SCOTT’S THREE FOR 3
TESTA’S PALM BEACH
221 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; 832-0992 or www.testasrestaurants.com. Testa’s clearly knows a thing or two about doing things right. After all, the Testa family just closed out its 95th season of serving in Palm Beach. There’s lots of Italian fare on the menu, but co-owner Judy Testa tells us the Steak for Two is her favorite thing. Mine remains the heavenly strawberry pie, bursting with berries. Sit outside, watch the world go by and savor the breeze.
257 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach;
655-0770 or www.cucinadellarte.com. As you might have guessed from the name, Cucina specializes in Italian fare.
Its hearty breakfast menu makes a nod to Italy, but lunch and dinner are where the restaurant puts paid to its Mediterranean roots, with flatbreads, pasta and seafood. One favorite: The Arrabbiata flatbread, with Italian fennel sausage, cherry peppers, red onion, marinara sauce, mozzarella and plenty of Parmigiano.
NICK AND JOHNNIE’S
207 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; 655-3319 or www.nickandjohnniespb.com.
Nick and Johnnie’s has a nice seafood menu, but for lunch one of my favorite items is the Hollywood Cobb, with light, crisp Romaine topped with plenty of chopped turkey, bacon, blue cheese, tomato, avocado and egg, and dressed with a creamy blue cheese.
— Scott Simmons