Offbeat eateries -- Solo Per Due

Tired of the same old Applebee's and Cracker Barrel fare? Well, fortunately, you're living in the 21st century, where choice reigns. We've pulled together some suggestions for places that offer novel dining experiences.

Do you hate to dine in overcrowded restaurants amid the cacophony of the hoi-polloi? Then Solo per Due might be the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for you and your loved one, for Solo bills itself as the world's smallest restaurant. Seating? Two.

The restaurant is located in central Italy, on a sumptuous country estate once owned by the Latin poet, Horace. The house is surrounded by a magnificent garden of palms. The gourmet cuisine features locally-available ingredients with wines from its own extensive cellar.

Consistent with the focus on royalty-like service, Solo also offers other gala touches, such as personal fireworks displays and Ferrari rental.

The definition of the loneliest man in the world? One who dines at Solo per Due alone.