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

Posted on January 5th, 2022 · Italian Pizza Subs/Salads

Originally posted on November 12th, 2021.

* 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!

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

  1. Here in Boca Raton there are 3 that are terrific.

    Nino’s
    Pizza Time
    Dominic’s 1

  2. Joe Pistone says...

    Enzo’s Italian Restaurant & Bar In Bonita Springs

  3. Carl Greene says...

    I love Vinny’s Pizza in Jupiter, Florida.

  4. Ed Carson says...

    Peppi’s Pizzeria In Naples.
    Delicious food.

  5. Leon Rose says...

    I’ve eaten all over Florida and have to pick Pizza Time in Boca Raton as my favorite mom & pop joint.

  6. Connie Esposito says...

    I love the food at 4 Brothers in Delray Beach.

  7. Tracey says...

    Pizza Time in Boca Raton is the absolute best Italian restaurant in Florida! Amazing pizza, pasta, entrees, sandwiches and more served by a warm, friendly, wonderful staff in an old-school New York environment! Hands down, Pizza Time is the best!!! I’ve been a customer since I was child in the 1980s and it’s still the best Italian food I’ve ever had anywhere!!!

  8. Regina Garcia says...

    Love the food at 4 Brothers in Delray Beach.

  9. Stuart Rosen says...

    Mia’s Italian Kitchen In Orlando has fabulous food.

  10. Hands down the best all-around mom & pop joint is Pizza Time in Boca Raton. The quality of the food is as good as the best upscale Italian. Restaurants in Florida.

  11. Hands down the consistently best that I have found during my 37 years of living in South Florida are Nino’s in Boca Raton, Pizza Time in Boca Raton, Dominic’s 1 in Boca Raton, 4 Brothers in Delray Beach and Little Italian Pizza in Pompano Beach.

  12. Doris Fuentes says...

    I love the food at 4 Brothers in Delray Beach.
    Same goes for Nino’s in Delray Beach.

  13. Harry Seaman says...

    The best one that I’ve been to over the past 14 years is Pizza Time in Boca Raton.

  14. I love the food at Nino’s in Delray Beach.

  15. My husband and I have lived in s Florida for 39 years. Over that period we have eaten in loads of mom & pop Italian restaurants. There are 2 that really standout as being heads and shoulders over the others. Pizza Time in Boca Raton and Dominic’s 1 in Boca Raton.

  16. Shelia Lehrman says...

    Jeff Eats,
    Put me down for Red Carpet Italian Restaurant, 3438 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33135, (305) 529-4220. Its food is absolutely amazing.

    Posted on February 7th, 2018

    ***** Red Carpet Italian Restaurant, 3438 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33135, (305) 529-4220.

    First told you guys about Red Carpet Italian Restaurant on 3/21/16. The truth be told, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats hadn’t been back- that is until last night’s dinner! For our purposes, let’s call Red Carpet Italian Restaurant “an out of sight, out of mind” joint. For the interested, Red Carpet Italian Restaurant is 61 miles from the Eats’ Boca Raton abode- thus a 122 mile round-trip doesn’t exactly make it- a joint that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats can run-to on the spur of the moment!

    Anyway, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats loved Red Carpet Italian Restaurant in 2016 and we loved it again last night- in 2018 and I’m telling you- delicious food, reasonable prices and super pleasant service- make this joint an absolute must try!

    Posted on March 21st, 2016
    ***** Red Carpet Italian Restaurant, 3438 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33135, (305) 529-4220.

    Got a real good Italian joint for you guys- Red Carpet Italian Restaurant in Miami. Just so you know, this ain’t a “$13.95” soup or salad/garlic rolls/entree/pasta side joint- Kind- of a limited menu (handful of appetizers, salads, pastas, entrees, desserts…a good- dozen or so tables, decent wine list, very reasonable prices, super pleasant service.

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

    The other night Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats did “dinner- fried calamari ($12), chicken parmigiana ($15), veal marsala ($17) and I gotta tell you guys that the food absolutely killed! Just between us, in his day- Jeff Eats has eaten his fair share of chicken parmigiana, veal marsala and fried calamari and I gotta rank Red Carpet’s versions- right up there with some of the best I’ve had down here in sunny South Florida!

    Let me wrap this one up for you, once “you” get past Red Carpet’s name (I hear Red Carpet-and cheap no-tell motels and seedy car services come to mind) and you got a dynamite Italian joint serving up delicious food.

    Real simple, Red Carpet Italian Restaurant which is open Sunday 1pm-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday 11:30am-3pm & 6pm-10pm, Friday 11:30am- 3pm & 6pm-11pm, Saturday 1pm-11pm, closed Monday is an absolute must try Italian joint!

  17. We love Ruby’s By The Sea in Pompano Beach.

  18. Ron Winterrs says...

    Rotelli’s Pizza
    (561) 549-0900
    698 Yamato Rd Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Consistently good.

  19. Yolanda Cruz says...

    Lorito’s in Ocala has delicious food.

  20. Robin Horowitz says...

    Can’t beat Pizza Time in Boca Raton.

  21. Ray Albano says...

    Hands down Josie’s in Boynton Beach.

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