Restaurant Critic Roundup: Phil Vettel Gives Next Sicily 4 Stars

Every Wednesday, The Daily Meal rounds up a slew of restaurant reviews across America

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As always, the ratings range from stars to bells to beans, but every review offers specialized insight into the food, atmosphere, and service of eateries in each city’s dining scene and the critics eating at them.

This week, S. Irene Virbila finds that Gusto in Los Angeles lives up to its name. On the other side of the country, Devra First did not leave Happy’s Bar + Kitchen in Boston too happy.

In New York, Pete Wells felt at home at Almayass, but the one-star review reflected the food and service. (You should check out how Pete Wells is doing at The New York Times here.)

In Chicago, Phil Vettel gives Next Sicily a whopping four stars for its authentic and delicious food. Check out the rest of the article to find out his favorite dishes. 

From the East Coast to the West Coast, from North to South, the weekly restaurant critic roundup is here for all of your dining out needs.

Restaurant Critic Roundup: 7/11/12

Critic Publication Restaurant Rating
Matthew Odam Austin-American Statesman Swift's Attic 8.5 out of 10
Devra First The Boston Globe Happy's Bar + Kitchen 1.5 stars
Phil Vettel The Chicago Tribune Next Sicily 4 stars
S. Irene Virbila The Los Angeles Times Gusto  
Victoria Pese Elliott The Miami Herald Villa Azur 3 stars
Stan Sagner The New York Daily News Back Forty West 3 stars
Pete Wells The New York Times Almayass 1 star
Michael Bauer San Francisco Chronicle Gioia 2.5 stars
Providence Cicero The Seattle Times Bin on the Lake 3 stars
Tom Sietsema The Washington Post Bistro Vivant  

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