5300 Homewood Banks Drive, Raleigh
Rating: ** 1/2.
Prices: entrees average $17 to $25.
Atmosphere: casual meets chic.
Recommended: antipasto bar, wood oven-roasted meats and fish, cannelloni, braised calf's liver.
Open: lunch and dinner nightly.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar (excellent wine list); kid-tolerant; patio.
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Zero stars: Poor.
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