Cherry Hill Area Italian???
When visiting family in and around Cherry Hill I find the food is the worst. Italian seems to please everyone, but my experiance is that they must all share the same kitchen...super-sized portions and over use of red sauce is the norm.
Any ideas for places preparing fresher tasting Italian food???
Another place I like is Collins House in Merchantville; about 5 minutes from the Cherry Hill Mall:http://www.thecollinshouse.net/index.htm
(sorry the website doesn't have the dinner menu on line right now) Collins is continental food and there is something for everyone there. Also, they do offer Italian dishes. Call and ask if they will read you their menu if it isn't online when you click. I think you'll like it. Excellent calamari and zucchini fritti, btw.
How about Melange, they serve southern food, if you're looking for something a bit different. Also, BYOB:http://melangecafe.com/dinnermenu.html
have you tried bistro di marino in collingswood? food's pretty good, fresh, good service. (skip the dessert, it is terrible)
Have you tried La Posata in (I think; it's near the Marlton 8 Cinema and the Whole Foods Market in Marlton) Mount Laurel? It's my favorite around as far as good flavors.
Disclaimer: I'm a vegetarian, so I can't speak for the meat. My Mr. likes it, but I've never met anything he actually said he didn't like, so he's not picky. I can only vouch for the non-meat options. And I never see it mentioned anywhere, so maybe it has a bad rap. But it always has a decent crowd (it's my go-to takeout when I want something nicer than pizza-joint takeout). it's a BYO.
I've recently gone to Joe Palumbo's Mirabella Cafe on Rt. 70 in the Barclay Farms shopping center and been very happy. He used to be the chef at Casanova Grill in Marlton which was good.
Caffe Aldo Lamberti is also very good, a bit more expensive though.