Vic & Angelo’s In Delray Beach Is A Local Staple That Doesn’t Fail To Impress With Classic Italian Dishes
Delray Beach is thick with new development; but as trendy dinner spots pop up along Atlantic Avenue, Vic & Angelo's defends its prime, central ground with a menu that boasts classic Italian fare.
If you say “outside!” (as you should) when the host asks where you'd like to be seated, your dinner may be interrupted by a few passing trains that cut perpendicular to the Avenue. This intermission in conversation allows for an opportunity to pay your food some attention.
Make sure John's Mom's Giant Meatball makes it to your plate. It comes bathed in a San Marzano sauce, and it's adorned with a whipped ricotta, peppers and basil. It's named for John Rosatti, the restaurant owner who also opened the Palm Beach Gardens location, as well as Atlantic Avenue's The Office and BurgerFi, which is expanding to locations nationwide.
Rosatti hails from New York, which is also where Vic & Angelo's receives daily shipments of bottled water. It's the same water that makes New York pizza “New York pizza,” and it's especially noticeable in the restaurant's signature garlic bread, which greets diners while they peruse the menu.
After plates of pasta and spreads of seafood, order a bottle of wine to complement dessert. (The restaurant will wrap it up if it goes unfinished so you can take it home.) Dessert can go home in a doggie bag, too, but there likely won't be any left. The cotton candy is topped with a lit sparkler and sits atop a jar brimming with candies, and the cheesecake offers a caramel dipping sauce and a side of gummy bears.
Vic & Angelo's Restaurant, 290 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach / 844.842.2632 / vicandangelos.com