Mount Hope Edition: Giuseppe's Restaurant

By Candace Nelson - 9:00 AM

Giuseppe's RestaurantGiuseppe's RestaurantI have been covering a lot of stories on the Boy Scout Jamboree in Fayette County, and on the way back from one particular trip, we stopped at a local Italian spot. A quick Urbanspoon search showed Giuseppe's had decent reviews, and it was nearby, so we stopped.

It's a local place that has that hometown feel. It's a little worn but in a good way. It has charm and character. A quick look over the menu really made me want everything, but I ordered the small rigatoni. I like my pasta to sauce ratio heavier on the pasta side, so even though spaghetti is their specialty, the rigatoni has a better chance of wowing me.

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Giuseppe's RestaurantA house salad proved to be mediocre. Some iceberg lettuce, mozzarella cheese and a few tomatoes. At least they had French dressing available.

Some buttered bread was fantastic. Weird, right? I don't know how some bread can be so good - though I know many people who love bread, that's just not typically me - but the garlic and flavor on this one hit the spot for me.

Giuseppe's RestaurantThe rigatoni! Some of the best I've had. I love the homestyle, traditional restaurants that have authentic recipes that have probably been around for ages. This sauce seems to fit that bill. I can see this sauce being fine-tuned and perfected over the years before its served to salivating patrons like myself.

If you're in the area, it's definitely worth a visit.

Oh, and if you have an EXTRA minute, stop at this cool little shop across the road. It's just ... amazeballs.

Giuseppe's Restaurant

Grade: A
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  1. This is one of our family's favorite restaurants. You should have tried their house dressing on your salad. It is great! My favorite entrée is probably the Angela's pasta and their stir-fried spaghetti is great too! (I am not a tomato sauce person) Getting ready to look at your Morgantown restaurant reviews. My son is at WVU!

    1. Paula - it was good! Next time I'm in the area, I'll have to do just that. Hope the Morgantown ones are helpful! =]


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