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Lello's Ristorante & Pizzeria

2025 Murrell Rd,
Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone (321) 305-5933


I often find myself in Rockledge or some part of what we call ‘The Space Coast” as I have family on that side of town. While there may be a plethora of seafood establishments dotting the coast, there are also a handful of decent restaurants scattered throughout cities from Titusville to Palm Bay that serve up more than just seafood.

Lello's Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria is one of those places, and is very much worth a visit if you happen to find yourself on Florida’s Space Coast. Located in the Westport Center, which is a strip mall of shops, you will find a small and somewhat unassuming venue with basic chairs and tables, a print out menu, and nothing else too fancy inside. Although the atmosphere and ambiance may not be impressive, I can assure you the food more than makes up for it.

Once you are seated, a waitress takes your order and gets the process of your dinner going. I do say process, because things don't seem to move too quickly at Lello’s, in part because everything is made to order, and made with house made ingredients. All of the pasta and dressings are made in house as well as a fine mozzarella. 


I had an opportunity to dine with three family members and got to taste a few dishes and some desserts. We ordered a selection of dinner entrees that included two Friday night specials and some of the house specialties.

Although not necessarily an Italian dish, the Friday night special of Seared Salmon with mango chutney and black beans and rice was very flavorful, and plated quite nicely.

I love a good Veal Parmigiana, and the one at Lello’s is some of the best I have had. The veal was very tender and smothered in homemade sauce and mozzarella. This veal cutlet just melted in your mouth.

The made from scratch Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina is made with beef and more of that fresh mozzarella, and was an impressive dish with just the right thickness and chew to the gnocchi.

Another one of the nightly specials was a rather large tomahawk style Veal Shank with a delicate and buttery gravy. This shank not only looked impressive, but it  was tender and cooked to perfection and tasted as good as it looks.

Our first dessert was the Coconut Creme Brulee. I really enjoyed this, and found the addition of coconut flavoring a unique and tasty treat.

The Limoncello Cake was heavenly. It is made with one of Italy's top selling liqueurs, Limoncello,  which is a lemon flavored cocktail additive, or a drink by itself. The cake was light, tangy and rich all at once.

Lello’s is a great family run restaurant that really caters to quality as well as its customers. Although we had a sampling of main dishes, there is quite a buzz over the pizzas and stromboli they serve up here. I am looking forward to a return visit and checking out the pies they offer as well as some calzone. Its definitely worth a visit, and worth the wait.

Lello’s is open from 12 to 9 p.m. on Sundays, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturday. They also serve beer and a selection of wines. They do not have a website yet, but you can check them out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lellos-Ristorante-Pizzeria/874628319259873

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Doorstep Delivery adds new locations



The Southeast’s Largest Restaurant Delivery Service Adds New Locations to Its Already Impressive Roster of Cities...

The largest restaurant delivery service in the Southeast and the largest multi-city independently owned restaurant delivery service in the country “Doorstep Delivery” is set to serve even more customers and restaurants with the expansion into new metropolitan areas in the coming months. Doorstep Delivery is excited to announce that Indianapolis (IN), Charlotte (NC), West Palm Beach (FL) and the Florida Space Coast region will join the other locations the multi-million dollar company currently serves, bringing the total number to over 150 cities served and growing by July of this year.



Originally founded in 1999 out of Gainesville (FL) as GatorFood.com, the company first served Florida cities Gainesville, Tallahassee, Tampa and Orlando. Co-Founders William Moore, Andrew Brown, Tom Colangelo and Daniel Sinor combined their over 40 years of experience in the restaurant delivery service industry to join forces in 2008 and expand the now called Doorstep Delivery into additional markets in the Sunshine State like Jacksonville and Ft. Lauderdale and then eventually throughout the Southeast, plus Denver and Dallas. Last month, each branch of Doorstep broke personal records while Doorstep’s corporate headquarters and flagship location Orlando topped the list by breaking company-wide records in food sales.
Doorstep Delivery not only facilitates deliveries from nearly 1200 restaurants in total, but the company also prides itself in providing an exceptional marketing service for all its restaurant clients and being on the cutting edge of technology. Doorstep acts as master internet and guerilla marketers creating a platform online for dine-in coupons, an area for restaurants to display awards and “toot their own horn” and the production of numerous promotional pieces highlighting each restaurant they serve. Developing their own advanced software, Doorstep also offers web and mobile app ordering giving customers the option to pick up their food and a mapping feature to help them locate their favorite eatery and venture out and experience the food they love delivered in the restaurant itself.

