Restaurant News & Reviews

Claudio's Ristorante

Lynnwood Shopping Center, 6300 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh.

847-0083.

www.claudiosristorante.com.

Cuisine: Italian.

Rating: **1/2.

Prices: entrees $17 to $25.

Atmosphere: softly lit, quietly romantic.

Service: a notch above most.

Recommended: eggplant rollatini, calamari, veal piccata, chicken alla Claudio.

Open: Lunch Monday-Friday, dinner Monday-Saturday.

Reservations: recommended on weekends.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club; full bar; kid-tolerant

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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