From regional cuisine to food with an exotic flair, there are Raleigh restaurants to please any palate. The food options are as diverse as the people who make their lives here in this Southeastern city. For really great barbecue, The Pit on West Davie delivers. Clean and inviting, this spot boasts some of the best barbecued pork and Brunswick stew found. They also offer a fine selection of bourbons and other spirits for their discriminating patrons. A patio provides a place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink, while the wood trimmed dining room provides a warm atmosphere for enjoying meals indoors.

Gravy is an authentic Italian restaurant on South Wilmington Street presenting traditional Italian dishes as well as their own creations, including the eggplant pie and delectable garlic knots. For a more upscale dining experience, the unique Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern located at the restored Dodd-Hinsdale House in the Triangle offers a seasonal menu in its dining room and a Tavern menu with lighter fare. An award-winning wine list and professional service enhance the fine cuisine, which includes rack of lamb, duck, and the freshest seafood available.

Raleigh food is not limited to sit-down eating: The food-truck movement has taken hold here. From the tacos offered by Chubby’s and Lunches San Luis, to Klausie’s Pizza truck and the burgers from Slippin Sliders, mobile diners can find these vendors around town or take their pick at a food-truck roundup. These trucks are also moving toward more unique eating experiences, such as Valentino’s jalapeno poppers as well as vegetarian, vegan, and alternative dietary options. Whether sitting down for fine dining in Raleigh, or grabbing some food for eating on the run, there are varied and delicious options in this city. Customers are encouraged to try of what these restaurateurs have to offer, which is extraordinary food.

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