Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge
Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge

Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rovezzis.com/
  • Phone: (508) 347-0100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Sunday: 4:00 - 8:00pm
    Available Mondays for functions and catering only
    Our entire facility is available for daytime use as a company retreat or meeting space, with lunch and breakout service.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Rovezzi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Take the stress out of event planning by choosing Rovezzi’s chefs to cater your next party. From business lunches and seminars to social events of all types, Rovezzi’s staff will assist in planning your menu, expertly prepare your culinary selections and deliver everything you need to make your day a success.
  • Private Party Facilities: Rovezzi’s offers venues which can accommodate events and functions from 10 to 350 guests. Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, bridal or baby shower, weddings, award dinners, corporate meeting, presentation or a casual get-together, we have the right room for you.

    Our venue in Sturbridge holds up to 50 people. Our new venue in Southbridge, LaSalle Hall, has 2 spaces. The newly renovated Tuscan Room holds up to 120 guests, the grand hall upstairs up to 250. Please allow us to cater your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: Erica Foley 508 380 5181x
  • Special Events: Wine dinners, Ladies Nights and other events will be posted to Facebook

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt.20 Rt. 148
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two private lots; Valet parking Friday and Saturday
A word from Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge
The Rovezzi family has been in the restaurant business for more than 40 years. We are proud to note Chef Chris Rovezzi is the winner of the 2012 Worcester Area Best Chef competition. Unrivaled attention to ingredients and flavor is what makes Rovezzi's the absolute favorite dining experience for many Central Massachusetts residents. Rovezzi's offers traditional Italian cuisine with an innovative and creative flair. And the majority of our service staff have been with us for many years, taking pride in the Rovezzi fare and striving to match Chef Chris' attention to ingredients and flavor with our attention to your experience as our guest.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)neighborhood gem (47)fit for foodies (45)romantic (32)good for groups (26)notable wine list (20)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (6)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Happy
    maryvig
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The four of us each enjoyed the antipasto and all four meals. Three got beef, I got the swordfish and all delicious. We were sort of led into purchasing a bottle of wine we felt was expensive for the little bit you get but otherwise, wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday gal
    pigout
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We had a lovely dinner celebration Saturday evening. The drinks and apps were terrific. Main meal was very tasty and plentiful. 4 out our party of 6 went home with the take home bags. Our birthday guest received a personalized birthday card from the chef. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Delightful
    BerkshirePAT
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Our son lives in California and works for a company based in Boston. When he is in Boston for meetings we meet him at Rovezzi's for dinner because we live in the Berkshires, so we both drive part way. It is a special event because it happens rarely and Rovezzi's is part of what makes a great evening. The place is beautiful, the service attentive, and the food superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding! The bread pudding
    wineanddine915VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Outstanding! The bread pudding desert was unbelievable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional dining experience
    Sblando
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We dine here frequently. The food is always exceptional. The chef and owner Chris always takes pride in all he does. Glad he brought back the pumpkin martini. So delicious. The filet special is a fantastic choice and it literally melts in your mouth. I love the fall desserts. The pumpkin cheesecake was creamy and to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MID MASS GEM
    optician
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    My wife and I were looking for a romantic dinner. I saw Rovezzi's on line and booked a table. When we arrives we were greeted and were seated promptly. Our waitress introduced herself and took our drink order. We ordered an antipasto salad. There were, grilled veggies, cheese, tomatoes, olives, roasted peppers with garlic bread and dipping oil. All of the pasta is homemade. My wife had lasagna and I had pan seared scallops with ravioli. It was a great meal and we will return when we can.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My birthday dinner! :)
    MandoLynn
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    For anyone that enjoys Italian food, Rovezzi's is a must! We started off with their B.L.T Flatbread. Scrumptious! For dinner I had the Tortelloni Aragosta. It was absolutely wonderful. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! My date had the Pollo Parmigiano. I tried that too and it was of course, amazing. I was surprised at how much chicken came with it; two very large and thick fillets.Their pasta is home made every day and you can certainly taste the difference. We were too stuffed to order any dessert but I was brought a to-go container with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake topped with home made whipped cream, yummy crumbles, a strawberry, and a candle for me to light at home. It was amazing! Thank you so much Rovezzi's team!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Amazing Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Another amazing meal. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend trying the soup, as I stepped out of my norm, and LOVED it. Everyone in the party enjoyed their meals. The food is Fresh and Delicious every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish! Delish!
