Category Archives: Italian

M’Tucci’s Moderno Italian Restaurant

Another jewel in the M’Tucci’s diadem Latest visit: March 25, 2017 First visit: January 26, 2017  M’Tucci’s Moderno Italian Restaurant is the fourth jewel  in the crown of the M’Tucci’s empire. The owners, Jeff Spiegel and Katie Gardner, know how … Continue reading

Posted in Italian, Larry's Top Ten | Leave a comment

M’Tucci’s Italian

One of the best Italian restaurants in New Mexico Twenty-second Visit: November 13, 2016  First Visit: February 19, 2015  There are many Italian restaurants in The Duke City, but few can touch M’Tucci’s  Italian for brilliance. This is the flagship of the M’Tucci’s empire, … Continue reading

Posted in Italian, Larry's Top Ten | Leave a comment

Fresh Bistro

  Seventhth Visit: March 2, 2017  First Visit: January 12, 2017 Chef Jon Young and his lovely wife, Melissa, have put together a delightful new restaurant to accompany their Fresh Mobile Bistro, which is usually parked outside the restaurant. Jon is a … Continue reading

Posted in American, French, Italian | 1 Comment

M’Tucci’s Italian Market & Pizzeria

It just doesn’t get any better Fifty-eighth visit: April 11, 2017 First visit: March 24, 2015  There are dozens of delis in the Duke City. There are, to my knowledge, only two Italian New York style delis: Tully’s and M’tucci’s Italian Market … Continue reading

Posted in Bakery, Deli, Italian, Larry's Top Ten, Pizza | Leave a comment

Tully’s Italian Deli & Meats

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Fourteenth visit: February 8, 2017 First visit: August 8, 2009  I am usually a man of many words. This review only requires a few: Tully’s Italian Deli & Meats Market makes the very best Italian subs in … Continue reading

Posted in Catering and Such, Deli, Italian, Sandwiches | 4 Comments


Chef Peter Lukes has a new, sure-fire winner here Fourteenth  visit: June 23, 2015 First visit: April 25, 2014 If you are not familiar with Peter Likes’ earlier restaurant offerings (Terra American Bistro and Terra Bistro Italiano on Alameda), then you … Continue reading

Posted in Honorable Mention, Italian, Larry's Top Ten | 1 Comment

Joe’s Pasta House

Like an Old Italian Friend…. First visit: July 29, 2010 Twenty-fifth visit: January 7, 2017 If you have been here, chances are good that Pasta House proprietor Joe Guzzardi will remember you as soon as you walk in the door. On my … Continue reading

Posted in Honorable Mention, Italian, Seafood, Steaks | 2 Comments

Torinos’ @ Home

Expect the unexpected—that’s what you’ll get. Seventeenth visit: August 23, 2013 First visit: February  25, 2012  Torinos’ @ Home is Maxime and Daniela Bouneou’s family-owned and operated Italian restaurant. I think it is spectacular. On our first visit, it rocketed to … Continue reading

Posted in Italian, Larry's Top Ten | Leave a comment