Monday, February 11, 2013

[Real Detroit Weekly] Antonio's Cucina Italiana

In the truly Italian tradition of keeping it all in the family, the Rugiero family has been serving customers – considered their extended family – fresh, hearty, homemade food for almost 50 years. With four locations throughout metro Detroit, Antonio's is the sort of warm, welcoming Italian restaurant concept where you'll always feel at home (no matter where you are).

While you might think it would be difficult to maintain that "mama in the kitchen" feeling at four different locations – in Farmington Hills, Canton and Dearborn Heights, as well as Roman Village in Dearborn – Antonio's nails it. The secret is in the sauce. Well, actually in the pasta itself – pasta is made fresh daily in the heart of the dining room, so what you see on your plate didn't come dried in a box, but made by hand based on "Mama Rita's" own recipes that have been in the Rugiero family for generations.

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