Inez and Stephen Ribustello

No place like home.

Inez and Stephen Ribustello have dedicated their lives to creating and providing their guests with the ultimate culinary encounter. The couple met in the discerning confines of our North American dining capital, Manhattan, each honing a skill that makes them a fierce tandem in the world of food and wine.

Their continual search for great food and fine wine pairings has evolved into a deeply pleasant and comfortable restaurant that serves up uncomplicated and inspired plates and cocktails. Boasting an attentive, sociable staff, Inez and Stephen are dedicated to providing a memorable dining experience for both tourists and locals alike. Leaving an after taste that yearns for a repeat performance, dining at On the Square Restaurant & Wine is an experience that competes with an evening spent on Broadway or even a Duke/Carolina basketball game (maybe).

Inez Ribustello


Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence List, 2009

American Sommelier Association, Best Sommelier in America, 2nd Runner Up, 2009

Institute of Culinary Education's Alumni Hall of Fame Achievement

Graduate of the Court of Master Sommelier's Advanced Exam

Vintrust Wine Management & Cellarage SOMMelier

Opened Fourth Street Wine, Greenville, NC, 2007

Wine Director, Borgata Casino, Hotel & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ

Beverage Director, Blue Fin Restaurant, W Hotel, Times Square New York

Beverage Director, Windows on the World, New York, under Kevin Zraly and Adrea Immer

Best Cellars, New York

Institute of Culinary Education, New York, NY, 1999

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

Stephen Ribustello

Chef Stephen

Graduate of the Court of Master Sommelier's Advanced Exam

Completed the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Course with the highest exam score in class of 50, after having received the Michael Bonnacorsi Scholarship to participate in the exam in Harrogate, England.

Opened Fourth Street Wine, Greenville, NC, 2007

Executive Chef / Owner, On the Square, 2002

Wine Director, P.J.'s Liquor Warehouse, New York, NY

Sommelier, Windows on the World, NY, the largest-grossing, freestanding restaurant in North America, overseeing a 1500-label wine list.

L'Auberge de Sedona, Sedona, Arizona, managed 800-label wine list.

Northern Arizona University, 1998


Monday through Friday
11:00am – 3:00pm


Thursday, Friday & Saturdays
5:30pm – 10:00pm

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