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John Haydon

8 August 2019

Excellent food, pretty good atmosphere. This used to be La Riv Italian Kitchen, now the menu has more "American" dishes. The remaining Italian dishes are still great, and they still do wood-fired pizza. Biggest change is the bar is now in the middle of the dining room... not sure how we feel about that, but we like quiet places. Still, it hasn't been loud or rowdy when we've been there. More...

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Nolan Bauer

29 July 2019

A favorite place for delicious italian food. Came in on a Thurs. The place has an awesome atmosphere. Menu is like a cafe in Boston I loved.

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Taylor Hanson

29 July 2019

Outstanding place for quality italian food. This place is absolutely one of my favorites. Quick and friendly service. It has a cool interior.

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Ehelen Tharpe

29 July 2019

The pizza and cocktails were to die for.

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James Pendergast

29 July 2019

For an upscale dining experience in west Temple I highly recommend. Food was cooked perfectly per my order and the ambience was appropriate to the menu. Bartender and wait staff were outstanding. More...

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Chad Wright

29 July 2019

Great food, great staff

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sharon daniel

29 June 2019

Cozy, comfortable atmosphere with great food.

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Deena Voorhees

29 June 2019

Awesome food, great service

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Hally Bell

29 May 2019

We've gone twice at the request of friends. Decent food, maybe I just went on a a few off nights for the chef or something. I'm sure I'll go again sometime but it's not usually the first place I recommend. More...

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Danielle Branch

29 April 2019

It was a very nice and quiet date night atmosphere. When we went they were out of ribeyes. The server said they only had 3 and sold out before 7. That was kind of disappointing but the New York strip was still really good. More...

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Erin Gaines

29 March 2019

Food and wine was fantastic tonight!

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Michelle Vega

29 March 2019

Quiet location, bread is additional, limited menu. Cute local restaurant

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Melinda Deckman

28 February 2019

Excellent paddardello!

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Kimberly Dubois

29 January 2019

Great service with excellent food.

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Thomas Evans

29 January 2019

My wife and I enjoyed some amazing pizza for 50% off during happy hour (4pm-6pm). Great service and delicious food. I will definitely be a returning customer.

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cynthia quintero

29 January 2019

Loved the food. Ordered the steak and eggs with french toast, ribeye with asparagus and breakfast pizza everything very tasty. That's the only reason i am giving it a 5 star rating. BUT not the service, greeted at the door, BUT not very friendly. The glasses for the water looked like they had been on the table for weeks with dust and yet the waitress started to serve water in them until i stopped her. More...

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Cynthia Quintero

29 January 2019

Loved the food. Ordered the steak and eggs with french toast, ribeye with asparagus and breakfast pizza everything very tasty. That's the only reason i am giving it a 5 star rating. BUT not the service, greeted at the door, BUT not very friendly. The glasses for the water looked like they had been on the table for weeks with dust and yet the waitress started to serve water in them until i stopped her. More...

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Sylva Maedgen

29 January 2019

Really good service. The bread and oil was very good. The pizza was delicious. And the chicken fettuccini was very good, light and tasty. The bread pudding was a little different than most, but still good. More...

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Alexander Millan Rodriguez

29 December 2018

Excelent restaurant, amazing service and beautiful place

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April Baughman

29 November 2018

Seafood risotto YUM

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Timothy Prince

29 November 2018

Very think was very good, and the service was great. Be sure to try the brussel sprouts.

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Patricia Kunsman

29 November 2018

Good food atmosphere is quite and relaxing waiter was very nice about taking a picture for my husband and I

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Phillip Johnson

29 October 2018

Amazing from scratch made to order food. Best Italian in town. Great service and ambiance.

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Gary Stone

29 September 2018

Service is top notch, food is great

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Theresa Guardado

29 September 2018

The food was fantastic and the waiter was awesome! We will definitely be back.

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roger bewick

29 August 2018

Excellent service, (Charlotte), and excellent NewYork strip...

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Cher Bewick

29 August 2018

Our server Charlotte, was awesome, very friendly and right on with great service. My husband ordered a NY strip, medium rare and it came with grilled asparagus and creamy polenta...best steak since we moved back to Texas. I ordered the traditional spaghetti and a side of meatballs, it rated right up there with great Italian cuisine. Decor is nice, nothing too fancy, dress comfortably, be prepared to take home leftovers. More...

