Carlino’s Pizza Bar Opens in Boca Raton on Federal Highway

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Carlino’s Pizza Bar Opens in Boca Raton on Federal Highway

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Carlino's Pizza Bar

Boca Raton’s newest pizza contender, Carlino’s Pizza Bar, has landed in the former Meatball Room space, which seemed to stay open for a week before it disappeared, and it’s already firing up taste buds with a bang. Forget fleeting meatballs – this joint is all about the pies, and boy, do they deliver!

My crew demolished a 20-inch beauty, sporting a perfectly crisp crust and a unique fruity olive oil drizzle that added a delightful surprise to the classic flavors. The high-quality ingredients shone through with every bite, making it a pizza experience worth writing home about (or at least tweeting!). The garlic twists tasted pretty good too.

Now, brace yourself for a quirky twist: Carlino’s embraces a counter-service system for food and separate bar service for drinks. It might feel a tad unconventional, especially for refills, but hey, it adds to the unique charm for some, I guess. Just a heads-up for those craving a traditional full-service vibe. The bartender was beautiful but that has nothing to do with the article. The staff overall was friendly and attentive.

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Speaking of price, Carlino’s sits on the higher end, with our 20-inch behemoth clocking in at $30. Considering the gourmet ingredients and generous size, it’s understandable, but keep it in mind if you’re on a budget. But here’s the thing: this pizza easily fed a hungry family (and maybe even a couple of stray FAU friends!), so think of it as an investment in deliciousness, not just dinner.

If you get slices, they seem to throw them into these small mini bakers pride ovens on the counter behind the cashier. Many will get confused and just sit down and wait so I hope the owner, Craig, puts up some signage to dumb it down.

Speaking of FAU, this late-night gem stays open until midnight on weekends, making it a prime contender for post-party carb-loading. And while I haven’t personally dug into their pastas yet, the options I peeked at looked downright drool-worthy. Next time, pasta, you’re mine!

Overall, Carlino’s Pizza Bar offers a fantastic pizza experience with unique flavors, high-quality ingredients, and enough size to conquer even the hungriest appetites. The quirky service setup and steeper price might raise an eyebrow, but the deliciousness (and shareability!) of the pies ultimately wins me over. I recommend giving it a try if you’re craving a gourmet slice with a touch of the unexpected (and a plan for leftovers!). We will try the pasta dishes here next time since they looked amazing.

Carlino’s Pizza Bar in Boca Raton gets 6 out of 8 slices.

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