Years ago there used to be a Sal's in the same plaza as my neighborhood Publix and after hearing rave reviews, I decided to give it a try. Ew. I thought everyone was hyping up nothing. I remember ordering the chicken marsala (I have since sworn off all 'shrooms) and did not like it at all.
Fast forward to 2006.
I'm not sure if the one near my apartment closed because of poor location (it's actually a great restaurant location) or poor service or poor food. But I went to a Sal's in Boynton (too lazy to create an entry for Boynton -- sorry) with my sister and her kids and it was SO good!
Granted, the place is smaller than a Palm Beacher's walk-in closet, but the food is great. If you like garlic, you'll LOVE the garlic rolls. I try to duplicate it at home and still haven't hit it.
My sister and I ate so much we made ourselves sick. Or at least I did. I should have stopped eating, but it was so good, I couldn't! We ordered a pasta dish and a pizza and still had leftovers. So did the kids. Or at least her son did -- he stopped eating his lasagna and finished off his sister's pasta.
What I thought was really cool was that the waiter brought out pizza dough for the kids to entertain them while the food came out. Much cleaner (and cooler) than Play Doh.