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Giardini Trattori

Giardini Trattoria is as close to an authentic italian trattoria as you can get.  Long before the current farm-to-table culinary buzz  began, rural Italian farmhouse restaurants featured local and seasonal food supplies as the basis for their authentic menus.  Owners Mary Lyth and Joe Laudisio have patterned their restaurant on this premise, and not only garden on their own half acre and greenhouse, but also focus on using the organic produce, meats and cheeses from other local and regional suppliers in the area to create their authentic, rustic Italian menus.

“There’s so many pluses to living and having this business in Polk County”, says Mary.  “Our rural setting is perfect for organic gardening on a year round basis and the freshness of our ingredients really shows through. Our local clientele is extremely well traveled, so they have experienced eating in Europe, and they really appreciate the authenticity of our food.  Plus, Polk County is perfectly located to draw customers from Asheville, Greenville, Hendersonville, Lake Lure, Spartanburg and even from Charlotte and Charleston for a weekend getaway. We just love being here.”