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Italian restaurant offers authentic experience
by WESLIE GRAHAM
Jan 01, 2014 | 625 views | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Diners enjoy an authentic Italian meal at Chef Alfredo's Italian Restaurant located on Highway 56.  | Photo by WESLIE GRAHAM
Diners enjoy an authentic Italian meal at Chef Alfredo's Italian Restaurant located on Highway 56. | Photo by WESLIE GRAHAM
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CEDAR CITY – Chef Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant brings an authentic Italian dining experience to Cedar City, complete with fine table settings and mood music. Located on Highway 56, Chef Alfredo’s has been open for going on three weeks.

“We’re unique because we’re not a corporate,” chef and associate owner Gerardo Reyes said. “We’re individually owned so we can do whatever we want.”

While the restaurant provides a formal atmosphere, Reyes said casual dress is acceptable. We want customers to come in casual dress but still have a nice table, he said, adding that lunch and dinner are served at Chef Alfredo’s.

The menu consists of soup and salad options, chicken dishes, veal, a daily fish and customer favorite pasta dishes with prices ranging from $12 to $20. There is also a wine menu available as well as other beverages. Specials consist of salmon, filet mignon, sea bass and more.

Reyes has an extensive resume as a chef beginning at age 14 when he worked in an Italian restaurant kitchen in New Jersey making pastries. At age 17 he worked as a steakhouse chef and by age 21 he became a corporate chef. He later moved to Las Vegas where he met and began working with the Alfredo for whom the restaurant is named. His association with Alfredo led him to his current position in Cedar City.

Reyes said his promise to the city is that he will come out to the tables to check on customers and ensure all dishes are satisfactory.

“That’s the only way we’ll stay in business,” he said.

Co-owner Alfredo owns and operates another Italian restaurant in St. George, Piccolo Mondo, that has been open nearly three years.
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Dave S.
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March 07, 2014
The food was nothing special. The waitress had no personality. The bread needed butter instead of the oils. Everything is a la carte. Three people in my party, and with only entree's, no soups, salads, or drinks, the bill was over 60 including an overly generous tip for the service. I had a clear view of the bathrooms where I was seated, accompanied by the overly loud Italian yodeling, destroyed the atmosphere. I got the Fettuccine Alfredo which was around 14$ before I added chicken, which came out to an extra 6$. There was hardly any chicken added, and it was drowning in sauce. The food and atmosphere wasn't terrible, but not anywhere near worth the price tag.