Ricatoni’s is where diners in the know head for their fix of authentic, hearty Italian fare. Situated in a handsome redbrick building in downtown Florence, Ricatoni’s has been a dining mainstay since owner Rick Elliott first opened its doors in 1996. Its stylish interior, exposed brick walls, comfy booths and an open kitchen, adds to its buzzy vibe. You’ll find plenty of Italian favorites on Ricatoni’s menu, from classic pasta and pizza to hearty sandwiches and specialty dishes like shrimp spiedino, breaded shrimp skewered and grilled, topped with lemon butter sauce and served with Ricatoni’s signature tagliarini piace pellerossa.
Ricatoni’s, 107 North Court Street, Florence, AL, USA, +1 256 718 1002
Located in a Florence landmark, the former Rogers Department Store dating back to 1894, Yumm Thai: Sushi and Beyond is the creation of chef Paul Visuthikosol and offers diners a smorgasbord of sophisticated but affordable Thai and sushi dishes. Its chic, upscale interior was designed by Birmingham based architecture and interior design firm Studio C, and features a contemporary Eastern theme with additional sidewalk seating perfect for summertime dining. Choose from sushi including yellowtail nigiri, BBQ eel sashimi and spicy tuna roll or opt for one of Yumm’s signature dishes like Tiger Tears, grilled Thai style ribeye with tangy dipping sauce, steamed broccoli, carrots and steamed rice.
Opened in 2013, The Pie Factory specializes in authentic New York-style pizza with a gourmet edge and has quickly become a local dining go to for pizza fanatics. All of The Pie Factory’s pizza dough is made in house daily and guests can choose from pies including the Boss Hogg (topped with BBQ sauce, pork BBQ, mozzarella, cheddar and peppers) and the locally themed Muscle Shoals (with two layers of pepperoni, hot sauce, tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan sprinkles) or craft their own from scratch. Wash down your pizza with one of The Pie Factory’s craft and small batch beers, many are brewed locally in Alabama.
The Pie Factory, 106 North Court Street, Florence, AL, USA, +1 256 275 3248