La Russa's Italian Delicatessen

October 29, 2004 

301 Meadowmont Circle, in Meadowmont Village, Chapel Hill. 945-0876.

Cuisine: Italian.

Rating: ** 1/2

Prices: Entrees average $11 to $16.

Atmosphere: casual, family-friendly.

Service: welcoming.

Recommended: broccoli raab, chicken piccata, linguine and meatballs, eggplant Parmesan, subs.

Open: lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday.

Reservations: not accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; beer and wine; smoke-free; kid-

friendly; patio.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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