2808 S. 72nd St.
Omaha, NE 68124
Phone: (402) 397-7137
Fax: (402) 397-3492
This is arguably the most popular Italian eatery in the city. Original recipes and authentic flavor will have you exclaiming "Mama Mia"! The seafood preparations are fresh (try the wood-grilled fish), the steaks are sinfully juicy, and the gnocchi is to die for. The ambiance is classy minus the snob-factor, and the prices are not unreasonable. Bring the kids along, too—Spezia is the perfect place for an intimate family dinner.
Locals flock to this casual steakhouse for their Whiskey Steak, prime rib and other classic cuts. Not in a steak mood? Try the king crab leg dinner, which is a platter overflowing with big, meaty legs. All dinner entrees include potatoes, vegetables, bread and the freshest salad bar around. Rustic wooden tables, cowboy prints, low lighting and a flickering fireplace set the intimate atmosphere. The bar is especially inviting, with great service and an extremely generous pour.
Authentic homemade recipes and a friendly atmosphere have made this city center restaurant, a popular affair for casual sit-downs. Located not far from the city center, Amato's offers a choice of well-made Italian favorites. Opening at 6.30a everyday except Sundays, the restaurant offers a hearty choice of breakfast favorites as well. Sandwiches are on offer throughout the day for lighter appetites and quick bites. Open for breakfast and lunch, the restaurant offers catering as well. Call ahead for more details.
Garnering a host of accolades since its inception in 1997, the family-owned Hector's brings an authentic taste of Mexico to your palate. The restaurant specializes in the Baja style of cooking native to the Baja California state of Mexico. The extensive menu offers everything from burritos and tacos to enchiladas. Menu specialties include Steerburger, Chile Relleno and Stacked Enchilada. Freshly made ingredients on-site and made-to-order dinner specialties ensure a consistently delightful experience. The well-stocked bar offers a varied range of spirits, with the margaritas deserving a special mention. Check website for more.
With a mission to provide dining experience in a friendly atmosphere, Anthony's continues to be one of the city's oldest and finest steakhouses. The western decor has been done away with and the present Anthony's features a comfortable seating. It also provides banquet facilities with a price inclusive of all services. Serving Certified Angus Beef, the three-page menu includes Filet Mignon in large or petite cut, lasagna, fresh seafood and seasonal desserts. The atmosphere is casual with live entertainment and dancing available in the lounge.
If you are craving a big plate of "comfort food," this home-style restaurant fits the bill. The huge menu offers pancakes, salads, jumbo-sized deli sandwiches, classic potato casseroles and more. For dinner, try the Butcher's Meltaway Ribs or the Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops. Both are served with two homemade sides and freshly baked bread. The Farm House is located inside Mangelsen's, one of the area's largest craft and hobby centers.
Established in 1957, Petrow's is steeped in the city's culinary history, and is one of Omaha's most popular restaurants. Starting off as a humble drive-in, the restaurant has made its way into the hearts of the city's foodies, and has become a firm favorite. Choose from a diverse menu of American favorites offering everything from sandwiches and pasta to steaks and seafood creations. The burgers deserve a special mention, and are not to be missed. House specialties include fried chicken and grilled chicken breast. Finish off with a decadent selection from the dessert menu that includes carrot cake, Hot Fudge Ice Cream Cappuccino and Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae. Check website for more.
"When Adam first met Eve, That's When the Blues Started," or so it says in bright neon letters across one wall of this popular midtown joint. Voted "Best BBQ and Live Music Venue" numerous times by local media, this spot offers outstanding food, including slow cooked ribs , BBQ chicken, Ten Hour BBQ Smoked Brisket and a terrific Smoked Chicken Cobb Salad. The mood here is definitely upbeat, with aluminum-topped tables, concrete floors and live music every weekend.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Big leafy salads, fresh sandwiches, fluffy omelets, homemade desserts and unique beverages make this a fun place to relax with an iced spiced tea and chat the day away. Try the popular Chicken Tortellini Salad, Crab and Cheddar Grill Sandwich, Custer Sandwich or Walnut Chicken Salad. A large bakery counter commands the front entrance tempting visitors with everything from cheesecakes to hand-cut, hand-decorated seasonal cookies. This is a great place to host a business meeting, bridal luncheon or Sunday brunch.
California Rolls, sushi and box lunches are among the specialties here. Menu favorites include beef teriyaki, chicken teriyaki and udon, a flavorful noodle soup served with Tempura Shrimp or Mountain Vegetables. Multiple combinations of sushi or rolls can be ordered from your table or from the sushi bar. California Rolls and Tuna Sushi are the most popular choices.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu-their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.