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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.

Italian Restaurant Tutto Fresco (All Fresh) An Authentic Italian Cuisine and Event Happening!

My wife Barb and my youngest son, Brian (Captain Key Largo, thoroughly enjoyed their meals as I did. I tasted everyone’s meal and decided to take home the leftovers. The food was that good!

Garlic a world of goodness! And, Tutto Fresco knows how to employ that goodness!

American Press Travel News-March 5th, Port St Lucie, FL.-“Bob & Barb On the Road Again”-this time stopping at Tutto Fresco (All Fresh) Italian restaurant–Barb, my son Captain Key Largo, Brian and I really enjoyed wonderful Italian Cuisine at Tutto Fresco, not just amazingly good pizza, but dishes such as shrimp and fettucine, chicken Francese, Chicken Parmesan, soups and a really tasty Caesar salads. The accompanying pastas were definitely al dente,  garlic breads to make you salivate and a large menu of  Florida and local artisan beers. We topped our meals off with Espresso, Cappuccino and regular coffee that tasted better than any Starbucks blends, to go with our real Italian Cannoli’s. Everything about this restaurant said; “real Italian cuisine, in great comfort and safety.” Next time we will pizza-binge!

Tutto Fresco caters and you can eat out or in. They also offer free delivery to Port St Lucie residents. Phone is 772-464-8988. They are located at 9501 Brandywine Lane, Port St Lucie, FL.

Sweet Basil Italiano and Pistachio’s Ice Cream and Coffee Bar

American Press Travel News–Dec 17th, 2020–Port St. Lucie, FL-Bob and Barb “On the Road Again”-this time visiting and tastingat Sweet Basil Italiano and next door at Pistachio’s Ice Cream & Coffee Bar. We love chicken Francais! Their entree’ of this dish had chicken breast dipped in egg batter, sauteed in lemon butter sauce with herbs and served over a perfect al dente’ fettuccine. We also tried fresh little-neck clams Marinara. Frankly everything from their Margherita Pizza to garlic knots were spectacular! After dinner we went next door to the owners Pistachio’s Ice Cream and Coffee Bar. We finished off our dinner with desserts such as a banana split, and a Bubble Waffle Sundae. Of course we sent it down with a cup of Espresso. On a scale of 1-10 we gave both locations an 11. Located at 291 SE Port St. Lucie, Blvd. www.sweetbasilitaliano.com 772-333-2332. They deliver and open at 11:00 am. You can order online too!

Estella’s Pizzeria Has Primo Italian Specialties

American Press Travel News-October 29th,—-Port St Lucie, FL.–Bob and Barb “On The Road Again” and Stopping to Smell the Pizza’s and entree’s at Estella’s Pizzeria. Who doesn’t love authentic Italian dishes? Well, at Estella’s they are here in abundance, thanks to the Frankel family, and their kitchen and wait crew. Our waitress, Nichole, cook, Nick and Mel helped us try numerous dishes, and one of the best Antipasto salads ever. The dishes such as Shrimp Fra Diavolo, an amazing al dente’ spaghetti dish with Calamari, in gentle Marinara sauce, and a white pizza with Ricotta, mozzarella real garlic, grated cheese and olive oil and lots of home-boxes too!  So many choices, such small stomachs! We also had Lobster Tail, a vanilla pudding filled croissant-like dessert and of course we didn’t forget the Connoli, WOW great!! Open Sunday -Thursday 11-AM-9-PM and Friday & Saturday 11 AM-10 PM. Located at 1276 California Blvd. in the Oak Hammock Plaza. 878-6640 Free delivery to Kings Isle, and they cater, as well as eating-in and curbside pick-up too!

Barb and pizza guru Ralph. What a great white pizza with spinach, too!!!

So many great dishes, we tasted and mangia’d all we could!!!