Major Food Group, the well-known NYC-based restaurant group with a growing Miami presence, is expanding yet again — this time north to Palm Beach County.
This month, restaurateurs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi announced they'd be taking Parm, their fast-casual take on Italian food, to South Florida. The concept currently has three locations including the original located off Mulberry Street in New York City's Little Italy, the Upper West Side, and one location in Central Valley, New York.
Parm will be located in Palm Beach Gardens, and is slated to open in late 2022.
Carbone and Torrisi founded first founded Parm with restauranteur Jeff Zalaznick. Together, the trio have created some of the world’s most sought-after restaurants, including Carbone with locations in Miami and NYC, and Sadelle’s. To date, the concept has been named one of the 101 Best Places to Eat in North America.
Since the original location of Parm opened in New York City’s Little Italy in 2011, the restaurant’s takes on Italian-American soul food have reached-iconic status. From the prized Chicken Parm dinner and homemade meatballs and Rigatoni Carbone the menu is inspired by the cooking the group's owners ate growing up.
The goal: to make the best versions of these recognizable dishes while remaining faithful to their history — and for an affordable price.
The New York Magazine agreed, calling Parm an Italian chain that "is the most affordable option" in the Major Food Group's ever-expanding empire.
That may certainly be the case, with a meatball appetizer priced at $15, a bowl of Rigatoni Carbone for $18, and the Chicken Parm dinner at $26.
The nostalgia is apparent, too. Mozzarella sticks are given an upmarket twist as house-pulled "mozz" while the vinegary iceberg Sunday salad is the same as you'd find at almost any red sauce joint. Of course, a trip here wouldn't be complete without one of those eponymous Italian sandwiches — a choice of eggplant, chicken, and meatball — served on a roll, as a hero, or a platter, along with a side of spicy rotini.
Parm. Coming to Palm Beach Gardens in early 2022; parmitalian.com.