Monday, January 18, 2010

Provino's Italian Restaurant--Unique Italian food in Auburn

Monday Morning's with Ashley....Exploring our first food review!    January 18, 2010
Ashley D. Miller - 334-332-8328 - -

2575 Hilton Garden Dr, Auburn, AL 36830  334-826-7360

When deciding on which restaurant I wanted to start my first review with, I had a hard time coming up with the right one. So, I thought about a place that was unique to the area and one of my family’s favorite places to eat. I chose Provino’s Italian Restaurant. In order to prepare for the review Anna and I got carry out this last Saturday night. I hate to say that we were so hungry when I got back home that I forgot to actually take pictures of the food to share with you here. I thought the empty take out dishes just would not really help you visualize how good the food taste!

Taken 4-23-2009 while enjoying Anna's birthday.  As you can see Ella is really excited about the night out! You receive a free meal from Provino's on your birthday.  You can choose from the Pasta Favorite section...they do check ID's to make sure it is your birthday.  This is an excellent deal and we have celebrated many birthday's and occassions here!
Anyone that enjoys Italian food usually starts the dining experience with salad. Well, Provino’s is no exception and their salad will leave you wanting more. The salad comes with a house Italian dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, beets and cucumbers. You also get bread dripping with delicious garlic butter.

View from the road so you know what you are looking for when you visit!
Anna and I split the Fettuccine Provino's on some occasions. The noodles are cooked to perfection with a wonderful alfredo sauce and chicken and broccoli. You can not go wrong with this choice. My favorite dish at Provino’s is the Chicken Romano. It is a lightly battered fried chicken breast smothered with cheese, mushrooms and ham in a wine sauce. It is served with a side of pasta. If I am in the mood for a more traditional pasta meal, I go for the Pappagallo Chicken and Sausage. It has a little more spice but is delicious.

A nice place outside to wait until you are seated.
Once dinner is over we opt many times to skip dessert because we are so full. If we have some how saved room we always go for the Carmel Pecan Fudge Cake. I know it is not a typical Italian dessert like Tiramisu or Risotta Crema but it is our favorite.

Front Door
Provino’s is a unique Italian experience.  Dress ranges from casual attire to more formal depending on the occasion.  The service is always friendly and prompt with prices that will not break the bank (See below menu).  Located right off I-85 at exit 58, Provino’s location is easy to find.  The next time you are in the Auburn/Opelika area stop by and taste how great this Auburn landmark’s food is yourself.

Click on the menu to see full shot.

MENU...Many great choices!

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Ashley, of a great restaurant! Can't wait to go back. Hard to pick from the huge menu, so many good choices.