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Sep
21
Smaller can be better: The Benefits of Dining in a Small Restaurant

Smaller can be better: The Benefits of Dining in a Small Restaurant


With so many restaurants to choose from, do you ever find yourself falling back on an easy option, such as a chain or large restaurant, out of mere convenience? Many times, restaurant-goers wish for a more fulfilling experience, but don’t know where to start, as many smaller restaurants rely on word-of-mouth and great reputation to succeed. Dining at smaller establishments can be rewarding and memorable because they work so hard to create personality, atmosphere, excellent service, and stand-apart cuisine.

Personality

Smaller restaurants often strive to provide unique and highly personal service, as well as excellent cuisine, in order to compete with bigger franchises that market themselves commercially instead of through their grapevine of dev...


Sep
21
An Interview with owner Vito Bellantuono and Executive Chef Antonello Giliberti of 888 Ristorante Italiano

Vito Bellantuono and Antonello Giliberti came to the United States from their home in Italy to achieve one goal: provide diners with fresh, authentic Italian food


An Interview with owner Vito Bellantuono and Executive Chef Antonello Giliberti of 888 Ristorante Italiano


What makes 888 Ristorante Italiano unique?

Giliberti’s goal is to provide an intimate experience. The restaurant only seats about 30 people and generally only serves about 50 people a day. Giliberti says he talks to everyone who comes into the restaurant every night. “It’s like you’re coming into my house, and you’re a guest in my house and I want to give you the best experience possible.” Giliberti also mentions the importance of quality over quantity. He sources a large selection of his products from Italy including octopus, cuttlefish, and red mullet. He brings the food in daily t...


Sep
21
Opportunity Knocks! Authentic Italian Cuisine Delivered To Your Door

Opportunity Knocks! Authentic Italian Cuisine Delivered To Your Door

We’ve all been there. After a long day at work, the thought of having to cook a well-balanced meal sounds…well, honestly, it sounds just awful! But, then again, so does the alternative – eating unhealthy take-out from the same-old, tired delivery place. What if we told you that you could have fresh, authentic Italian cuisine brought to your door, with just a few clicks of your mouse? Sounds too good to be true, you say? Well it’s not! With our new delivery service, you can dine on the same quality 888 Ristorante Italiano food, enjoyed in our fine restaurant, but in the comforts of your home instead. And just in case you need another reason to take advantage of this delicious opportunity, we came up with a couple...