Steaks vs. Sports: Which Restaurant Divided Concept Did You Like Better?

Brother and sister Larry and Laura Vecchio, and their mother, Antoinette, were being torn apart over the decision on how to rescue their failing Italian restaurant, Mia Famiglia. And they desperately needed a cohesive plan for the future — not a division in the business or their family. But that's exactly what Rocco DiSpirito gave them when he arrived at their Long Island City, N.Y., restaurant.

On the series premiere of Restaurant Divided, Rocco and his team transformed the space within Mia Famiglia into two separate restaurants: Larry's Communal Steak, a chic yet comfortable steakhouse with communal seating, and Laura's Mac House, a Yankees-clad sports bar specializing in macaroni and cheese. For one night, both eateries served customers side by side and tried to prove their long-term staying power. After hearing from food critics, listening to customers and tasting the food from both menus, however, Rocco decided that the steakhouse offered the Vecchios the best chance for success, and he ultimately reopened Mia Famiglia as Larry's Communal Steak.

What do you think of Rocco's decision to forgo the comfort of macaroni and cheese in a relaxed bar setting for high-priced steaks? Do you think Laura's venture would have eventually proved to be more profitable? Cast your vote in the poll below to tell FN Dish which restaurant concept you liked better.

Tune in to a new episode of Restaurant Divided on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10pm/9c.

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