Lola and Giuseppe's Restaurant Review
Lola and Giuseppe's is one of those hidden gems of a restaurant find... literally hidden! I have been driving by it for years and never noticed it. Then when looking on Urbanspoon (so sad that the app is gone) I noticed this 5-star rated Italian place near us.
Tucked back in a little shopping strip center, the restaurant is very inconspicuous. When you walk in, it's a tight fit... 12 tables max. Everyone seems to know everyone else and hugs are given out as you leave, likely with a pile of leftovers. Lola comes to everyone's table to make sure everything is perfect.
Too bad they do not take reservations, because if you don't time it right, you'll be waiting forever for a seat or may even be out of luck altogether (like the first time we attempted to eat at Lola's)!
The reason for such a long wait is that the food is excellent. Our first time actually getting a seat at Lola's was right after our trip to Europe, so we were in the mood for some real Italian food after getting a taste of it in Rome. This is as close as you'll get without leaving the country (maybe even better)!
Seafood, marinara, pancetta, noodles, cream sauce... you name it, doesn't matter the region, Lola has it on the menu. So come hungry because you'll want to eat everything! You can definitely smell, taste, and feel the Italian passion.