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Zuccarelli’s Italian Kitchen Pizza West Palm Beach

Zuccarelli’s Italian Kitchen. A Family Tradition Since 1981.  1937 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 www.zuccarellis.com (561) 686-7739. One of the great things about being on staff here at Worst Pizza is the ability to call in to the home office for a recommendation.  “Where should I eat on Okeechobee in West Palm?” […]

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Zuccarelli’s Italian Kitchen Pizza West Palm Beach

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zuccarellis.jpgZuccarelli’s Italian Kitchen. A Family Tradition Since 1981.  1937 N.
Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 www.zuccarellis.com (561)
686-7739.

One of the great things about being on staff here at Worst Pizza is the
ability to call in to the home office for a recommendation.  “Where should I
eat on Okeechobee in West Palm?”

I asked the expert; Zuccarelli’s was the
response.  And I am glad I went.  Zuccarelli’s reminded me of home (NY).  It was a lovely dining room, with family friendly service, just as advertised! The only problem was that I always like a pizza counter.  I find it awkward to wait to be seated and be presented with a menu, just to order a slice & a coke.  But the service was very pleasant and I didn’t mind here.

While I was waiting a small altercation erupted between the customers.  Apparently a man at the bar sneezed too often in the opinion of one of the diners.
“That’s three times, go outside, I am trying to eat.”  It almost erupted in a brawl, as all the customers were defending the sneezer.  It was just a sneeze after all.  It was not like he was having a fit.  Anyway, management was quick to calm everyone down.  I like this story but it in NO WAY reflects anything bad about Zuccarelli’s.  I think it just added to my feeling that I was back north.  And when I tasted my slice I was once again transported.

It was delicious.  The type of place you find on every street in NY.  It wasn’t 7 or 8 out of 8; after all those are the places you go out of your way to get to.  I always thought it was weird when I passed 3 or 4 pizza places on the way to my regular spots.  When I passed 7 competing pizzeria’s I knew I was going to someplace special (Denino’s in Staten Island, Arturo’s in The Village, Taconnelli’s in Philadelphia).  Those get the 7 out of 8, and 8 out of 8 rankings.  Zuccarelli’s  get’s 6 out of 8 slices on the pizza scale.  If you are in West Palm Beach and want to get the best pizza in the area I HIGHLY recommend Zuccarelli’s.

As an aside, the next day I was in Palm Beach Gardens.  When I called the Worst Pizza office for a recommendation, again I received the response Zuccarelli’s. Now as good as it was, I wasn’t going to drive all the way there, but apparently there is another restaurant using the name.  I went over to check it out, and it was the same owners.  A very lovely restaurant in the spot that used to occupy “On The Vine.”  With a separate Pizzeria opening up next door.  I can hardly wait!

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5 Responses to “Zuccarelli’s Italian Kitchen Pizza West Palm Beach”

  • vickigreco wrote:
    16 Jul 2009 at 7:49 pm

    The Zuccarelli compound is a definite fav of mine! Been going there for 26 years! It also helps that I'm best friends with the owners! But that in no way reflects my opinion of the best Italian food in south Florida!! Lol great people! Great food! & a fantastic atmosphere either on military trail or palm beach gardens!
    PS I am born & raised in Staten Island NY & Zuccarelli's is way better than Denino's!!!

  • vickigreco wrote:
    17 Jul 2009 at 2:49 am

    The Zuccarelli compound is a definite fav of mine! Been going there for 26 years! It also helps that I'm best friends with the owners! But that in no way reflects my opinion of the best Italian food in south Florida!! Lol great people! Great food! & a fantastic atmosphere either on military trail or palm beach gardens!
    PS I am born & raised in Staten Island NY & Zuccarelli's is way better than Denino's!!!

  • Dave Harmon wrote:
    14 Mar 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Funny thing about food, I`m taking a ride down to w.palm in two wks visit the v.a. hosp & friends. pizza was 1st thing on my mind lol. thank-you for clearing the way. I`m also from S.I. (grew up in the Harbor) 60 yrs ago…

  • Emikailrph1 wrote:
    24 Aug 2010 at 2:04 am

    never eat there – no taste, hard pasta

  • Mark11aa wrote:
    23 Apr 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I grew up in NY and later in WPB. Zuccarelli’s has been around forever. It is good dependable New York style pizza (the owners are New Yorkers). Over the years, the owners have tried to gently shake the image of just being about pizza and have added many other items to the menu/changed the dining room, added a bar, etc. However, to me, this is the go-to place for decent pizza in a family friendly environment.

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