A warming, wood-fired oven, red-checkered tablecloths and a large variety of wine – stepping into Gabriella’s is like stepping into the kitchen of the Italian grandmother you never had. The expansive menu at Gabriella’s can be overwhelming; but stick with it, order what sounds best, and you won’t be disappointed. A variety of fresh-made pastas, wood-fired dishes and pizzas are all tempting, as are the luscious, hearty soups and crisp salads. A chef’s favorite, the Rib Eye Fiorentina, is a juicy cut of steak rubbed with Italian spices, grilled to order and served with green beans and red potatoes. Diners may choose their steak from Gabriella’s Italian market. Hearty seafood fare, including Cioppino Stew and Shrimp fra Diava, are fresh and served in bold sauces. 1226 E. 63rd St., Oklahoma City. www.gabriellasokc.com

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