Matteo's of Boca Raton
I didn’t expect the restaurant to be quiet, it was hard to hear myself think.
The waiters really rushed us & took plates without asking first...removed bread & butter plates before main courses were served. The 3 small chicken medallions were very skimpy. In the past full servings were much more generous.
I used to frequent the Matteo’s when I lived in Stamford, CT, & found the main dishes more plentiful.
The waiters seemed more interested in getting us in & out, turning the table over.
Our group arrived on time for our reservation and we were seated immediately. The drink order was taken and bread was served. Drinks arrived in a timely manner. We dine at Matteo's periodically and generally know what to expect and have our expectations met. We were a party of seven with two children. We placed our order and the waiter offered no guidance in our selections. We ordered the chopped salad and requested Romaine lettuce in place of iceberg. The salad arrived at our table already portioned in individual servings along with a comment that they could not provide us with the Romaine we requested. It is generally expected that if an ingredient cannot be provided that the staff should inform the customer so that an alternative can be chosen. (At this point Romaine was back on the shelves in supermarkets). We ate the salads and did not say anything. The mushroom appetizer was served after the salad and was not really up to par. The stuffing in the mushrooms consisted of breadcrumbs tossed in a frying pan with olive oil and topped with some sort of beef gravy. They were tasteless except for the gravy spooned on top. While we were eating the appetizers, dinner plates were piled on our table in anticipation of the arrival of the main dishes. It created an unnecessary annoyance. The rigatoni bolognese was delicious as was the chicken parmigiana. The fettuccini Alfredo was pretty good. Our favorite dish - chicken Matteo was ok. We thought that the limited amount of peppers made the dish a little tasteless and the sausage that is usually delicious was dry and smaller than usual. The tartufo was very good and the cannoli was creamy and delicious although it seems to be shrinking in size each time we order it. It was a very busy night with many holiday parties and birthdays. Better to go during the week when service is more attentive and not as rushed.
The staff is amazing and food is delicious
always the best food & the service this time was spectular
Our waiter was very gracious and happily fulfilled special requests. Bread and Butter and SALAD fresh and outstanding. On the downside. We were 5 and 4 decided on same main courses. Veal Francaise and Penne al Vodka. It was recommended the 4 order large portions of both. The penne arrived perfectly cooked and plentiful. Confusing however, was the large veal consisted of 3 pieces which were very small and would never have served 4. The ladies split one small veal cutlet and the men took the whole remaining 2. We then ordered another large veal and when it arrived all could see how much larger the 3 cutlets on this second order were. Food, was very good.
I ordered a small chopped salad for myself and small order of meatballs. Outstanding!
Always amazingly great food.....ALWAYS very loud !
Food and service were excellent. The noise level was a liitle high
Love it! Cant wait to go back. Fun family style. Always feel at home.
Had a 630 res as that was the only available time. Restaurant beautiful. Service was average . Food was very good , large portions , family style. Our waiter was not attentive and I feel badly reporting this. I love eating out but feel I was always looking for him. Don’t think it was his fault . I think he had too many tables. Will go back again . I always give s second and third chance.
Food was good, but the overall restaurant is very noisy.
I love everything about Matteo’s, but I think that the family style large pasta portions are comparable to what many Italian restaurants serve as a single serving. Price and quantity, in this case, don’t equate especially since pasta is relatively cheap. The sauce on the Amatriciano was plentiful, in this experience, but the bucatini amount is such that the plate shows between the strands. Other pasta dishes have been the same. However, I forgive them because their food preparations are excellent. It would be nice if they did something about the portions of pasta.
Food was very good. Service was outstanding! Desserts delicious and big enough to share with several people!!
4 people shared many dishes. Food was good some of it better than others. New waiter, service slow. Manager acknowledged problems and took good care to make up for it.
Love this restaurant for group dinners because the family style portion sizes (half or whole). The menu has options for everyone. Everything is delicious. The baked clams, shrimp/chicken Napoli (not on the menu) & shrimp/chicken Wendy are perfect for everyone to share, not at other typical Italian restaurants & so delicious! Our waiter, Brian was very attentive & professional. He served each person as the dishes arrived at the table and checked on us frequently. Always a consistently great dinner to bring a group.
