Brunch Like a Boss: Louie Bossi’s in South Florida

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Imagine your new year’s resolution was to start the Keto Diet. (And for reference, the Keto diet is high in fat and protein, but restricts carbs to just 20 grams a day.) Now imagine you have an insane craving for pizza a week into your resolution. What’s the logical solution? Louie Bossi’s, of course.

This wonderful answer to my carb-craving prayers opened its Boca Raton location last year. It’s an Italian restaurant filled with everything from traditional style panini sandwiches and pastries to inspired pastas dishes and, of course, pizza.

Since it was a cheat day, I decided to throw caution to the wind and start with an order of bottomless mimosas. My date had a local brew amber beer that had rich notes of chocolate and cherry flavor.

Louis Bossi’s
100 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
https://www.louiebossi.com/boca-raton

Mimosa and Turbodog

After the drinks came, we didn’t waste any time with our order. Initially, we came for brunch options but could not resist the slew of gourmet pizzas available. What’s funny is that I am not a pizza person, per se. But, you try keeping your carbs to under 20 per day for a week and, trust me, pizza will sound like a heavenly choice.

My date and I couldn’t decide between the Funghi Misti and the Prosciutto E Arugula so we did the only logical thing and ordered both. Our waiter told us the Prosciutto E Arugula pizza was a popular choice and his personal favorite as well. Now, I love me some prosciutto and the arugula didn’t sound half bad either. However, I am not a fan of white sauce. In addition to the other two toppings, the pizza’s sauce base was made from romano and ricotta cheese. I was worried the entire pizza wouldn’t feel worthy of my cheat day because of the sauce, so I ordered the Funghi Misti instead.

Regarding the Prosciutto E Arugula, let me tell you. I was so wrong. I was the wrongest wrong I’ve ever been in my life. If you ever happen to find yourself at Louie Bossi’s, order the Prosciutto E Arugula. Even if you hate think you white sauce, do it! I could have kicked myself for not ordering this pizza. Ironically, the white sauce is what I liked most about it. It was a smooth blend of ricotta cheese with a hint of pecorino romano and yummy garlic as well. There was just the right amount of prosciutto along with a generous helping of arugula dusted with olive oil to finish it off. It was positively divine, and not just because I was craving carbs.

Before I get too far into my love letter to the Prosciutto E Arugula pizza, let me back up and talk about the Funghi Misti for a moment. The name alone let me know I was in for a treat. I loved this pizza. I knew I would though. Mushrooms, truffle oil and a blend of cheeses like mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano covering a base of zesty tomato sauce sitting atop a wood-fired pizza crust that’s crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside? Um, heck yeah! By the middle of the brunch, my date and I were swapping pizza slices and trying to pace ourselves between the bottomless mimosas and all the pizza goodness in our faces.

You don’t have to be on a Keto diet to enjoy Louie Bossi’s as much as I did. I’ve since abandoned that fad for a moderately low carb diet and I could not be happier. Mainly because it let’s me indulge in my newfound obsession of pizza from Louie Bossi’s.

 

Monique

Just a girl. Who loves food. Meat and potatoes is the traditional midwestern cuisine, but I’m not a typical midwestern kind of girl. I’m from Ohio originally but my father’s Army travels have taken me everywhere from Savannah, GA to Wiesbaden, Germany. Along the way I picked up a love of relocating (I am a Fort Lauderdale native now) and unique cuisines. I call myself the “reluctant foodie” because I ended up trying new foods as a result of health issues. With a clean bill of health now, I still venture out to find the most delicious and interesting cuisines around. I am partial to Italian food and sushi especially. Seafood is my weakness, literally, as I love it so but am deathly allergic to it. I am one of those infamous “can cook but prefers not to” types, but recently I have begun renewing my skills in the kitchen. I am newer to the South Florida area and contributing to Girls on Food has finally given me a reason to venture all over town to find the best food the city has to offer. I love a good “hole in the wall” restaurant with great unexpected food and can’t wait to share the pocket gems with you!

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