Cindy Gallucci with son, Daniel Miller
Cindy Gallucci with son, Daniel Miller

December 23, 2009 - Gallucci's Italian Bistro in Blairsville, Georgia - where everybody is family

Gallucci's Italian Bistro recently opened for business in Blairsville, Georgia. The comfortable restaurant seats up to 32 guests. Cindy says, "We may be small, but we offer special details like cloth napkins. We are all about family, fellowship, and freshly prepared food."

Gallucci's offers a reasonably priced menu and nightly specials including everything from $5 spaghetti plates to meatball hoagies and delicious Italian entrees. Appetizers include the Brushetta Italian Classic with slices of homemade bread toasted with fresh mozzarella, chopped tomatoes, capers, parmigiano cheese, basil, and olive oil. Salads range from the Greek Salad to a nice Caesar Salad (romaine, chicken breast strips, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, croutons and more).

What could be better on a cold winter evening than a steaming bowl of homemade soup? Soups are a Gallucci favorite and include (but are not limited to) Brie Cream of Mushroom, Minestrone, Tuscany , and Savory Tomato Basil.

Dinner entrees range from classic Italian dishes like Chicken Parmesan and Lasagna to a thick and juicy Filet Mignon. Specials may be surprising and include everything from Stuffed Seashells to BBQ Pork Ribs! Everything is prepared with the freshest ingredients available and 100% olive oil. Because Gallucci's prepares everything fresh and to order, the entire menu may not be available every night.

Cindy adds, "We want to be a part of Union County - a friendly place where everyone knows your name. We want people to feel welcome at our table even if they just order a bowl of soup or a cup of coffee. Everything in life is not about making money. If we become known as the place to get a $5 meal, that's fine with us. Come on in, you will probably find me behind the counter dicing up carrots."

Owners Cindy and Stephen Gallucci run the Italian Bistro along with best friend, Tracy Steely. It is a three person operation with occasional help by other family members. Cindy explains, "Right now we are open three nights a week. That will all change once I graduate from NGTC 's Culinary Arts Program. At that time we will expand our days and hours of operation."

Gallucci's is located at 109 Young Harris Street, Suite 19A (up on the hill across from the Blairsville Post Office). Gallucci's Italian Bistro is completely wheelchair accessible. They are available for parties, special events, and Catering-to-Go. All major credit cards and debit cards are accepted.