We arrived at our lodge on a Saturday during the late evening. The rain fell heavily and had been doing so for hours. We were road weary and, simply put, wanted a warm, delicious meal.
A quick Internet search suggested that Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano was our likely best choice, so, after unpacking, we headed back out. Luckily, Florentina’s awaited literally around the corner from Willow Ridge Lodge.
I’ll be honest — when we first arrived, I wanted to leave. People stood around everywhere waiting for a table. We were told it would be twenty to thirty minutes before we could be seated, which further prompted me to get out of there. However, my wife correctly reasoned that it would take twenty to thirty minutes to get back in the car, find a new restaurant, get out, go in, etc. She figured we might as well stay put.
I’m so glad she talked me into staying.
Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano served the best meal of our entire week in Branson. Seriously, if you can only go out once for dinner while in the area, make Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano your top choice.
Our waiter was nice, the ambiance was fine, but the food … the food was delicious. My wife and I both ordered Paulo’s Favorites, which was a dish comprised of lasagna, spaghetti with Italian sausage, and fettucini alfredo. (Keep in mind that we’d been in the car for six and a half hours — we were hungry!) The fettucini and spaghetti tasted great, but the lasagna … holy cow. It was the best I’ve ever had. When you visit this restaurant, don’t even think about it, just order the lasagna.
If you ever pay them a visit, let me know what you thought of your meal!
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