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Best Italian Restaurant Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2010 - Talia's Tuscan Table

Talia\'s Tuscan Table

Talia's Tuscan Table

4070 N. Dixie Highway

Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-362-0874

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Talia's ain't afraid to showcase its Italian-American 'tude. The cramped deli looks like a Bronx tenement lifted up and slammed into East Boca. Almost every spare inch of wood and brick is covered with Polaroid photos of patrons (many of them female, many of them staring at the camera luridly) posing beside massive plates of pasta. There are a half-dozen handwritten signs decrying cell phone usage, and a few warn complainers just where they can stick their pasta fagioli. But beyond that gruff exterior is a truly inviting place, a joint where inexpensive meals are served family style on paper plates and where cold beer is poured on the honor system. The communal tables are packed tight, so you might find yourself bumping elbows — or even sharing food with — your neighbors (a slice of thin-crust pizza for a wedge of a chicken and eggplant sandwich, perhaps?). And the atmosphere is warm and bold enough to match the sunny marinara, the homemade sausages and meatballs, and the hand-churned mozzarella, also made daily by the staff. Now that's a real Italian-American experience. And it's exclusive to Talia's.
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food luver
food luver

I've experienced a tude from them....and a tude is not a good thing. And is not something I appreciate with a meal.

CoralSpringsGirl
CoralSpringsGirl

Not impressed. I work in Boca so I recognized the name right away. I dropped by a couple times because it does look like one of those interesting hole-in-the-wall places. But I didn't love it. Maybe I didn't choose their specialties, whatever that is, but I didn't like the food, and I'm Italian on both sides of my family, and used to great food. (My last order from there was the fried calamari, which was disgusting.) The homemade bread is good. The prepared and displayed foods at the counter where you order, is ill-kept and I'd never dare eat it. And those lurid polariods you mention? They're unnecessary. I mean, some of those girls look like their nieces or something, too. I'll pass.

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