pepperoni pizza that we split- were all off the chart delicious.

    Let me wrap Peppi’s Pizzeria up by saying- you guys and Jeff Eats both know that Naples isn’t exactly a hop, skip and a jump from Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton abode- so it’s a safe bet that our visits to Peppi’s Pizzeria will be few and far between- with that in mind, if YOU live anywhere near this joint, do yourself a big favor and- make it your business to give it a shot- because it’s stuff absolutely kills!

  9. Jeff,
    My family has lived in Delray Beach for 31 years. We’ve eaten in Italian joints all over South Florida. As you have pointed out for years there are lousy ones, good ones and terrific ones. All in all most of the joints that we have eaten in fall into the fair-good category.

    There are a small handful that standout and are in the terrific category.

    Our current list includes,

    Nino’s in Boca Raton
    Dominic’s 1 (not Dominic’s 11) in Boca Raton
    Pizza Time in Boca Raton

    All 3 could easily compete with the best upscale Italian restaurants in Florida.

  10. Jeffrey Levy says...

    My wife and I have eaten in a ton of mom & pop Italian joints all over Florida.
    As Boca Raton residents the concentration over the past 29 years has been in the Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach/Pompano Beach/Delray Beach/Boynton Beach area.

    The best in our book are.

    Nino’s, Boca Raton
    Pizza Time, Boca Raton
    Dominick’s 1, Boca Raton

    All 3 are terrific. It is also a toss-up which is the best of the three.

    For reference there are also Dominic’s 11 in Boca Raton, Dominic’s 111 in Lake Worth and Dominic’s In Renaissance Commons, Boynton Beach and they are good but not terrific. Same goes for Pizza Time in Coral Springs and Parkland and Nino’s in Delray Beach.

  11. Mary Colombo says...

    Sal’s Italian Ristorante in Lake Worth is really good.

  12. Gino Costello says...

    This joint is amazing.

    Posted on October 20th, 2016
    ***** Vinny’s Pizza, 6671 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Florida 33458, (561) 575-5445.

    For our purposes we’re gonna call Vinny’s Pizza an “out of sight out of mind” mom & pop red sauce Italian joint…

    Jeff Eats first told you guys about Vinny’s Pizza on November 3, 2010…truth be told, hadn’t been back “until” last night when Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats stopped in for a Grandma Pizza and an obscene amount of Coke and Diet Coke. By the way, I’m kinda thinking the sole reason for the long-absence, the freaking joint is 86 miles round-trip from Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton residence!

    Long story short, absolute dynamite Grandma Pizza!

    Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats loved Vinny’s in 2010 and loved it again in 2016- with all things being equal, the next “love” is gonna be sometime in 2022! Hey, an 86 mile round-trip, ain’t exactly chopped liver either!

    All kidding aside, trust Jeff Eats on this one, you gotta try Vinny’s Pizza, it’s that good!

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    Vinny’s Pizza
    Posted on November 3rd, 2010

    ***** Vinny’s Pizza, 6671 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Florida 33458, (561) 575-5445.

    Got a real good-reasonably priced “mom & pop–red sauce” Italian joint for you…Vinny’s Pizza in Jupiter, Florida.

    Vinny’s menu has all of the “expected stuff”…pizzas, pastas, calzones, hot & cold subs, meat/seafood/chicken dishes (dinners–include salad, pasta side, garlic knots).

    A recent dinner outing had me doing…large 16” pizza ($12.20), penne alla vodka ($10.50), meat lasagna ($11.25), veal parmigiana ($14.50). Keeping in mind, that joints like Vinny’s aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel—I can, without hesitation tell you that-Vinny’s food was terrific. Definitey one of the best NYC styled pizzas that- I’ve had in a very long time. The pie was thin-crispy-with an amazingly-perfect sweet sauce. As for the penne, lasagna and veal parm—I know joints that get double the price and can’t hold a candle to Vinny’s food.

    Vinny’s is a winner. This is NOT and I repeat NOT—some hack joint, just turning out passable food. Do have one huge problem with Vinny’s…it’s 86 miles (round-trip) from my house.

    Vinny’s Pizza is open Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday noon-9pm.

  13. Lou Adler says...

    I love ZIPS’ NY Pizza & Italian Kitchen in Jupiter.

  14. Viki Pellegrino says...

    This joint is sensational.

    Posted on June 11th, 2016
    ***** GG’s of New York, 5440 North State Road 7, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33319, (954) 484-0400.

