Chuck_Schick wrote:Stomach wrote:Is Sole Y Sapori still open? I thought they closed.
According to the phone book, they're on Raymond Road now. Used to be where Bunky's now stands.
Actually, Mama and Papa Vitale owned the one in Mt. Horeb; Phil had the one on Atwood (now Bunky's, formerly the Art House), and another brother (Dmitri, I think) had the one on Raymond. All were open at the same time at one point or another. Mama and Papa retired back to Sicily, and sold the Mt. Horeb location and the recipes to the mother of one of Phil's waitresses (who still has it there, been a couple years now). Phil decided to go back to Sicily with them, so the Atwood location closed, and Dom went to get his higher degree in business at UW -- at least according to another brother we ran into at Target one night.
We loved the spaghetti and ravioli at the Raymond Road location (not so much the pizza); Phil made the best pizza at the Atwood store. The sauces were like no other, and we still haven't found a good substitute. My husband even learned to like anise bread. He should; we ate at one of the Atwood once a week from the night of the Gordon Lightfoot concert at the Barrymore, until it closed; then, we ate at the Raymond Road location once a week until IT closed. Heartache.
I miss them terribly. And, I wondered the same thing about Papa Phil's -- alas and alack, no relation. The Mt. Horeb location is okay, but not quite the same taste as the others. But, better than most others I've had, so...
Certainly better than Olive Garden or Benvenutos or even, daresay, Lombardino's. IMHO.