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“We don't go as you can't get vodka” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marcello's La Sirena

Marcello's La Sirena
6316 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561-585-3128
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Ranked #16 of 552 restaurants in West Palm Beach
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5 blocks north of Forest Hill Blvd.
Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“We don't go as you can't get vodka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is an excellent restaurant with a flaw. It only serves wine.......not vodka. And staff thinks it's an extension to the DEA so if Dale would like to pour her own from a tiny bottle in her purse, they will watch her like a hawk and confiscate...................frankly, we're too old for this nonsense and understand where they are coming from. They surely don't need our business..........and they can't have it.

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English first
Fort Lauderdale FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“The Mermaid is Calling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

If you are ever in the area, you must go here! From the homemade gnocchi with the ridiculously delicious marinara sauce to the tiriamisu, no detail was spared. Dinner for the evening was exquisite thanks to the impeccable service and culinary genius of Marcello and staff. Everyone worked to make my birthday and wedding anniversary special. Everything was delicious...a very memorable meal. Romantic setting. A true gem. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Italian restaurant I've found outside Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

La Sirena ("the mermaid") is a second-generation family owned Italian restaurant in West Palm Beach that has become an area institution. Owners Marcello and Diane Fiorentino are on the premises every night, with Diane managing a first-class service experience and Marcello overseeing an inventive and consistently outstanding kitchen. My wife had a light tomato pasta to start, following it with branzino ("Mediterranean sea bass"), a dish she has enjoyed in both France and Italy. She pronounced both excellent.

I started with gnocchi with a pesto sauce. The gnocchi were freshly prepared and the pesto was delicate and understated. I followed it with Saltimbocca, which is not my favorite dish, but which I ordered to assure variety at the table, since the couple who accompanied us love to share tastes. This dish, which is often overcooked and overly cheesed and spiced at most restaurants, was outstanding. The veal was thinly pounded, tender, and the flavors were subdued.

The wine list is extensive and expensive, but we enjoyed a couple of Chiantis that were new to us. Marcello and Diane both visited our table, as they did every guest at this small restaurant. The decor of the restaurant is nothing to write home about -- fairly typical of an upscale Italian restaurant anywhere in the country, but it is not important. The hosts provide the ambiance.

My wife and I have been to Italy three times and dine at Italian restaurants wherever we travel in the US. Our experience at La Sirena was easily the best we have had at any Italian restaurant in the U.S. and approaches many of our favorites in Tuscany.

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Miami, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We came across this place by chance and were absolutely impressed. Impeccable service, diverse menu and intimate atmosphere. We have dined here several times and each time it gets better. The tiramisu is absolutely delicious!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“New York quality food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Stellar Italian in West Palm Beach. Attentive staff, table a bit close together, but not noisy

Visited February 2012
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