We visited The Dancing Fig for this week's Restaurant Road Trip.
"Great food and service is a right for everyone; for everyone to have you know what I mean? Not just the elite, not just the rich. So we want to provide a relaxed atmposhere," said owner Janet Ferraro.
Amid the hustle and bustle of High Street sits a restaurant that is ready to transport you to Italy.
"That's the highlight of Italian cuisine. It's simple. It's a simplistic cuisine. It's all fresh. You can taste it. You can taste the difference," Ferraro explained.
The Dancing Fig has been open almost a year, taking the place of the former Lira Restaurant.
Co-owners Janet Ferraro and her boyfriend Michael Bowyer got the name from a trip to Italy. She said, "We were outside. We were camping outside this fig orchard. And the wind was blowing and we were eating and we were like oh it looks like they're dancing. We knew we wanted to be Italian. So when we think of Italy we think of figs. Our time in Italy."
The Dancing Fig's claim to fame is their fresh, homemade pasta.
Ferraro commented, "Black and white. Fresh pasta to dry pasta. And we wanted to bring that experience to where we live."
Along with fresh pasta, the restaurant uses local and organic ingredients in their dishes. The Chicken Marsala is a favorite.
"All natural organic chicken tenders. We bread them and sear them. It comes with wild mushrooms…which is one thing that makes it good. It's crimini, shiiitake," said Ferraro.
Another popular dish, Pasta Salvia is named for Janet's godfather.
Ferraro explained, "Shrimp. We marinate our shrimp. We use black tigers. We marinate it with lemon zest."
So if you're looking for some authentic and fresh italian cuisine, check out The Dancing Fig for a fine dining experience.