    For our purposes we’re gonna call GG’s of New York an “out of sight, out of mind” mom & pop Italian red sauce joint.

    Jeff Eats first told you guys about GG’s way-back on July 24, 2008. The truth be told, hadn’t been back-until last night when Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and another couple did dinner! Why the hiatus- you guys got me there, just forget about the joint!

    Real simple tale to tell you, GG’s is right up there with the best mom & pop red sauce joints down here in Sunny South Florida.

    Let me wrap this baby up for you guys- delicious food, large portions, reasonable prices, super pleasant service- makes GG’s of New York a joint that Jeff Eats “won’t” forget about again!

    Posted on July 24th, 2008
    ***** GG’s of New York, 5440 N. State Road 7, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33319 (954) 484-0400.

    You know and I know, that South Florida has more “mom and pop” Italian joints “than you can shake a stick at.” Some are good…some are lousy…some are terrific…and some are just okay.

    GG’s is a red-sauce “mom and pop” Italian joint…for the purpose of this exercise, let’s rate it REAL GOOD.

    Over the years, I have eaten in GG’s something like 10 times. Real good pizza, pastas, veal-meat-chicken-seafood entrees. You know the game here…garlic rolls, salad, entree with a pasta/vegetable side.

    Take a look at GG’s website http://www.ggsofny.com for menu/pricing/details. What I especially like about this joint, is that it has a very extensive menu…it is absolutely loaded with appetizers, subs, soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, entrees and desserts…you will definitely find something to eat at GG’s.

    To be perfectly honest with you, GG’s is probably as good if not better than 90% of the “mom and pop” red sauce joints that I have eaten in…and trust me, there have been a ton of them. GG’s is not close to my home…if it were, I would eat there more often.

    If you live in GG’s neighborhood…this is a real good joint to know about.

    GG’s is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

  15. Love Avellino’s in Delray Beach.

    Avellino’s Italian Restaurant, 5869 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach.

  16. Rhoda Herman says...

    This joint is terrific.

    Big Louie’s Pizzeria
    2190 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
    954-942-5510

  17. Tracey says...

    The very best place for pizza and Italian food is Pizza Time in Boca Raton! We’ve tried all of the rest and the very, very, VERY best is Pizza Time. Try it and get a taste of the very best!

  18. Carmine Anthony says...

    For sure there are tons of terrific Italian restaurants. My favorite is Nino’s in Boca Raton. One of the very few that have bone in chicken dishes.

  19. Robin Gottlieb says...

    Having lived in South Florida for over 44 years and having eaten in Italian joints all over Florida I have to say that Pizza Time in Boca Raton is definitely one of the best.

  20. Florida has loads of great mom & pop Italian joints. That said, the big standout to meet is Pizza Time in Boca Raton. There are also Pizza Times in Parkland and Coral Springs. They aren’t in the same league as the Boca Raton restaurant which is owned by the original owner of the Coral Springs location which was his first restaurant which he sold years ago.

  21. Jeff,
    You spotted this joint years ago.
    Absolutely FABULOUS FOOD.

    Posted on March 29th, 2013
    ***** Jay’s Pizza & Pasta, 8983 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33411, (561) 753-9997.

    Got an absolutely dynamite “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint for you…Jay’s Pizza & Pasta in West Palm Beach. Handful of tables inside, a couple outside…tee shirt/shorts’ ensemble is the dress of the day.

    You can check menu/prices at http://www.jayspizzapasta.com.

    Jay’s menu has loads of appetizers, salads, pastas, hot/cold subs, pizzas, meat/chicken/seafood entrees.

    Let me start by saying that Jay’s makes a fabulous thin crust brick oven pizza—18″ large will run you $12.99. Trust Jeff Eats on this one, you definitely want to try the margherita.

    A recent outing also had Jeff Eats “doing”—12″ veal parm sub ($7.29), 12″ philly cheesesteak sub ($7.29), penne ala vodka ($11.9, baked lasagna ($9.99). The veal and cheesesteak subs were right on the money. Nice crisp bread and the fillings were just right. The penne ala vodka and baked lasagna were also delicious.

    Now so there is no misunderstanding…’cause I don’t want any of you guys to be hollering at Jeff Eats—Jay’s Pizza & Pasta isn’t a “fancy” mom & pop joint. I may-be confusing you here, but on its website there is a photo that may help to “explain” what this joint is all about…I’m gonna call Jay’s a “bare-bones” joint, if that helps.

