The Perrone family has been recognized for serving exquisite Italian cuisine for the past 58 years in South Florida and the tradition continues at Acqua Bistro located inside the Aquarius Condominium at 2751 South Ocean Drive in Hollywood Beach.
Domenico and brother Frank began making pizza at the once famous Doria’s Italian Restaurant on Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach before becoming the owners in 1970. They developed a steady following in the community and opened Pier Five in 1979, followed by their flagship eatery aptly named Villa Perrone in 1988 located next to the entrance to Gulfstream Race Park.
After 14 lucrative years of pleasing the loyal diners with their delectable Italian fare, they closed the doors only to open their next venture years later in downtown Hollywood named Perrone’s Cucina Italiana.
Domenico had trained his son Peter in the art of fine Italian cooking and restaurant management, where Peter has taken the reigns from his father managing and preparing all of your favorite meals.
Acqua Bistro is a smaller, more quaint establishment than the other Perrone establishments, but diners can enjoy the beautiful ocean view as they join friends or family for lunch and dinner available Tuesday through Sunday. The restaurant will gladly cater your office party or host a gathering in an adjacent room that can comfortably accommodate up to 70 guests.
The lunch menu features hamburgers and cheeseburgers with fries or savor their mouth watering Chicken Parmigiana hero or the traditional tuna fish sandwich or the popular chicken wings. Many folks choose to eat their dinner earlier and the Sunset Menu is available for lighter eaters from 4:30-6:30. The entrées include soup or salad and coffee or tea and a dessert. The wide variety of selections range from Spaghetti and Meatballs to Grilled Salmon and New York Strip Steak for the carnivores. The meals are served with your choice of potato or vegetable.
The traditional dinner menu is quite extensive serving some of your favorite dishes such as Il Pescatore consisting of fresh clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops and calamari over a bed of linguini or Veal Saltimbocca topped with prosciutto, mozzarella cheese and spinach.
Many opt for Chicken or Veal Parmigiana, Lasagna or Penne Alla Vodka topped in a pink sauce filled with prosciutto and onion. My personal favorite is the Perrone’s signature seafood classic Snapper Pescatore. It will tantalize the taste buds of those who relish their shellfish as the snapper is served in a light marinara sauce with shrimp, mussels and clams.
With the Thanksgiving Day holiday approaching, please join the Perrone family on November 26th for a feast. Call to book your reservation at: (954) 589-1796. Acqua Bistro is located In The Aquarius Building at 2751 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida 33019. Valet Parking is cheerfully validated inside the restaurant.