Hoping for a slice of Boca’s upscale pizza market is Sicilian Oven Pizza, the first PBC outlet for the Broward-based chainlet of designer pie purveyors, set to open soon in the Boca Village Square mall behind the Publix “Greenwise” Market.
This latest endeavor from local restauranteurs Ralph Disalvo and Andrew Garavuso features “gourmet” and DIY pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, along with a variety of familiar Italian dishes, from house-made meatballs and Sicilian-style lasagna to arancini and eggplant Parmigiana. Pizzas come basic (tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil) and a little less so (pesto, grilled chicken, mozzarella, roasted peppers).
If the chain’s other pizzerias are to judge, the Boca eatery will feature a rustic-casual, earth-toned look with lots of natural materials, from dark wood furnishings to the requisite open kitchen behind a stone-faced counter. And, of course, flat-screen TVs for your munching and viewing pleasure.
In keeping with the SOP’s more upscale feel, there’s also a wine list that goes far beyond the usual pizzeria selection of red and white plonk. Look for a handful of California reds, as well as Italian Super Tuscans, Brunello, Amarone and Nero d’Avola, touted as “the pizza wine of Sicily.” And, presumably, Boca Raton.