    Anyway…the food is real-good.

    Jay’s also has something real cool—Pick Your Pasta, Pick your Size, Pick Your Sauce…3 types of pasta, 6oz or 9oz, 5 sauces…You do recall that a few seconds ago I told you that Jay’s wasn’t a “fancy” mom & pop joint? Sure You do! For you wise-guys out there…I thought the pasta-idea was cool.

    If you are looking for good solid red “stuff” that goes great with a bottomless glass of Coke…Jay’s Pizza & Pasta is for you.

    A quick reminder, that thin-crust pizza is an absolute must try.

    Jay’s is open Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday noon-9pm.

  22. This one is terrific.

    Posted on February 15th, 2016 · Coral Springs Italian Pizza Subs/Salads · [edit]
    ***** Guido’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, 10641 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, Florida 33076, (954) 575-5553.
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    Got a real good “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint for you guys…Guido’s Restaurant & Pizzeria in Coral Springs.

    When you check guidosonline.com you’ll find a very reasonably priced menu- loaded with pizzas, salads, hot/cold subs, calzones, strombolis, pastas, entrees, desserts.

    If you guys can keep a little secret, Guido’s is exactly what a “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint is suppose to be all about. Real simple formula- delicious food, pleasant service, big portions, reasonable prices and of course it’s located in a strip center.

    A recent dinner had Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats ordering- large house salad, large Greek salad, large cheese pizza, cheese calzone, chicken parmesan sub, sausage/onion/peppers parmesan sub, linguini with white clams and I gotta tell you that the food absolutely killed! Just between us guys, for Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats to unanimously “agree” on anything- is the 9th Wonder of The World- and we all agreed-Guido’s stuff killed!

    For those who like “descriptions”- the cheese pizza was thin/crispy/sweet sauce and when the slice was folded and pointed down a few drops of oil dripped out -trust me, ridiculously delicious!

    Like Jeff Eats said before, the Eats Family really enjoyed Guido’s…I’m kinda thinking, that if you’re into the “neighborhood” pizza joint concept like I am (we are) you’ll also really enjoy Guido’s Restaurant & Pizzeria.

    For you guys who can keep another secret, the guys who own Guido’s Restaurant & Pizzeria also own Big Anthony & Guido’s in Coral Springs (which Jeff Eats told you about on February 8, 2008) and Guido’s Brick Oven Pizzeria & Restaurant in Delray Beach which is currently on Jeff Eats’ “to try” list! You can check info/menus/prices/locations for all 3 restaurants at guidosonline.com.

    The joint is open Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10:30pm, Sunday noon-9:30pm.

  23. Ken & Mike’s Pizza Pasta & More in Miami Lakes is my go to pizza joint.
    Its food is excellent.

  24. Laura Capote says...

    My family has lived in Boca Raton for 29 years.
    We’ve eaten in numerous Italian restaurants over the years and most were pretty decent.

    Personally I think that Thick N Thin, Nino’s, Dominic’s 1 and Pizza Time are the best in Boca Raton.

  25. I could eat at this joint everyday, it’s that good!

    Posted on July 8th, 2008
    ***** The Big Cheese Of Miami, 8080 SW 67th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33143 (305) 6855.

    I just did a writeup on Wall’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream…and I was thinking that I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about a terrific “mom and pop” Southern Italian Red Sauce joint named The Big Cheese which is located directly across the street from Wall’s…this way, you can kill two birds with one stone—eating pizza, pasta etc. and then topping the meal off with ice cream. If you are dieting, don’t read any further.

    Take a look at The Big Cheese’s website at bigcheesemiami.com for a full “explanation” of its menu/pricing. Absolutey delicious pizza, pastas, subs, entrees all at very- very reasonable prices. This joint been around for something like 25 years and has an enormous following.

    The Big Cheese is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

  26. Leon Densmore says...

    Basilico’s Pizza in Wellington is a great one.

  27. Margo Leone says...

    Jeff,

    Terrific food at Dominic’s 1, Pizza Time, Nino’s. All three are located in Boca Raton and play at a level that is vastly higher than most of the other red sauce joints in South Florida.

    This just my opinion, but these three restaurants really know how to cook and use nothing but the highest quality ingredients in their dishes.

