Caffe Luna Rosa
Delray Beach, FL 33483
New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description
Here's where Italy meets Philly meets the tropics: at Caffe Luna Rosa, you'll dine on homemade breads, handmade pasta, and veal chop Milanese at outdoor tables just a hop from the beach. Somehow that salt air is all the seasoning chef Ernesto di Blasi's Northern Italian specialties need. The gang at Luna Rosa are sticklers for quality: meat and poultry is natural and hormone-free; tomatoes are the real San Marzano deal; hamburger is ground fresh daily in the kitchen; they even roast their own coffee beans. And they're as obsessive about breakfast, brunch, and lunch as they are about dinner. If there's another restaurant in South Florida serving Philadelphia scrapple and pork roll, we have yet to find it. Even the creamed chipped beef on toast - a meal our servicemen used to fondly call SOS - is a delicious exercise in nostalgia.
You're in the tropics. If you've gotta get up and face the dawn, at least you can do it without freezing your ass off. You can watch the sun rise over the Atlantic while sipping a café latte and thanking whatever god plunked you down far from the snowbanks of your hometown and the suckers who never made it out. Unlike hacking four inches of ice off your windshield with a... More >>
You're in the tropics. If you've gotta get up and face the dawn, at least you can do it without freezing your ass off. You can watch the sun rise over the Atlantic while sipping a café latte and thanking whatever god plunked you down far from the snowbanks of your hometown and the suckers who never made it out. Unlike hacking four inches of ice off your windshield with a screwdriver, breakfast at Luna Rosa is pain-free. Load your little sidewalk table with Pacific Island pancakes (macadamia nuts, shredded coconut, pineapple syrup), raspberry mascarpone-stuffed French toast (fresh berries, whipped cream), or that retro classic that servicemen used to call an "S.O.S." creamed chipped beef on toast. If the only thing that will crank those eyes open is a four-ounce grilled filet mignon with scrambled eggs plus a side of Philadelphia scrapple or a Jersey pork roll, you can go for it. The eggs are all natural, hormone- and steroid-free; add a side of apple sauce and a shot of Mona Vie and you could call your breakfast healthy, even without the walk on the beach afterward.
Tips from foursquare
The Northern Italian cuisine -- including house-made pappardelle alla bolognese, Florida yellowtail snapper francese, and eggplant rollatini -- are served just seconds from the beach.
Come for weekend brunch, and if its not too hot sit outside and enjoy the ocean views at one of the top waterfront dining spots in Delray.
It wouldn't be Sunday morning without Luna Rosa brunch! The salmon benedict is mmmmmmmmm delicious, and their bloody mary's are legendary!
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