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Best Italian Restaurant

Zona Blu

Zona Blu offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from traditional Italian restaurants. Known for its success in Weston for over seven years, Zona Blu recently opened a second location in West Palm Beach. Both locations specialize in cuisine from Sardinia, a Mediterranean island designated by National Geographic as one of the world’s five Blue Zones where people often live past 100 years. Diners can indulge in authentic Sardinian cuisine and culture at Zona Blu.

Their menu offers a variety of dishes native to Sardinia, as well as traditional Italian favorites. The extensive wine list includes a large selection of Sardinian wines. The Zona Blu Bar offers signature cocktails, some of which are made with Mirto, a unique Sardinian liqueur.

Zona Blu’s specialties include two distinct pasta dishes: Spaghetti alla Ruota and Spaghetti al Cartoccio. The former is made tableside by tossing the pasta of the day inside a giant wheel of hollowed-out Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, aged 36 months and imported from Italy. The latter features spaghetti mixed with seafood in a fresh tomato sauce, covered with a thin layer of pizza dough, and baked to perfection in Zona Blu’s wood-burning oven. Other menu highlights include fregola (a pasta similar to Israeli couscous) and gnocchetti (small, hand-rolled pasta).