This one is definitely a “wow”!!

Finding a good neighborhood restaurant can be difficult at best, but if you are looking for Italian food that is fresh and flavorful, you can’t go wrong with I Gemelli’s. Located on Arapaho near Custer in Richardson, I Gemelli’s has some of the best food and at very reasonable prices and the service is very good. The location may be in a strip center with an eclectic array of stores, but the inside is quaint and comfortable and includes a full bar. The menu has a very wide selection to meet their customers’ requests, but you may find yourself taking a long time to make a decision. My husband and I have already been several times and determined that the garlic cheese toast is a must to start off with, but be sure to ask for a side of marinara sauce because it is so good. The linguini and clams is packed with clams and the sauce is very delicate – not heavy like many we’ve tried. Chicken Picatta is wonderful as well as their shrimp scampi and Tilapia, but if you just want a down home, feel good dish – go for the spaghetti with meatballs or meat sauce – it is just so fresh and simple you savor every bite. Do leave room for dessert. I love bread pudding and try it at every opportunity. This one is definitely a “wow”!! Can’t wait to go back!

— B. Krost