LA BOULANGERIE 

Pinecrest!!!!

I have loved La Boulangerie since I first tried it on the curve of Coral Way a few years ago.  But what a long drive for Paparadelle Funghi.  So when a restaurant of the same name advertised its opening in Pinecrest, at the old Gardners on 124th Street my heart beat faster.. could it be the same place?  YES, with the same menu.  Apparently this is location 4.  There is one on the key, and also in Aventura.  Oh happy day!

Piola 

Why I am not a regular here I don’t know.  I have eaten here twice, its in the neighborhood, the price is right, the place is comfortable and the food really is very good.

A step up Italian eatery with a varied menu…the chicken viola was unique, delicious and there was a big enough portion that I brought enough home for a midnight snack.

 

DiNapoli

I have gone  back and forth on DiNapoli for years.  My first experience was bad, then years later I returned and it was fine.  I have been twice in the past year and taken out twice, all good.  So, for neighborhood Italian its a good choice.  You have to choose it over Papa Piccolo ( http://papapiccolopizzeria.eat24hour.com ), Papa Riccos ( at 144 and US 1) and giros ( http://cirosonline.com ) which isn’t easy.