We previously reported in April that a Sicilian Oven would open in Boca Village Square on St. Andrews near Town Center mall. We followed up in June when we reviewed Aladdin’s Eatery next door, and got some interior shots.
Sicilian Oven opened a few weeks ago and we got a chance to stop by today and have lunch. We liked it. It’s on the backside of the plaza, facing Town Center:
It’s not huge inside but there’s enough room and it’s attractive.
We started with an extra-cost Tuscan bread. It was about $3. We thought it was good, with oil and various herbs, but we’re not sure we’d order it again for only two of us. It’s filling and makes more sense for a party of four.
Lunch seems like a bargain. The lunch dishes are mostly $8 or $9, and come with a salad. One of us has the regular side salad, which was nice and came with chick peas. The other got the Sicilian side which cost a few bucks extra and had a lot of extras in it, including candied walnuts and olives.
For entrees we had chicken parm and lasagna, which were both good.
The chicken parm was pretty good, but not spectacular. The lasagna was better. Here’s another shot of the insides:
Altogether it was a lot of food, and we took more than half of the lasagna home.
One of the hazards of restaurant reviewing is they sometimes figure out who we are. We were punished with a free carrot cake a la mode. It’s not my dessert of choice, but it was delicious.
We’ve heard the pizza is good. They have a wood-fired oven. But of course, the world of pizza and Italian food is competitive. Maggiano’s is practically next door, for example.
For those who live west of Lyons Road, there are a lot of choices that are closer. Steve’s Wood-Fired Pizza is in Boca Lyons Plaza, with Stallone’s on the north side of Glades, Davito’s in Boca Greens, Villa Rosano on Clint Moore, Meatball Room, and so on.
But if you’re going to Town Center or thereabouts, it might be worth it to stop by Sicilian Oven for lunch or dinner. It’s good food at a good price.
Update: We went back and tried the pizza. I thought the sauce was a little too sweet but the other five in our party like it.
Update: Boca PD has identified the victim as Raphael Caixeta, age 23, of Boca Raton. We extend our condolences to the victim’s family and friends.
A reader notified us about an accident near Boca Village Square and Town Center Mall, on St. Andrews Blvd. One reader sent us the photo above. We’re still seeing traffic impact at this writing according to Google Maps:
Boca Raton police posted about this shortly after 8 pm:
AVOID 21621 ST ANDREWS BLVD, ALL SOUTH BOUND LANES ARE CLOSED DUE TO A TRAUMA VEHICLE ACCIDENT. ROADS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.
The first reader who notified us also sent a picture with the victim’s body visible. Some who saw this picture on Facebook found it disturbing so we removed it from there.
In an earlier version of this article we included the picture at bottom. However, we’ve now decided to remove it.
From Boca Raton Police:
Man killed in motorcycle crash
Boca Raton, FL – On Monday, July 21 at 7:48 p.m., officers of the Boca Raton Police Services Department’s Traffic Homicide Unit responded to a fatality crash which occurred in the 21000 block of St. Andrews Boulevard.
A silver 2008 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling south on St. Andrews Boulevard when a silver 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee entered St. Andrews Boulevard from Town Place Club Villas. The Yamaha motorcycle impacted the driver side rear of the Jeep.
The operator of the Yamaha was transported to the Delray Medical Center where he died at 10:26 p.m. The occupants of the Jeep were not injured.
If anyone has information regarding the crash, please contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Mike Daly at (561) 620-6081.
Driver: Robin Nicole Lynch
20 years old
Passenger: David Young
53 years old
Boca Raton, FL
Operator: Raphael Caixeta
23 years old
Boca Raton, FL