Reservations still available for Royale’s Big Night dinner on Tuesday

If you are a fan of Italian food, then this event might be for you: Big Night dinner at Raleigh’s Royale restaurant on Tuesday.

Royale’s executive chef Jeff Seizer, a Brooklyn native, worked at Maialino, the Roman-inspired trattoria by well-known New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer, and as executive chef at Salumeria Biellese, a New York store and restaurant known for its Italian artisan meats.

The family-style menu includes cured meats, house-made mozzarella, garlic knots, bucatini caccio pepe, sausage ragu rigatoni, meatballs with sweet and hot sausage, braised beef, broccoli rabe and spinach lasagna. And for dessert, tiramisu, nutella tartufo and zeppoli.

Tickets are still available for the 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. seatings.

The cost is $95 per pair plus fees (tickets sold in pairs) plus $35 per person for wine pairings. Wines include prosecco, red and white wine, limoncello and grappa.

To make reservations, go to

Royale, an American bistro with French and European influences, opened in November in the former Batistella’s space on Raleigh’s Moore Square.

Info: 200 E. Martin St., Raleigh, 919-977-3043,

Andrea Weigl: 919-829-4848, @andreaweigl