We thought this experience was a solid for stars across every category! Food, Service, and Ambiance!
We will return!
If you are looking for a classy Italian restaurant with a pleasant ambiance, casual elegant dress style and fair prices, Matteo's is NOT it, in any way, shape or form. Matteo's is ridiculously high-priced, even for Mizner Park in Boca, shorts and flip-flops on a Saturday night are consistent with Matteo's dress-code, reservations are taken but not respected, patrons are herded into a large open food pen, and food quality is below average at best. Dinners are not served. All items that appear to be dinners are ala carte only. If you are expecting a side of spaghetti with ANY dish in this 'Italian' restaurant, forget it. However, you can order a side of spaghetti for $19.00. There are many wonderful Italian restaurants in South Florida. Matteo's is not among them.
Great food- try the baked clams, chopped salad and anything else
Great food and service
The restaurant was extremely loud. Service was excellent. We were a party if 8, and shared several different entrees; however, none of them stood out.
The food and service was good. The only downfall was the noise level which was so loud that it was extremely difficult to hear the others we were dining with. There were many options for gluten free dining except for dessert. Our server told us that there were no gluten free dessert options but I cannot understand how fresh fruit, sorbet and tartufo are not gluten free. Our friends had the tartufo and they said it was delicious. Next time I’ll speak with the manager about the desserts and go for an early dinner when the noise level will be low.
We have been going to this restaurant since it opened. The last few times the food was terrible. The portions were small. We ordered shrimp and clams over linguini and it came with such small pieces of shrimp and clams that it was like eating just linguini. The chicken dish had such small pieces of chicken and so few. It used to be a great place but now for the money they charge it’s not worth it.
Excellent food with family style portions. Great for groups.
Had a wonderful time from the moment we arrived. Had a few drinks at the bar and they were perfect.
We had baked clams , cold antipasto and for the mains we had chicken and sausages , shrimp with spinach and pasta with white clam sauce. They were all very enjoyable.
The Bar was very nice. Good table for was delicious. They are Known for there Bake Clams the best around. Great waiter. Everything was excellent.
Food is always fresh and delicious! We had the best server named Brian! Authentic Italian and very accommodating to our specific tastes.
Amazing food & service. They understand the food and their customers. The warm bread all the way to the amazing fluffy desert....they didn’t miss a beat!! When I am in south Florida I make this Italian gem part of my trip.
Our waiter was terrible. Food was good though
My friends loved it. We celebrated 2 birthdays. The snapper was excellent and chicken Matteo. Great desserts.
We were able to eat outside which was very comfortable due to a lovely breeze and was wonderful due to the low noise level. We were a party of four and none of us could stand the high noise level inside this terrific restaurant. We are out for an evening of food and conversation and could enjoy both outside.
All of the food was plentiful and delicious! We will be back...
Terrific dining experience
Drinks were great, and the family style worked perfectly for our group of 5. Deliscious food. Shrimp With Veggies was amazing as was the Chicken Matteo. Just a fun dinner all around
Our family has always loved Mateo’s near our home in NY in Howard Beach and Huntington. So glad we now have an option at our place down in Boca! Fantastic evening!
Food was good server was excellent wanted to order more than we needed, he told us we were ordering to much. Don’t see that happen that often.
Matteo’s is always consistent and the food is delicious.
Matteos probably has the best Italian food anywhere. Everything was delicious and served in a timely manner. Peter, the manager, who very attentive. Great evening as always
Very large and delicious portions
Always great food- good for a nice family dinner!
Great great restaurant right by where I live. Food is always really good but I got chicken piccata and one piece was way over cooked and the other was perfect. Would have sent one back as it was really hard but since owner was sent over to look at Groupon I didn't feel comfortable. I've been here many times but first time we used a Groupon. The waiter sent the owner over in a way that was a bit embarrassing. Would have been nicer if they took voucher over to him. Group also had fettuccine Alfredo which was great and spaghetti bolognese which was superb. Calamari rings were cut too thick and texture tough and chewy. Wouldn't get it again. Salad delicious and fresh and melon and prosciutto was perfect. Melon perfect and good quality prosciutto. Nice waiter and gracious owner!
We had our family's Father Day meal there and it was great. Food great, atmosphere great, and Service was great. Thanks.