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Aaron Baughman

29 August 2018

Great food, great service!

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Carol Medford

29 August 2018

Very good food. But definitely on the pricey side. 10 to $14 for a basic entree which doesn't include a salad or vegetable. Salad all 6 and $7. No small dinner salads. Expensive for a family. More...

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Joe Smith

29 August 2018

Fantastic food fellowship even better!!!!!

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archi nan

29 August 2018

The food is really fresh it's not a chain and they make everything from scratch

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john macey

29 August 2018

All home made. Truly outstanding!

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Ashley Dexter

29 August 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, and the service and staff were outstanding!

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Vanessa Sieg

29 August 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic service, delicious food. The best tiramisu I've ever had. Dinner was flavorful but not too heavy. We also absolutely loved the apple spice martini. Every time we have dined here we've been greeted by the Chef. Definitely a favorite Central Texas spot for us. More...

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Renee Delacruz

29 August 2018

Pizza was good. Enjoyed dessert even more! Get the bread pudding!

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sandy Hodges

29 August 2018

Very nice, good food

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Paul Schellhase

29 August 2018

Excellent service by Aunt B. Food was incredible. Would highly recommend dining here!!

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Carol Schellhase

29 August 2018

Aunt B was a wonderful server! Food was magnificent. A rare treat to enjoy a cool Texas evening on the patio. I take a medium well (heavy) steak with a thin pink line. It was perfect!

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kimberly watson

29 August 2018

The food is awesome!! Really laid back environment. Love it!!

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britt dalton

29 August 2018

Our first choice for a great evening. Gourmet chef serves upscale country Italian meals with absolutely perfect service. Topped off with deep wine selection and wonderful desserts. More...

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Alex

29 August 2018

Absolutely love this restaurant. Very comfortable setting, relaxing environment and if the mood suits a very romantic spot

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Leah Moses

29 August 2018

Super classy and delicious

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Neil Diaz

29 August 2018

yum

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James Hannah

29 August 2018

Food is great. Small restaurant with a nice atmosphere.

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Sean Biefeld

29 August 2018

Consistently good food, great wine selection. The staff is on point and the head chef is super friendly!

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Keenan Barber

29 August 2018

Half a chicken was great and the side of potatoes was awsome .

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Yurika Dollar

29 August 2018

The food was very tasty, good! We were in a rush & told them. The service was very good & quick! Will be going g back!

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shelley fowler

29 August 2018

Wonderful place

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Angela Martinez

29 August 2018

Delicious food

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Johnny Mendoza

29 August 2018

Quiet and quaint. Relaxation mixed with great food. Pasta lovers owe it to themselves to attend this fine restaurant some day soon.

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hello julie

29 August 2018

5/5 for ambience and staff service. 3.5/5 for food. Please don't get me wrong. The food isn't bad, but from the atmosphere and price tag, I was expecting something a little tastier. This place is good for a casual business meeting. There are better and more intimate places to go for dates. More...

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Zee Kelly

29 August 2018

Great wine selection and knowledgeable staff. Lobster Risotto was outstanding.

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Emily Lake

29 August 2018

You won't be sorry! Amazing menu, atmosphere (inside/outside seating), and service. I had the Salmon Salad, hands down THE BEST tasting salmon and salad I've ever had. Very good

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Edward Shaffell

29 August 2018

Excellent food and service

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Jonathan Pilgrim

29 August 2018

This is a newer Italian food place in town. Their oven fired pizza is really good, and they have a great variety. Their pasta dishes are also very good. They are also a wine tasting room, so you can pair your meal with a great wine. I am not sure how long it will last, but they have half price pasta dishes on Monday's. This is a great way to get a great pasta at a great price. More...

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Tammy Finstad

29 August 2018

Really enjoyed dinner here and the owner/ manager is very personable. I'll be back. Thanks, Vira

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Jordyn O'Donnell

29 August 2018

Great food, great wine, and great service! Always worth a visit

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Brendon Hogan

29 August 2018

Always a great place to eat when you want a good ambience and for a special occasion. Their risotto is amazing (though they got rid of the mushroom one which was vegetarian) and the wood-fired pizza is quite tasty as well. The have menu options for carnivores and vegetarians and a nice bar if you just want a drink. Extensive wine menu, but don't go for a beer as the selection is quite small. My wife and I enjoy this place and it is owned locally, which is another plus! More...

