Why would anyone travel to get Italian when Rigatoni’s is in Florence?
I wouldn't have if I had not got certificates for meals there. Then again, depending on the situation, we have traveled and planned vacations around favorite places to eat. I was in a situation where I had to use the gift certificates or lose them so that's why we made the trip. I agree though, having tried it, Ricatonis is a gem for the Shoals.
Now if this area could just gain another Cajun restaurant now that New Orleans Transfer has closed due to the owner's passing. I really miss the "hole in the wall" Cajun restaurant that was opened and run by a Cajun cook that was from New Orleans. It was located in a very small building that is down from the Muscle Shoals city hall and on Avalon Av. The guy was a single father and came to this area to open a restaurant and he had the best Cajun/Creole cooking I have ever tasted but chose to return to the New Orleans area so closed down and moved. I can't remember the name of the restaurant though but their cajun pasta and also their bread pudding was so good it quickly became a habit.