Old school Italian at Chianti's Ristorante Italiano

Jan 07, 2016 602

In a few months, Chianti's Ristorante Italiano will open in the location formerly occupied by Suriya Thai. Brian McCarley, owner of Chianti's, also owns The Other Side Bistro in Bonita Springs, which opened March 2014. "When I was a kid, it was called The Pizza Inn," McCarley recalls about his new restaurant's location. McCarley and his family live close to Chianti's, which is precisely why he chose that location.

"I have an 8-year-old son, and kids are picky," he explained. "On my days off, we like low-key, real simple food. I kind of miss the old days where you go to an Italian place and it's just more simple." That simple Italian fare McCarley misses is Midwest Italian. Spaghetti and meatballs and baked mostaccioli are dishes he remembers from his days working in an old Italian restaurant in Chicago, where he met his wife.

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