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Fine Dining Guide

From Wood-fired Pizza to Lobster Frutti Di Mare, These Area Restaurants Offer Something for Every Palette

There's something about fall that brings out the foodie in all of us. Maybe it's the cooler temps and crisp air. If you're looking for some ideas on places to eat, right here at home, that offer great food and a warm and inviting atmosphere, look no further!

Benvenuti’s Ristorante

Benvenuti’s Lobster Frutti Di Mare is made with whole spiny lobster, mussels, clams, shrimp and calamari in a spicy Arrabbiata sauce. Suggested pairings: Rocca Sergio Zingarelli Chianti Classico DOCG or the Lampone (meaning raspberry in Italian), a cocktail made with gin, raspberry liquor and a rosemary-lemon aromatic.

Through the vision of executive chef/partner Anthony Compagni, Benvenuti's Ristorante offers old-world Italian with a new-world twist. Benvenuti’s pasta is handmade daily in-house from the finest Italian wheat. The fine-dining establishment also houses one of the largest wine collections in the Midwest and features a collection of handcrafted cocktails utilizing many Italian aperitifs and digestifs!

105 W Main St., Norman 73069

Pryor’s Pizza Kitchen

Pryor’s Kitchen fall menu includes the Scotty P, made with a BBQ sauce base, crispy pork belly, pepperoni and fresh mozzarella pearls, topped with pickles and their in-house pesto ranch and hot sauce. Suggested pairing: James Dean Old Fashioned, made with Blackland's Maple and Brown Sugar Bourbon, spice cherry bitters, cherry and a slice of orange.

Located in the heart of Selah, a New Urbanism development, Pryor's Pizza Kitchen is just 10 minutes south of downtown Norman. After a temporary closure during the pandemic, this local favorite has quickly regained its reputation for offering coal-fired pizza, mouth-watering wings, gourmet salads and an impressive flair for delivering a good time! The one-of-a-kind indoor bar offers a full menu and the outdoor space provides an additional Silo Bar, an outdoor stage and designer seating for any size party. Thursday through Sunday, guests of all ages can experience the "Selah Way" with fun for the whole family, whether it's ping pong, cornhole, pickleball, a fenced-in playground, or live music on Saturday evenings while the weather allows! Keep your eye out for a fun way to enjoy patio time during the colder months, too!

18932 Selah Way, Norman 73072

Industry Gastro Lounge

Industry’s Stout Braised Tri-Tip is a popular item with the beer-drinking crowd that flocks to Industry. Suggested pairing: the classical old fashioned; after muddling sugar with bitters and water, the bartender adds Maker's Mark bourbon and garnishes it with a little orange zest and a cherry.

Industry Gastro Lounge, located in both Oklahoma City and Moore, boasts a Vegas-style atmosphere and offers food and drink options of all sorts, from pizza to burgers, from fish and chips to smoked beer can chicken. Industry is your Sooner Football and NFL game headquarters!

1201 S. Interstate Drive, Moore 73160 / 2800 NW 140th St., Oklahoma City 73120

 

Oliveto Italian Bistro

Oliveto Italian Bistro’s Cedar Plank Salmon is served with fresh steamed broccoli and a creamy jalapeno risotto. Suggested pairing: Flirtini, made with SKYY raspberry vodka, Petrón Citrónge, pineapple and cranberry juice, with a splash of champagne.

Oliveto Italian Bistro—where “neighborhood dining meets Italian bistro” and “Tuscany meets hometown” is the ideal place to meet up with family or friends. Oliveto is known for its casual, stylish vibe as well as its tasty fare, which includes homemade entrees ranging from citrus cedar plank salmon to seared New York strip steak, brick oven pizzas, and a nice selection of wines, imported beers on tap and specialty drinks.

1301 S I-35 Service Rd, Moore 73160

  • Benvenuti's Lobster Frutti Di Mare (photo by Chef Compagni)
  • Benvenuti's Lampone cocktail (photo by Chef Compagni)
  • Industry  Gastro Lounge’s Stout Braised Tri-Tip
  • Industry's classic old fashioned
  • Oliveto Italian Bistro’s Cedar Plank Salmon (photo by Jimmy Darden)
  • Oliveto's Flirtini (photo by Jimmy Darden)
  • Pryor Pizza Kitchen's Scott P wood-fired pizza and James Dean Old Fashioned