Kannapolis, NC Restaurants Feature Italian and Eclectic Cuisine

By Karen Schwartzman on April 29, 2011 at 3:38 am EST


Restaurants and food options in Kannapolis include the favorites such as Italian to healthy options and local vendors.

Johnny Carino's Country Italian

Carino's began in the mid-1990's as an attempt to bring American Italian food back to its authentic roots. The restaurant prides itself on using the finest ingredients to produce quality dishes, which include Italian favorites like spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmigiana and lasagna.


Forty-six restaurant offers a unique dining experience geared towards healthy-eating. The name comes from the number of chromosomes in the human genome, and scientific-themed art decorate the interior of the restaurant. The science spills over to its menu, which includes health-conscious entrees like shrimp scampi, chicken santorini and lobster and shrimp risotto.

S&D Coffee

Nearby Concord is the home base of S&D Coffee products. In 1927, S&D began providing fresh coffee to local and regional grocery stores, eventually expanding to a national level. In 2000, the brand acquired Victor Coffee, the oldest continuous coffee roaster in the country, further solidifying itself as one of the leading coffee contenders. Beyond coffee, its products include teas, syrups and juices.

Piedmont Farmers Market

The Piedmont Farmers Market takes place annually in the summers in Kannapolis. From the end of May through the end of September, residents can find the freshest in local produce, grass-fed beef, baked goods and more at the impressive market.


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