Lynnwood Shopping Center, 6300 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh.
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
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Zero stars: Poor.
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