The Oliverio family started serving up its home cooking in Bridgeport more than 50 years ago. Expanding over time from burgers and hot dogs to pizzas, hoagies, and eventually family Italian recipes, the Oliverios’ food and service inspired customer devotion. “Oliverio’s is everyone’s hometown favorite,” says Clarksburg native Amber Porter. “Ever since I can remember, if our family is celebrating, we always go to Oliverio’s, because we know we’ll be treated like family and always feel welcome.”

With the opening of Oliverio’s on the Wharf in 2001, the restaurateurs brought their cuisine to an upscale yet relaxed urban space in Morgantown. “Now whether it’s for an office holiday party or we just want to relax after a long day, it’s the best place to go,” Porter says. Her favorite dish? The Diablo: chicken and Italian sausage with red peppers, onions, and garlic, sautéed with linguine in a spicy cream sauce. — DFR

52 Clay Street, 304.296.2565, @oliveriosonthewharf on Facebook