We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. GianMarco's Restaurant - Birmingham, AL
You'll feel right at home when you dine at GianMarco's Restaurant. They really go out of their way to make sure you get a great dining experience. GianMarco's menu includes a variety of options, such as traditional Italian dishes, many different types of pastas, veal and fish. Their menu also includes a food-friendly wine list. GianMarco's Restaurant is located at 721 Broadway St., Birmingham, AL 35209. Hours: Mon-Tues 5:00pm-10:00pm / Wed-Fri Lunch 11:00am-2:00pm & Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm / Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
Their Pulled Pork Pizza is DELICIOUS!!!
2. Ricatoni's Italian Grill - Florence, AL
Since 1996, Ricatoni's Italian Grill has been serving some of the best Italian cuisine in North Alabama. A couple of their signature items include delicious pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven and freshly-baked bread with herbs and olive oil. The atmosphere at Ricatoni's is great for a date night or a casual meal with friends. Ricatoni's Italian Grill is located in Historic Downtown Florence at 107 N Court Street. Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:00am-10:00pm / Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm
3. DePalma's Italian Cafe - Tuscaloosa, AL
DePalma's Italian Cafe is a casual Italian venue that offers a variety of Italian dishes. Their pizzas, pasta dishes and desserts are AMAZING! This popular Italian restaurant gets crowded around dinner time. Because they don't take reservations, you'll want to get there early. DePalma's Italian Cafe is located at 2300 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00am-10:00pm / Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm / Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Depalma's Italian Cafe has a nice wine selection.
4. Terranova's Italian Restaurant - Huntsville, AL
Terranova's Italian Restaurant is an elegant, but welcoming place to dine with your family and friends. You'll feel right at home as you enjoy their specially made dishes, such as Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna and Manicotti. They also have an extensive wine list. Terranova's Italian Restaurant is located at 1420 Paramount Drive, Suite 1, Huntsville, Alabama 35806. Hours: Tues-Thurs 11:00am-8:00pm / Fri-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm / Sun 11:00am-8:00pm
5. Cafe Grazie - Orange Beach, AL
Cafe Grazie features a special mix of Italian-style seafood, pasta and pizza in a casual family setting. It offers a lovely atmosphere that's romantic enough for a date night and casual enough for a dinner with friends. Cafe Grazie is located at 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd #101, Orange Beach, AL 36561. Hours: 4:00pm-Closing...7 Days a Week
The Cheese Tortellini with Vodka Cream Sauce is AMAZING!!!
6. Christi's Italian Grill - Montgomery, AL
Since 1995, Christi's Italian Grille has been serving up some of the best Italian cuisine in the Montgomery area. They offer everything from delicious pizzas and pastas, to incredible salads and desserts. If you're ever in the Montgomery area, I suggest checking out this Italian restaurant. You won't be disappointed! Christi's Italian Grille is located at 92 Knollwood Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36117. Hours: Lunch 11:00am-2:00pm / Dinner 5:00pm-9:00pm
7. Ariccia Italian Trattoria - Auburn, AL
Ariccia Italian Trattoria offers delicious Italian-inspired dishes, using fresh local ingredients. In the evening, it's an upscale Italian restaurant, but during breakfast and lunch, it's more casual. Ariccia Italian Trattoria is located in "The Hotel at Auburn University" at 241 South College St., Auburn, AL 36830. Hours: 6:30am-10:00pm...7 Days a Week
With so many choices, you can't go wrong dining at Ariccia Italian Trattoria.
8. Nick's Ristorante - Huntsville, AL
Nick's Ristorante is a delicious, upscale Italian restaurant with elegant surroundings. It offers premium seafood, delicious Northern Italian meals, and the best in 100% Certified Angus Beef. Wonderful atmosphere! Excellent service! Incredible food! You'll definitely want to visit Nick's Ristorante the next time you're in the Huntsville area. Nick's Ristorante is located at 10300 Bailey Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803. Hours: Tues-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm
You'll LOVE their spaghetti!!!
9. Bellini's Ristorante - Birmingham, AL
Bellini's Ristorante features homemade pastas, veal, seafood, classic Tuscan Italian dishes, the highest quality steaks, etc. They also have an extensive wine selection and a variety of delicious desserts. Bellini's Ristorante is located at 6801 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham, AL, 35242. Hours: Mon-Wed Lunch 11:00am-2:00pm & Dinner 5:00pm-9:00pm / Thurs Lunch 11:00am-2:00pm & Dinner 5:00pm-9:30pm / Fri Lunch 11:00am-2:00pm & Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm / Sat Lunch 11:00am-5:00pm & Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm
Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta...YUM!!!
10. Tre Ragazzi's Italian Cafe - Gadsden, AL
Tre Ragazzi's Italian Cafe offers fresh, authentic Italian cuisine. Their menu offers delicious appetizers, a variety of salads, many different types of pastas, classic Italian entrees, calzones, etc. Diners can also build their own pizza. Tre Ragazzi's Italian Cafe is located at 519 Broad St., Gadsden, AL 35901. Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00am-9:00pm / Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm / Sun 11:00am-2:00pm
So many DELICIOUS choices!!!