Our dining atmosphere is fine-casual. You will be as comfortable in a tie or dress as you are in blue jeans. From our hand painted Tuscan wall murals to the linen wrapped silverware our environment evokes a high expectation and we intend to please you. We want you to be so favorably impressed that you come again, and again.
A third-generation Italian family takes the helm at Nicole’s Italian Restaurant, topping the 12 dining tables with homemade lasagna, shrimp tossed with linguini, savory cuts of chicken and veal, and bubbling pizzas. Chefs call on generations-old South Italian recipes as they create dishes forged with low-fat milk and cheeses and free of MSG and preservatives, creating a health-conscious dining experience at the restaurant or at a catered party. On certain nights of the week, Nicole’s Italian Restaurant treats its patrons to entertainment that includes karaoke, live music, and spaghetti-knitting demonstrations.
In the dining room at Vincenzo's Italian Grill, plates of fragrant chicken cacciatore drift by on waiters' arms as patrons dig into nontraditional dishes such as chipotle-pesto pasta. Patrons can lean back in dark wood chairs and listen to the voices of live performers on the weekend or lean forward to consume forkfuls of penne arrabiata, which stays true to its roots by combining marinara-covered penne, black olives, and italian sausage grown in the sausage groves of Italy.
Through the archway in a bucolic yet elegant dining room, vivid murals transport guests to an Old World dreamscape in which gondoliers leisurely drift down narrow waterways flanked by Venetian buildings and boats bob atop an endless blue-green sea. Beneath the glow of rustic chandeliers and wall sconces, servers navigate between tables draped in crisp white linens, dropping off plates piled high with lightly breaded calamari, eggplant parmigiana, and lasagna. At the wooden bar accented with hanging flutes, bartenders or stooges regrettably mistaken for bartenders fill up glasses, drawing from the wine bottles stacked within the diamond-shaped racks.
Homemade dough soars from the hands of the pizza gurus at DoubleDave's Pizzaworks before it bathes in from-scratch sauce and dresses in gourmet toppings. The menu collects more than 15 toppings to shower over pies, from sliced meatball and smoked ham to crushed garlic. Specialty disk, The Works ($15.99), plays a medley of locally sourced cured meats, mushrooms, and smoked provolone cheese, and the classic veggie ($15.99) takes a stand for sustainable eating and cows' valuable roles as attentive listeners with a hailstorm of black olives, italian sweet peppers, and honey whole-wheat crust. Guests can also craft a salad from the salad bar, where 16 toppings graze freely.
Italian Cafe transports taste buds to the land of mozzarella and tomatoes with classic Italian dishes, piping hot pizzas, and a chalkboard menu of rotating weekly specials. Wade tentative palates into the bruschetta dip ($6.99) or the fried mozzarella ($5.99) before diving mouth-first into the main event. Pasta lovers can tuck into the cannelloni tasty crêpe-like envelopes stuffed with beef and sealed in a creamy tomato sauce ($9.99). The chicken Leonardo arrives painted in herbed cream sauce on a shard of The Last Supper ($14.99). The pizza list teems with expressions of meaty devotion, such as the meat Amore topped with five variations on the titular protein ($11.99–$17.99), as well as meatless possibilities that range from the garden-begotten veggie Amore ($10.99–$16.99) to the traditional margarita pie ($10.99–$16.99).