Zianos ext If you’re in the mood for great Italian food in a casual atmosphere at reasonable prices, check out Ziano’s on Covington Road at the intersection of Covington and Jefferson Blvd. My sisters had recommended it, so when it came time to celebrate family birthdays, Ziano’s was where we headed on a recent Sunday for lunch. “The garlic breadsticks are to die for,” one sister said while the other nodded her head in agreement. Service was prompt for our table of eight. Our orders included Appetizers, including two plates of breadsticks with five on each. Everyone in our party wanted at least one of those luscious breadsticks with garlic butter and cheese sauce for dipping. They were warm and soft and everything a person could want in a breadstick. They were also gone in 5 seconds as our table of diners quickly devoured them. Most amazing is that five of these thick garlicky breadsticks are only 99 cents!

Zianos bread

Next came the entrees. I ordered Stuffed Shells, handmade pasta shells filled with ricotta cheese ($12.99). My plate was covered with these five large shells smothered with alfredo sauce. This was seriously some of the best stuffed shells I’ve ever had and I ate every bite. My brother-in-law could not eat all of his very large Jimmy’s Famous Greek Salad ($7.99) and my sister took home part of her Chicken Marsala ($12.99) to enjoy the next day. My husband smacked his lips in appreciation of his Spaghetti and Meatballs ($8.99). The food was not the only attribute I liked about Ziano’s. The Italian décor was quaint and comfortable. The only thing better would have been a gondola ride through the restaurant! Additional locations are at Dupont and Chapel Ridge. www.zianos.com Covington Location 5907 Covington Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46804 260.444.4348 Dupont Location 702 E Dupont Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46825 260.755.5643 Chapel Ridge Location 10520 Maysville Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46835 260.245.0341 Store hours: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm Friday and Saturday 11am- 10pm