Marcello's La Sirena
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description
Upscale and elegant, this A-framed restaurant on South Dixie Highway is consistently rated by critics as one of the top Italian spots in the Palm Beach area. The spacious dining room with tables set with crisp white napery and fresh bouquets is anchored with large black-and-white photos of the chef's parents. An effort to source local produce and fish is made when possible and practical. Gnocchi, mozzarella, certain pastas, and all desserts are made in-house. Veal zingara (a veal cutlet with a sauce of artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and prosciutto with shiitakes) and a chicken breast stuffed with veal, spinach, and cheeses with black truffle-shallot sauce are among specialties. Handmade crepes filled with fontina, ricotta di bufalo, Parmigiana, and mozzarella in a tomato sauce come in half and whole portions (a number of other first plates also can be ordered as an entrée size). Those in the know order a whole roasted fish or come on Sundays late in season, when the chef roasts a whole baby pig; reservations are required to "claim" a favorite part of the pig. The wine list, with emphasis on boutique Italian wines, is notable. A private room upstairs can be booked for small parties.
Tips from foursquare
Food follows a historical tone, with Old World dishes like crespelle aI quattro formaggi, a handmade crepe filled with fontina, ricotta di bufala, parmigiano, mozzarella, and delicate tomato sauce.
You come here for the food. The menu may be “safe”, but the food is still consistently wow-worthy. The lively bar scene is great for pre- or post-dinner drinks, too.
It's time to allow La Sirena to restore your faith in fine Italian dining. Your palate will be pleased with delightful entrée items including costoletta di vitello zingara.
The Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence wine list is a tour of Italy, by the glass, quartino or half-bottle. The depth is impressive, with two pages of Fontodi wines and a page of Sassicaia.
More Italian Restaurants in Broward / Palm Beach
Reviews and News
Whether you're of Italian descent or not, there's something soothing about simply prepared plates of pasta. Maybe there's a... More on Marcello's La Sirena »
Restaurant News: Total Wine to Open in Wellington, Marcello's La Sirena Reopens, Tokyo Blue Does Dinner Deal
• The 15th Total Wine & More in Florida should debut sometime late this year or early next in the space soon to be vacated by World... More on Marcello's La Sirena »
It has been many months, if not to say years, that we have been as agreeably impressed with a restaurant as we were this week with the... More on Marcello's La Sirena »
Best Of Awards
Ever find yourself spending big bucks on some so-called five-star dish with a fancy name... More on Best Expensive Italian Restaurant »
If Daddy's buying, baby, make him take you to La Sirena. But remind him to make... More on Best Restaurant When Someone Else is Paying »