Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Louie Bossi Goes Big Time

Classic Italian-American comfort food, Neapolitan-style pizzas, and an extensive roster of artisan cocktails and boutique wines are coming to Las Olas Boulevard when Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria debuts by the end of this year.

Bossi’s is the newest concept rolled out by the ever-expanding Big Time Restaurant Group empire, which includes several Rocco’s Tacos, City Oyster in Delray, Grease Burger Bar and City Cellar in West Palm and Big City Tavern in Fort Lauderdale. Said to be inspired by the good-timey Italian-American restaurants of New York and Chicago, Bossi’s is named for its self-taught chef and current top toque at Big City Tavern and will slip into the space formerly home to Solita.

The menu will feature two of its chef’s signatures—house-made charcuterie and Neapolitan-style pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, along with pastas made in-house and rustic Sicilian dishes.

Bossi, who began cooking in his family’s kitchen at the tender age of eight, has been with Big Time since 2000, starting as a grill cook and working his way up to the post of executive chef at Big City Tavern. He’ll be cooking in style at his namesake eatery, which will encompass some 10,000 square feet and feature an exhibition kitchen, salumi bar, fire pit, and indoor and outdoor dining areas and bars.

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