Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar Pizzeria
Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, since it opened a couple years ago, has been one of my favorite places to go for homemade pasta and pizza. I was always fascinated by Louie Bossi, who blends into a scene full of locals and tourists. Although, we have had a quick word, I don’t know the man personally. You can often spot him as the big guy in suspenders working the line prep outside the kitchen. He looks like one of the workers not the owner of a successful Las Olas Boulevard restaurant.
After learning recently about Louie’s story and the challenges that he has overcome as a former heroin addict makes the restaurant an even more special place. The story is truly amazing. The food is wonderful and it is no wonder that Louie Bossi has become a rising star in South Florida.
Recently opened, the Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar Pizzeria in Boca Raton is quickly becoming the hot table in town. The Fort Lauderdale location has a bocce ball court in the back garden area, which is a much quieter than the bar scene. The menu reflects Bossi’s style as a self-taught cook, who made his way from his family kitchen to the Executive Chef position at Big City Tavern to striking out with his namesake restaurant. There is not a bad thing on the entire menu. When it is tourist season in South Florida, the only course of action is to have your table booked far in advance. I would bet most of the patrons have no idea about this man’s incredible journey from sleeping on the streets to becoming one of South Florida’s newest culinary fixtures.
Next time when you dig into a wild mushroom smoked mozzarella truffle oil pizza or indulge on the Mafaldine think of the Louie’s journey.