“We designed Doorstep Delivery to benefit consumers and to benefit restaurants,” says Co-Founder Andrew Brown. “For consumers, we offer the service of convenience and are used as a dining guide providing a ‘one stop shop’ for all dining needs from delivery and pick-up to dining coupons and directions. For the restaurants, we are a huge marketing company who drives incremental sales without adding more overhead, which is extremely profitable for the restaurant.”

In 2014 alone, Doorstep saw a nearly 50% increase in restaurant sales company wide, which is a strong indicator that Doorstep Delivery will soon be a household name in virtually every major city in the U.S. For more news and information on Doorstep Delivery and individual locations, visit www.DoorstepDelivery.com.

Here is just a small portion of some of the many great restaurants you can get hooked up with from Doorstep Delivery in Orlando..






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Meg O' Malley's Irish Pub

812 East New Haven Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 952-5510

Since I have a lot of extended family living on the space coast, I find myself in Brevard county at least twice a month. We often get together for family functions and to eat and socialize. Every so often we will go out to eat, but its mostly chain restaurants because the dining scene in Brevard county is underwhelming. There are a few noteworthy spots dotted along the coast line though, and that's why I was excited to try Meg O' Malley's Irish Pub for a recent birthday dinner.

Meg O' Malley's is located in one of the more scenic and happening spots in Brevard county, in the more trendy downtown Melbourne. You could say that Meg O'Malley's is a typical Irish pub, but it is worthy of much more. On most nights they have Irish music playing and bar patrons participating in sing a longs. The atmosphere is lively and fun, and the food is pretty good too. 

In addition to some great Irish beers and cocktails, the menu is full of great Irish pub fare. Starers include items like lamb sliders, corned beef sliders, potato balls and a cheese & ale crock. Mains range from traditional pub sandwiches like the Kilkenny and a Dubliner chicken sandwich to a variety of burgers. Of course there is your standard fish and chips, bangers & mash, and corned beef and cabbage as well as roasted lamb shank and pot roast.

Our first starter was the Potato Balls. Made of mashed potatoes, chopped corned beef, scallions and Farmhouse cheddar rolled up, breaded and fried. Really tasty, especially with a pint of Guinness.

The Cheese & Ale Crock is a must have starter. It's a mixture of Irish ale, Farmhouse cheddar, and Dubliner cheeses served with an assortment of breads for dipping (Irish soda bread, brown bread, and garlic toast)

The Kilkenny sandwich is an Irish Reuben with sliced corned beef, Swiss, cabbage, and 1000 Island dressing on grilled rye bread. This sandwich was good, and loaded with meat too.

The Shepherds Pie
has ground beef in a rich broth with root vegetables and sweet peas, topped with colcannon and served with buttered cabbage and brown bread. For $2.00 extra, you can have it topped with macaroni and cheese.

It's hard to find good Fish & Chips. It seems simple enough, but I've had my fair share of bad fish & chips. I was excited to find that Meg O' Malley's fish & chips were rather exceptional.

I enjoyed the Corned Beef and Cabbage with corned beef brisket served with buttered cabbage, sweet carrots, whole grain mustard, brown bread, and choice of colcannon or boiled red bliss potatoes.

For our birthday celebration, we received a free order of MOM's Bread Pudding made from an old Irish recipe topped with whipped cream and a warm drunken raisin sauce. 


Meg O' Malley's provided exceptional service for our party of five, and everyone really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. They draw a pretty good crowd most nights of the week, but if you plan on going there on the weekends, be prepared to wait. As you might imagine, Meg's has one of the best St. Patrick's day celebrations on the east coast. Festivities usually last all week long with a street party on the weekend.

Meg O' Malley's is open from 10:30 am until the wee hours of the night as they like to say. Sundays they open at 11:00 am and feature an a la carte brunch special.

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