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“Nice meal for a special occasion”

411 West Italian Cafe
Ranked #10 of 299 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed 20 November 2013

On a recent trip to Chapel Hill, I took friends and relatives to 411 West, remembering it as a good evening choice from years past. We were not disappointed. The appetizers were terrific, especially the shrimp wrapped in proscuitto, which got raves. The portion sizes on our entrees were spot on - no one needed more than a small sized one. The only critique was from one (Italian) family member who said the bolognese sauce had a bit much sage.

My only issue with our entire evening was our seating. We were in a room with some visiting soccer-related group that was very noisy throughout the dinner. At the end, one member of the group came over and thanked us for putting up with their festivities, which made everyone in my group very happy . . . delighted with their courtesy. We wished them all well.

Finally, the service was very good, starting with the hostess. We will return.

Thank Malchus W
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Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Great downtown restaurant. Pay parking lot adjacent. Delicious rolls, fresh salads ( the grilled pear was good), and the risotto special was really flavorful! The apricot sorbet was especially yummy, light, and refreshing. I could have used a refill on my drink but I didn't ask and it wasn't done. To balance that out and more imperative to me was that we chatted a long while on a Friday night but never felt rushed along by our server. Delightful dinner!

Thank Heels13
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We've been to 411 on several occasions, and this week's visit was one of our best. The tableside service was excellent...friendly and professional, and the food was very good. We ordered a fairly diverse assortment..salads, appetizers, steak entree, risotto,,,and all in our party enjoyed their meal. If there's one suggestion, it's the bar area...the young lady who first served us for pre dinner cocktails was a bit "busy" and a seemed a little disconnected. Her partner picked up the slack and service improved. That's not much of a complaint, just a side note. It can get really busy in this restaurant, so reserve early. Valet parking across the street...or parking in metered lots or municipal lots is nearby.

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Thank chuckiek
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

The restaurant is located conveniently in downtown Chapel Hill, but parking is a bit of a chore, depending on the day of the week. You will pay a few bucks in the parking lots around the area.

The restaurant is appealing and a bit on the small side, but not cramped. The service is very good overall.

Food quality was above average, with good appetizers and main courses. We did not try any desserts, so won't comment on that.

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Thank ioj27
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

This little college town gem should not be missed! The service was attentive but not pushy and the plates although quite small were tasty and well presented. We shared a dessert featuring samplers of Millionaire Pie, gelato, creme brulee and Key Lime Pie which was divine. We went on the suggestion of a shuttle driver and were not disappointed; learning that on Monday's the wines by the bottle are half price was a nice surprise.

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Thank BeachyBride2010
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