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Dave Hollowich

29 August 2018

Wife and I had dinner there tonight. Had a wonderful young lady take care of us, thank you Molly. Reminded us of our time in Europe. Food is awesome as is their wine. Highly recommend if you are looking for great food and wine! More...

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Thomas Storie

29 August 2017

Wonderful fresh food. Delicious! Service is impecable. Do try La Riv!

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Justin S.

29 August 2017

Rather expensive But it was really nice. The waiter was friendly and always close by to help. Food was really good. They have a massive steak.

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Jamie Ferguson

29 August 2017

Great Ragu! Loved the atmosphere. Best Italian around. Everyone in our group loved it.

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D. Morris

29 August 2017

Great food ALL made from scratch! Pizza made in brick oven and great wine selection, wine tasting offered here.

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Dan Hancock

29 August 2017

Great spot for some Italian fare in Temple. Prices are a little high, but the food is delicious.

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Katerina Thomas

29 August 2017

Fantastic ravioli. And the wine... Muah!

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Scott Shields

29 August 2017

Very good quality food

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W Johnson

29 August 2017

italian. the name is the owners name spelled backwards

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Sarah Johnson

29 August 2017

We love La Riv. Chef Vira is very talented, she cares about her food and it shows! they have a new menu out, and everything we tried so far is super quality. Recently, the decor is also changed... Feel likes upscale but still comfortable place to dine on a regular base.- I think she is taking a restaurant to a new direction and truly we are LOVING it.Good job chef, you have earned a repeat guest. The best lasagna I ever had in my life! More...

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Ann Allen

29 August 2017

Great atmosphere, great employees, and great food.

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Rob P

29 August 2017

Excellent food, far better than the garbage at Pignetti's. This is a go to place for people who actually know Italian food and have a proper palette to taste it.

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Neil Poehlmann

29 August 2017

Good Food, Chicken Fettuccine and wood-fire pizza! All good! Service could be better.. atmosphere is very nice.

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Elaine Hynes

29 August 2017

Very delicious dinner, generous drinks, comfortable chairs, pleasant decor. Waitstaff competent and helpful. Soundtrack very enjoyable, too. Glad that Nolan Creek Winery recommended that we try this great restaurant - our experience lived up to our expectations! We will be returning soon! More...

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Breanna Jones

29 August 2017

My family and I had lunch here on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The food and service was amazing. Our server, Ashley, did an amazing job and stayed on top of everything, she was also very warm and inviting. Everything from the appetizers to the end was just perfect! More...

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Jasson Abraham

29 August 2017

Good quality pizza. Nice decor. Friendly staff

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S Wallace

29 August 2017

We had dinner tonight and my girlfriend's sea bass was a bit salty. The waiter and the owner came out and totally took care of the issue and made it a non-factor for the experience! Everything else was excellent and the service was wonderful. You can tell they take their business seriously and want to provide the very best. Highly recommended! More...

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John O'Brien

29 August 2017

Fantastic upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of West Temple! They have a great wine selection and some fantastic dinner options! Family owned and operated, we absolutely love this place! More...

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Gina Lynn Volante

29 August 2017

I'm Italian from Detroit and the sauce is the best by far close to home. Love and enjoy the "OMG" wine selection - ah that's Amore'

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Christopher Gould

29 August 2017

If you traveled...dine here..REAL European food.

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Marilyn Blass

29 August 2017

Amazing food delicious drinks. Dennis was an awesome bartender and gave us impeccable service!! I'd give u ten stars if I could!!

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Olivia rodriguez

29 August 2017

Loved it so much I had to work here

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Bradly Rowe

29 August 2016

This place has the best atmosphere and the most amazing brick oven pizza. Make sure you try the Prosciutto all a carbonara simply delectable with white truffle oil and pecorino romano, it's outta this world! Thanks Vira

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Rimple Bhakta

29 August 2016

Great food and service!

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Andrew Allen

29 August 2016

The food and service here is incredible. This place is a true gem.

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Erica Nelson

29 August 2016

The food, service and atmosphere are fantastic! This is a must and we will be returning.

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StormySkyVlogsChannel

29 August 2016

Lunch was excellent. Wonderful wait staff. Atmosphere at lunch was fun. Chef came and spoke to us. Drinks excellent! I would highly recommend this place to any lunch party. Can't wait to try dinner here. The bar area is super cute. More...

