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Best Italian Restaurant

Zona Blu

Zona Blu is a taste above your traditional Italian restaurant. It specializes in cuisine native to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, designated by National Geographic as one of the world’s five Blue Zones, where people often live to be more than 100 years old. That longevity is attributed to the region’s food/wine, lifestyle, family values and social activity. At Zona Blu, diners can get a true taste of Sardinia’s cuisine and culture.

Plate of fish with glass of red wine and soup

The restaurant’s menu features fare native to Sardinia as well as traditional Italian dishes. Its extensive wine list includes a large selection of Sardinian wines. The new Zona Blu Bar features a selection of signature cocktails, with many made with Mirto, a liqueur unique to Sardinia. To complement these specialty drinks, Zona Blu serves a delicious collection of aperitivi (small, hand-held appetizers) meant to prepare the palate for an extraordinary meal.

Zona Blu’s menu consists of traditional Sardinian cuisine such as fregola (a pasta that resembles Israeli couscous) and gnocchetti (small, hand-rolled pasta not to be confused with gnocchi), paired with traditional Italian favorites. The specialties of the house include two distinct pasta dishes, Spaghetti alla Ruota and Spaghetti al Cartoccio. Spaghetti alla Ruota features a giant wheel of hollowed-out Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, aged 36 months and imported from Italy.