While Boca Raton has more than its share of Italian restaurants, there are only a handful that put out reliably good food with professional service at a decent price. Segreto is one of those. The décor is appealing and without the "how many tables can we cram into the space" set up of many. The noise level was good.
The menu is broad and appealing, focusing on Italian classics. Hunks of aged parmigiano with a dash of balsamic to start the meal are a nice touch. The menu appetizers give a nice selection, with a couple of specials to choose from, as well. We started out with Burata and prosciutto, and carpaccio of beef. The former was excellent - creamy and well-balanced with excellent prosciutto (perhaps San Daniele?), fruity and flavorful without the excessive saltiness you find too often, The carpaccio was also good, just enough beef, with fresh greens and shaved parmigiano.
The test of an Italian restaurant often lies in two dishes - risotto, and osso bucco. Segreto combined both in a special and was on the mark with both. The risotto was creamy and slightly al dente, not gummy and mushy, as is too often the case. The osso bucco was done perfectly, as well. Chicken Segreto was excellent, well-sauced and flavorful, and suffered only from having perhaps too many ingredients.
Service was tops. The waiter knew the dishes, and the nuances of each, so you could feel comfortable asking questions and rely on the answers.
About the only shortcoming is in the wine list, which covers most of the bases, but might add a bit more diversity and depth. However, the "regular crowd" does not appear to be focused on wine, so there probably isn't a lot of impetus to expand, and the pricing is fair, so it really isn't much of a complaint.
Segreto appears to appeal to a clientele of regulars who appreciate the good food, choice, and reasonable pricing. If you haven't been there, it's worth a try.
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