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Anica Mendoza

29 August 2016

My husband and I were in the mood for something different and we fell in love with La Riv as soon as we stepped inside. Our host and server was Tom. He was an exquisite server and completely knowledgeable and added that extra flare to our experience. The wine selection is overwhelming but Tom was able to walk us through and pair our wine choice to our liking and food selection. If that wasn't enough, the food is cooked and seasoned to perfection. We also saved room for a shared dessert and it was the icing on the cake. We couldn't be more pleased with the wait staff, chefs, food and drink. Our experience here is one to remember and we will definitely be back to enjoy more. More...

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Keith Pearce

29 August 2016

Went here with the wife for dinner. I liked the atmosphere, its a small venue and it gives you more of a personal feel. We were seated immediately and found the wait staff to be knowledgeable about their offerings. The waitress we had explained that the owner actually travels to Italy frequently to update her ingredients and menu with authentic Italian choices. I asked a few questions about the wood burning pizza oven and they allowed us to actually go in the back where the oven sits and a chef talked to us for a few minutes about the pro's of crafting a pizza this way. Overall the food was delicious and the people there made us feel like they really wanted us to taste their food. Will be back ASAP! More...

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Ryan Willingham

29 August 2016

Great food and great atmosphere. The food is a little pricey, but it is a nice place to take a date.

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DESTINY BYRD

29 August 2016

This place is a 5 star class act. From the second you walk in the environment has you completely captured. From the beautiful table set ups to the alluring music, it's a classy little place. The waiter was literally the best waiter I have ever had. I wanted sweet tea and he personally made me my own glasses each time! The food is absolutely devine! They use a lot of spices, which I love! Overall I only have great things to say. We will always go back to La Riv any time we're back in the area. More...

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Kevin Thibeault

29 August 2016

Came here for lunch. Great atmosphere and great lunch menu choices. Had the Florentine Salad, yum. Chicken was very well cooked and seasoned. Will be back.

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Matthew Saylor

29 August 2016

Chad was terrific amazing artisanal fresh cocktails.

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Hunter Lowdermilk

29 August 2016

One of my favorites now! Everything was amazing from the greeting all the way down to the main entrée. I was very impressed on how everything was made. The resturaunt was very clean and looks almost brand new (the building is only a year and a half old) and the table setting and atmosphere was just perfect for a evening date with your loved one! The food was unbelievably fresh and tasty that you'd swear there's a Food Network chef back there! Speaking of chefs, the head chef came down and talked with us for a good bit and told us how and where she got all of her inspiration for making our food. If I could, I would rate it a 100 out of 5! More...

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Clayton Hodges

29 August 2015

We enjoyed the food and friendly hospitality. Matteo was our waiter. Highly recommend asking for him. Very nice and friendly staff. Food was really good.

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Rachel Clark

29 August 2015

This evening my family and I decided to do a bit of exploring. We always like trying new foods and were delighted to find La Riv. I felt under dressed in my t-shirt and jeans but we were welcomed into this fancy establishment as if we were each in an a million dollar suit. I was instantly put at ease by the friendly staff and the waiter politely led us through the menu. The place was super clean (even the restrooms) and my glass was full the whole time and they were so sneaky about filling it, I don't even recall them coming by. The food was FANTASTIC. I had the Alfredo (Although it was called something fancier than that) and it was by far the best I have ever had! The price point is similar to that of Olive Garden but I dare say, the food was even better. I sampled the food of everyone at my table and every dish was perfect. There are no salt or pepper shakers on the tables, although it wasn't required because the food was wonderfully seasoned. The staff was attentive (even those not serving our table) and the owner came to our table twice to make sure we were happy with our food. She also went above and beyond by inviting my son to see the wood burning oven that his pizza was cooked in! The kitchen was super clean and the staff all waved as we entered. I cannot say enough about this wonderful place! If you haven't tried it, you owe it to yourself to go! You will not be disappointed! More...

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Kirill Lipatov

29 August 2015

Fantastic!

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Kyle Marshall

29 August 2015

We had a group dinner in the bar area and really enjoyed the wine and food. The staff was friendly and accommodating.My wife and I have also had a dinner here and a very nice experience. Their wine suggestions were excellent. They recently added some outdoor seating which is great. More...

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