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Review of Italian Bistro

Italian Bistro
Ranked #13 of 68 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a favorite place for many locals. Excellent Italian food. Anything with the pink vodka sauce is my personal favorite. It makes everything taste incredible. You get unlimited fresh baked bread before/during your meal. Prices are very reasonable. Locally owned and operated. Most of the staff has been with the restaurant since it opened - very friendly and very knowledgeable. Owner has put a lot of time and money into fixing the place up (used to be a Dairy Queen!). You won't find cheaper pizza anywhere, and it's very good. If you're looking for Italian food in the Roanoke area, this is the place to go.

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Thank peezle
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Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Today was our fourth visit here. We've never been disappointed. Lunch prices are very reasonable with lots of chicken, veal, seafood and pasta choices. A nice fresh salad and rolls are included. We ordered the tilapia/shrimp pasta & chicken genovese. Both very tasty. Sauces are excellent. Big portions. Italian cream cake & cannoli are a must try. Excellent service as always. Our regular Italian dining spot now.

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

This place is pretty good, but you have to know what to order. Spaghetti and meatballs, cheese ravioli w/ plum tomato sauce, Tortellini Vodka, Chicken Parmesan, and their pizza are all really good. You can't beat the price! Every entree comes with rolls & salad. Plus, you bring your own wine. Which I like, cause I save the 200% markup on a $8 bottle of wine. We order out most of the time, or they will deliver. But when we do eat here, the service is great!

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

It's hard to believe this building used to be a Dairy Queen! The food is delicious, the service great and atmosphere is inviting unless someone has a noisy child. I don't care for their house salad dressing but they are happy to offer other options. We always enjoy our entrée over pasta. Sauces are great. You must try Chicken Sangivese, thick creamy sauce with mushrooms. Servers are family members of the owner. They have a very dry sense of humor that some people don't understand. "I would like the salad dressing on the side". "Which side?" BYOB and they are happy to serve you. This is a great "Mom and Pop" restaurant located in a small town. I will happily support a locally owned restaurant.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is pretty good. There are better ones not too far away. Avoid the house salad drressing unless you really, really like vinegar. The pasta is acceptable. The veal & chicken are OK too.

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Thank MikeP446
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