Looking for asian or italian restaurants in the Troy Michigan area
If time is not of the utmost essence, you should do something crazy and go to Slow’s Barbecue. (at least it is easier to get to than Giovanni’s, but the wait can be rough.) http://slowsbarbq.com/
Mon Jin Lau on Stephenson Highway is a contemporary Asian spot --- good atmosphere, creative food, think it could satisfy what you want to do.
Italian, not so much.... best in Detroit, in my view, is Giovanni's --- down river, a bit of a drive but totally worth it in food and hospitality.
Mon Jin Lau Restaurant
1515 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083
second mon jin lau http://www.monjinlau.com/
italian - picano's is very good http://www.picanos.com/
italian - franco's has been one of our standby's for a long time. however, they have just tweaked their menu/concept and become franco's gaelic & garlic (have not been since the change) - their italian menu plus irish pub food http://myfrancoscafe.com/
middle eastern - la marsa is very good http://www.lamarsacuisine.com/
A little more info might help us, such as budget, willingness to drive 10KM beyond Troy, etc.. (Birmingham is nice, by the way)
For Italian in Troy, I like Picano's on Rochester Rd. For dim sum in Troy, I like East Lake, also on Rochester Rd. Given that you seem to live in a distant suburb of Toronto, I hesitate to recommend much in the way of Asian food in the Troy area (even though it has many Asian residents).
I know you prefer independents, but Maggiano's, in Troy on Big Beaver Rd., is pretty fun.
Could we interest you in Middle Eastern cuisine?!!
Enjoy your visit. :-)
Troy, MI, Troy, MI
East Lake Restaurant
5087 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085
My first suggestion would be Thai Taste.
If you like sichuan cuisine, Trizest Restaurant in nearby Sterling Heights is also a good choice.