Restaurant News & Reviews

Tavola Rossa

5300 Homewood Banks Drive, Raleigh

532-7100.

www.tavolarossa.com

Cuisine: Italian.

Rating: ** 1/2.

Prices: entrees average $17 to $25.

Atmosphere: casual meets chic.

Service: attentive.

Recommended: antipasto bar, wood oven-roasted meats and fish, cannelloni, braised calf's liver.

Open: lunch and dinner nightly.

Reservations: accepted

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar (excellent wine list); kid-tolerant; patio.

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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