Hello Foodie Friends,

Today I share with you a new restaurant opening in the heart of Boynton Beach… Baciami Italiano, (Italian for ‘kiss me’) is an authentic Italian dining destination owned by father and son restaurateur duo Steven Pellegrino, Sr., and Steven Pellegrino, Jr., of Delray Beach’s famed Prime Steak & Seafood and Il Bacio Restaurant & Night Club. Introducing a revolving menu of weekly specials, including daily happy hour (Offering an expansive selection of wines, beers and cocktails), Ladies’ Pie & Wine Night, Family Dinner and Maine Lobster specials. Baciami Italiano is the “new place to be” in Boynton Beach!

 

In addition to these offerings, Baciami features an imported authentic Neapolitan pizza oven to cook pizza in under 3 minutes and a diverse Italian menu orchestrated by classically-trained Chef, Anthony Ianniello – all served up with unparalleled hospitality.

There are many ways in which you can enjoy your experience at Baciami Italiano; dine al fresco on their patio or take a seat at their cozy bar or choose to sit in the main dining area which can accommodate party sizes ranging from couples to large family gatherings. The restaurant also offers additional private dining space for groups of 25 – 60 people, including a private dining room with built in audio visual capabilities and a private lounge area for social dining experiences.

I recently attended a media dinner to check this new dining destination out. Here’s what we had:

Left to Right:  Roasted Fig Wood Burning Brick Oven Pizza topped with caramelized onions and creamy goat cheese.  The Works with meatballs, sausage, baked eggplant, fire roasted sweet peppers & mozzarella; Rabe & Sausage made with sauteed broccoli rabe, roasted garlic, sweet Italian sausage, mushrooms & shaved Romano.

This was an adaptation of the Baciami or “Kiss Me” at Sunset cocktail. Not on the regular menu, but available to those in the know. Ask for it at the bar or have your server bring one to you in the main dining room. I substituted the Campari for Prosecco. It’s not only pretty, but it’s delicious!

The Cutting Board: an assortment of artisan cheeses, cured meats, candied walnuts & olives.

Stuffed mushrooms: sausage, broccoli rabe, sharp provolone. The flavors were absolutely amazing!

Shrimp Oreganato: grilled white beans, escarole, Italian bread

Meatball Parmigiana: made with Kobe beef, veal, and a small amount of ground pork, brick oven roasted peppers and topped with shaved Romano.

Baked eggplant Parmesan. They only bake their eggplant; never fry. 

Veal Chop Milanese with arugula, baby tomatoes, truffle oil, shaved Romano.

Here’s what some of the other guests attending the media dinner ordered. L to R: Chicken Parmesan, Ziti Pomodoro-Mamma Del’s old recipe with fresh tomato sauce & basil;  Grilled Jumbo Scallops, regularly served with a creamy asparagus risotto (here substituted for a fettucini), swiss crisp

Dolce: Anthony’s Tiramisu, Carrot Pecan Cake (for 2), Cannoli, Creme Brule, NY Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse Cake, Frutti di Bosco (fruit cream tart), Strawberries zabaglione.

Strawberries zabaglione. Zabaglione is an Italian dessert, or sometimes a beverage, made with egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine. Some people like to add some spirits, such as cognac. The dessert version is a light custard, whipped to incorporate a large amount of air.

Adult milkshake made with 1/2 shot of Frangelico, 1/2 shot of Bailey’s, lowfat milk (why bother with the lowfat?!? lol), chocolate syrup, a scoop of chocolate ice cream and fresh whipped cream.

Other menu highlights include Grilled Octopus with baby arugula, white beans, potato, Anthony’s Sunday Gravy with meatballs, sausage, braciole, Guiseppe Coco jumbo rigatoni, Chicken Milanese with arugula, baby tomatoes, truffle oil. Guests of Baciami will find a diverse list of imported and domestic wines by the glass and by the bottle to complement their dining selection.

Photo courtesy of Baciami Interior of dining room

Photo credit: Baciami Private Dining Room -where we had our media dinner

Open for lunch, dinner and Happy Hour, Baciami Italiano is located in the Las Ventanas shopping center at 1415 South Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL 33435. Hours are 4:30 – 10:30 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 4:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Friday – Saturday. For more information, visit www.baciamiitaliano.com or call 561-810-5538.

Until we eat again…

I send you delicious wishes, xo

Denise