“Lasci il buon rullo di periodi,” reads the inscription over the bar at Pinocchio’s Ristorante. The phrase translates to “let the good times roll,” advice addressed to wait staff and patrons alike in the gently lit and richly colored dining room. Past the long, curving bar, rust-colored walls glow around golden sconces, and the smell of fresh tomatoes and sautéing vegetables fills the air. Drawing on generations-old family recipes and experience accrued during 25 years in the business, chefs at Pinocchio’s Ristorante craft a menu of pastas, risottos, and veal. In the kitchen, they slice paper-thin cuts of prosciutto, stir pots of truffle and cognac-reduction sauce, roast garlic, and whittle spaghetti down into angel hair. The din of pots and pans drifts behind the bar, where a cadre of mixologists whip up margaritas and martinis, ranging from the raspberry margarita to martinis made with van Gogh espresso vodka.
The culinary masterminds that brought Pinocchio’s Ristorante to Three Rivers have teamed up to bring another success, Gheppetto’s Grille, to Ware. Along with elegantly executed Italian fare, the restauranteurs wanted to add a touch of Americana to the menu, setting classics such as veal marsala next to wild-caught haddock wrapped in a crispy Ritz Cracker and panko breading. Fostering a festive environment ideal for an after-work cocktail or get-together with family and friends, the lounge entertains guests with a full bar lined with flat-screen TVs showing big, burly games. In the dining area, Gheppetto’s amicable staff seats guests at tables adorned with white tablecloths in a room of rustic browns and reds lit warmly under hanging lights. Supporting local artists, the eatery also enlivens its Thursday and Saturday evenings with live acoustic music.
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Totally Tan’s turquoise-colored salon, decorated with beach artwork and tropical foliage, houses bronzing equipment that darkens skin tone in the face of time constraints and inclement weather. Optimized for building long-lasting color, the Future Sun bed gilds bodies with 46 lamps and hundreds of commissioned fireflies. Internal air conditioning keeps patrons comfortable as they recline in the SilverBullet, and aromatherapy soothes patrons who soak up rays in the S-Class. As an alternative to UV tanning, Mystic Tan booths darken skin by coating it in long-lasting bronzer.
At This an That, patrons peruse 1,500 square feet of assorted books, furniture, home décor, handmade items, and sundry knickknacks. Shoppers can update charm bracelets with Pandora-style trinkets ($2) or pick up a new handmade bracelet ($5) to gift to a friend's bare wrist. Shoppers can make a sound real-estate investment with a handmade birdhouse ($18) or incite young imaginations with assorted toys ($1–$75), including miniature cars and fire trucks, ideal for keeping the flames of 8-ounce soy candles ($8.50+) at bay.