Head Chef Ray brings more than 20 years of culinary expertise to the kitchen of Papa Pilo?s, where he champions a menu of Italian recipes that won CityVoter's Best Italian prize in 2011 and 2012. Thin-crust, New York?style pizzas don toppings such as fresh tomatoes and meatballs, and specialty pies include the breakfast pizza with eggs, bacon bits, onions, canadian bacon, and a snooze button. Papa Pilo?s also whips up dishes such as chicken parmesan, fettuccine in spicy fra diavolo sauce, and meat lasagna with ricotta, romano, and mozzarella.
Chef Luigi and the kitchen magicians at Luigis D Italia import Italian flavors to tongues with a menu of pastas, pizzas, and authentic entrees. Culinary compadres can savor the meeting of meat and grapes in the chianti-braised short ribs ($17) or hoist their forks into orecchiette pasta with house-made italian sausage ($12). When held to anxious ears, stuffed shells fill auditory canals with sounds of the Mediterranean sea and trickles of sauce ($14). White clam pizzas ($14 for small; $17 for large) motivate guests to dive for edible pearls, and meatball sandwiches ($9) cradle succulent spheres in a bready embrace. Diners can accompany meals with a bottled brew or glass of CK Mondavi white zinfandel ($5.95), and desserts (all $5) such as cannoli, tiramisu, and ice-cream tartufos encourage patrons to tap into their second stomachs.
Owner and CNN Hero, Bruno Serato, presents diners with variegated menus packed with Italian and seafood entrees prepared under the culinary eye of Executive Chef Eddie Meza. Bob for apples of dough with the gnocchi gorgonzola, with small potato and flour dumplings soaking up the flavor of tomato and gorgonzola sauce ($14.95 lunch; $19.95 dinner). The restaurant's signature dish, brasato piemontese, sports boneless beef short ribs braised in an italian barolo reduction for three hours and topped with a touch of horseradish and a dash of extravagance ($22.95 lunch; $30.50 dinner). Steamed salmon sweetens its style atop belgiun white chocolate mashed-potato purée ($23.95 lunch; $29.95 dinner), and the pesce bianco's sautéed whitefish inherits a spicy attitude by hanging around moroccan couscous and japanese peppers ($17.95 lunch only).
Reserve a table for two! Cortina Italian Market specializes in intimate Italian cuisine for those looking to add some romance to dinner. You'll find a delicious selection of pizzas and pastas. No need to miss out on Cortina Italian Market just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Cortina Italian Market's extensive drink list. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Cortina Italian Market.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. If time is of the essence, Cortina Italian Market's take-out option may be a better fit. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Cortina Italian Market also offers catering.
Cortina Italian Market provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Cortina Italian Market, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Cortina Italian Market's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Fall in love at Baci Di Firenze Trattoria — this gem serves tasty Italian fare in a romantic setting. Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at Baci Di Firenze Trattoria, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Baci Di Firenze Trattoria. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Baci Di Firenze Trattoria's al fresco patio seating.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Baci Di Firenze Trattoria also offers catering.
Your tab at Baci Di Firenze Trattoria will generally run you about $30 per person.
Agio Ristorante puts a fresh spin on traditional Italian cuisine. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. The patio seating at Agio Ristorante is perfect for those warm summer days. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Agio Ristorante, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.