Shopping, weekend activities, and night life-Raleigh truly does have it all. However, one major aspect left out of that list is definitely the restaurants. Raleigh is bursting with amazing restaurants, modern and traditional, a wide variety of types of cuisines, atmospheres, and locations. Here are a few of our favorites, and why we think they help make Raleigh so special!
Conveniently located right off of I-440 in the North Hills shopping center, Firebirds offers top notch service with very upscale dining, but at a price that doesn’t break the bank. Reservations to this venue are optional, but recommended. The restaurant features free wifi and an extravagant menu with a wide variety of options. A Mark Steward Team favorite is the slow roasted prime rib with fresh herbs and peppers, served with au jus made in house and creamy horseradish.
Established in 2000, Capri is family owned and operated. Their motto is if a dish isn’t good enough for their family, they won’t serve it to you and it is guaranteed! A Mark Steward Team favorite here is the classic Lasagna! Check it out.
Located on Lassiter Mills Road, Vivace was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Restaurants by the News and Observer. The stylish venue was designed by The Johnson Studio and features a cozy, rustic, and chic Italian influenced setting. Their chef has a very seasonally focused trattoria menu, which features wood fired entrees. They serve lunch and dinner daily. We recommend you try the Margherita pizza!
Located on Litchford Road, Lemongrass Thai is a scrumptious Asian option. They feature a great atmosphere with framed art posters all around. They have an awesome lunch deal, for which you can get a drink, appetizer or salad, and an entree for only $9. Our favorite is the Kee Mao Noodles, which features rice noodles with broccoli, chicken, egg, and black soy sauce. Yum!
Nina’s features traditional Tuscan and Sicilian foods with a warm and inviting atmosphere. They have received high praise from local food critics and their guests. The owner is from Sicily, making the menu and feel very authentic. She is a participant and guest chef for the English speaking magazine for Italian Cuisine lovers, la Cecina Italiana. Their mission is to take care of their guests and they do just that! We are in love with the Linguini Fruitti di Mare.
All of these restaurants are fabulous and the best part about it is the variety. Different menus, different atmospheres, different price points! Raleigh truly has something for everyone, and the food is the best part in our opinions! Check out these awesome restaurants and contact us to make the move today so that you are closer to them, because you are definitely going to want to go back again and again!