There are other Italian restaurants that receive more hype, but unassuming little Fiamma just might top them all. In a space that seems to have grown cozier over time, chef and co-owner Fernando Campoverde makes simple dishes with the best ingredients he can find. From the tasty thin-crust pizzas to the housemade pastas to the risotto of the day to the fresh fish specials, everything from this kitchen pops with flavor.

Fiamma on the Cheap
Another reason to like Fiamma: only the steak costs more than $20. All of the housemade pastas are great deals at around $15, and the pizzas will do the trick for around $11. Many of the same dishes are offered at lunch on a specially priced menu.
2418 Park Rd., 704-333-3062

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