Everything is good, not fabulous, but good. The zucchini appetizer is AMAZING and the portions are huge!
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We like this interesting restaurant and the food is very good. A few miles down 68 from Rocky Gap Resort. Delicious pasta, pizza, and salads.
Our family has eaten here for years and it is our favorite! Delicious pizza, steak, and beer! The atmosphere is cozy with great history!
I ate there twice in October, lunch and dinner. Excellent burger and hand cut potato chips for lunch. Dinner was satisfactory. The grilled salmon was reasonably priced with a very nice chutney, but a touch dry. Salmon portion was OK for the money. Interesting ambiance, historic building. Brick oven pizzaria and bar in the cellar,but I didn't eat there and can't comment.
We went here as a last choice, thinking we'd just get a pizza near our hotel at Rocky Gap. We didn't want a full dinner at the hotel and didn't feel like driving into Cumberland again. We were surprised when we walked in on Saturday evening @ 6:00 pm and the hostess inquired whether we had reservations. When we told her no, we heard her say "hmmmmm". We looked at each other quizzically. After a few minutes, she returned, and escorted us to a table for four in the room just away from the bar. I walked around to the other rooms and noticed all the tables were occupied.
Our waiter came over and introduced himself and asked about drink orders and told us about the specials. I ordered a glass of red wine and we ordered the oyster special appetizer which was broiled with cheese and bacon....just scrumptious. We then ordered salads, a regular size pizza (you can also order an individual size) with tomatoes, saussage and oniions. We also ordered the eggplant parmesan special entree. Pizza was pretty good, think crust but a little burnt on the edge. Toppins were very good but we weren't crazy about the tomato sauce; just tasted a little too "ketchup like". It needed more garlic and basil. The eggplant was absolutely fabulous. We both agreed this was perhaps the best we had ever had. If its on the menu, I usually order it. Many times I'm disappointed but this time it was a winner. It was thick sliced, firm, crunch and tasted great. It came on a bed of penne pasta.
My wife had a "bumblebee" cake for dessert which was excellent. We also had cappucino which was also very good, albeit too much foam.
We didn't think the noise level was an issue but because the floors are harwood as are the walls and tables, we could see where it could get noisy.
Service was great, people were friendly, parking was no problem and the food was very good. Good wine choices for a small, out of the way Italian restaurant with very reasonable prices. They also have a small bar that seats @ 8 and have @ 7-9 beers on tap.
But for the sauce, I'd give this five stars. However, in an Italian restaurant, the sauce makes the meals.
When in the area, this would be our first choice. We had been to several other eateries earlier during our 4 day stay, but this was the best and surprised the most on the plus side of the ledger.