The smell of rising dough is ever present at Pizza Del Aureo's, where pizza craftsmen slather the scratch-made crusts with housemade sauce to form the bedrock of their eclectic pies. Their do-it-yourself menu offers 15 toppings, from mainstays such as pepperoni and sausage to novel additions such as hamburger and grilled chicken. The chefs also create 10 gourmet and specialty pies, including the chicken cacciatore—a savory symphony of grilled chicken breast, sweet peppers, and olive oil. The kitchen’s flair for fresh-baked bread also emerges in their grandwiches, whose housemade rolls hold hot or cold deli combos ranging from sizzling steak and mozzarella to thin-sliced salami.
The expansive menu at Leo's Pizzeria is designed to suit a multitude of tastes. Pizza lovers have no shortage of options, from specialty bacon-cheeseburger or stuffed-hot-pepper pies to party-friendly sheet pizzas with 32 slices. Aside from its pizza, Leo's Pizzeria prepares hot and cold subs, specialty sandwiches such as the hot pretzel melt?roast beef, ham, or turkey served on a pretzel roll and doused in nacho cheese?and chicken fingers and wings.
On warm days, Brando's Pizza & Ice Cream Stand attracts visitors with ice cream, soft serve, and other frosty treats. Visitors can sit outdoors to savor the sweets or walk to nearby Como Lake Park. Although the spot is popular in the summertime, patrons visit Brando's year-round for pasta dishes, subs, and Buffalo-style pizzas with toppings such as sirloin tip steak or chicken tenders.
What started as a single corner pizza shop has expanded into a dozen Just Pizza outposts that dish out over 75 varieties of pizzas. Offerings include innovative combos such as the chicken club with bacon and Virginia ham and the shrimp scampi with sweet peppers. Even classic recipes get a twist from surprising toppings. For example, the Hawaiian delights those expecting just ham and pineapple with maraschino cherries and sliced almonds. The rest of the menu features a smattering of subs and salads, as well as chicken wings glazed with interesting sauces such as blackberry bbq and spicy orange. And for the sophisticated palate, Just Pizza even offers a page on their website with suggestions for what wine and what formal bib goes best with each of their styles of pizza.
Standalone favorites such as chicken fingers, tacos, and steak transform into pizza toppings at Gerace's Broadway Pizzeria, allowing guests to satisfy multiple comfort-food cravings at once. Along with these specialty pizzas, guests can order traditional pies—sized from personal pies to party sheets—piled with any combination of classic Italian toppers, such as meatballs, mushrooms, spinach, and green peppers. Wings, hot and cold subs, calzones, and tacos round off the menu of party snacks.
Pizza forms the cornerstone of the menu at Papa Leo’s. The award-winning pies come in varieties such as chicken cordon blue, Meteor Meat Lovers, veggie garden, and philly cheesesteak. There’s even a pizza covered with buffalo-chicken fingers, the culinary equivalent of scoring a touchdown while simultaneously hitting a home run.
Despite its inventiveness with pies, Papa Leo’s menu branches out beyond pizza. From deli specialties such as a hot BLT or cheesesteak hoagie sub to seafood such as Icelandic haddock, the food roster has something for everyone. There’s even a Mexican bent to the menu—beef, chicken, and steak tacos come with cheese and veggies.