Central-west county pick: FRANCESCA’S
This is the kind of red-sauce place you’d want in your neighborhood.
At Francesca’s Pizza & Restaurant, husband and wife team Danielle Vallone and Tasos Kentimenos bake their bread fresh daily, handcraft the marinara and all the classic dishes. Kentimenos is a master of the pizza crust — he turns out a nicely crisp, but substantial crust.
The eatery offers a nice wine and craft beer menu, ample, fresh salads and tasty appetizers.
Dining deal: Spend $15 (before tax and tip) at Francesca’s and get a free appetizer plate of mozzarella sticks, fried ravioli, zucchini sticks or garlic bread with cheese. The offer is good until Nov. 30 and cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Francesca’s Pizza & Restaurant: 11452 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach; 561-422-0600