Published On: Mon, Mar 26th, 2012

CARUSO UPDATES ITS FINE ITALIAN MENUS

Reviewed By: Marc Kent

Owner Gina Caruso and her Chefs have expanded their luncheon and dinner menus while retaining their classic favorites.

We sampled a chicken broth egg drop with spinach – a smooth marriage of tastes you will love. The great Pasta e Fagioli ala Gina with her tiny sausage meatballs is the all the time winner.

Though we did not sample any of the seven salads offered, we noted the wide variety of combinations on the menu.

Being a fan of calamari, we had grilled, nice sized strips beautifully prepared and very tasty.

We were treated to a dish of large shrimp served with broccoli rabe and figs, nice taste to savor. Ditto for both
a four cheese and a lobster ravioli, plump pillows in excellent sauces.  The Fettuccine Bolognese had a pleasant, complex meat sauce we applaud. Wide noodles with porcini mushrooms, truffle essence and parmigiano reggiano (pappardelle con porchini) in a smooth, creamy sauce was an outstanding dish – a must try! There are a dozen pasta based variations to select from as well as gnocchi, faro and risotto offerings. Caruso does pastas perfectly.

A delicious breast of chicken with arugula salad…then Petti di Pollo alla Nepoletana.– boneless breast with prosciutto, eggplant, mozzarella and wine tomato sage sauce were happily sampled.

Five veal dishes are listed – we had the classic Veal Marsala with a great mushroom brown sauce…beautifully done…no wonder it is a standard.

The fish dishes were the highlight of our dining – a grilled swordfish with risotto and chpolini onions, an excellent choice. This was followed by tasting a huge serving of bronzoni, a gentle tasting fish nicely served with spinach. They treated this finest of fish with care and produced a superb dish.

For dessert we recommend the ricotta cheesecake,  smooth and luscious…and, as before, we reveled in the taste of Caruso’s fresh key lime cake, a replacement for the standard key lime pie.

Caruso Restaurant has a wide selection of wines plus a full bar in their intimate, comfortable setting. They serve luncheon from 11:30AM to 2:45PM, Monday through Friday only. Dinner from 5PM to 10PM Monday through Thursday, until 11PM on both Friday and Saturday.

Located at Royal Palm Plaza – 187 SE Mizner Blvd. (561-367-7488)- This is a dining treasure not to be missed. Go and Enjoy!

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