Monday, March 7, 2011

Vic and Angelo's in Palm Beach Gardens - Grandiose Italian

Vic and Angelo’s
4520 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Lakes, Florida 33418
Brunch, lunch and dinner daily

Vic and Angelo’s has that chain-restaurant look and feel with noise bouncing off white-tiled floors. It’s a modern departure from the neighborhood Italian eatery with its glass-enclosed kitchen decked out in bright pans hanging from the walls for effect.

Most everything about Vic and Angelo’s is bold, brash, dramatic. Crusty bread is delivered on long-handled boards fresh out of the oven. “Grand” pizzas are served in large rectangular pans. Salads are heaped high, appetizers are oversized. An Eggplant Parmigiano antipasto, slightly dry and short on sauce, is enough for two or three as a starter. Same goes for the more interesting ¼ lb. Shrimp Scampi Toast - a tasty choice.  

Main courses are huge, sharable – with prices to match. Traditional pasta dishes (excellent linguini and clams here) average $22, while beef, veal and seafood push well past $30.  Wine is a good buy. Italian varieties dominate the selection; they’re generously poured into a glass and a small decanter for one serving.

Vic and Angelo’s is as much about the experience as it is the food. It’s for special occasions but not romantic ones. A twosome would do better to dine at the bar inside or on the patio.

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