CASARECCIO

4.9
99 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Worth the Drive
Our vision is to offer the best quality of every dish everyday. We know old Sicilian home cooking. Cooking for our family with the best dish. To make each of your visits special, we change our menus almost everyday, Both chefs shop everyday to ensure the availability or freshness of our ingredients, prepare and cook as you order them.
I designed the place a relaxed, soothing and cozy. Customers, whether kids or adults loved to stay for hours; enjoying the ambiance. Food are cook from scratced. Food requests done 1-2 days ahead. Prepayment is requested/No refunds after we ordered ingredients to vendors or butcher
(Chef Emilia)


As an Exec. 40 years of Cooking exp. Consulted in a start-up restaurant. Previously owned an Italian Pizzeria/Restaurant . All recipes at Casareccio are passed down from Sicilian Mothers. Cooking and Wine is my passion. We love what we are doing and it reflects in every single clean plate that comes back from the dining table
(Exec Chef Sal)
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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Found this restaurant to be as advertised. Quaint environment,
limited seating but very attentive service. The menu offerings on that day were all very tempting-
and we were not disappointed with our choices. Very tasty dishes, fresh ingredients & great presentation. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is really a gem. Good enough for a fancy meal, but casual enough for families. Really excellent.

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Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a fabulous find! Emilia & Salvatore make everyone feel so welcome at their charming, cozy restaurant offering a mouthwatering selection of authentic Italian dishes. Many of their dishes feature organic ingredients, and they even have a pasta dish with Bolgnese sauce made with grass fed beef, which I have bookmarked for a future visit. My husband and our son thoroughly enjoyed the calamari fritti, linguine with clam sauce, papardelle with mushrooms and crumbled sausage in a most divine light cream sauce (be sure not to miss it!), and chicken topped with burrata over a fresh salad of greens and juicy tomatoes. We barely had room after that, but were glad we ordered the yummy tiramisu for dessert. We will definitely be back here again and again!

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Responded on 12 May 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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BK
Miami
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We totally enjoyed ourselves. The food was wonderful, the service great and a perfect place to dine.

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Responded on 9 May 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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LA
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

CASSARECCIO IS A TRULY AUTHENTIC! THE FOOD IS AMAZING WITH THE HIGHTEST QUALITY OF INGREDIENTS. THE STUFFED ARTICHOKE WAS BETTER THAN MY GRANDMOTHER FROM ITALY WOULD MAKE. YOU'LL FEEL AS IF YOUR'E IN ITALY EATING ITALAIN FOOD THE WAY IT SHOULD BE MADE. SERVICE MAY BE A LITTLE SLOW AND FOOD SLIGHTLY PRICEY, BUT THIS PLACE IS WORTH IT ALL!!!!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 9 May 2019

Thank you so much, bella! Sorry if the service was slow, (we cant afford waiters) we spend them mostly on keeping the place, the everyday fresh organic food. Like I mentioned and written on board its a small restaurant and no waiters. Theres only one chef in the kitchen :) we dont rush people out to the door. Food is cooked from scratch. All dish has to come out from one of the chef only, just like how Nonna wants it perfect. Or there will be some mistake. Thank you so much! See you in November!

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VA
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food! I have had the pleasure to dine around the world and by far, the best Lobster Ravioli!

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Responded on 8 May 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Portions were a good size and pasta was fresh. We wished that they had some better white wine selections by the glass. For a Sicilian restaurant a grillo or etna bianco option would have been nice over two Chardonnay options but maybe that is due to the specific clientele in FL. Also we were disappointed to not have the option to finish our meal w a grappa or an amaro. Service was a little all over the place. She meant well but didn’t read her guests-knowing that we were in the business. She paid more attention to her regulars in which she kept reminding us of. Caponata and burrata were excellent.

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Responded on 1 May 2019

Deep apologies for dissappointments I remember your husband was not talking,your daughter was shy. I dont read people whether they are in business,sorry. I treat everyone the same I approach everyone,I stay longer if they are chatty. (Other table thecouple were chatty). People introduce themselves even celebrities. I dont follow SM Guests bring wine. No liquor license mean no liquor-online Menu tells what wine we have we Both chefs went to your table (?) 3 to 8x -Emilia

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service.

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Responded on 28 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, experience, service, friendliness were all outstanding. I highly recommend this hidden gem

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Responded on 25 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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MW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I read great reviews on this place and decided to give it a shot for date night with my boyfriend. Everything was exceptional- food, service, and ambiance! This is our new go-to Italian spot!

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Responded on 15 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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HM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shhh! It has become my favourite restaurant. Fresh products used makes tasty 😋 meals with talented friendly chefs. Bravo Sal & Emilia.

