Farlaino's

Posted - May 29, 2001 at 10:04 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Have you ever been in a place of business and immediately felt comfortable and at ease? That's the feeling I experienced the first time I entered Farlaino's Restaurant in Price, Utah. The atmosphere is friendly and the employees and customers all seem to be having a good time.

There are several fine eating establishments in Carbon County but it seems every time I am in Price, I end up visiting with Sam Farlaino and enjoying his fine food and ambiance.

I first met Sam over 20 years ago when he was with Utah Power and Light. Fourteen years ago, Sam was laid off from U. P. & L. and bought the restaurant in a building on the Utah Historical Record on Main Street. The site had previously housed an Italian and then French, then a Greek restaurant.

Sam had never been in the business before but had always enjoyed cooking. When he was eight years old, he would love to cook with his grandmother and mother and so when he opened Farlaino's, he decided to offer homestyle-cooking like his family had always prepared. In fact, his mother and father occasionally come by and help in the restaurant, as do Sam's children. It truly is a family business.

I mentioned the comfortable ambiance and part of that comes from the old family pictures showing the history of Carbon County that adorn the walls. Old newspapers from the Sun Advocate are placed under glass at each table so you can catch up on some history as you sit, order and enjoy your meal.

Breakfast and lunch is served every day from Monday to Saturday and then evening Italian dinners are served Wednesday through Saturday.

The daily soups are always popular and the pasta is also a favorite. The hamburgers are about the best you could find and the breakfast burrito is a local favorite. The portions are very generous and the wait staff makes you feel like a regular patron.

Sam changed professions after a career with U. P. & L. and Price residents are sure happy he did.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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