With its broad spectrum of Italian eats, NY 54 Pizza & Ristorante's menu "has everything you've been craving," according to Go Gilbert! magazine. The kitchen staff whips up fresh pizza dough and sauce each morning before baking crusts to a golden brown in a stone oven. The restaurant's crusade for freshness extends into wings that never see the inside of a walk-in freezer and breadcrumbs ground and seasoned in-house.
In keeping with NY 54's Big Apple theme, chefs import authentic treats from New York City, including knishes from Coney Island and crumb cake from a Brooklyn bakery. Inside the restaurant, a backdrop of exposed brick peeks from behind vintage framed photos of the Yankees and native New Yorker Robert De Niro.
Red Brick Pizza’s flame-taming chefs man the restaurant’s ferocious 1,000-degree terra-cotta oven as it sears uncooked pizzas to bubbly, golden brown perfection in just three minutes. Diners give tongues disappointed by delivery pies something to write the rest of the mouth about with a slice of gourmet pizza. A plethora of premium ingredients suspend their deli counter feuds about the best-tasting pork product to collaborate on circular comestibles including the Meat Works, with pepperoni, ham, italian sausage, ground beef, and bacon fighting for space on a creamy mozzarella field, and the new pizza-buffalo pie, a combination of buffalo chicken and hot parmesan crust drizzled with ranch.
Housemade dough flies through the air at Gilbert Pizza, as chefs hand-stretch crusts into thin or thick varieties. Bell peppers, artichoke hearts, pineapple, and nearly 20 more fixings can top build-your-own pies. Alternatively, nine types of specialty pizzas—such as a White Pizza topped with whole-milk ricotta—eliminate the burden of choice, like saying "eenie, meeny, miny, moe" to pick which child to love the best. Chefs also sate Italian cravings with bolognese pasta, veal parmigiana, and subs stuffed with sausage and peppers.