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English first
Boynton Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I call this restaurant a formula restaurant because they have the same dishes and same specials every week. Most of their dishes are good and some are excellent. They usually give you a four course meal which they foolishly reduce to three courses on holidays. You get an appetizer, soup, main course and desert. Coffee and tea are included. I... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We are snowbirds in Florida and this is our favorite go-to restaurant with friends. They specialize in a four course Northern Italian feast - appetizer, soup, main course, dessert & coffee or tea. The quality of the food is excellent and the portions, very generous. Reservations are a must during season, especially on the weekends. Closed Mondays. I agree with... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I can only say that this was a delightful evening. The restaurant is charming, if a bit old fashioned, with tile and mirrored walls lined with French posters. Soft lighting and a quiet ambiance. Tables far enough apart for conversation, service excellent, portions very large. Had the 4 course meal. We started with the Minestrone soup (needed a bit more... More 

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Teaneck,
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A family run restaurant, that seems to pride itself on service and excellent food. Vey popular so reservations would be wise.

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Boynt
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Chef Dooley's with another couple. The restaurant consists of a large room with the tables crushed in next to each other. There is very little walking space between tables, and if someone is standing next to a table, it's hard to squeeze by without disburbing the party seated at the tables. The restaurant... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have walked by this small quaint little place many times but was not tempted to go in...but tonight my husband and I thought we'd grab a quick bite before a movie. I was excited by the many choices of interesting fish which I always like to eat. The daily special was outstanding salmon grilled to perfection. The salads, minestrone... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

small but nicely done up. need a reservation in summer at least 5 days in advance. during season, 2 weeks. not a huge menu, but everyone enjoyed whatever they ordered. the food was a little on the bland side, but the seniors appreciate that. the menu lists all the items as a la carte, but they serve as a 4... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Ok, so you pick your entree, that could be as low as $15 I think, and for that price you will get a soup, an appetizer and a dessert. GREAT DEAL. For the appetizer I had the escargot, and just for that I could go back. YUM. Soup, I had the split pea, and to me was lacking some flavor.... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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205 reviews 205 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Outside of a very pleasant minestrone and good dessert, flour less chocolate cake and tiramisu - Caesar salads and Veal Sorento were tasteless. The service is fair and the room not unattractive. The draw here is the low price point - about $40.00 without alcohol for two for a four course meal. Crowded on weekends. As the restaurant is in... More 

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West Palm Bch, florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had reservations for a party ofv6, they seated us early. The food was delicious, everyone's dish was hot and cooked to perfection, The value is extremely good. From $ 17- $ 27 you can get four course meal, with many choices to choose from. Will deffinately go back, even though we are in Palm bch County and the Resteraunt... More 

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Address: 1735 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL
Phone Number: 954-427-1666
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Deerfield Beach
Cuisine: Italian

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