LUX Awards: Best Restaurant Nominees

Res·tau·rant // rest(ə)rənt,ˈrest(ə)ˌränt // noun: a place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises.


Five - Owner Pat LaRocca never forgets a face as he personally greets each and every customer that walks through his doors. FIVE is known for their mouth watering food that's a blend of contemporary Italian + Californian cuisine. And let's not forget their extensive wine collection. They can always provide a romantic dinner or night out!


The Annex - The Annex Kitchen is an Italian-Inspired restaurant influenced by the seasonal offerings of farmers throughout Central California. The cuisine seeks to reflect the rustic, ingredient focused cooking of regional Italy. The focus of the menu revolves around housemade pastas, grilled meats and vegetables from a wood burning hearth, and pizzas baked in our wood burning Acunto oven.

The full bar also draws inspiration from locally sourced seasonal produce in its development of modern crafted cocktails while also paying homage to the classics.


Cracked Pepper - Bistro featuring contemporary American and European cuisine. Warm Californian-style vibes with a seasonal menu featuring local ingredients & nightly specials.


Campagnia - Campagnia Restaurant is located in the heart of the upscale Woodward Park area in north Fresno at the corner of Champlain and Perrin. We offer an eclectic menu of California Bistro Cuisine prepared by award winning Chef Floro Bugnosen. If this is your first visit to Campagnia we recommend the Alaskan Halibut (when in season) a neighborhood favorite, the succulent Rack of Lamb or Chef Floro’s signature Grilled Pork Chop.

Campagnia features an extensive wine list and has been recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine with the “Award of Excellence”.  Since 2001, our mission has been to provide creative, cutting-edge cuisine in a relaxing, neighborhood environment. Upscale, but casual. Fun and memorable. For romantic, upscale dining or a quick get-together, you won’t be disappointed.


Pismo’s Costal Grill - Pismos has developed a fabulous menu with the quality and flavor of food that surpasses all expectations. Their coastal theme is represented by an open air feel with unique roll up windows, Adirondack style booths, Santa Barbara rock columns and a hand crafted wooden boat in the entry. Feel the salt in your hair, sand in your toes and enjoy their amazing seafood!


*** GO VOTE for your fave here! You have until December 16th. Winners will be announced at the awards in January 2017. One vote per computer. ****

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