Six Corners Sandwich Shop doles out grinders, wings, and other carryout fare until 2 a.m. every day of the week. Late-night sandwich runs and on-the-go lunches find substance in more than 40 types of hot and cold submarine sandwiches. Sandwiches come with the option of lettuce, tomato, mayo, and cheese and range in style from robust barbecue chicken to eggplant parmigiana. The eatery's wings dress in barbecue, mild, hot, or suicide sauce, seeking relief in blue-cheese dip or in a pair of delicately cupped hands. Though not included in this Groupon, 26 flavors of soft-serve ice cream can start burning tongues on a path of cool convalescence.
George Carabase opened Buona Vita when he was only 23. But by spending his boyhood at his father's pizzeria, George learned the ins and outs of the restaurant business at a very early age. A graduate of the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, he draws upon his familial and formal educations at Buona Vita, which he's owned since 1998. Utilizing local produce, his traditional take on Italian cuisine encompasses generous portions of dishes such as veal sorrentino, as well as more than 20 available pizza toppings, including eggplant and clams.
At Boston Bay Pizza, diners can devour loaded pizzas, grinders, and sandwiches while cozied up on leather chairs in front of a fireplace framed in modern tiling or while relaxing out on the neatly landscaped patio. But it's not all about looks: the shop's cheerful shade of red conceals “green” elements built in to conserve energy and water.
If diners don't want to create their own pizza from toppings such as sun-dried tomatoes and Genoa salami, they can pick from specialties such as a four-cheese pesto pie and a N.Y. deli pizza adorned with Italian-style deli meats. For further flexibility, the chefs can also make all of their paninis as wraps, all of their wraps as paninis, and all of their calzones as origami cranes. The surfeit of Italian eats is augmented by orders of buffalo wings, quesadillas, and salads.
TNT Pizza fills disk-shaped digestive voids with its oven-baked pizza and menu of Italian fare. A pair of cheese pies feeds friends and family during birthday outings or birthday-party dress rehearsals. A platter of 10 wings complements pizza feasts with a choice of barbecue, mild, medium, or TNT-hot sauce. The pizzeria's staff has crafted a family-friendly atmosphere out of thin air and shreds of mozzarella cheese, between which pool tables, air hockey, and arcade games entertain guests.
Golden Irene’s Restaurant tucks diners inside a cozy eating space filled with Greek, Italian, and American specialties. After carefully inspecting the menu for typesetting errors, patrons can introduce their teeth to mozzarella fritto ($7.95) or greek dolmathes, grape leaves stuffed with rice and beef ($6.95). The traditional greek volous stifado makes a stew of beef, pork, and bulgur meatballs, then pours it over garlic mashed potatoes ($12.95), while the chicken parmesan stows steaming pasta and breaded chicken under layers of cheese ($13.95) . The chefs also grace table tops with cheese-sizzling pizzas, delighting taste buds with a 16-inch meat lovers' pie bending under the crushing weight of hamburger, sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and ham and sliced into 20 easy-to-life squares ($19.50) .
The pie crafters at Red Rock Pizza elevate traditional everyman pizzas into artful, artisanal meals. After waiting for the yeast to rise in their house-made, high-gluten Spring Harvest flour dough, they top it with house-made sauce, mozzarella, hand-cut meats, and veggies that are never frozen or told that they couldn’t someday become president. They accent the sauce with freshly roasted garlic and simmered onions before depositing pies into a high-heat convection oven. This arduous process is well worth the finished product: signature specialty pizzas such as the Red Rock, which mingles fresh italian sausage, Arezzio pepperoni, and honey-baked ham with mushrooms, sweet red onion, green peppers, and their signature Red Rock marinara sauce. The same care goes into their other eats, which include wings, calzones, paninis, and pasta dishes available for dine-in, delivery, or catering.
The penne, spaghetti, and linguine at Pastori's Restaurant & Bar may be the only pastas that are actually imported from Italy, but every bite of manicotti and alfredo tastes authentic. Yet the Italian specialities only claim a small portion of the menu. There are also burgers and grinders, wraps and pitas, and seafood dishes, such as sea scallops tuna steak. Plus, the bar promises cocktails, beer, and wine, as well as games broadcast on TVs and regular karaoke.