Fabiano's, the popular Italian restaurant on the Broad Street strip in downtown Douglasville exceeds typical Italian clichés and presents a unique experience for customers.
Upon entering Fabiano's, the wooden interior cannot evade the eye. Wooden booths, tables, chairs and the full-service wooden bar provide a homey feel, especially with the tan and brown walls, accented with black.
A giant chalkboard featuring various food and drink options
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claims one wall with the other is filled with vibrant hand-painted pictures advertising Italian products, specifically beers and liquors.
Old wooden fans swirl from above as lights hang over the bar, illuminating the rustic persona of the drinking area. Soft classic rock plays overhead, completing a funky feel.
Overall, the eatery is designed for families and groups alike.
"It's laid back," said Jennifer Fancher, the general manager. "It's a relaxed atmosphere."
Along with inside seating, patio seating is available during evenings and weekends.
Fabiano's is also known for its party room, which can seat up to 50. The charge to rent the room is $100.
"You can do either a table or the entire room," explained Fancher. "We book a lot of parties down there. We can also decorate."
In addition to the party room, Fabiano's never runs out when it comes to entertainment, .
A side game room offers pinball, air hockey, pool and various arcade games while a handful of plasma screen TVs are distributed throughout the establishment.
The fun doesn't just happened on the weekends. Thursdays and Saturdays nights feature trivia.
Unlike most Italian joints, Fabiano's goes above and beyond the typical fare.
While it serves the basic options of soups and salads, appetizers, pizza, calzones, strombolis, pastas and entrees, Fabiano's also features wings, hot dogs, soups and sandwiches.
However, probably the most popular item on their menu is their famous "Highlander Chili." This dish, composed of spicy homemade chili topped with cheddar cheese, was featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." The bowl of chili is also served with a half order of fresh baked focaccia bread.
In addition to the regular menu, a catering menu comes complete with salads, appetizers, sandwiches, pastas, pizza and desserts.
A wide variety of specials take place throughout the week, maximizing customers' chances at hitting the jackpot.
Lunch combos are available until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tuesdays offer $5 hamburgers and $3 pints of beer. Wednesdays gives families with a Family Meal Deal at $25. Thursdays are Girls Night out, complete with half-off pepperoni rolls and garlic knots along with half-off all bottles of wine. Sundays feature the Falcons Package, which iincludes 16 wings and a large pizza with one topping for $25.
In addition to the extensive menus and specials, Fabiano's full-service bar holds back nothing from its customers.
"Drink specials run all day, any day," said Fancher. "We serve Grateful Deads, margaritas and Long Islands for $6. They are all made to order."
The drink menu also features draft and bottle beer and red and white wines. Anything that does not appear on the menu can be made at the bar upon request.
Customers can also order online and to-go options are also available.
For customers who find themselves in the Newnan area, Fabiano's has a sister restaurant located at 19 N. Court Street.
Fabiano's Italian Restaurant
Open Since: 2002
Owner: Jeff Merback
Location: 6698 W. Broad St., Douglasville, GA 30134
Hours: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday
Phone Number: 678-715-3344