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  • Writer's pictureTina Huggins

Restaurant gems in a small town….

Traveling is fun when going to a big city and you know there are terrific restaurant…when you are traveling to a small mining town….one might be skeptical as to having a meal that isn’t fast food! This week I was in Bridgeport, WV and had two delicious dinners that are worth talking about. The best people to ask about where to eat are those who live in the town….Oliverio’s Italian Ristorante is a family owned business that was recommended by a colleague who had been in Bridgeport before so that is where we headed for the first night of our stay. Usually when I eat alone I only eat an entree…tonight with a table of four…we enjoyed sharing appetizers before our substantial entree arrived.

We ate amazing Angel Hair Crab Balls…Crab balls rolled in Angel Hair

Pasta…deep fried and served with a tangy mustard sauce! We also ordered Banana Peppers stuffed with hot Italian Sausage with Marinara Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese. I somehow missed the wording “HOT” Italian Sausage and my children would tell you that I am a wimp when it comes to hot and spicy. I asked someone at the table how hot the appetizer was and he

said….”A little spicy… but not too hot….OMGoodness….I drank a whole glass of water and had tears in my eyes….if you enjoy “hot”….your taste buds will pop eating these stuffed Banana Peppers.

The serving size is more than ample….ladies could share an

entree….I had the Scicilian Trio which as tasty but the portion size was too large for me as far as portion and calories…really would could even think about calories when going to an Italian restaurant! I gave up and enjoyed all the flavors….so if you hit Bridgeport, WV….be sure to check out this Italian feast.

The service was attentive and very pleasant which made for an enjoyable dinner….if your in

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