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Bella Gelato & Pastries

Situated across the street from Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza is their sister restaurant, Bella Gelato & Pastries. As the name suggests, gelato is the star of the show. It's made by hand, on site, using milk from Mount Crawford Creamery. In addition to gelato, the bread is baked daily, an espresso and coffee bar features locally roasted beans, and the pastry case is filled with house made croissants and desserts. It made be hard to choose, but you can't go wrong with a seasonally flavored scoop of gelato in one of their waffle cones! more

Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza

Neapolitan-inspired, thin-crusted pizza is baked at 900 degrees in a wood-fired oven and topped with artisanal ingredients locally sourced by nearby farms. Chef Colin rounds out the menu at this farm-to-table restaurant with handmade pastas, fresh salads and sandwiches, and decadent desserts. The bar features a wide selection of local microbrews and hard ciders on tap, in addition to choice wines and artisan cocktails. You can bring a slice of Bella Luna to your party or event by reserving Bella Festa, a fully restored 1950s classic truck complete with a wood-fired oven and four-tap draft beer system. more

Benny Sorrentino’s Pizza

Benny’s is known for their incredible 28” pies, which they claim are large enough to feed two whole families. Not to worry for those who can’t handle such an enormous meal, they also sell pizza by the slice, although the slices alone are so large they have to be served on two plates. Their menu features classics like cheese, pepperoni, and sausage, while their specials spice things up with new and fresh offerings like pulled pork and jalapeños or garlic mushroom. They also offer a wide variety of drinks ranging from every soda imaginable, lemonades, teas, and juices to a list of domestic beers and ever-changing local ones. more

Beyond Restaurant & Lounge

This swanky restaurant brings Asian Fusion flavors to downtown. In addition to tapas, salads, and entrees, Beyond's Sushi Chef Praserth Saesow serves up more than 17 different types of sushi rolls. You can dine inside or opt for the patio on beautiful, warm days. more

Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack

At Billy Jack's, you'll find chandeliers made out of Mickey's grenade bottles, suspended lamps over each table made from old school colanders and vintage doors on the walls. The menu features 12 rotating craft beer taps, house-made pub grub items, an oyster bar, and a popular weekend brunch with none other than chicken and waffles and mimosa pitchers. more

Black Sheep Coffee

Coffee lovers will find a haven at this downtown destination located in the back corner of Ice House. Your crafted beverage will be made with fresh roasted beans from a variety of local roasters, including Red Rooster Coffee, Lone Oak, and Lexington Coffee Roasters. For those customers who aren’t into coffee, they’ve got a wide range of loose leaf teas, cold press juices, and local kombuchas. Special beverages appear seasonally on the menu like Mexican hot cocoa and lavender lemonade. You'll also find an extensive menu for both breakfast and lunch, featuring hot biscuits, quiches, fresh pressed paninis, and wraps. For customer’s looking to satisfy their sweet tooth, they have a daily, rotating case of house-made baked goods from pecan sandies to gluten-free muffins. more

BoBoKo Indonesian Cafe

BoBoKo offers a bright and cozy space with a total of 20 seats and a view of the kitchen. The foods that Chef Ridwan creates use the exotic spices and ingredients of Indonesia. You'll find many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options on the menu, including homemade ice cream and French macarons for a sweet ending. more

Broad Porch Coffee Co.

Located in the Agora Downtown Market, Broad Porch Coffee Co. offers small batch coffee roasted whole bean, hot and cold brew coffee. more

Capital Ale House

Craft beer lovers - this is the place for you! An upstairs and downstairs bar offers over 100 draft beers on tap with the choice of table dining, seasonal rooftop patio relaxation or an evening of fun with billiards and darts. Their German-American-inspired menu features sandwiches, entrees, salads and daily specials! more

Clementine & Ruby’s Lounge

Owner Clay Clark's vision for this restaurant was an innovative space that focused not only on food, but also music and art. This concept is infused into every part of the business, from the changing menus and art-lined walls to the band line-up. Clementine always tops the list of great places to see music in town. With two stages for live music performances - upstairs or downstairs at Ruby's Lounge - they bring in local bands and bigger names on a regular basis. more