Passage to India
525 South Front St., Harrisburg 233.1202
*** A place I have gone to for many years. In the Harrisburg area it is better than the other Indian restaurants, although an Indian friend says the food is best at Aangan. Some of the dishes are very nice, but it tends to be a bit mercurial. (lt)
· Pesce
955 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg 939.1898
Pizza Grille
901 State St., Lemoyne 731.6717
*** If you like the designer pizza, this is the place for you. Loads and loads of choices. Other options … not as good. (jr)
· Red Door
110 North Second St., Harrisburg 920.0330
· Rillo’s
50 Pine St., Carlisle 243.6141
**** Make sure you hit the Web site or you won’t find it. It’s on a back street outside Carlisle. But it’s worth it. First-rate Italian. My favorite: Chicken and Crab Pinot Grigio. Try finding that anywhere else. (jr)
Shakey’s Sports Bar
321 Mill St., Hershey 533.9824
· Sammy’s BYOB
502 North 3rd St., Harrisburg 221.0192
Sapporo East
4612 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg 303.0333
*** Take some friends and a good bottle of wine and head to Sapporo East for a casual dining experience that won’t be your last. The sushi is excellent, the service is fast and courteous and the prices will keep you coming back. Try the Tuna Tataki and the Angel Hair roll. On weekends there may be a short wait, but it’s worth it! (gosox)
· Sasha’s Hideaway
6791 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg 651.9493
· Scott’s Grille
212 Locust St., Harrisburg 234.7599
324 Market St., New Cumberland 774.2365
2nd Street Kabob
620 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg
Mimi says …
· Sierra Madre
4035 Market St., Camp Hill 763.1277
· Skewers
316 North 2nd St., Harrisburg 221.8220
**** cilantro city; bistro feel; terrific lentil soup, wraps have a gyro quality without the cucumber sauce (psc)
· Sophia
403 Walnut St., Harrisburg 236.3980
Mimi says …
*** Simple, tasty Italian dishes prepared by Adriano, a Naples transplant. Fresh ingredients, huge portions. Share an order of spicy mussels and soak up the broth with the homemade bread. (kw oct 06)
· St. Moritz
714 North 3rd St., Harrisburg 232.9949
· Stock’s on 2nd
211 North 2nd St., Harrisburg 233.6699
*** diverse menu of consistently good food; good service (cg)
**** We try to go to a different restaurant every week but keep coming back to this one. The soups are made fresh with healthy ingredients. The salads are also made with the freshest and healthy ingredients. The atmosphere and surroundings are very modern and urban yet comfortable. The service is fast, the wait staff is friendly and accommodating. It is consistently a lovely, healthy, comfortable, reasonably priced place for lunch. Would I go back, you bet! (rs)
Sunnyside Restaurant
850 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 243.5712
**** If you lived around here in the ’60s or ’70s, chances are your parents took you here. It was one of the few good restaurants around. Well, we tried it again a few weeks ago, and it’s still pretty darn good. Wide range of beef, chicken, seafood entrees, all quality. Friendly, fast service. And it won’t break the bank. (jr)
· Tavern On The Hill
109 Howard St., Enola 732.2077
*** Reliably good food with many dishes that other restaurants don’t even try. The porterhouse lamb chops are to die for, and no other restaurant comes close to their lamb dishes, and the wasabi seared tuna is mouth-watering. Service is uneven, but sometimes very nice. Plenty of parking and one of the last bars where you can smoke a cigar and enjoy an after-dinner drink. (lt)
· Ted’s Bar & Grill
6197 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg 652.3832
Tokyo Diner
4089 Londonderry Rd., Harrisburg 545.4226
*** It’s not Sapporo East. But anyplace where you can get all-you-can-eat sushi … hey, it’s got to be mentioned. Try Kimmi’s Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll and Spider Roll. (jr)
· Tuscano Pizza Grille & Trattoria
421 Friendship Drive , Harrisburg 561.5151
*** A step above Pizza Grille, because it has some very interesting choices, both in Sicilian and white pizzas. Good-sized paninis. And a step below Pizza Grille, because the service was pretty slow. Got our salads moments before we got our entrees. And that was lunch. So it rates out about even. (jr)
· Village Inn
104 Market St., West Fairview 728.5555
· Visaggio’s
6990 Wertzville Rd., Enola 697.8082
***** Have one meal here, and you’ll leave with the feeling of a family which takes a lot of pride in what they have created. There are plenty of reasons why it’s the favorite of many central Pennsylvania diners. The atmosphere is farmhouse-cozy. The servers are truly professional; they know how to make your meal an experience. And the food … well, it is sublime. The Formaggio in Carrozza is an appetizer unlike any others you will encounter around here. Everything is homemade, and the entrees taste like it. Ravioli are the size of your hand. Simply the best. (jr)
· The Wharf
6852 Derry St., Harrisburg 564.9920
The Warwick Hotel
12 W. Main St., Hummelstown 566.9124
**** Neighborhood pub atmosphere in a historic building centered on the
quaint square in hometown, downtown Hummelstown. One would expect an array of satisfying sandwiches and salads, but the creative entrees and imaginative salad combos are a surprise. A solid beer menu and basic wine selection compliment any meal choice. The welcoming staff makes The Wick a pleasurable, cozy stop for a meal with or without the kids; a comfortable antidote to chain restaurant fare.(bf)
**** On the square in Hummelstown. Great place for a nice, laid-back dinner before a Bears game. Super sandwiches, some pretty fine entrees. Deep beer list. (jr)
· Zephyr Express
231 North St., Harrisburg 233.2009


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In culinary school and getting ready to trade the writing life for the cooking life. Or not. Might do both. At the moment I'm a feature writer for The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. My name is Pat Carroll.

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