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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Provino's Italian Restaurant

2911 Chapel Hill Rd. (I-20 (exit 36)) Send to Phone
Middle America's notion of what Italian food is all about is Provino’s stock in trade.

Lunch Sun., Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Provino's Italian Restaurant Restaurant Review

: The half dozen or so metro area Provino’s locations feature Italian fare at easy-on-the-pocketbook prices. A big bowl of fairly refreshing oil-and-vinegar-dressed salad and a basket of tasteless rolls dripping with garlic butter precede all dinners. Numerous chicken and veal preparations are offered; the Marsala version comes with fresh mushrooms and a blanket of thick, sweet-tasting sauce paired with an incongruent side of spaghetti and tomato sauce. Eggplant vegetale pairs breaded, fried eggplant rounds with other vegetables (broccoli, squash, zucchini) beneath tomato sauce and cheese, again sided with tomato-sauced spaghetti. The portion is plenty for two. Among desserts is rice pudding under a thick layer of whipped cream topped by a maraschino cherry. Wine selections are extremely limited, with only seven choices beyond the house red, white and blush (neither producers nor vintages identified).


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