by John Shuff
Arturo Gismondi can now wear the moniker “King of Palmetto Park Road.”
The owner of renowned Italian restaurant, Trattoria Romana, and French establishment, La Nouvelle Maison, has opened his latest bistro, Luff’s Fish House, on the same street.
Located in the historical Luff home, the fish restaurant is a moderately priced bistro featuring seafood dishes in a Key West-style setting. Constructed and accented by local architect Derek Vander Ploeg, it was one of the city’s earliest bungalow style homes (1920’s) and the first home of the Boca Raton historical society.
The entrepreneurial Gismondi has resurrected this historical location complete with photos and history conspicuously framed on its south wall. Rather than recount the menu, it’s worth visiting this cozy restaurant and seeing for yourself. We enjoyed the Fried Lobster Baconnaise, an elevated BLT with luscious lobster, the mahi taco starter and the monster serving of fabulous key lime pie (pictured above), which was incredibly delicious. The food is fresh and seafood-centric, with a casual lunchtime vibe that can be amped up for dinner with hearty mains like BBQ ribs and chicken Milanese.
Good service, good food, reasonably priced. Kick back and enjoy Luff’s Fish House.
390 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton; 561/609-2660
Pictured above: Key lime pie at Luff’s. Photo courtesy Facebook/Luff’s.