Stella’s Pizza Boca Raton Not Perinni’s Anymore

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Stella’s Pizza Boca Raton Not Perinni’s Anymore

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stella's pizza boca raton.jpegAt first we thought that Perinni's Pizza in Boca Raton was going to close for good. Later we heard rumors that they were trying to move into the Peace a Pizza location on Yamato, this was never confirmed. Then we heard they were closing again. Just when you thought the saga was coming to an end, we heard they were looking at the location where Bloomin Newmans pizza was. I couldn't take all the speculating stories being sent to me, so I decided to look beneath the cheese and see what might be going on out west in Boca Raton pizza land.

Perinni's Pizza has been located in the Boca Green shops for years! They had a nice family run business and when you went there with your child, the staff hung the pictures they drew, and gave them free Italian Ices. It was the type of place that deserved to do well. The only thing I disliked about eating there, was how filthy it used to be. Although it is nice to hang the drawings on the wall, it would be equally as nice to take down some of the ones from college kids who are no longer children!

As you might have previously read, Perinni's Pizza announced they weren't closed for good, and were staying put, but redoing the place. This was long overdue. So the other day, one of our readers emails me to inform us that there is a new pizza place, in what used to be Perinni's Pizza location. The new place is called Stella's Pizzeria. Then other emails come in enlightening us that Stella's is actually still owned by the family that owned Perinni's Pizza but that the son and father had some sort of split and the son changed the name. Rumors also have it that the son kicked the father out, although this is pure speculation at this point. When we find out the actual details we will update this post.

Since I was out on 441 today, I decided to go and try a slice while my wife was getting her nails done (next to Brooklyn Boys, which has been steadily on the downturn since the days of Tony).

Stella's looked substantially more inviting since the remodel. Although the update were minor, it just seemed cleaner then it used to. What I find amazingly odd, is why they didn't put in a counter and left the same stupidily placed pizza making area. It is like you walk in and wait at the soda machine to order a slice and hope someone sees you, or you can block the waitress entrance to get their food for pick up and tell one of them. Obviously another pizzeria, that considers its patrons to be moronic and does not let you simply order your slice and sit down and eat it. It is a neccessity to have a server hand it to you DUH!

When my pizza was handed to me, I snapped the photo and began to walk and eat it. Immediately I was very impressed with the crust and how it held up. It was super crispy and not overcooked. It tasted great as well. The sauce had a nice sweet feel to it, and wasn't chunky, which is a huge plus to me. If the cheese tasted a little bit better, I think I might have enjoyed it more. Next time I go in, I will find out what cheese they use. Maybe the slice was just out for too long?

Stella's pizza gets 5 out of 8 slices, and if you are in the neighborhood it is worth giving it a try.

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16 Responses to “Stella’s Pizza Boca Raton Not Perinni’s Anymore”

  • Patrick wrote:
    23 May 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I would first like to thank you for taking the time to give your honest opinion of my pizzeria. My name is Patrick Rooney and I am the owner of Stella's Pizzeria. It is true that I kicked my step-father out of the business. I did so not because of some petty financial dispute, but for physically abusing my mother (Stella) who just so happened to be at her final stage of terminal cancer…Multiple Myeloma to be exact. Believe me, the overall layout and design of this seemingly poorly designed pizzeria is the absolute best set up for the amount of business we do on a weekly basis. What many of our customers don't realize is that we put out as many dinners as we do pizzas, hence the need for those annoying “waitresses” to hand you your slice of pizza! If there was a magic solution for organizing things any other way, I would have done so long ago! As for Tony from Brooklyn Boys, it always makes me laugh when I tell customers that I fired him a few years ago because he simply could ot keep up with our busy nights!!!! I would love to talk to you in person, and for the record we use Polly-O brand whole milk mozzarella!

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    24 May 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Sincerely sorry to hear about your mothers illness!

    Will definitely ask for you during my next visit there!

  • Patrick wrote:
    25 May 2009 at 7:20 pm

    looking forward to meeting you, thanks again for your time!

  • ralphma wrote:
    12 Jul 2009 at 11:43 am

    I'm an Italian-American from the Arthur Avenue area of the Bronx, the home of the best pizza anywhere. ( That's not even open for debate, so don't 🙂 ) Patrick and Logan's pizza here at Stella's (formerly Perrini's) is the best I've had down here and they do know how to make it light on the cheese and crispy and with excellent tasting sauce the way it should be, and they're nice people, too. Unfortunately, space constraints and back-door access necessitate the set-up. Just forget all that and all the rumors and go in and get some GREAT PIZZA!

  • jimsock wrote:
    13 Jul 2009 at 6:09 am

    Small, skimpy slice, over-sauced and heavily acidic – and under-cheesed.
    Skip it!

  • Chris wrote:
    21 Oct 2009 at 4:50 pm

    We just ordered a pepperoni pie and some wings from Stellas. Great pizza, excellent crust, and an awesome slightly sweet sauce that's smooth. I'm pretty picky with pizza and loved it, live in East Boca so may have to make the trek out west here some more lol.

  • Chris wrote:
    21 Oct 2009 at 11:50 pm

    We just ordered a pepperoni pie and some wings from Stellas. Great pizza, excellent crust, and an awesome slightly sweet sauce that's smooth. I'm pretty picky with pizza and loved it, live in East Boca so may have to make the trek out west here some more lol.

  • tiff wrote:
    03 Jan 2010 at 10:54 pm

    best pizza in Boca and so happy they now deliver 🙂

  • Your neighborly secret admirer wrote:
    07 Apr 2010 at 9:14 pm

    In all honesty, I liked your wit and charm more than your pizza, Pat, but then again, it could have just been that in comparison, the former was significantly more potent to my senses 😉


  • Ralphbv wrote:
    21 Sep 2010 at 9:37 pm

    If Patrick sounds like one of the greatest guys in the world, it’s because he is. So is everyone at Stella’s, including the customers, almost all who say they are so happy that they found the best pizza and food in town. Believe me, IT IS!

  • Basicscml wrote:
    02 Oct 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I’m from NY, Grew up eating the best pizza in NY from Long Island to Brooklyn and 10 years in the city! I’ love pizza and have traveled the NY subway system sampling pizza from every borough! Two Boots in the village and Carmine’s in little Italy! I have had pizza in almost every famous rays pizza
    from uptown to downtown. Long Island’s best La piazza and Violetta’s in merrick.My point is that Stella’s is the only pizza worth eating in Boca Raton! Flat out the best pizza and nicest people! This is not some BS Chain or Rotellis. They say pizza sucks in fl because of the crappy water, well Stella’s does not seem to have a issue, great pizza every time! BTW the serve the best wings also………..Cory

  • Thecrayze1 wrote:
    03 Apr 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Patrick is great..Im from Brooklyn we all know brooklyn has the best pizza in the world..except for L@B or Spamoni Gardens. Stellas is next…your buddy Bob..

  • Basicscml wrote:
    28 May 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I just went back three times today! It’s so damn good…No one makes pizza like patrick! cory

  • […] take its location. Seems odd that there are two pizza places in the same shopping center out there. Stella’s Pizza is also located within steps to this pizza place.Andy and I decided to go check it out to see if it […]

  • Donna wrote:
    05 Aug 2014 at 3:36 pm

    How Far East do you deliver I live by the mall off St. Andrews and Verde Trail.

  • M and M wrote:
    04 Apr 2015 at 7:06 pm

    The taste of the pizza is very flat and tasteless. Brooklyn boys pizza is much better. The zeppolis were dry and overcooked. pass.