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Need some new restaurants in Charlotte

artlee | May 24, 200802:35 PM

I'm in need of a few new restaurants to put into our repetoire.

I need too different ones. One fancy with "gourmet" type. We used to frequent Volare and really loved it. Sadly it is gone. We like Toscana. We went a long time ago to Luce and liked it but for whatever reason have not been back. Been to Villa Antonio on South (not the one in Ballyntine) -- good but overpriced and to showy or something, can't put my finger on it. Second need is a good "homey" italian restaurant, the kind with good lasagna, pork chops in red sauce (yum one of our favorite places back home in MA had the greatest), spaghetti and meat sauce or sausages (comfort food), chicken cachatori (sp?) -- just basic family food. The kind of place where the two of us could get out for $40/$60 with a little wine. (southernitalian -- any ideas?) Have heard Fankies is good?

Someplace for broiled fish that won't break the bank. Like Oceanaire, LaVechia, Upstream, but looking for something good under these prices. Bonefish is pretty good. Maybe something like that?

They all seem to taste the same. We do like Boading and Wan Fu. Any new suggestions that maybe a little more to the north Charlotte area? We have tried PF Changs, I like it more than my wife.

We go to one in Mooresville that is good. There is one in University that is pretty good. Anything new to try. Sorry the names escape me on these.

Just good basic food -- sandwiches, burgers, chicken, meatloaf, etc:
Like Big Daddy's burger bar and Katz (thank you to the Godfather), want to try Pio Pio for the chicken based on his recommend. Like Macs. Like the Coffee Cup. Like Merts. Like Prices. Anymore suggestions?

With gas, and seemingly every other necessity going thru the roof, I would like to add some more moderate priced restaurants to our frequent list. Any help from fellow Charlotte hounds is appreciated. We live in Huntersville so northern Charlotte area is a plus, but NOT a necessity. A good meal is worth a bit of a drive even at $4 a gallon.

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