    Reviewernewbie
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Had reservation of 8pm on a Saturday and only had to wait 5 minutes to be seated, the hostess was very friendly. Our waitress was sweet and helpful. We ordered the Rollatini Melanzane which was incredible, maybe it was too small because I could have had more and more; that's how great it was! My boyfriend got the Gnocchi Tostato, it was delicious. But I ordered the Tortelloni Aragosta and that was hands down one of the best meals I've ever ordered.... anywhere. Ever. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find
    TimP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I have heard great things about Rovezzi's for years but have never ventured out to Sturbridge, until now, to see and taste for myself. I hate when a resteraunt doesn't live up to it's billing. That is not a problem here! Rovezzi's exceeded my expectations and delivered a meal better than you could find in the North End! Appetizer, salad, entree and desert. All courses were delicious and prepared to perfection. If you like fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere then do yourself a favor and try Rovezzi's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great as always...And
    CMCsturbridge
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Food was great as always...And the Calamari "Fries" are definately a keeper!!!! Great decision to mix it up Chef Chris!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointing
    Vtclark
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    This was our third or fourth visit and we were happy to be able to bring some good friends with us to This visit. The food was wonderful and my friends enjoyed it very much as well. Everything was fresh and creative and the service was wonderful. Never a disappointment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Italian Meal
    NewHoperVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    With a late stop-over in Sturbridge on our drive to Portland, we were happy to come across this cozy little Italian restaurant. The delicious homemade pasta with fresh cheeses made my vegetarian lasagna taste absolutely delightful. And my husband's veal rolled with lobster meat was melt-in-your-mouth superb. This all starting off with a tasty roasted beet salad made with locally grown beets. We look forward to visiting again!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was wonderful-
    SarahB
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Everything was wonderful- great appetizers, excellent specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Mkrtzr
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Everything we ordered was wonderful. The waitress was funny and accommodating. Excellent experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Student
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We tried the green pea and marscapone ravioli with seared scallops and mushroom bacon cream, and the chicken parm. Both Fabulous. Service was excellent, and we look forward to returning again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Sturbridge favorite
    JMB01566
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    From start to finish, it was delicious. Fun choice of craft beers. Great chef's creation appetizer and tasty dinners...salmon, lobster stuffed tortellini, and veal. We shared two desserts. We have never had a less than delicious meal when dining here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Alice
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We went to Rovezzi's at the suggestion of a friend, with another couple. Both of us were celebrating our wedding anniversaries. The food was some of the best we've ever had, and the waitress was great! Never ever made us feel we were rushed - loved that aspect. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food quality.
    Rachel64
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Exceptional food quality. Attentive service. Have been several times before and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local flavor
    ww29
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    A local favorite serving fine Italian and American cuisine in an large old house. Creative presentations and offerings in a casual setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We choose Rovezzi's when we get out for a nice, relaxed date night dinner. This time we both had the filet which is tender and delicious. Wines here are always perfect. Service is always friendly, prompt and fun. We sat downstairs for the 1st time - it's a different experience than upstairs. Still very pretty - nicely decorated but our table had an air conditioning vent under the table. We had freezing feet and legs and were going to ask for another table but our server put a menu across the vent and it blocked enough air that we could be comfortable. I was surprised that the owner spoke to diners at the two tables next to us but bypassed us entirely? We would've welcomed the opportunity to meet him. Still a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant love the
    Lucy
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Great restaurant love the bread. Food was outstanding. Wish it were closer. Loved the music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Kenb
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Excellent Meal. Our server, a former sous chef from the kitchen, had an excellent grasp on the menu and made great suggestions, including a chef's choice appetizer which very very good. Worth the trip to Sturbridge!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    We frequent Rovezzi's on a regular basis and have NEVER had a bad meal
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 20TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
    HAPPY1
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    WONDERFUL FROM START TO FINISH EVERTHING WAS GREAT, WE EVAN GOT A FREE DESERT, YUM !
