Homestead Market, 105 W. N.C. 54, Durham.
Rating: ** 1/2
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Prices: entrees range from $11 to $16.
Atmosphere: romantic Tuscan charm.
Service: attentive and enthusiastic.
Recommended: gamberi e rucola, calamari, ravioli di spinaci e pignoli, Creole pollo e salsiccia lasagna, grilled sea scallops.
Open: Lunch Wednesday-Friday, dinner Tuesday-Saturday.
Reservations: encouraged on weekends.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; beer and wine; smoke-free; kid-tolerant.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:
Zero stars: Poor
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