arborio rice, chicken breast, yellow chili, caramelized white corn, queso fresco, scallion oil
over jalapeno cilantro crema, goat cheese, crispy shallots straws
Great evening. Wonderful service from the moment we walked in. Attentive waitress and nice owner. Food was great, hot, well timed. Highly recommended this place for families!! We will be back.
Great value, great place
Excellent restaurant with very good food. The owner, Francesco, puts his heart and soul into the restaurant and it shows
Second time there, great atmosphere and delicious food. No complaints!
We ordered cocktails, a bottle of wine, and placed an order for a couple of appetizers, so we could have an uninterrupted conversation with our friends for some time.
But right after we placed the order for appetizers, he comes back asking for the order for the main course. I found that very annoying, and being extremely pushy.
Now that I think about it, maybe the owner asked him to go back and get the rest of the order.
The owner walked by to chat with us, and to tell us that Italian food is not just Pasta ;-)
We were not planning to order any Pasta, but maybe he thought🤔 it was our first time eating at an Italian restaurant.
We ordered Octopus, Short Rib and 2 Steaks as our Mains.
Later in the evening, when we were done with our dinner, the owner brought a bottle of Liqueur, with 5 glasses, 4 for us and 1 for himself. We assumed he wanted to share his Liqueur with us, so we enjoyed it with him.
Here’s the surprise … we paid for those 5 glasses.
Not sure why it was included, but they refused to take it off.
We felt manipulated by a desperate old man. I will not be going there again.
From the moment you walk in the door you feel like family. Everyone has a warm welcome for you. There was live music but it wasn’t so loud you cannot have a conversation at the table. The music was pleasant and the manager Francesco made a party out of the night. He danced. Engaged the customers. It was a blast! The food and cocktails were very well done. We will definitely come back!
Fabulous restaurant, dinner and evening! The ambiance here is warm and inviting. Everyone from the hostess, the owner and Brian our server was friendly and attentive. The frutti di mare was one of the best I've ever tasted, absolutely delicious. The half moon chocolate desert was not to die for but to live for! We will most definitely return.
Delicious food. Wonderful staff. Fantastic service! Great live music. Will definitely be back!!!!
As always and incredible meal at the Locale!!! The manager at the front is always so precessional and friendly, we feel like members of the family. And the food is reliably delicious every single time we go, which has been several times now. Lastly, the love entertainment on the weekends is always someone great who seems like they must be playing directly from my Pandora. I have declared this my favorite restaurant!!
My wife and I went for dinner with our neighbors. There was live music. The food was very good and had a great deal of different choices. We started with a brick oven pizza. Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato- it was excellent. We each had something different from Salmon to Pappadelle with short rib. All were very good.
This is a neighborhood gem!
Great atmosphere! We went for a birthday dinner and the singer actually announced her birthday and asked that they help in wishing her a happy birthday and then sang live! There was also wine tasting!! Definitely will visit again!
Friendly and professional staff. The pappardelle was absolutely delicious! Thank you for the birthday dessert-the sparkler was a nice touch! :)
We were a party of 4. We arrived and were greeted by a beautiful, elegant woman at the hostess stand. They sat us near the door but not a bad seat. Our server was very welcoming and knowledgeable. We had appetizers that were very good. Followed by pizza and an order of fettuccine Alfredo. Everything was delicious! One of the best pizzas we’ve ever had! Thin crust. You can tell they use extremely quality ingredients. The dessert of a brownie and Nutella pizza was equally good. They also have delicious red sangria. I also must say they have so much help in this restaurant with meal delivery and table clean up. We will be back!
Excellent food and drinks! Live music was amazing, went well with dinner and not overpowering.
The menu was just big enough and diverse enough to appeal to anyone. The food came out very fast and was hot and delicious. All of the wait staff was very friendly. The live music was perfect - right volume and great playlist.
Menus has been reduced down to almost nothing
The ambiance of the place is fantastic for either a date night or a hangout with friends. I really want to give this place more stars because our waiter Alvaro made the best caipirinhas I’ve had any where. We had three appetizers (shrimp ajillo, octopus plantains, and tostada) and they were so underwhelming that it really affected the decision to order more food. But in terms of a place to enjoy some cocktails and possibly meet great people I would highly recommend this restaurant.
A great experience overall. Beautiful decor. Service staff went over and above like a 5-star restaurant. Would love to see a few more items added to the menu.
Excellent menu- we have been there twice as a family and everything was outrageously good. The entertainment was perfect for dining (guitar singer) and service was great. We will be back soon.
Food, drinks and their new dessert (1/2 moon) and presentation was amazing
A wonderful find amongst all the dining options in Boca. We are truly looking forward to having Locale be our Local place to go
First visit. Enjoyed the whole dining experience. Will return!!
Wonderful service and great ambiance. The food is delicious ♥️
Francesco and Jessica always make our night special. The food is truly incredible tasty. We feel right at home. The Locale became our favorite spot in South Florida. You have to try and you won’t regret.
Great food and even better service. Will definitely be back again
I love this local gem in Boca. Food is amazing. I had the Risotto de Mare and it was mouth watering. My fiancé ordered the pizza and it was like eating pizza in Italy. Colette the hostess was so friendly and we met the owner Francisco. Charming man. The staff and atmosphere makes this restaurant extra special. It's perfect for date night, dinner with friends and the Bar area was hosting a birthday party which did not interfere with the dining area. Definitely a go to place to try.
Owner Franchesco very accommodating. Enjoyed meal and service. Beautiful hostess!
We love the food, service, ambiance and the live music.
Almost everything was good about this place, perfect for a happy hour, appetizers and pizza are very good!!
Music was nice, service very attentive, very comfortable to seat and enjoy time with friends.
My only feedback is the dinner menu, it needs to be improved, the main courses are not good.
I’ve been to Boca dozens of times and have my favorite spots to eat. I’ve driven by Locale every time and was always curious so finally booked reservations. The ambience is awesome! The menu had a great variety and the food, for most part was excellent, as well as the service and being treated like family by the owner. My only negative was the cheese pizza … it was subpar at best, not sure if the sauce or cheese or both but high recommendation to chef to change that recipe. Given how good the rest of the menu is, that pizza needs a major overhaul! I will be back though!
We loved it! Can’t wait to go back.
Dalbert ( the bar tender) was great as well as the remainder of the staff. Very attentive, especially our waiter which I regret to say I did not get the name of. Interesting menu. Food prepared well. Nice ambiance. Did I say the staff was GREAT!!!!
Thank you foodE, for visiting us and sahring your experience. We are happt yp know that you were very happy with our staff and that you also enjoyed our menu options. We hope to welcome you again soon.
Always a great time.
Hi Helton, thank you for your kind words, we are happt to know that you always have a great time with us.
Food was amazing. We had the octopus entree and the picanha. Nice size portions as well. Great food and nice vibe. Everyone was very friendly. Highly recommend and will be a regular stop for me
Eric, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It means a lot when customers share their experience. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our food and service and that you will visit us again.
It was good but not amazing
Thank you Camilla for rating us and your feedack.
Delicious food. Super friendly staff. Beautiful atmosphere.
Thank you Camille for sharing your experience with us! We are happy to know that you enjoyed everything about us and we're looking forward to your next visit.
We order the coxinha for appetizers, the $24.00 special picanha with yucca and the $14.00 a portuguesa pizza.
The picanha steak was 90% fat and super salty. Most of the pieces I had to throw it away and the pizza was flavorless and undercooked. The coxinha was good.
Overall it was not good. For the price they are charging, I recommend the restaurant to serve high quality food and get a better chef.
Thank you for your feedback, we're sorry the meal didn't live up to your expectations since we always strive to provide the best food and service possible. We hope you can give us a second chance.
Francesco the owner is very attentive and the service is excellent here. We love the place! The food is fantastic and the staff is great. We have tried various items on the menu and all have exceeded our expectations. They also have a great bar tender and as a result the drinks are very good.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are glad to hear that we have exceeded your expectations with our menu and that Francesco and that staff always takes good care of you.
This was a nice evening out for my wife and I , We enjoyed the people most of all. The dinner was fresh and the food was hot and the drinks were cold and delicious. The musician was a nice touch with lots of interesting songs and just the right volume. Definitely will return.
Thank you Tim. We are gald to know that you and your wife had a very nice evening with us and that you both enjoyed our food, drinks and music. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
You can order delivery directly from The Locale using the Order Online button. The Locale also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Locale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 325-8000.
The Locale is rated 4.6 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.