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$30 for $60 Worth of Italian Cuisine
The menu includes hand-rolled basil gnocchi in a Gorgonzola cream sauce ($11+), pan-seared Atlantic salmon with sun-dried tomato pesto ($26), and chicken breast with a mascarpone and pancetta cream sauce ($22).
Noto's Old World Italian Dining
The Noto family, starting their culinary career by selling candy and hot dogs at its video arcade in 1979, have since evolved into a full-service Italian restaurant. Intent on recreating homey, rustic cuisine that could have come from a family kitchen, the chefs rely on a seasonally rotating selection of ingredients, which they both source from local farmers and import from Italy. In order to make meatballs, italian sausage, and mozzarella in-house, they rely on generations-old family recipes that were passed down, much like the family's formula for creating critically acclaimed Mad Libs.
Although the dining room surrounds guests with olive-hued walls, sturdy columns, and a collection of framed landscapes, the downstairs wine cellar tempts parties with a smattering of tables amid the space's intimately lit brick archways. This room also shelters the restaurant's 10,000-bottle-strong wine list, which includes 1,000 Italian wines and garnered yet another Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2012.