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“It was above average”
Review of Renato's

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Ranked #12 of 90 Restaurants in Palm Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Worth Avenue
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Renatos was extremely busy, after all it was Valentines Day., but the service was impeccable as always. I had the Foie Gras which was excellent. The wine selected was above average and thoroughly enjoyable. I had the duck which did have the crisp skin but it was somewhat over cooked and a little bit dry for my taste. The decor of this restaurant is what one would expect from a better restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2018
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2  Thank Douglas H
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Service was amazing. Not once was my wine even close to empty, nor my water

The waiters are Italian which is a nice touch

Food was good and the ambiance is exactly what you want. My unicorn wife ordered something off the menu.... they made it... and it was glorious!!! Happy as a clam that lays in the bottom of a magical clear lake that has no bugs in it

We went for dinner. I’m sure dinner or lunch is equally as scintillating

- the unicorn

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

My boyfriend and I both work at resorts in Palm Beach and always hear how great Renato's is. I was very excited to have authentic Italian since my boyfriend is from the northeast and always talks about how good it is in NY/NJ. We were seated at a nice quiet table with a great view of the restaurant. We were definitely younger than the majority of the crowd but still felt very comfortable. There were 4 different gentlemen that served our table so we were a little confused on who our actual waiter was.

We ordered the roasted artichokes to start with and it was good. Not great, just good. Whenever I go to a new restaurant I always ask the waiter for recommendations. He recommended the Tagliolini alla Bolognese. My boyfriend ordered the Bistecca di Manzo. The food came very quickly and I took a bite of my meal and I immediately thought it tasted like a pre-made meal. My boyfriend loved his. I asked a gentlemen for the menu again as I wanted to order something different. He didn't ask if my current meal was okay or inquire to why I was asking for the menu again. No big deal. I ordered the yellowfish tuna and it came quickly as well. He asked me if I wanted him to take away my pasta dish and my boyfriend told him he could put it in a box and we would take it home. We never asked for it to be removed from the bill nor expected it to be since we were taking it home. My boyfriend finished his meal with the exception of fat from the steak left on the plate and my dish had no food left. The waiter came back and asked my boyfriend if he could box the remaining steak to go (just fat). I didn't think anything about it because I have known people to take home fat to add to their pet's food. He then came to me and asked if I was finished (my plate was clean) and if I'd like to take the plate to go. I was appalled and felt like I was being mocked for asking him to box the first meal. I understand I am young and he may have been making a joke but it came off as inappropriate for the setting we were in, an upscale restaurant. Both my boyfriend and I work at a Forbes 5 Star resort and are very aware of what is considered excellent service and what is considered inappropriate. Giving the setting of the restaurant, the waiter came off as very sarcastic.

We finished our meal with the apple tart and it was excellent. The apple tart is the only reason I did not rate it with one star. I am not the type of person to ask for a manager and instead take experiences to shape where I spend my time and money in the future. Simply stated, we will not return. I would much rather spend a nice Palm Beach evening at Buccan.

Side note: The valet attendants were excellent!! I am not sure if they are associated with the restaurant or not.

Date of visit: February 2018
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5  Thank andrb1992
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I took my wife for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner we started out with Glasses of Prosecco for the appetizer my wife had octopus and I had burrata cheese if you want a great octopus this the place to come it was delicious they played music very romantic for the entree my wife tagliolini al zafferano homemade Saffron tagliolini tossed with homemade sausage shrimp peas white thyme sauce she love it I had Pennetta all’s caprese penne pasta tossed with basil sauce and mozzarella very good For dessert we had warm chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream put a smile on our faces very good service they have valet parking if you want a romantic evening go there you will enjoy

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank ranallict
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

All I can say is EVERY time I dine here I leave with a Wonderful dining experience. The cocktails are always spot on and the dishes are always masterfully prepared. My favorite is the veal chops. The service does not get any better. One of the best places to be when in Palm beach

Date of visit: January 2018
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1  Thank james h
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