I was thinking about Italian Food and I'd never been to Tommy's before. They have a reasonable lunch menu, so I took a drive up to Davie.jump-->
Tommy's used to be almost a standalone building, but they're expanding the shopping center; there's a bit of construction going on. Inside, Tommy's is a bit nicer than your standard Pizzeria; Tommy's is a restaurant.
Tommy's Italian Interior
It's all one room, and the owner is sitting in the corner facing he dining room the entire time. No booths; no privacy. There are 2 TVs but no sound so you can't really see what's going on.
They had a couple of specials but I went straight for the eggplant parmesan; you can get it as a sandwich or a "plate" with pasta for the same price of $9. I ordered unsweetened iced tea with extra lemon but got sweetened raspberry tea with 1 lemon wedge. I sent it back for unsweetened, and did without the extra lemon.
You get bread at Tommy's; some sort of oil dip and a toasted loaf; toasted bread isn't so good for dipping.
Tommy's Italian Bread
Lunch comes with soup or salad; they have french onion and pasta fagioli. I went for the pasta and bean soup. It's served in an interesting mini-pot.
Tommy's Italian Pasta Fagioli
It was mostly broth with some carrots mixed in with mini-ring pasta and some beans. Not very hearty but a pretty good soup.
Music here has odd transitions from Enrique Iglesias to Rod Stewart. It took a long 30 minutes for the pasta to come out.
Tommy's Eggplant Parmesan Lunch
The eggplant itself was deftly made; thinly sliced with light breading. The sauce was typical south florida; not sweet enough; Garlic and Onions people. I'm used to that, but the pasta was cold, and the sauce was only luke warm. It seemed like they baked the eggplant and let the pasta sit for a while. I can't eat cold pasta, so I just ate the eggplant.
They didn't charge me for the tea, so this is a pretty good haul for $9.54. It could have been very good if it was served hot.