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.
Before buying his own restaurant, Mario DeMarco spent 10 years in the imported Italian-food business, and his experience with high-quality ingredients is evident throughout the menu at Mario’s Pizza, Pasta & More. Fresh pasta is used in every pasta dish, breadsticks are made from scratch, and imported prosciutto fills paninis along with high-quality, extra-virgin olive oil. Pizzas come in varying styles, from thin crust to deep dish, and can be customized with flavorful toppings such as italian sausage, fresh garlic, and artichokes. And as the sister restaurant of Salt Creek BBQ, Mario’s serves Salt Creek's rib slabs and hand-pulled pork sandwiches.
Taylor Street Pizza dishes out succulent Italian-American fare in a family-friendly sports-bar atmosphere. Gather friends to watch a football game or an emotional rerun of the Airwolf finale while noshing on a bouquet of crusty breadsticks or a platter of spicy or barbecue chicken wings. A large handmade pizza arrives doused in Taylor Street's signature tomato sauce and festooned with two toppings, including options such as canadian bacon, anchovies, eggplant, and giardiniera. Sips of fizzy, refreshing soda clear palates and extinguish spicy mouth fires. Diners can indulge in their delicious bounty in a Taylor Street Pizza dining room, carry their meals home, or request for it to be delivered to the inflatable ballpit of their choosing.
Sarpino's taste-makers deliver both traditional favorites and internationally inspired twists on classic Italian fare, such as pizzas, pasta, and calzones. The New York deli slices up five kinds of meat to bulk up a pie strewn with mozzarella, whereas the Greek pizza ruminates over feta, fresh tomatoes, and black olives ($19.99 each for a large). The BLT pizza bakes in layers of mayonnaise, smoked bacon, and mozzarella before bursting from the oven on a jetpack to be sprinkled with fresh lettuce and tomatoes ($19.99 for a large). Envelop cravings in a calzone, such as the vegetarian pesto packed with black olives, peppers, mushrooms, and a pesto sauce, or build your own with a special cheese-blend foundation to support up to three custom fixtures ($6.99 each). The expansive menu closes out with heaps of pasta, wings, salads, and desserts, which can be used to distract fellow diners while stashing pizza for pepperoni-loving vacuum cleaners.