Renaissance Cafe

This charming and unique Italian restaurant is located in the old Assaria schoolhouse, an excellent way to repurpose a building that would otherwise remain vacant. The gourmet eatery is only open three nights a week, so if you want to check it out, you better plan on making a reservation. Reviewers describe the upscale dining experience as unexpected due to its small-town location, and they lament that it is one of the area’s best kept secrets.

Chef Kevin creates marvelous steak, fish, chicken and pasta dishes. Don’t forget to save room for dessert – diners rave about their New York-style cheesecake, and lemon bundt cake.