Grato Italian Trattoria In West Palm Beach Opens Its Doors Jan. 8

by Lyssa Goldberg Jan 06, 2016 02:31 PM

Grato, a new family-friendly Italian restaurant by chef Clay Conley, opens its doors to West Palm Beach customers for dinner service on Friday, Jan. 8, at 4:30 p.m.

The restaurant, which will be located along West Palm Beach's Dixie Corridor, is Conley's and The Buccan Group's first outside of Palm Beach. Italian for "grateful," Grato plans to expand to lunch service and weekend brunch over time.

The 150-seat restaurant has a bright dining room with high ceilings, large bar and lounge, and seating along the open kitchen. Rustic touches include exposed beams and stained concrete flooring, stoneware from a local artisan potter, and photography and illustrations by local artists.

Grato's menu, focused on brick-oven pizza ($14-$17.50) and housemade pasta ($11-$14 for half sizes, or $25-$28 for full) at affordable price points, was designed to encourage repeat customers from the area. Conley's hope is for Grato to become a true neighborhood restaurant.

“I live in this community, and really wanted to create the kind of place I would bring my family and friends," he said in a press release. 

Wood-roasted meats (chicken, fish, pork shoulder and Florentine steak), salads, antipasto dishes, and four crostini options (buffalo ricotta, chicken liver, beef tartare and parmesan fonduta) are also on the menu. And for dessert, guests can enjoy scoops of gelato, tiramisu, caramel panna cotta and more.

Grato also offers Italian wines and beers on tap, as well as several craft cocktails and even limoncello and frozen bellinis.

Grato; 1901 South Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach

(Photos by LibbyVision.com)


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