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Old 08-27-2007, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Can anybody offer location advice (485&south) ... for a new "upscale" italian restaurant? It's pretty high on my list of things to do once I get down there. I am connected to a chef in a very famous restaurant in manhattan that would make the jump in the right spot. But the location needs to be PERFECT!
-SF
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Villa Antonio in Ballantyne. Most say their original ones is better, but this one is good too. Villa Antonio Italian Ristorante - Italian Restaurant in Charlotte Italian Restaurants
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:34 PM
 
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Campania on Rea Rd. in Piper Glen - excellent food and atmosphere.

Heard alot about Villa Antonia in Ballantyne and went there once and don't think I'll go back. Definitely not upscale and definitely nothing special. I hate getting the feeling I could cook what they serve in a restaurant to me for beacoup $$$.

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Old 08-29-2007, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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well I know for friday night with the kids we are going to go to maggianos...now Im still deciding where to go on sat night without the kids... and since there are NO kids my uncle requested UPSCALE...yippie..
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Maggiano's is owned by Chili's parent company, Brinker Intl.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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So, Ritz-Carlton's parent company owns Waffle House and Longhorn owns Sullivan's. Does not mean Maggiano's isn't good just because it is owned by the holding company that also owns Chilis...
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Campania on Rea Rd. in Piper Glen - excellent food and atmosphere.
That has been closed for quite a while.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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So, Ritz-Carlton's parent company owns Waffle House and Longhorn owns Sullivan's. Does not mean Maggiano's isn't good just because it is owned by the holding company that also owns Chilis...
Did I say Maggiano's was bad? Some people would just prfer to eat 'real' Italian food and not something that was designed in a corporate office, which was the reason for my post. I like Maggiano's, it's good, but is far from authentic.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Well, considering the south is not a hotbed for italian immigrants, we do OK in the restaurant department anyway.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Well, considering the south is not a hotbed for italian immigrants, we do OK in the restaurant department anyway.
Yep, and a big part of that is the company I work for which is major corporation too. But it's good though, mostly. Definitely good for Charlotte.
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