Executive Chef Richard Mancini—formerly the executive chef of Gibsons Steakhouse—oversees a menu of delectably stacked dough discs and hearty Mediterranean fare. Ambitious epicureans can strip a kebob skewer of savory chicken parmesan ($7) before tooth-slaying the artichoke-hearted minotaurs and olive-eyed gorgons of the feta-cheesed mediterranean pizza ($23). Lego lovers can transfer their skills to the dinner table by building their own pasta dish or pizza, piling eclectic toppings ($1.75–$2.50) atop an array of crusts, including honey thin ($12–$19), pan ($13–$21), and stuffed ($17–$22). Veggie-laden soups and salads round out full-fledged feasts, while a children's menu caters to mini mouths and 8-inch nostrils with options such as mac 'n' cheese and 8-inch pizzas (both $5, including beverage).
Fresh D'Lite focuses on fresh, speedily prepared meals—all of which contain fewer than 500 calories—and it prominently displays all nutrition information on its menu and website. Treat tongues to a treasure trove of fresh dishes ($6.29-7.29) from across the globe, such as the sesame-chicken salad with crispy wontons and edamame or the tomato-basil chicken salad with Mediterranean fixings and herb vinaigrette. The chipotle-chicken panini stacks tomatoes, red onions, avocado, and pepper-jack cheese atop herbed chicken, and a steak 'n' potato wrap reveals fresh, grilled sirloin in a passionate embrace with sautéed vegetables, roasted potatoes, cheese, and Fabio. Sip an iced tea or fountain drink (both $1.69) in the eatery's upbeat, casual interior before sinking sweet teeth into a guilt-free dessert ($1.99), available in 100-calorie, low-fat, and immortality-giving options.
Childhood friends Mike and Edgar worked for a local pizzeria while in college, but later moved on to different pursuits as a firefighter and teacher, respectively. Eventually, though, the friends found themselves back in the pizza mindset, and decided to open Firehouse Pizza & Grill together. The menu includes their favorite pizzas of the past, plus new favorites, such as mac-n-cheese or southern buffalo chicken pies. Family recipes and fire-station favorites also get love on the menu, including everything from pasta and grinders to burgers and italian beef sandwiches.