  28. Sherri Newman says...

    I love the food at Thick N Thin and Pizza Time both in Boca Raton.

  29. This joint is terrific.

    Posted on June 13th, 2014
    ***** Fiorella Italian Restaurant And Pizzeria, 7008 Charleston Shores Boulevard, Lake Worth, Florida 33467, (561) 963-4999.

    Got a real good “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint for you…Fiorella Italian Restaurant And Pizzeria in Lake Worth. You’re big “boys” -so no need to describe what Fiorella’s decor looks like-but unlike most of it South Florida brethren it has a small full liquor bar area.

    You’re big “boys” so no need to detail Fiorella’s menu- but its got the expected appetizers, salads, subs, calzones, pastas, pizzas, stromboli, entrees, desserts- its also got the expected soup/salad-entree-pasta side-garlic rolls “specials.”

    A recent dinner outing, had Jeff Eats “trying” baked clams oreganta, plain pizza, veal parmigiana, lobster ravioli, eggplant rollatini, penne ala vodka, shrimp scampi, clams/white sauce over linguine, and I gotta tell you, Fiorella makes some real good stuff. For you new- Jeff Eats’ readers, there were 6 folks in my-party, didn’t want you to think I’m some amazing-over eater.

    You guys should know by now, that Jeff Eats isn’t really into doing- food pecking orders- but I loved the shrimp scampi, clams/white sauce over linguine, lobster ravioli,-so there!

    You can check menu/prices at http://www.fiorellarestaurant.com.

    Finally, I know that some of you guys are wondering where Fiorella stacks up in the South Florida Mom & Pop Red Sauce Food Chain- let’s do it this way, if Fiorella was close- by my house, Jeff Eats would be a very steady eat in/takeout customer.

    Now for a real solid, Fiorella’s website has a load of discount coupons and its takeout menu has even more coupons.

    By the way, Fiorella which has been around since 2006 is open Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday noon-9pm.

  30. Love Cosmos Pizza in Naples.

  31. Joe Nieves says...

    Love,

    Nino’s, Boca Raton
    Nino’s, Delray Beach
    Dominic’s 1 , Boca Raton
    Pizza Time, Boca Raton
    Pizza Time, Coral Springs
    NY Style Pizza, Lake Worth

  32. Walter Corrigan says...

    Bella’s Italian Cafe in Tampa is amazing.

  33. You must try,

    Caragiulo’s Italian American
    69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
    941.951.0866

    Outrageously delicious food.

    When I visit my parents who live in Boca Raton, Florida, Pizza Time is an absolute must for dinner.

  34. Mannino’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
    10012 W McNab Rd, Tamarac, FL 33321
    tamaracpizza.com
    (954) 722-4168

    Terrific food.

  35. Josie Blatt says...

    This is a terrific one.

    Mia’s Italian Kitchen

    miasitalian.com

    (407) 601-7130

    8717 International Dr Orlando, FL 32819

  36. My favorite mom & pop Italian joint in Florida is Dominic’s 1 in Boca Raton.

    There are 3 other Dominic’s in South Florida. All 4 are somehow connected. That said, Dominic’s 1 is the ORIGINAL and has been in business nearly 40 years.

    I am telling you, its food is amazing.

    Give it a try.

    The joint is located at 8177 West Glades Road, Boca Raton. 9561) 487-3186.

    • Vincent,
      Have to agree with you, Dominic’s 1 food is amazing.

      I have been in South Florida 49 years, originally from Staten Island. I’ve eaten in tons of Italian joints all over Florida.

      The best that I have found are Dominic’s 1, Nino’s in Boca Raton (not Nino’s in Delray Beach) and Pizza Time in Boca Raton (not Pizza Time in Coral Springs and Parkland).

      In all seriousness, I’d rate the 3 right up there against any Italian restaurant in Florida.

  37. Barbara Pierson says...

    I love Thick N Thin, Pizza Time, Nino’s, Dominic’s 1, Augie’s and Aunt Lulu’s all in Boca Raton.

  38. Most of the mom & pop joints are basically all the same. Decent enough stuff at reasonable prices. It is very rare to find a joint where the food is REALLY GOOD.

    With the above in mind, I am recommending Dominic’s 1, Pizza Time and Nino’s all of which are in BOCA RATON.

    Try anyone of these 3 and you will find food that is REALLY GOOD.

  39. Having lived in Florida for over 48 years I have had the pleasure of eating in pizza joints all over the state. All in all most of them have been pretty decent. Some have better this and others have better that.

