About Us

Danny & Stephanie Branciforte, partners in life and the restaurant.

Danny & Stephanie Branciforte

Danny and Stephanie lived down the street from one another as kids in Charlotte, NC.  Danny grew up in a Southern Italian family that communed around the dinner table with friends and family sharing recipes passed down for generations.  A table for 20 full of laughter and love was a regular occurrence. Stephanie's table was full too, but with patrons at her mother's restaurant serving up their Northern Italian recipes to the masses of Charlotte.  Dolce Ristorante run by Luisa and is a Charlotte Magazine "Best of the Best".  

These Northern and Southern Italian roots are merged beautifully at Branciforte's Brick Oven to offer authentic and delicious meals in the foothills of the magical Blue Ridge Mountains.  The restaurant draws patrons from all over the world.  Australia to France to Brazil.... just a few of the places our friends come from year after year to experience a taste of the real Italy in Wilkes.

Special Events and Catering

Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. 

Brick Oven & Fresh Ingredients

Family recipes that have been passed down for generations are made with fresh ingredients and care.  Our hand made pizza dough is cooked in our brick oven with the freshest and highest quality ingredients.  We don't have a microwave or premixed dish in our kitchen.  Every dish, soup and dessert is made and plated to order.  Feel free to let us know how we can make your experience more delicious and specific to your dietary need.