Restaurant News & Reviews

Cafe Piazza

Crabtree Valley Mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.

789-8242.

http://trianglemenu.com/info.php?id=1465

Cuisine: Italian.

Rating: ** 1/2.

Prices: entrees average $11 to $16.

Atmosphere: Italian sidewalk cafe.

Service: enthusiastic and usually attentive.

Recommended: bruschetta, manicotti, eggplant Parmigiano, almond chicken.

Open: lunch Monday-Saturday, dinner nightly.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; beer and wine (extensive by-the-glass selection); smoke-free; kid-friendly.

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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e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.

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