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapoimted
    Beegs
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    This was our third time going to Rovezzis. We were looking for a nice romantic evening, but instead had to deal with a screaming and crying child at 9:00 at night. The child was running around the upstairs tables and the mother was paying no attention to the child while on her cell phone texting. Management did nothing to stop the disturbance. Our evening was ruined and we let the mother know it when we left. We have a choice and will never have dinner here again. Rovezzis is not a place for children with behavior issues and the restaurant needs to review its policies and train its staff for such an occasion. Even Burger King will ask you to leave if you are disturbing others. I would expect more from Rovezzis.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Brandi
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I am very hard to please and NEVER say anything is perfect, but this visit was outstanding! Jasper was the perfect waiter and the food was exactly the way we wanted it. I had done the birthday special (free 3 course meal if you friend the owner on FB). I was not sure how they would handle the fact that I can't have pasta, potato, rice, sugar or bread (special diet). We got antipasti for the app, I got filet with scallops and green beans for dinner then since I could not eat dessert, they allowed me to have a cappucino for my dessert! My mom had the salmon which was incredible and hubby had the chicken parm. The best experience I have had in a while or maybe even at all! LOVE THEM...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable!
    karebear70
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Service was friendly and accomodating. Decadent decor, It was a date night and the atmoshere is perfect for that. Not sure if it's a good idea for people to bring small children. There is entertainment on some days too. The only thing is the portion was very small the piece of lasagna, though excellent in flavor, was small, just a small square piece.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    I was on a business trip so didn't know where to have dinner. I took a chance on this place and it was wonderful. I look forward to making another visit on my next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    wineanddine915VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    I had the filet with sauted spinach and it was delicious
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Outstanding!
    MassDad
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    We are frequent visitors to Rovezzi's Ristorante. The food is always a culinary treat. Chef/owner Chris Rovezzi has established and maintains an incredibly high standard of excellence that is sure to provide a memorable dining experience for first timers and repeat customers alike. The menu varies with the season, incorporating fresh local produce with delicious and upscale entrees. The desserts are made fresh and are simply decadent! The wine list is very decent, without being overpriced or pretentious. Rovezzi's is one of those rare finds that never disappoints, even after repeated visits this holds true. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Cuisine in Sturbridge!
    Lainy
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Our dining experience at Rovezzi's was most enjoyable. The food was delicious. We shared the eggplant rollatini appetizer and both wished we had ordered our own. Soooo good. Wonderful marinara sauce. My husband ordered his usual Italian fare, chicken parm. He claims it was the best ever, with the chicken melting like butter in his mouth! I ordered the simple dish of homemade linguini and meatballs. By far the best tasting meatballs, which were quite large. The homemade pasta was exceptional. The room we sat in was decorated with Frank Sinatra prints, with Old Blue Eyes' music playing in the background. The Hostess, waitress, bus person, all friendly and efficient. We look forward to returning to Rovezzi's (even with the 1-1/2 hr. drive)!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food..and good service
    jdawg
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Went for our wedding anniversary. Had to order drinks at the bar due to no tables available at the time of our reservation..no prob. Once seated, we sat at a nice booth surrounded by frank Sinatra pictures. The servers were all upbeat and friendly. B+ for the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    partyguy
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We celebrated my wife's birthday, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable on the menu items. The service was very good as was the food. We plan to return soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, again
    ddamon406VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Visited Rovezzi's once again and had a wonderful dinner. I was stressed because they had recently changed the menu and my favorite Veal Saltimboca didn't make the new menu. When I mentioned it to our server, she asked the chef to make it for me. The chef (I think his name is Chris) is fantastic and made the dish for me. That's what I call service. Plus, the food is always great there and the wines are perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    goldy
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    The food was very good. The bread was excellent as was the soup. My dish was a little salty. The upstairs dining area can use a little more natural light. Our table was directly below the air conditioning vent. The lights seemed to get dimmer then brighter off and on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal!
    mbha
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    Our server Kelly was informative & attentive to just the right degree. Apps-fabulous-eggplant rolletini, calamari & mussels. Entrees- filet special served w/potato croquette, tender & delicious; lobster tortellini, lrg chunks of lobster w/delicious sauce, veal parm, also quite good; and a pasta dish w/lobster, crab and shrimp - excellent sauce. I would have liked the pasta a bit less al dente, but that is just my particular taste and the flavors were wonderful. Only wish we had saved some room for dessert because there were some great sounding desserts we would have liked to try. Would surely dine there again, had a wonderful meal, prices in line w/quality, perfect halfway point between Hartford and greater Boston area for us. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heavy.
    jansomjorge
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    The food is good. But not very interesting.This is an Italian that tries to vary from the traditional red with some heavy sauces rich in bacon and cream. A lighter touch was requested on a dish and the results were good.
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  • Great spot for dining
    samer
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Really enjoyed our meals there. Went back the next night, again great food.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Food was just average. Was recommended the "chefs selection" the chef sent me 6 cheese ravioli for $24. Otherwise just an average Italian restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate