TV Maitre d' with Joe Zito | Edition
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Edition 8 - 2004

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Florentine Grill
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Gian Carlo’s Ristorante

Joe is joined by chef/owner Nick Iannuccilli and his brother Gian Carlo from the open kitchen of the Florentine Grille for some Italian recipe tips and to prepare a traditional Italian classic of Orrechiette, Rabe and Sausage.   Joe also previews Stardust the new club opening at the Florentine in late September. Private party and catering capabilities at both fine restaurants are discussed as well as the exciting news that Gian Carlo’s was voted a Best of Rhode Island Monthly winner for Italian restaurants in Blackstone valley.

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Blue Grotto

Stunning renovations, superb Italian cuisine, a cozy lounge and a stylish private dining room overlooking busy Atwells Avenue make this a fine dining favorite.  The service is attentive, continental and polished. The menu is “classical” filled with all of the superb Italian favorites and the ambience casually elegant. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Complimentary valet parking.  Superb wine list

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Luciano’s

(www.lucianosrte1.net)

5 star gourmet Italian cuisine; stunning décor, wonderful ambience, and owner Luciano Fanova, a master of hospitality make this TV Maitre D’ hot pick one of New England’s best.

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Venda Ravioli

(www.vendaravioli.com)

The age old art of handmade pasta-making is featured here with a profile of Josephine LoMartire, who for thirty years has added her personal touch to 150 pasta varieties and almost forty delicious fillings that New Englanders have come to love.   Pasta fresca at its best!

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Tony Papa’s Restaurant

His name is Papa, but the guy cooks like a mama! Huge portions of delicious Italian food “made to order” are served up 6 days a week for lunch and dinner (closed Tuesday). You name it, Tony Papa’s has it along with homemade breads and homemade desserts. Along with a great staff. You’ll leave full, happy and with a smile! This is a great spot for you and your family!