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  • Elvira's - Richmond
  • Jose, the owner - Richmond
      Jose, the owner
    by Krumlovgirl

My friend Jose owns this restaurant that has only been open for a couple of weeks. He used to have another restaurant called Pranza Dimorare that served both Mexican and Italian, but they moved to another (better) location and now serve only Italian. The new place is better because since it is located on the Bypass it gets more traffic and is busier. It is also not on the dry part of town so he is able to serve wine and beer.

Favorite Dish: Jose makes his own pasta so right away it's a little different from your average Olive Garden. He mostly only has spaghetti, unless you order the lasagne or ravioli. I reccommend the lasagne myself. The homemade marinara sauce is wonderful with just the slightest hint of sugar. (The Italians yell at him for the sugar bit, but it takes too long to make it without it.) For $3.95 you can get lasagne, a salad, and a piece of homemade bread. If you want to order off of the lunch menu for dinner (the portions are smaller) they will add $1 extra to the tab.

His dessert menu has expanded considerably and includes chocolate and cheese chimichangas, as well as Banana Alaska and other light fares.

Address: Eastern By-pass
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Next door to Banana's and down from Dairy Queen and Rite Aid.
Phone: 859-625-0319
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 12, 2005
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