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Best Expensive Italian Restaurant

Top Ten Reasons Why Primavera Is Better Than the Italian Restaurant You Go To: 10. You can't fool all of the people all of the time -- Primavera's been around since 1985. 9. Wait staff isn't snobby, nor is it informal to the point of saying things like "Fuhgeddaboudit!" 8. Roasted pepper antipasto comes spiked with curry. 7. Do the owners of your favorite place have cool names like Primavera's husband-wife team of Giacomo and Melody? 6. Innovative culinary combinations like zucchini-crusted rack of lamb with Marsala date sauce; grilled salmon with pink grapefruit and merlot; pasta with fagioli. 5. Romantic ambiance can lead to amorous payoff that makes pricey bill seem a bargain. 4. Extensive wine list reasonably priced. 3. Two words: homemade pasta. 2. Frank Sinatra once ate here. 1. Because we say so, and we're experts.
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Best Expensive Italian Restaurant

When you're in Mulberry Street, do as others do: Order as many courses as you think you could possibly eat. Then, after you tuck into the first dish, order three more, making sure to drip whatever it is you're eating onto the menu. That way, diners who come in after...
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Best Expensive Italian Restaurant

Yes, it's a classic, this link of a very popular, worldwide chain of high-end Italian restaurants. And yes, some of the menu items -- carpaccio, for example -- tend toward the tried-and-true. The restaurant is also loud, crowded, and filled with socialites. But really, when you're talking about receiving such...
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Best Expensive Italian Restaurant

Here's an oxymoron: sophisticated suburbs. Yet that's just what Weston is, and this Italian restaurant reflects residents' appreciation of fine cuisine. Antonello and Rosaria Catinella, who used to own L'Hostaria in Tamarac, gladly fill the need for superb homemade ravioli or gnocchi, shrimp laced with black truffle sauce, filet mignon...
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Best Expensive Italian Restaurant

Chef-owner Steve Martorano likes it when his establishment is compared to a place you might see on The Sopranos or spot in a Godfather film. In fact, he even plays gangster movies and runs modern mob episodes on the multiple televisions posted throughout this South Philly-style trattoria and turns up...
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