Our first visit, but definitely
Our first visit, but definitely not our last. We received excellent personal service and a great meal.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian in Boca Raton
This is a gem in the Boca Italian restaurant scene. They serve creative, well prepared food that rises above the ordinary. The waitstaff is helpful and knowledgable, and the restaurant itself is lovely. I highly recommend Rafaele's.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Raffaele Ristorante is a little
Raffaele Ristorante is a little gem amid an island of fools gold. The cuisine is a continental Italian. It is not your run-of-the meal red gravy place. The interior is esthetically pleasing and soothing to the eye. A local transplant owns it, originally from Naples, Italy, whose restaurant path began in the kitchen at Il Mollino, in NYC, and decades later led him to Boca. The meal started off with an amuse bouche, little seaweed “fritters”. It reminded me of healthy hush-puppy which melted in your mouth. One of our four top, who does not like trying new things, tried it and truly liked it. For an appetizer, I had the home-made buratta in tomato-based puree. It’s freshness, flavor and textures married perfectly. The others had Ceas
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our third time here and honestly, I wish we could go every week. Raffaele himself started us out with beautifully made risotto balls and this time we tried the salmon with a grapefruit sauce and the shrimp "curry" both fresh,gorgeous and cooked to perfection. We ended our evening with R.'s homemade orangcello and perfectly made cappachinos. This is our favorite restaurant of all time and it just keeps outdoing itself.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Ambiance, Delicious Food!
The food was great. The owner served us and was most gracious. The sauces are sublime and the prices are very fair for this quality of restaurant. Highly Recommended!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
My 4th visit.
Raffaele is an artist. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is beautfully presented and delicious.Raffaele is very attentive and serves each dish with pride. The outdoor seating is plentiful and in a park setting.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and food.
Excellent service and food. Did not rush through the meal. Staff very personable. Would highly recommend.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. I would recommend giving this restaurant a try.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food & service
From the moment we entered until we left after dessert we felt welcome in this sophisticated Italian restaurant. From appetizers to entrees to dessert we enjoyed each dish. The wine list had some wonderful California reds. The whole branzino was great as was the squid ink pasta and the sea bass entree. Definitely worth going back again when I'm in Boca Raton.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
such a nice spot in boca raton. The food was wonderful and service was amazing. We went at a slow time and were personally attended to by the chef. Basically, they offered to make anything we wanted but the menu provided great options and we were already satisfied by the food offered! Received complimentary shots of their homemade Limoncello at the end of the night!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic great Italian Food
Second time here...food and service is fantastic. Highly recommend this restaurant.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food - NYC style in Boca
The food was amazing! We started with a stuffed artichoke which was tender and flavorful as quite large! We followed with a pasta dish whtat was cooked perfectly and a delicious chicken dish. Each dish was presented and served in an elegant manor.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The homemade complimentary
The homemade complimentary limoncello was outstanding!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great decor, quiet during
Great decor, quiet during off season. Suprised at quality of food. Almost empty and the pasta was way over cooked and was eating mush.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best meal I've had in a long time!!
This restaurant was absolutely fantastic! The Italian cuisine was honestly the best I've had in South Florida and the service was top notch! Going back for my birthday next weekend.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice hidden restaurant
Had a wonderful Italian meal, great service, excellent food
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good location; easy to get
Good location; easy to get to. Quiet, with beautiful décor. Dinner choices were excellent. Owner is a gracious host. Would recommend to friends, and will certainly return.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine dinning experience
My family had been to a number of restaurants in Boca Raton, but this was certainly one of the best. The food was plentiful (in fact smaller portions would be good), well plated and of high quality. The wine list was small, yet the choices reflected a good selection. The evening was most enjoyable and, yes, the next time in Boca we shall return.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Raffaele was a great host
Raffaele was a great host and the food was delicious. We will be back for sure!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the authentic Italian dishes from the transplanted Naples, Italy/New York chef/owner.
It was a fun evening with plenty of great food.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Raffaele's, was a very lovely experience. My husband and I made plans for my birthday, and it was a truly lovely evening. We ended up meeting Raffaele personally and he is a very delightful character. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to any one for any occasion, as we will definitely be back again very soon. It's our new favorite Italian restaurant.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A sublime meal
Wow - the food at Raffaele's is truly amazing! We mozzarella that was baked in a lemon rind with cherry tomatos and then served with fresh arugula, roasted peppers and the sweetest/juicest heirloom tomatoes I have had all season. This was followed by a pasta special with freash grilled seafood in a light olive oil and fresh tomato sauce. Dad then had a grilled veal pallard and I had chicken with sun dried tomatos and artichokes... each dish was flavorful and fresh, cooked to perfection. The resturant is beautiful with a wine cellar in the center and a beatiful decor. The owner is friendly and very personable and has estiblished a NYC presence in Boca Raton... this is a must when you are in Boca Raton.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfection Each and Every Time
If possible, this place just keeps getting better. The service, the food, the ambiance is all so wonderful you really never want to leave. Would be there 4x a week if we could.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not busy, Hope he can stay.
Not busy, Hope he can stay. Lovely place with great food and ambience
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing meal, everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. The rice balls we started with were so yummy! The fresh tomatoes, baby artichokes that were delicious. All the entrees were flavorful and so tasty. This is a place you have to try. It is worth a trip!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM