New chef, menu at Boca’s Prezzo


Staff report

Boca’s Prezzo has a new chef from Milan who has introduced new menu options that pay homage to his hometown.

Chef Fabrizio Pintus was appointed executive chef of Prezzo a few months ago. He debuted a new menu in November.

Favorite items like the Fusilli with oak-roasted chicken, broccoli, sun-dried tomato, goat cheese, pine nuts, balsamic, and roasted chicken stock and Wood Oven-Baked Apple Tart with cinnamon gelato are still on the menu.

New offerings include: Burrata Bruschetta ($12) garlic toasted rustic Italian bread, tomato crudo, fresh basil, Mozzarita burrata, balsamic reduction; and Roasted Beets Salad ($14) red & golden beets, oranges, goat cheese, arugula, pistachio and drizzled with lemon dressing. Pizza additions include a Ham & Mushroom ($16) with pomodoro sauce, shaved Italian ham, roasted mushrooms and mozzarella; Burtoli’s Pie ($18) with crumbled Italian sausage, pomodoro sauce and mozzarella; and the Diavolo ($17) topped with pepperoni, Calabrian chili, pomodoro sauce and mozzarella.

New to the Prezzo pasta offerings include the Shrimp Alla Vodka ($26) penne pasta tossed in a creamy vodka sauce with sautéed shrimp and parmesan; Rigatoni Alla Norma ($19) with roasted eggplant, pomodoro, pine nuts and ricotta salata; and the season-forward Butternut Squash Ravioli ($23) crafted with house-made spinach pasta, crispy Brussels sprouts, pecorino Romano, butter and sage. Secondi additions include the Brasato ($29) Chianti-braised short rib, polenta cake, wilted spinach and roasted baby carrots; and Pollo Arosto ($24) wood-roasted half chicken, Yukon Gold potatoes served with an eggplant caponata.

During a recent dinner at Prezzo, the pasta special was the most popular item of the night, according to the general manager. The house-made spinach pasta was served with rabbit and eggplant caponata and tasted like a dish you’d find in Italy.

“We wanted to give our guests something new to get excited about as we prepare to enter our 30th year in the market,” said restauranteur Burt Rapoport. “When we opened our first location on Glades Road in 1989, Prezzo was one of the very first South Florida restaurants to feature a wood-burning oven. Naturally, pizzas and pastas have been the heart and soul of the Boca Raton restaurant and will always remain front and center. Chef Fabrizio’s additions are exciting takes on classic, Italian staples with subtle nods to modern American cuisine.”

Prezzo is located at 5560 N. Military Trail. The restaurant is open for lunch
Monday–Friday beginning at 11:30AM. Dinner hours: Monday–Wednesday 4:30PM–9PM; Thursday 4:30PM–9:30PM; Friday–Saturday 4:30PM–10PM; and Sunday 4:30PM–8:30PM. Telephone: (561) 314-6840;