The post below is an extract from my much longer one on multiple restaurants we ate in during our recent stay in Lake Worth, but we found it so good that I post it separately for those who want a good recommendation but don't want to read all of my longer post.
We highly recommend you try:
TENTAZIONE RISTORANTE 1412 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach (southwest corner of Congress and Boynton Beach Boulevard, a few doors to the right of the Publix market).
What a great find! It’s a relatively small space (35-40 seats maybe) but the food is outstanding. We tried pastas only on first visit: wife had Fagottini (small purses of pasta filled with pear and cheese, in a cream sauce flavored with pancetta, honey, almonds and rosemary); I had Linguine con Vongole.
The cheese/pear purses were delicious and full of flavors. We go frequently to Rome and Florence Italy and this is the type of dish many people post about eating there. What a delight to find it in Boynton Beach! As for the also delicious linguine with clams, that was loaded with chopped clams in wine and garlic sauce and about 15 or so fresh manila clams in shell. Wine prices by the glass were very reasonable and went well with both dishes. All tables are provided with a delicious ciabatta bread from a local bakery served warm and crunchy.
We returned a week later and tried a nightly special: veal-stuffed ravioli in a wine reduction with sun-dried tomatoes and other lovely ingredients. This time, I had the fagottini and it was as good as the first time we tried it. For a main course, we shared a plate of pan-seared mahi-mahi topped with shrimp, lobster meat, and another wine reduction sauce different from that used in the ravioli dish. The fish was perfectly cooked and all ingredients worked well together.
This is a really good Italian restaurant using well-made pastas and creating great matches between sauces and other ingredients - worth a visit for those who enjoy Northern Italian dishes, not “red sauce” plates. Service is also very personal and helpful.
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