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“Best Italian in the Family Friendly Italian Tradition”
Review of Raffaele's Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

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Raffaele's Italian Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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“Best Italian in the Family Friendly Italian Tradition”
Reviewed September 10, 2011

As we walked in the door, we were surrounded by the staff and most amazingly the owner. In fact we do not live in the area but have been greeted by the owner almost everytime we have visited this popular Italian restaurant. The owner's greeting is always gracious and cordial.... not just the typical 'how your dinner' found at so many chain restaurants. At Rafaele's, the owner takes personal pride and interest in your visit. As a result, the food is of supurb quality and true to its Italian roots. This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the area!

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank jayhawkatheart
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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“Italian Hidden Gem”
Reviewed September 8, 2011

Just finished another visit to Raffaele's and it was another great experience. They have the best eggplant parmesan, homemade meatballs, and tradition crispy crust pizza (make sure you try one with sliced meatballs / roasted eggplant) around. On top of the great food, the prices are extremely reasonable as well! When you arrive, ignore the retro 80's old school decor and focus on the old school Italian food, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank ADM55
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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“Dependable Italian”
Reviewed August 30, 2011

Took out of town guests to Raffaele's last week. Realized I had never reviewed and thought it deserved a few words. While Raffaele's atmosphere is a bit dated, the personal welcome, friendly service and dependable, good Italian food keep us coming back. Prices are extremely reasonable. Favorites are eggplant parm, spaghetti with meatballs or sausage, lasagna, basically all the Italian comfort food. Pizzas are thin crust, crispy and among the best in the area. Don't miss the freshly baked bread with the garlic sauce. If you are lucky, they might pack up an extra roll for you to take home.

Visited August 2011
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Thank GuinNC
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Charleston, South Carolina
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1,004 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
“Some real Italians here”
Reviewed June 6, 2010

Good ol' home cooked Italian favorites here. Probably the best Italian Restaurant in Southern Pines area.

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1 Thank JPSaleebyMD
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Pinehurst, NC
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good Italian”
Reviewed August 19, 2009

All the Italian standards are good. Eat at the bar. Also, the best pizza in town.

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1 Thank franxc
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