    The BEST one that I have found is Pizza Time in Boca Raton. The food is exceptionally well prepared.

  40. My family has been eating at
    New York Style Pizza & Restaurant, 6438 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida 33467, (561) 964-1503 for 37 years. Consistently delicious food priced right.

    By the way, I noticed that a number of readers have given Pizza Time in Boca Raton very high marks. I have to agree, it is definitely one of the best red sauce joints in South Florida. I’ve eaten there a number of times and the food is exceptionally good.

  41. Giacomo’s Pizza in Lake Worth has delicious food.
    Give it a try.
    Real hole in the wall.

  42. Tracey Pollack says...

    No doubt, no question, no contest – Pizza Time in Boca Raton is the absolute, hands-down best Italian food and pizza around!

  43. Erin Klein says...

    Having lived in South Florida for 47 years and having eaten in countless ‘mom & pop” italian joints I think that the best are Nino’s in Boca Raton, Pizza Time in Boca Raton and Dominic’s 1 in Boca Raton. These 3 are the most consistent in serving delicious food.

  44. Larry Berman says...

    Mario’s Pizza,7213 Curryford Road, Orlando, Florida 32822, (407) 382-1200.

    Terrific food.

  45. Vincent Columba says...

    Rosati’s in Naples is outstanding.

  46. Joanne Soto says...

    I see tons of Pizza Time fans here.

    Add me to the list, Pizza Time in Boca Raton is outrageously good.

  47. Vickie DeFara says...

    During the past 40 years I’ve eaten in Italian restaurants all over Florida. The one that really stands out in my mind is

    Lynora’s Kitchen
    3301 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
    lynoras.com
    (561) 444-3932

    • Tracey says...

      I’m so happy to see that so many of your readers have great taste and know that Pizza Time in Boca Raton is in a league of its own! Everything from the pizza to the Italian food to the friendly staff and consistency is outstanding!

      Simply put…Pizza Time in Boca Raton is the absolute best!

  48. Gina Merlino says...

    Jeff,
    As you already know, this joint is terrific!

    Posted on September 6th, 2017

    ***** Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant, 6194 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32810, (407) 253-7363.

    For our purposes let’s call Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant “an out of sight, out of mind joint”…

    I don’t know about you guys, but in Jeff Eats’ book- Orlando (where Nino’s is located) and Boca Raton (where Jeff Eats lives) aren’t exactly a hop, skip, and jump from each other!

    Last night, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “did” dinner at Nino’s and just- as it did back in 2013 (when Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats last visited) is still pumping out delicious reasonably priced stuff!

    Let Jeff Eats wrap this tale up for you guys by saying, if Nino’s was by Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton abode, we’d be real steady customers!

    Posted on November 13th, 2013

    ***** Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant, 6194 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32810, (407) 253-7363.

    The next time you are in Orlando…visiting the kid at UCF, or riding the rides at Disney & Universal, or doing Halloween Horror Night or shopping at some outlet mall—do yourself a huge favor and go eat at Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant–a “mom & pop” red sauce joint that will absolutely blow you away.

    Jeff Eats’ poison-Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios…Mrs. Jeff Eats’ -outlet mall, as if you didn’t see that one coming!

    Anyway…

    Like I said 9 seconds ago, you guys gotta try Nino’s Pizza. This un-assuming pizza joint, turns out some of the most delicious New York Style Pizza -Jeff Eats has had in Florida. A large 16 inch -thin crusted/sweet sauce pie will set you back $10.95. After you and your family/friends order the pizza, figure on splitting…equally-delicious sausage/ peppers/ onions stromboli roll ($6.95), a veal parmigiana 10″ sub ($8.45), a meatball 10″ sub ($6.95) and some meat lasagna ($9.95). By the way, based on how Jeff Eats eats, I’m thinking that the aforementioned (that’s the lawyer in me!) family/friends are maybe 3–tops 4 people…if you got more, just order more stuff.

    You can check menu/prices/photos at http://www.ninospizzarestaurant.com

    Let me wrap things up here…

    Nino’s food was so terrific, that Jeff Eats “took to go” a sausage/ pepperoni stromboli roll ($6.95) and a large mozzarella/ ricotta calzone ($13) for a next day Boca Raton reheating.

    No fooling around here…Nino’s is a must try.

    The joint is open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, closed on Sunday.

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