First Look

Mussel Beach: Rotelli CEO Opens Shellfish-Centric Concept in Delray Beach

When you hear the name mussel beach, the first image that might pop into your head is a swath of oceanfront sand occupied with a dozen or so tanned, oil-slicked men clad in nothing but Speedos and Ray-Bans. OK, you might not -- but we do.

Rest assured that's not what you'll get at Mussel Beach, where owner Mark Mezzencello has partnered with Rotelli CEO Joseph Bilotti to revamp a wonderful corner spot at Federal Highway and Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach into a swank shellfish and seafood concept.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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