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serves breakfast and lunch,as well as a rotating dinner menu. When wasthe last time you had a lunch that cost less than$15 and was prepared by not one, but twochefs who earned their tall toques at Le CordonBleu in Austin? A breakfast prepared bychef-owners Nicholas Pavageaux and TiffianyDarnell is the real bargain. Go for homemadechallah French toast ($6) and a vanilla latte($3).
Most of the entrees at
hover around $6. You can splurge on steak andseafood options ($13 or less). But the bestorder is the bubbly hot cannelloni, stuffed withricotta, ground beef, and spinach, for $5.95.Sweet tooth? House-made spumoni ice creamis a treat at $2.95.
is tucked into an unassuming stripcenter on Greenville, just south of Walnut Hill,and is surrounded by trees that shade thespacious outdoor patio. Complimentary basketsof glistening garlic rolls and a side of marinaraprime your palate for homemade pasta. Order the sampler with lasagna, manicotti, and ravioli($7.99).So much love for Italian-style seafood, so little cash? Head to
, where you can feast in white-tablecloth style on a plate of linguini filled with clams, mussels, shrimp, and squid topped with marinarasauce for $16.99. A side salad will set you back a whole buck.
is a family-runrestaurant beloved by LakeHighlands locals. Mom andDad can enjoy a richfettuccine Alfredo or tortelliniBolognese (both $6.95)while kids 12 and under eatfor $3.50 (and get a wodgeof uncooked dough to playwith while they wait for their food). You can bring your own wine and stuff yourself with free garlic rolls.
is a fashionable,upscale eatery, but you canbask in the spotlight withoutpaying Highland Park prices.Every Sunday they offer aspecial three-course dinner for $15.95. Go for handmadeorganic pasta, Wagyu beef Bolognese, and almondbiscotti cheesecake withchantilly cream. All kidsunder 15 eat for free.
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