Before our holiday break at work, one of my very kind coworkers took me and another coworker out for lunch. When she suggested Italian restaurant Alfoccino in Auburn Hills, I was ecstatic. A new place to visit! The neighborhood around my workplace is scattered with all kinds of corporate-chain restaurants, so I didn’t expect to go to a locally-owned establishment that I’d never been to – let alone a high-caliber Italian restaurant.
I am an Italian restaurant snob. I am of Italian heritage on my mother’s side – only about a quarter of my make-up, but I embrace that quarter wholeheartedly. So I am always excited to be eating quality Italian food. And I am here to attest that Alfoccino is legit! Its eggplant parmesan was the best I’ve ever had. Seriously, it was mastery. I mean, even if you don’t like eggplant in everyday life, try not to like it when it is coated in breadcrumbs, fried until crispy, smothered in rich m0zzarella cheese and tomato sauce, topped with caramelized onions, and served with a side of spaghetti. Heaven!
2225 N. Opdyke Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(Additional location in Farmington Hills)