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Italian fare

Family By Any Name

by B.A. Nilsson July 10, 2013


  155 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 475-7777, mercatosrestaurant.com. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 daily, dinner 2:30-9. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: traditional Italian Entrée price range: $11 (pasta with marinara) to $19 (haddock gorgonzola) Ambiance: traditional Italian It’s an unlikely enough story to ...

1 comment Mercato’s Pizzeria and Restaurant

Welcome Home

by B.A. Nilsson February 16, 2011


How you’re treated at the door tells you almost everything about a restaurant. Most chain restaurants, for example, feature a scripted greeting that’s intended to make up for the soullessness of the functionary hired to ...

Valente's Restaurant

True to Form

by B.A. Nilsson February 11, 2010

Entrée price range:$5 (pepper sub) to $15 (veal sorrento) Ambiance: diner What makes your favorite pizza place so good? How far do you go (geographically, I mean) for pizza? Locally, I’ve got three places to choose ...