Critic’s Corner

North Ridge Pub: A dining experience like no other


S. Smith

Enjoying the homey setting, customers at North Ridge Pub relish their delicious, appetizing meals. Known for their delicious variety of food and outstanding service, North Ridge Pub continues to serve the Raleigh community by offering a unique, family-friendly dining experience.

Sydney Smith, Staff Reporter

Raleigh is home to a number of casual pubs that each feature a typical bar setting with a predictable menu. However, North Ridge Pub is not your ordinary dining spot. Known for their unique menu that is home to a variety of fresh, flavorful options, as well as their hospitable service, North Ridge Pub is a local, highly-acclaimed restaurant. It is the perfect spot for a quick off-campus lunch or a dinner out with family or friends.

 North Ridge Pub was started by an innovative entrepreneur seeking to create a family-friendly pub. It was the second business venture for owner Richard DeMartino. He first entered the restaurant industry when he opened Cafe Tiramisu, a restaurant serving Italian cuisine, which has been in business for twenty-one years. DeMartino, always on the lookout for new dining spots for him and his family, wanted something that he had not previously been able to find anywhere in Raleigh. Richard explained that he was searching for “a more upscale pub that parents could feel comfortable taking their kids to.” He then established North Ridge Pub, which is now next door to Cafe Tiramisu.

 When you visit North Ridge Pub, begin your meal with one of eleven mouthwatering appetizer options, including bacon-wrapped scallops and pimento cheese served with warm flatbread. As for entrees, you could try the popular Shrimp Wrap with blackened shrimp, monterey jack and cheddar cheese, a delicious black bean corn relish, and tartar sauce. Or you could try Richard’s personal favorite menu item: the buffalo chicken sandwich, a lightly breaded chicken breast dipped in zesty wing sauce with lettuce and tomato on a kaiser roll, accompanied by blue cheese dressing. North Ridge Pub’s menu also includes soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and much more.

 North Ridge Pub includes a welcoming atmosphere, accentuating attractive, modern, yet homey, decor. The employees make it their priority to make you feel right at home. “The food is really good, and the service is even better,” raved sophomore Lauren Parker.

 North Ridge Pub is located in the North Ridge Shopping Center on Falls of Neuse Road. Visit anytime from 11:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. See for North Ridge Pub’s full menu.