The renowned Louie Bossi Ristorante Bar & Pizzeria found a new home in downtown Boca Raton. Doors opened to the public on May 1st, and the local food bloggers were chomping at the bit to get an invitation. The buzz in Boca started long before the doors first opened. The popular restaurant expanded from its flagship restaurant location in Fort Lauderdale, and Boca was happy to welcome them with open arms!
Part Owner and Executive Chef, Louie Bossi, nestled into the Hyatt Place Hotel on the corner of Federal Highway and Palmetto Park Road. If you live in Boca and haven’t been ogling at the construction, then you’ve been living under a rock! The atmosphere brought the old world charm likened to its sister restaurant, and upped the ante with its corner lot open for everyone to see.
Almost completely booked since it’s May opening, Louie Bossi’s is reviving this corner of Boca Raton and making it a hip place to dine. Word on the street is there will be plenty of music to entertain its guests and make a Boca night on the town a reality! But really, your here for the food. I get it, me too. Let’s start with how knowledgeable the staff was. They were able to offer wine pairings, answer questions, and make EXCELLENT recommendations for a large party looking to satisfy everyone’s cravings. It’s as though a handsome long-lost cousin from Italy is going to feed you and show you what you should drink as you smile and nod. FEED ME.
We started with a bevy of cheese, meats, olives, nuts, and yes fried pastry dough with even more cheese inside. Skip the diet, it’s totally worth it at Louie Bossi!
The buffalo mozzarella was creamy and perfect, while the calamari and garlic dipping sauce were savory and fresh. The sheer amount of charcuterie on these boards was impressive. Along with the very knowledgeable staff to point us in the right direction. Although, I’m certain there is no WRONG direction at Louie Bossi.
My husband enjoyed the Frutti di Mare. A hearty dish with no shortage of shrimp, mussels, or clams. Tossed in a delicious Marzano sauce with the longest pasta known to man!
I enjoyed dining on their infamous steak with potatoes and sautéed Brussel sprouts. The steak was perfectly prepared and garnished with a sprig of rosemary. It paired wonderfully with the crispy fingerling potatoes and crunchy Brussel sprouts.
We enjoyed a selection of wines perfectly paired with our meals. By the time dessert rolled around, we were ready. An ice cream sundae we won’t soon forget accompanied by a divine Tiramisu, and creamy cheesecake.
The food is some of the best Italian cuisine I’ve tasted, but Louie Bossie offers much more than that. The ambiance has been described as ” 1940’sRome meets 1940’s Lower East Side NYC.” The old world meets a new Boca. The vibe invites you to come, eat, and stay a while and eat a bit more.
The restaurant is open Monday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. On Fridays and Saturdays a full dinner menu is served until midnight and pizza served until 1 a.m.The menu can be found online.