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$30 for $60 Worth of Italian Cuisine
The menu includes hand-rolled basil gnocchi in a saffron cream sauce ($11+), pan-seared Atlantic salmon with sautéed artichokes and creamy polenta ($22), 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 more than 1,100 Italian wines and garnered yet another Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2014.
6600 28th St. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546