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Responded on 11 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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JM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were both outstanding! My first time here - would definitely come back and will recommend to others!

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Responded on 11 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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r
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful Siciliana cooking. Pasta was al dente broccoli rabe cooked to perfection.
Will be back

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Responded on 11 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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AM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Small, cozy and rustic with a blackboard menu that changes weekly, this restaurant is a hidden gem. Reservations are a must! The owner and his girlfriend are your hosts, servers, and chefs. The food is traditional, tasty, and well-portioned. The bread, olives and homemade caponata that are presented upon your arrival are delicious! If you love the caponata, it is also available for purchase :)
Good food, personalized service, fun atmosphere = great evening out!

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BS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh food. Good size portions. Great chefs. Small restaurant. Worth going back to.

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Responded on 11 April 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Words cannot do this gem of a dining experience justice!
No menus are given there is a huge blackboard wall telling you of all that is fresh and homemade.
The pastas dishes and the gnocchi we ordered were absolutely the best. The veal parmigiana was like cutting through soft butter.
This place should be on the top of your list.

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Responded on 30 March 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is excellent. We celebrated my wife’s birthday there and the staff made us feel like we were home. We look forward to going back without the children.

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Responded on 30 March 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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VL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Been there twice this week; Wednesday (a “quiet night” and Saturday ( very busy). Food was excellent on both nights as was the service which is friendly and professional. No one rushes you, they take the time to explain and prepare their food and that care and time is evident in every delicious bite!!

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Responded on 25 March 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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HM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Now our favourite Italian restaurant. Fresh ingredients used to make authentic meals by talented chefs.

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Responded on 14 March 2019

Thank you so much! :) -Emilia

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B
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always wonderful 🌸

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Responded on 9 March 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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J
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was the first time we ate at this restaurant. Unpretentious dining room, menu exclusively on a blackboard. Very nice service from all. The food is the star. Four different entrees and each one was excellent.

Overall, the feeling is of a neighborhood restaurant in Brooklyn, the Bronx or Little Italy. Parking can be an issue but otherwise we will be back!

CASARECCIO
Responded on 5 March 2019

Thank you Joe for taking the time to give us rating and review. Theres' actually about 8 parking spots available at Midas and next door the deli about 9 . Also we have 5 spots. Next door business closes at 6pm. So it's okay to park anywhere. :) We tried our best to run our home kitchen the best we can. But we are not perfect and cant please everyone. Hope to see you again soon! -Emilia

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HM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On our second visit my husband tried gnocchi with clams . It was a “knockout”, so so good! My lobster raviolis were also very good. This restaurant will be a keeper for us . Chefs Emilia & Salvatore are so hospitable, helpful and competent. Bravo!

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Responded on 3 March 2019

Thank you so much for coming back! -Emilia

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KM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and menu choices, superb service with a very homelike and friendly atmosphere! If you like home-style gourmet Italian cooking that will taste so good that it leaves you wanting more, you will love this place!

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Responded on 26 February 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and rating us. -Emilia

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The food was very good. The Cacio e Pepe was excellent. The dessert tártufo did not impress me We had to wait 30 min to be seated despite having a reservation. We were not to happy about this.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 20 February 2019

Thank you for the rating! And the review. We apologize you waiting so long. We couldn't tell the other guests before you to rush their food and eat faster or go run to the bathroom We have people actually wait one hour or two just to get in. Or wait for food ( in other reataurants). The reataurant was so packed and extremely busy especually on Fridays and Saturdays. And that weekend of Valentine's Emilia

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Not the most pleasant Valentines dinner. Food was good, but expensive and limited variety

CASARECCIO
Responded on 16 February 2019

Thank you for the overall review. We hope that you got to see both CHEFS serving the food for you. Who both shop, prepare and cook for the Valentine's day like your personal chefs.

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F
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We LOVED our first time at Casareccio. Food, service and ambiance was excellent. However, I would say that the shank we ordered was VERY small. Portions overall are somewhat small for the what is being charged. We spent about $130 for two withOUT drinks.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 16 February 2019

Many many thanks bella! We hope to see you again. Both Chefs enjoyed having you our guests! Let us know if there's dish you crave and we can shop for you fresh on that day. Like "your personal chefs!" -Emilia

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and charming hostesss.

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Responded on 16 February 2019

Many thanks! Hoping to see you again! -Emilia

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HM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first meal here especially the stuffed artichoke. We were greeted so warmly and Emilia helped us with our selections. Definitely will return to try other selections.
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Responded on 9 February 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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JH
Key West
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and the owners/staff are very friendly. Definitely recommend this restaurant to all.

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Responded on 9 February 2019

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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B
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing! Don’t let the outside fool you. All fresh homemade, if you want something special to eat call the day before so they can pick up the ingredients as everything is bought the day of service.

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Warm friendly small room. Wonderful owners make you feel st home. Excellent food!!!! You know everything is fresh and it’s cooked to perfection.

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K
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love love it there! The food is wonderful and Amelia is so delightful as is her daughter Angel! The food is above and beyond ! The stuffed artichoke was delicious! We brought our friends there and they loved it too! Thank you Amelia and Sal!

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TI
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dinner with friends, we shared 3 appetizers. Fresh burrata and fried burrata were excellent. Grilled octopus was very good but smallish portion to share. The 4 of us all had different pastas and they were all very good. I had the Sicilian specialty of linguini with spicy garlic, pine nuts, raisins, and bread crumbs. Flavours were subtle and tied in perfectly. My wife had the lobster ravioli and I finished off the sauce in her plate!! It was exquisite. Our friends had the pappardelle with mushrooms and truffle and linguini with Manila clams. They both said it was fantastic. We shared 2 exceptional desserts, ricotta cake and tiramisu. This husband and wife team really compliment each other, he’s a great chef and she is a great hostess. If you’re in the mood for comfort food with a foodie twist, check this place out!

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Responded on 13 January 2019

Thank you so much for the rating and review! The appetizers are all in small portions to help stimulate appetite before dinner few bites meant to share by several people. You can also call an appetizer an hors d'oeuvre making you extra hungry for your next bigger meal.if appetizersnneedto be as dinner, may request us and we give them in larger portions at extra or different price. Octopus are expensive comes in one tentacle and when cooked, they shrink fresh Burrata is specially well prepared

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AS
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The entire experience was outstanding. Service. Reservation honored. Food excellent. Best pasta dishes.
Thoroughly enjoyed evening. Will certainly return

CASARECCIO
Responded on 13 January 2019

Thank you so much! -emilia

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HA
Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Years Eve

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Responded on 3 January 2019

Thank you for the review and rating. -EMILIA

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s
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food in a small venue. Great fresh food with a daily menu, looking forward to return.

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Responded on 5 January 2019

Thank you so much! Hope to see you soon! -Emilia

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JZ
Miami
91 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you love a small family run Italian restaurant with fresh homemade authentic Italian dishes, this is your place!!!
No menus the daily menu is on the wall and if you don’t see something you want, all you need to do is ask, unlike other restaurants at this one they love to make special orders and make your dining experience unrushed and perfect.
I love this small Italian restaurant and will be back many times to come.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 28 December 2018

Thank you for the rating and review! -Emilia

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GE
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a delightful restaurant. We ordered three pasta dishes; pasta with bolognese, pasta with mushroom & sausage sauce and their lobster ravioli. All were prepared perfectly and wonder flavors. The wine was a good value. The staff were very helpful, friendly and made it a perfect experience.

CASARECCIO
Responded on 20 December 2018

Thank you for the review and rating! -Emilia

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KA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!!!!! Best italian food in South Florida! Just perfect!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

CASARECCIO is a neighborhood gem tucked away on Federal Highway between Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. It is a refreshing alternative to countless cookie cutter Italian restaurants. CASARECCIO means “homemade” and this cozy, intimate establishment truly captures the atmosphere of a traditional Italian trattoria. It is decorated in a rural, rustic style with repurposed wood strips on the walls and heavy wooden tables with white butcher paper as table linens The customers are greeted warmly at the door by co-owner Emilia. The ever changing menu of offerings is based on the availability of only the freshest ingredients. The menu is relatively limited but, it includes a selection of items sufficiently diverse to satisfy most customers. That said, the kitchen offers to whip up specialty entrees with two days advanced notice. The wine list is limited but extremely well priced. Service is efficient and attentive. It was obvious that a number of customers were regulars and on a first name basis with the staff.
Where CASARECCIO really excels is in the quality of the food. “Homemade” is indeed with watchword. The ingredients are the freshest available and the recipes are genuine and old world. They start you off with fresh and crusty bread with a serving of sweet and savory caponata and zesty green olives. We had the fried burrata appetizer which was rich and creamy with a delicate tomato sauce sprinkled with pecorino cheese. We followed with a plate of bucatini alla matriciana and pappardelle with porcini and salsiccia. Both pastas were homemade, included only traditional ingredients and were cooked authentically as confirmed by Chef Sal who visited to table to check on quality of the food. For dessert we chose a lemon tartufo which was light, delicate and the perfect complement to the rich, flavorful pastas. CASARECCIO offers a truly enjoyable culinary experience for anyone seeking genuine, traditional Italian food in a charming, welcoming environment.

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Responded on 9 December 2018

Thank you so much! -Emilia

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