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Miraglias Italian Restaurant & Pizza

American Press Travel News–March 28th–Bob and Barb On the Road Again dining out, this time at Miraglias Italian Restaurant & Pizza. About every town and city have multiple Italian restaurants. This food spot in Port St Lucie, FL has a secret weapon. Owner Joe knows how to created amazing entree’s, terrific pizzas, garlic rolls to dream about. Joe has more than three decades of experience, that translates to just the right recipes for all the ingredients that make up his tasty offerings. We enjoyed a delicious Antipasto, a Zuppa Di Pesce with firm, fresh shrimp, mussels, clams & Calamari. We also tasted, and took home a special Veal Francese with Linguine. The sauce makes almost all Italian dishes, Joe has the sauce down perfect for anyone’s taste buds. Oh, and those aforementioned rolls or garlic knots. They were a problem; we couldn’t stop eating them.  Being a professional restaurant and food writer, with 5-books on all manner of continental and tropical Islands cuisine, and a writer who has penned, and photographed and “manged” much of the worlds specialty dishes’, over 55-years, I know what I’m talking about. Miraglias is special! Located over at 5489 St. James Blvd near the Publics food store, you can call them to dine in or take out 772-244-2292.

Ristorante Corleone Italian Steakhouse and Seafood

Barb in waiting after ordering our meals at Ristorante Corleone.
Fresh made squid frito’s. Not frozen Cisco deliveries.

American Press Travel News-Bob and Barb-“On the Road Again”–May 5th, 2021—This time. stopping at Ristorante Corleone Italian Steakhouse and Seafood. We met Chef and Owner Luca Fontanarosa. He was born and raised in Catania, Sicily (Italy) We ate very well, on delicious fruits of the sea at this Island in PSL. 

We noticed the great large portioned dishes at the diners tables, as we entered. We whet our appetite with crab cakes (yes, just like in Italy, too) fried Calamari, with a dipping sauce extraordinary, and a bottle of Pellegrino, next to very tasty garlic breads. Next came our main dishes. Barb wanted salmon in butter and lemon sauce, it was such a big portion, that we ate it again for lunch, the next day. It came with a great al dente spaghetti side dish. I had a favorite, but done even better than I remembered “Zuppa Di Pesce”, a seafood stew for those that don’t know “Zuppe.” clams, shrimp, mussels, were simmered in a sauce that truly showed the chefs understanding of great flavors. We topped off this fine meal with Cappuccino coffee’s, Tiramisu Ceciliani, and Cannoli’s.  This meal was best ever for Italian cuisine on the Treasure Coast. The room is not gigantic, its nice, and almost intimate, so reservations would be smart.  Call (772)-323-0355. Don’t fret, there is plenty of free parking, and easy access to 8621 S. Federal Hwy. Port St Lucie. On a scale of 1-10, we offer an 11.

Tiramisu and cannoli’s. The best!!

 

 

 

Crab Cakes with real crab, not phony pressed red streaked, molded ground fish,

 

 

 

 

Salmon with lemon capers
Zuppe di Pesce, best I ever had!!!

 

 

Fredonia’s Great Little Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge: Rocco’s

Rocco, owner of his namesake restaurant! Great guy, great personality and with the help of his faithful employees, runs a terrific little restaurant with big flavors and great attitude!

 

 

 

 

 

AmericanPressTravelNews-July 5th,-Bob & Barb “On The Road Again” now back home in TN. and writing up our experiences around Lake Erie, New York. We left the Waterhouse Inn B&B our host location in Fredonia, NY for some dinner. Little did we know we would enjoy this little place with such big flavors and personalities. We kicked off our meal with Calamari, lots of super tasty, squid.  Everything on their menu looked very tasty. We talked to a few regulars coming in, and leaving the restaurant and they all told us they were lucky to have this one, just off main street-they loved it! We saw and tasted why!!! Rocco’a  is located at 44 Orchard St. Fredonia, NY 14063 716-679-0044

Terrific Calamari appetizer! Done just right and with a specially created sauce, this was not the usual fry and die seafood melange.
This diamond -cut sirloin was excellent all the way around! Just like we like it, too!
This very interesting lemon & herb soaked veal scaloppine bedded on linguine al dente’ was a true treat!