Imagine an authentic Italian Restaurant located in the heart of Brownwood. A neighborhood Restaurant that brings a little bit of Italy here to you. As you enter the establishment you are greeted with a “buon giorno” by a man behind the counter with a thick accent and a friendliness that is commonplace in Southern Italy. There is a coziness about this particular Restaurant as you observe the family friendly atmosphere created by architecture, layout, and detail in its decor. As you take your seat, you are greeted by a server that is genuinely glad that you came. At this time, you know that you’ve finally found that true Italian Restaurant that you’ve been looking for; an authentic Italian Restaurant that, until now, you’ve only heard about from your friends from New England. And you’ve found it less than a few blocks away from your home in The Villages. Before you leave, the owner stops by your table. You soon learn that Ricciard’s Italian Table is owned and operated by the same family that brought Central Florida Pizzeria Valdiano. You give a sigh of relief as a smile appears on your face. “I should have guessed it from the beginning” you say to yourself. Many others will say the same.