Food & Drink in Amherst

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Armando's Pizza has been flipping fresh-made dough and perfecting Old World recipes since 1967. Nibble passionately with a diverse menu of appetizers from flatbread bruschetta ($6.95) to original-recipe dusted wings in a choice of sauce ($9.95). Hand-tossed dough plays canvas to 13 signature pizzas as deliciously as hand-tossed canvases of artist-rendered pies. Fresh tomatoes, italian sausage, roasted peppers, Uniondale mozzarella, and red onion comprise the Sicilian ($11.95), and shrimp, scallops, and calamari jump from the sea to the pizza di mare's doughy deck ($14.95). Entrees like gnocchi a la vodka ($12.95) and veal porcini ($15.95), induce salivation, and slow-cooked baby-back ribs ($19.95) bring a finger-licking element to date nights. Sandwiches, panzerotti, and desserts complement the menu, giving it a range more extensive than a basso-soprano's Pavarotti figurine collection.

421 Sandwich St S
Amherstburg,
ON
CA

Family owned and operated since 1993. Mama Jo Pies are fresh baked-never frozen. This means we use fresh packed fruit and ingredients every time we bake. To suit the needs of your family, our pies come in 34 different flavors in 3 different sizes. Get your pie fresh out of the oven M-Sat from 7am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm.

1969 Cooper Foster Park Rd
Amherst,
OH
US

Fresh Start Diner has hallmarks of an American diner such as all-day breakfast starting as early as 7 a.m. Within these traditional parameters, however, the culinary team puts its own spin on the classic diner menu. Into a 14-inch pancake, they stuff vanilla ice cream and fruit or chocolate filling. Ham, crab cakes, corned-beef hash, or portobello mushrooms crown plates of eggs benedict. At 10:30 a.m. the diner introduces its lunch menu, which includes caesar salads with special house dressing and turkey melts. Fresh Start serves pancakes, omelets, salads, and sandwich entrees and bread including gluten-free products from Mrs. P’s Gluten Free Bakery.

51 S Main St
Oberlin,
OH
US

1905 Cooper Foster Park Rd
Amherst,
OH
US

For 35 years, Hot Dog Heaven’s grill masters have crafted a menu fit to bust with flame-licked, condiment-topped meats. All-beef hot dogs ($2.99) gussy up like cylindrical socialites in à la carte accessories, such as homemade chili sauce and onions, or don preselected medleys including The Clevelander’s cheese, kraut, slaw, and bacon (add $0.35). Juicy hamburgers ($1.99 for single; $2.99 for double) can bask in the same topping treatment as their tube-shaped brethren. Six mini corn dogs ($3.79) present an ovation-worthy opening act, often inviting backup from fresh-cut fries ($2.79 for small; $3.79 for medium) that jackknife out of canola oil into a cup of prized chili ($2.79).

493 Cleveland Ave
Amherst,
OH
US

Cuisine Type: Italian Food, Pizzeria
Established: 2007
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Pizza, calzones, stromboli, subs, and wings
Kid-friendly: Yes
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Go up the stairs to the double french doors to dine in.

Q&A with the Owner

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Our Margherita Pie is one of our most popular specialty pizzas. We start with fresh dough and drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over the crust, then we cover it with tomato slices and fresh basil leaves, top it with our freshly grated provolone cheese, and bake it. It's very light, but hearty. The flavors meld together to give you an authentic pizza with our twist—provolone cheese.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We're very passionate about what we do. We have exclusive specialty pizzas and one-of-a-kind subs. When the weather is good, we have al fresco dining.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu is focused around pizza. We have traditional Italian food items as well as other complementary offerings that round out our menu and provide a good selection. Our roots are in pizza, but we love everything "food," so we try to give customers our best version of what we like to eat.

103 Milan Ave
Amherst,
OH
US