Pia's of New Bern was my favorite restaurant until it closed in August. How excited were we when Chef Pia invited my hubby and me to dine at her Washington restaurant as her guests. After multiple disappointments with New Bern restaurants, we couldn't wait to have some more of Pia's quality New American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. The easy 40-minute drive from New Bern is a no-brainer. Just follow Route 17 North. A bypass is almost completed around Washington, so you have to make a left onto Business 17 to get onto Main Street, where the restaurant is. A bright green sign on the left side of the street alerts you to the exact location.
Chef Pia and her hubby, Van, greeted us warmly when we arrived. Van manages the restaurant and does a superb job of ensuring that customers are well taken care of.
And speaking of being full, as we left the restaurant, I couldn't help but notice how many people had gradually filled the dining room. Amazingly, the noise levels were quite comfortable. Pia explained that she purposely decorated the walls with shaggy rug pieces to absorb sound. Quite clever.
You can spend less at other restaurants and get a sub-par meal that won't leave you satisfied. Or you can pay the very reasonable prices at Chef Pia's for quality, exquisitely prepared meals that you won't soon forget. The choice is yours. Pia's of Washington is located at 156 West Main Street, Washington, NC. Phone 252-940-0600 for reservations or information. Menus, prices and hours are available at Chef Pia's website.