Another Wilmington restaurant is featured on The Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and this time, it's an iconic Italian eatery.
On Friday night's show, Mrs. Robino's Restaurant owner Andrea Wakefield and cousin Robin Mabry took host Guy Fieri through the steps as they prepared the steak for their homemade bracciole.
Wakefield: "This is top sirloin--we are going to start by pounding it out."
Wakefield: "Thank you..parsley, garlic, salt, parmigiana reggiano...cracked pepper..gonna roll this baby up...this is the way my grandmother always had it, with the toothpicks."
Fieri praised the bracciole and many other items on the menu, including the meat ravioli.
"Pasta is super al dente..ground beef..just enough..this is a really nice balance,..well, you know what you're doing..real deal Italian ravioli, made by hand...you don't find this very often anymore--you're an animal. Hey, buddy--nice job...well done," said Fieri.
The menu also features other Italian favorites including spaghetti, gnocchi, and sausage and peppers.
The restaurant's website traces the eatery's origins to 1939, when Mrs. Robino, yes, she was a real person, started serving home-cooked meals to Italian immigrants at her Howland Street home; she opened the restaurant a year later.
The Wilmington restaurant is the final one to be featured on the hit television show. Fieri has also stopped at Farmer & the Cow, Stoney's British Pub, Locale BBQ, and Maiale Deli & Salumeria.