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La Famiglia Ristorante Italiano

170 S. Virginia St. (Court St.) Send to Phone
Italian family-style dining in the heart of downtown Reno.
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La Famiglia Ristorante Italiano Restaurant Review

: La Famiglia, a family-owned and -operated Italian favorite, features white linen tablecloths, paintings of the home country and, often, families greeting and toasting with red wine and kisses. Owners Paolo and Teresa Gaspari are well known in the Reno restaurant scene; regulars stick to the specials and newcomers are welcome. We recommend starting with the focaccia pizzata, a soft textured and thinly sliced flatbread. Though not always on the menu, be sure to ask about the lobster ravioli dish as an appetizer or entrée; this rich treat is an appropriate plate to share. Waiters are knowledgeable and attentive and will tell you that among the pastas you can't go wrong with the gnocchi (we recommend the pesto) and capellini (served with prawns), but the menu's catch of the day is truly the chef's definitive dish. Often a white fish in a white wine and butter sauce, the plate comes with fresh vegetables and pasta. Teresa bakes a special dessert daily, so pass on the traditional flan and tiramisu and go straight for her cheesecakes.

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