You have every right to expect a superlative meal when you're out dining with a special someone, but what about those times when that special someone is Pat Sajak? For a place that's got you covered either way, Racks Italian.
A waterfront Italian bistro featuring plentiful brick/dark wood inside and a boat dock and patio seating out back, Racks also houses a market with Italian groceries and pre-made meals, so you can get stuff to cook with, then just eat their take-out, because you can't cook. The resto's lighter stuff starts with antipasti like coal oven-roasted chicken wings w/ Pecorino, moves to a range of coal oven pizzas like the "Portobello" ('shrooms, speck, & Gorg Dolce drizzled w/ truffle oil), then gets meatier still with sharable big plates like tuna steak w/ pesto & honey balsamic, and skirt steak w/ skinny, thin-skinned fingerling potatoes (way more palatable than Toe-Tots). The market features ready-made meals, including the entire pasta menu and rotating stuff like veal scallopini, as well as Italian groceries like Bella Famiglia sodas (grapefruit, blood orange), pear mustard, and Chianti jelly, a “snack bar” with imported salumis (sliced on a vintage Berkel machine) like prosciutto and mortadella, and DOP (certified Italian) cheeses like soft Burrata, Pecorino Locatelli, and Gorgonzola Dolce, all of which can be topped with sauces like black truffle honey or wild Amarena cherries soaked in brandy -- but then again, who didn't watch too much Moesha? There's also a full bar out back utilizing fresh juices for martinis like the Cucumber (gin/lemon juice/sugar/muddled cucumber), the Amaretto Milkshake with amaretto, vanilla ice cream, milk, and a dash of vanilla extract, and the audaciously simple "Watermelon", just fresh watermelon chunks soaked in rum, which you can eat using...your newwww dinette set!