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Icon Restaurant Guide - Let's Eat Out!

Ada's Viva Maria: Featuring great Italian and American dinners

A good, made-from-scratch restaurant, beloved by locals and students

Icon Restaurant Review:
Viva Maria
124 E. Buckeye St., Ada
567-940-8482
Reviewer: Liz Gordon-Hancock

Before walking through the door of Viva Maria, all I knew about the place was that it was an Italian restaurant with big portions and huge support from both the local community and ONU campus crowd. My husband and I walked up to the restaurant around 8 p.m. on a weeknight.  

The restaurant is currently housed in the historic Ada Armory. Do not be fooled by the stark, industrial facade; this building houses a good, made-from-scratch Italian-American restaurant, beloved by both locals and students.  

Lu Lu's Diner: Huge portions, cheerful welcome and fast service

Icon Restaurant Review:
Lu Lu's Diner
114 East College Ave, Bluffton
419-369-5858
Reviewer: Liz Gordon-Hancock

A cheerful welcome and instruction to "Sit wherever you like!" awaits you as you enter the door of Lu Lu's diner in Bluffton.

Lu Lu's offers a kind of modern diner atmosphere, with stools at the counter and menu classics such as burger and fries and bottomless coffee mugs. Lu Lu's is clean and casual, with a kind of community feel. (You are likely to see familiar faces amongst fellow diners.)

Retirement night at Bluffton's Jeanne's Kitchen Friday night

And the menu is Italian

Ada resident Jeanne Previte announced on Facebook that Friday, Feb. 9, is her "retirement night" from Jeanne's Kitchen, 112 Vine St., Bluffton.

The evening's menu is appropriately Italian.

"We will have Italian antipasto appetizers, Italian wedding soup, Italian vegetable
salad, lasagna or cheese ravioli, Pete's sausage peppers and onions and home dessert," she said.

Dinner hours are 5 to 7:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested by calling 419-234-8650.

The restaurant will continue under new management. Watch the Icon for an announcement.

An Icon restaurant review: May I take your coat, madam?

The Inn at ONU offers more than just a meal out

The first in a series of Icon restaurant reviews. This series features restaurants that advertise on the Icons.

The Inn at ONU
401 West College Avenue, Ada
419-772-2500
Reviewer: Liz Gordon-Hancock

The Dining Room at The Inn at ONU has all the hallmarks of a really good meal out: a comfortable atmosphere, good-tasting food, and excellent service.

The Inn at ONU introduces a sensational salads menu

The Inn at ONU introduces its sensational salads 2016 menu to Icon viewers. The menu (shown above) is also available as a printer-friendly attachment. It is also found on the Icon's menu page, by clicking here.

The Inn offers six salads:
• Mediterranean
• Southwest Chicken
• Strawberry - Avocado
• Shrimp-Avocado and Roasted Corn
• Chicken Pizzazz
• Honey Orange Grilled Chicken Salad

Each salad as several add-on options.

The Inn at ONU launches Brunch Series

The Inn at ONU announces its 2016 Brunch Series. Each of these events is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a Sunday. Reservations are requested. Call 419-772-2500 for more details or to make reservations.

• Graduation Celebration Brunch - May 22
Graduation Sunday)
Graduate's Brunch one-half off
Any recent/current graduate receives half-off brunch price. They may be a graduate from a recognized graduation such as high school or college. 

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