A glow radiates inside an oversized wood-burning brick oven, illuminating diners nearby. Outside, colorful holiday lights dangle from the awnings covering tables. The multi-level Pizzeria Paradiso lives up to its billing as “Noho-style funky” by Fran Bellamy in a Masslive.com review. An open pizza kitchen on the second floor enables patrons to watch chefs knead, twirl, and waltz around with dough. They sprinkle onto crusts – including an organic whole-wheat option – calamari, chicken, and 10 cheeses, including a vegan option and a parmesan cream sauce that is slathered onto the pizzeria’s selection of white pizzas. Chefs also cook a number of staple Italian dishes, such as ziti baked to a golden finish in the brick over and linguine draped in house marinara sauce and meatballs.
The Grapevine Grille has been crafting homemade pizzas for the last thirty years, and its expanding menu also includes saucy pastas, homemade spanakopita, and other Greek specialties. The appetizer menu is packed with sharable starters, and a belly-filling lunch or dinner can be crafted from all-you-can-eat soup, salad, and bread ($6.99 for lunch, $9.99 for dinner). Gourmet pizzas come crowned with red or white sauce, and specialty pies include the Summer Garden, bearing a bounty of broccoli, tomatoes, and mushrooms sprinkled with ricotta cheese ($9.25 for a small, $15.95 for a large). Embark on a mouth-filling journey with a plate of beer-battered scallops ($15.99) or delicately dip fingers toward slow-cooked, barbecue-sauce-slathered baby-back ribs, which are as warm and velvety as an expensive tracksuit fresh from the dryer ($18.99 for a full rack).
The handmade dough on Red Rock's 21 specialty pizzas is loaded with from-scratch sauces and inspired specialty toppings, and the hand-selected, oven-baked jumbo chicken wings eschew the boiling-oil baths of the deep fat fryer. Delve into the pizza menu to discover creations forged from slow-cooked marinara sauce, oven-roasted garlic, smoked salmon, smoked gouda, and smoked hookahs. Break an appetite with a large Widowmaker ($20.99), topped with ham, salami, Italian sausage, arezzio pepperoni, black olives, and mozzarella. The eponymous jumbo 18-inch Red Rock delivers a massive payload of classic pizza taste with each slice, packing on Italian sausage, arezzio pepperoni, honey-baked ham, mushrooms, sweet red onion, green bell peppers, black olives, and mozzarella ($24.99). Red Rock's wings ($8.99 for 10) emerge from their convection inferno and unite with their saucy soulmates, dousing taste buds in garlic parmesan, barbecue, honey barbecue, and heat-adjustable buffalo flavors.
Using a wealth of fresh ingredients that includes choice cuts of beef, poultry, and seafood, The Villa Rose's culinary team whips up a menu of authentic, made-to-order Italian specialties. Items range from the chef’s italian chicken rolls and pan-seared scallops glazed with orange ginger sauce to shrimp and garlic linguine. Diners can choose from a hearty selection of of wines to wash down meals, which unfold in The Villa Rose's intimate dining room or a private room that accommodates receptions, weddings, and banquets of up to 175 guests.
The restaurant hosts events from live music to manicures courtesy of Accent Salon personnel. The lounge entices guests nightly with sports on high-definition flat-screen plasma televisions and lottery games such as the classic Buy This Numbered Card.
The skilled dough-flingers at TNT Pizza serve up a massive menu of fresh-made pizzas, pastas, wings, and more in a festive, family-friendly environment. TNT’s dough and economic theories are baked on site, and everything is prepared to order, including the specialty BBQ pie loaded with chicken and bleu cheese ($11.99 for a small) and build-your-own pizzas, which can showcase an eclectic mix of more than 20 toppings ($8.99+). Gingerly gnaw on ten saucy wings ($7.99) or a gooey eggplant parmesan grinder ($5.50 for a small) before twirling forks in fettuccine alfredo ($9.95) or gouging spoons into feta- and olive-packed greek wraps ($5.50). The family-friendly eatery also houses activities for unleashed youngsters and young-at-heartsters, such as arcade games, air hockey tables, billiards, and jump ropes fashioned from stretched mozzarella.
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.