Coconut Creek boasts a new, uniquely created Italian restaurant at the Promenade that focuses on a thoughtful menu with quality food in a warm and welcoming space. Owner, Doug Zeif, has been part of the restaurant industry for most of his life. Together with his wife, Jennifer, the couple has brought their passion and experience to our corner of Broward county with their newest creation, Truli Italian Food & Drink.
Opened in January of this year, patrons have been impressed with the generous portion sizes, choices for special dietary needs, and the wide variety of wines available. Food and hospitality create a sense of satisfaction for Doug, his wife, Jennifer, and their four sons. “Two of our grown sons currently have careers in the hospitality industry, although I tried to talk them out of it!” Doug tells us proudly and smugly.
His experience began at an early age, and through college, Doug worked in just about every position from running kitchens to bartending to concept creation. He has, indeed, worn all of the hats. An important part in his early career was taking The Cheesecake Factory from one restaurant to more than 33, as he developed a 200 item menu, and helped create the universal appeal of the brand.
The fresh, beautiful atmosphere at Truli is the beginning of another new brand that will surely see its popularity increase as word of mouth spreads the delicious news from one satisfied family to the next.
The menu boasts many of your Italian comfort-food favorites, along with a few unique items that whisper from the page, “Try me,“ like roasted Limoncello wings with pepperoni sauce (yes, they did that!) or Snapper Livornese. Pizza crusts are available in the traditional style, gluten-free, and cauliflower,.. Doug and his team take dietary restrictions very seriously.
First and foremost, their target is to have families and diners returning often, as they have focused their menu to be financially comfortable, their portion sizes to be generous, and their servers to be personable and efficient. The Zeif’s professional background ensures that diners will be met with quality fare, an enticing atmosphere, and a memorable experience. From antipasti to soup to Create Your Own pasta (from $9.50!) to traditional Italian sit down meals, explore the menu and get excited! Customize your dish to fit your needs. Make room in the future for the home-made dolce and, of course, generous portions of leftovers you’ll be bringing home!
“We are so happy to be in Coconut Creek,” Doug tells us. “We love the Promenade! The feedback we are getting has been phenomenal, and we are so happy to be in a community that is supporting us as locals.“
Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch & dinner and Sunday brunch, Happy Hour is daily from 4p-6p and there are nightly “special offers” to help with the current inflation rate! Make sure to get over to Truli right away!
For more info and to check out your choices, visit www.truliitalian.com See ad on opposite page.
Join Truli for a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch. Space is limited; reserve your table today!