518 West: "Classy Italian Joint" Top 5 Page for this destination Raleigh Restaurant Tip by TimDaoust

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Not just excellent food, but a nice old building, that gives it a great atmosphere. There is a bar and upstairs and downstairs dining. It is housed in an old brick building, on the corner of Glenwood and Jones St. right behind 42nd Street Oyster Bar. There are all sorts of architectural nuances in the building like archways a wide staircase with a small niche halfway up where there is a small table for two, ornate cast iron railings on the upper level, and the ceiling is even painted like a cloudy sky. There cuisine is traditional Italian and Mediteranean with a twist. A great wine list, their wood burning oven and cappucino bar are all great features. You may want to make reservations here.

Favorite Dish: I have had their Chicken Marsala several times and never been dissappointed, but the other day I had Their wood grilled beef tenderloin which was excellent. They cover it with a chianti glaze and parmesan cheese and serve it with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. Bella!

Address: 518 W. Jones St.
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: From 1-440 get on Glenwood Ave. South, follow into town past peace st. Turn left on Jones St. It is on the left with its own parking before you cross the railroad tracks.
Phone: (919) 829-2518
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Italian
Website: http://www.518west.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 26, 2005
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