My mother-in-law turned 81 a few days ago and when asked what she wanted for her "birthday dinner" much to our surprise, she said veal parmigiana. (She normally orders grilled chicken when we are eating at a restaurant, so this was a very pleasant surprise!) My husband did not want to go to a "chain", but rather to a family owned restaurant. Lo Sole Mio definitely fits the bill.
The staff is very friendly, the food delicious and the atmosphere lends itself to all occasions, family, friends or a romantic dinner for two. The portions are HUGE. The veal parmigiana was reported to be "excellent". I had the chicken parmigiana and it was also huge, along with a mountain of spaghetti that comes with it. I ate half and had a huge portion left over for another night's supper. My husband ordered Maria's Best, which is a combination platter of chicken parmigiana, fettuccine alfredo and lasagna. He enjoyed all of them and needless to say, he also had enough left over for at least one meal, and perhaps two.
Lo Sole Mio was opened by the Losole family in 1992 and is a long-standing favorite among many in the Council Bluffs/Omaha metro area. They also have a very nice, large party room across the street if you are looking for accommodations for a big gathering or perhaps a Christmas office party.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys Italian food!