A Bit of Tuscany

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Okay, so you caught last night's post. Wild paint job huh? Well, walk about two or three blocks from there and this is what you'll see. Sorrento Ristorante Italiano. My wife and I ran across this place completely by accident one evening last summer. It was very warm out and we had our dogs with us. No problemo! They had tables set up outside. Hook the leashes under the table legs and reach for the menu. The food was unbelievable. Not like your typical Americanized Italian food either, this was the real deal. The owner Franco, yep he's the real deal too. Evidently he's from Sorrento, thus the name and the beautiful mural. He looks like a character right out of a movie. Out he strolls with a bottle of wine in one hand and glasses in the other. What a charmer too. He heads straight for the ladies and proceeds to "turn on the smooth." Over all a very good experience and one more colorful Olympia business.

8 comments

  1. Hilda Says:

    Love the mural of this restaurant and yesterday's! Franco sounds like a very interesting person to meet too.

  2. I do love the paint job. Seems like a special place to go for good refreshment. MB

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  4. tapirgal Says:

    This paint job really is an eye-catcher, and I love your description. Between this and the last post, I was thinking how different cities seem to develop their own style of mural art. It must be because a few local painters get around, but maybe it's more than that. I think "murals" will be one of the series I'll do in 2010. Astoria's are quite different from yours!

  5. brian stout Says:

    What a cool mural and restaurant! Italian is one of my favorites!

  6. Lois Says:

    Sounds like a great place! What a colorful part of town too. I can't decide which I like better, this one or the one from yesterday.

  7. Jacob Says:

    I thought for a minute you had taken a trip to Cedar Key! Nice colors! Methinks I'd really like this place!

  8. Looks like my kind of place, we love italian food!And please try to go to Sorrento one day, as it is one of the most romantic places I know.

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