Chef Angelo Morinelli, whose Cucina d’Angelo in Boca Raton was in its day one of the most popular Italian restaurants around, is opening the reborn Station House in Deerfield Beach as Angelo’s Station House Grille.
To run the Grille’s back-of-the-house operations for proprietors Silvio and Marianne Trentalange, Morinelli has left his top toque’s position with Tanzy, the elegant “artisanal Italian” eatery that’s part of Mizner Park’s iPic Theatre complex. A soft opening for friends and families is set for Dec. 3, with the public opening on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Morinelli’s menu will blend his signature classic Italian cookery with several of the old Station House’s seafood favorites, all in a more casual atmosphere and at a lower price point. Among the new dishes will be lobster ravioli, eggplant Napolitano rolatini, grilled shrimp with spinach and pomegranate glaze, and veal chop Toscana. There will also be a menu of small plates served only at the restaurant’s 22-seat bar.
Updating the décor of the 200-seat dining room is still in progress, though word is the old fish and lobster tanks will be removed to make way for a more “wine-influenced” look.