Category Archives: Delray Beach

Bambini’s Pizza Delray Beach



In Delray Beach there is a market simply called “The Boys”. If you could put up with shopping carts being pushed into your car, and people randomly backing out of their spots without looking, this is a great spot for you. The food is fairly priced and usually fresh. On many occasions I looked to the South of The Boys and realized there is also a place called “The Girls” and “Grammas Bakery”. I wanted to try them both but when I pulled into the shopping center, I also realized there is a place called Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria.

Obviously I didn’t make it into the other places and instead decided to try the pizza out here. We walked in and I ordered one regular and one Sicilian. After paying we went to find seats, only to realize that Bambini’s Pizzeria is connect to The Girls.


Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza Delray Beach, FL



Luigi’s Pizza opened up months ago in Delray Beach, Fl on Atlantic Ave. They took the location of many a failed restaurant prior to them renovating this space. We have eaten at their other location in Fort Lauderdale, situated on Las Olas and really didn’t love it too much. You can read that review here.

It is fair to note that this review is written after trying Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza two times, at their Delray Beach location. I wanted to make sure that my taste buds weren’t altered by the $9.95 Mozzarella in Carrozza I had the first visit, which was nothing more than a deep fried burnt grilled cheese sandwich. Amazing how two slices of bread and two pieces of cheese, could POSSIBLY cost this much.


Tony’s Pizza Delray Beach

Somehow I turned into the guy who gets the oil changed in his wife’s car for her. While waiting I walked across the street to Tony’s Pizza in Delray Beach to see what it was all about. Tony’s is tucked away along the northern side of this run down shopping center at the tail end of Delray Beach on Federal Highway. As a matter of fact, since they only have a sign that says Pizza, I didn’t even know it was called Tony’s Pizza until I walked in the doors.

Tony’s Pizza didn’t seem to love air conditioning since on this extremely hot day, they had the door open, adding to the heat the ovens were giving off.


Deck 84 Delray Beach Pizza

Was a bit bored the other day but equally as happy it wasn’t raining. The last thing I wanted to do is be cooped up in my house doing nothing all day, so I decided to meet Herb and check out a place I have heard many people recommend to me called Deck 84 in Delray Beach. It is one of those places that you pass by regularly and never realize it is there since it is located below the ramp to cross the intracoastal heading east on Atlantic Ave.

Herb told me during one of his previous visits to Deck 84 in Delray Beach that their flatbread was delicious and I had to try it. So after figuring out how to get to Deck 84 we wandered in and grabbed a seat in the covered area outside.


Mamma’s Pizza Delray Beach, FL

I was surprised to see that a new place just opened up where Capri Pizza was in Delray Beach. Seems like Capri Pizza only stayed open for a month or so, before closing down. When I drove down Atlantic Ave the other day to head towards Scuola Vecchia pizza, I noticed that the new pizza place was called Mamma’s Pizza, so I made a pitstop and went to try a slice out.

Mamma’s Pizza is located directly across the street from the Police Station, and Courthouse. They are a close walk to the Tennis Stadium, and the Fire Training center. This little plaza even has residents living above it in a nice new building. What I am trying to say is there is a lot of potential for business here, the only negative parts for Mamma’s Pizza is that they are also walking distance to where Delray Beach gets real nasty looking, and also nowhere near where all the nightlife and pedestrian traffic are at night.


Capri Pizza Delray Beach, FL Chicago Deep Dish?

Passed by a new place in Delray Beach, west of the main happening area on Atlantic called Capri Pizza. It was located across from the courthouse and police station. This is where the neighborhood gets rough. Yet another business owner decided to take a shot and open a place here, although many prior have failed, been robbed, or just left empty. Hopefully Capri Pizza is good enough to last. I had to circle back around and find out.

Everything about Capri Pizza in Delray Beach seems to be about Chicago Style Pizza, so I was a bit taken back when I only saw Sicilian looking pizza on display. As you can see in the photo, this is nothing like Chicago Deep Dish pizza everyone expects. It made me wonder if the owner had actually been to Chicago. I ordered a plain slice and started to look around this joint. Mobster photos all around this place. Not so original, since every other place already has them.


New Menu Items Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino in Delray Beach

Along with some of the finest authentic wood fired Neapolitan pizzas in Florida, Scuola Vecchia just informed me that they will offer customers some new pastas choices as well. Pastas will include meat lasagna, vegetable lasagna eggplant parmigiana and homemade meatballs.

Just like their pizzas, the new pasta dishes are “old school” (which is what Scuola Vecchia means in English) recipes from Italy. On Sunday, January 8th. they will launch the new menu along with a special guest pizza maker, Roberto Caporuscio (Pontinia, Italy) President of the American Chapter of the APN (Association Pizzaiuoli Napolentani).


Scuola Vecchia Pizza Delray Beach, FL

It seems like there is a new pizza place opening up everywhere you look in Delray Beach, FL. After reading a recent article in a local publication, I guess it isn’t just pizza places, but restaurants in general. I think something like over 80% of businesses opening on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, are restaurants, so I guess we shouldn’t single out pizza here. However, a new pizzeria called Scuola Vecchia just opened, and the City of Delray Beach should be quite thankful!


LOLA Pizza or Wood Roasted Flatbread Delray Beach, FL

Haven’t traveled back to South Florida for a few months, and when I went up to try one of my old favorite places Gotham, I realized it had changed names and was now called LOLA. LOLA is owned by the same lady who owns Cucina Mio in the same shopping center.  Cucina Mio used to be called Cucina Rosano, and it has consistently been one of the better Italian joints around town.


Nino’s Pizza Delray Beach

img_0696img_0697Although I am extremely loyal to Nino’s Pizza in Boca Raton, we passed by the Nino’s in Delray Beach and I wanted to try it since the change of teams.  I was delighted to see that my favorite waitress from the Boca location now works at their Delray Beach store.  (hi Ashley)

It is fair to note that I was getting sick prior to heading to Nino’s of Delray for pizza, and eating only seemed to escalate my sickness.  So my review may not be totally accurate, and I will give it another try anyways just to confirm.  I ordered one regular and one sicilian.  The sicilian tasted pretty good, just like the sicilian at the Nino’s of Boca.  The crust was crisp, and the sauce tasted smooth and sweet.  The cheese even tasted pretty good.  The regular slice I wasn’t too impressed with.  It was just ehhhh, or blah.  It seemed to lack the taste I grew accustomed to when I ate their during previous times.  Maybe they have ordered cheaper ingredients to satisfy the early bird eaters that seem to dominate the dining room from the 55+ communities located across the street.  Don’t get me wrong, their regular was still substantially better then anything else in that Delray area for slices, but they set a pretty incredible bar in the past, and it is hard to achieve it again, I guess.

But since I was sick, as I said earlier, my tastes might have been off.  And since my nose was clogged, and my throat hurt, I couldn’t finish the food.  If the sicilian tasted as good as it did when I was sick, I could only imagine how good it is when I am well.

Go try Nino’s of Delray for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.  Nino’s of Delray gets 5 out of 8 slices.