At Brianna's Pizza, it's possible to eat pizza for every meal without growing bored of the same flavors. That's because the restaurant's cooks bake a wide variety of pies, from breakfast pizzas to dessert pizzas. They also pile traditional deep-dish pizzas with savory toppings such as buffalo chicken or shrimp. Try your meal paired with housemade cheese bread or saucy chicken wings.
Because of a chance encounter with a Jersey girl named Emily, Boise-born brothers Teak and Charlie learned the techniques for crafting authentic East Coast-style pizza. But even Emily's lessons didn't foretell the creative culinary leaps the brothers would eventually make at Teak & Charlie's Jersey Girl Pizza. To wit: the Big Awesome Pizza, a 30-inch pie that starts by tossing mounds of housemade dough by hand. From there, the massive pizza can accommodate any of the eatery's 30-plus toppings, which range from classics, such as pineapple and pepperoni, to more unorthodox fixings, such as pastrami and green chilies. The duo also whips up more than 10 specialty pies such as the Hoboken, a medley of chicken, spinach, and feta cheese.
But don't think that Teak and Charlie's creativity is totally exhausted on pizza. Their other pizzeria staples range from wings tossed in pesto-parmesan sauce to cheesesteaks made with Amoroso's bread?which is delivered from Philadelphia by Rocky Balboa himself. The BYOB eatery invites diners to swing by with their favorite libations, although they can also slurp decadent smoothies blended with fruit or ice cream.
At CheeZies Pizza, a smorgasbord of Italian and American eats brings smiles to faces and satisfaction to appetites with freshly made pizzas, calzones, and hot sandwiches. Each pie arrives topped with a bubbly layer of 100% mozzarella cheese?no processed cheese food or melted plastics here?and crowned with toppings such as pepperoni, canadian bacon, chicken, and pineapple. Guests garnish pizza feasts with sides of zesty chicken wings or chewy breadsticks fresh from the oven before digging into desserts of cinnamon bread and chocolate-chip cookie cake.
An awning striped like the Italian flag hangs over the entrance to Giorgio?s Pizza, welcoming visitors into a casual interior with a red-checkered floor and the aroma of toasty dough. For more than 20 years, the eatery's pizza wizards have been tossing New York?style crusts and coating them with generous layers of sauce, cheese, and toppings of mushrooms, sausage, or black olives. Gooey calzones boast all the flavor perks of pizza but in pocket-form, perfect for on-the-go meals or for adding extra cushioning to a baby's stroller.
Colorful art masterpieces brighten the walls of The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room as diners enjoy a vast selection of wines by the glass and dip french-bread croutons into pots of rich cheese fondue. Other French-influenced entrees emerge from the kitchen in the form of seared shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, filet mignon au Povaire, and gourmet Kobe beef burgers served in berets. Guests can pair meals with their choice from 48 international wines stored in a self-serve Enomatics unit. This Italian-made technology stores a variety of bottles that can be dispensed in 1.5-, 3-, or 6-ounce pours at the perfect temperature through the use of a microchip card. The eatery's marble-topped bar stretches across an exposed-brick wall beneath sparkling glass light fixtures, which cast rays across vibrant blooms and linens tinted black and white like an old-timey TV broadcast.
While the heart of Johnny Carino's menu is rooted in genuine Italian traditions, forward-thinking creativity has birthed what they like to call their signature dishes. Led by executive chef Chris Peitersen, the seasoned kitchen staff blends fresh ingredients along with extra time to create high-quality, spiced Italian preparations. Diners will find entrees such as 16-layer lasagna with made-from-scratch sauce, and pizzas made with home-baked crust. Other signature choices include the spicy shrimp and chicken, baked stuffed mushrooms topped with house lemon basil cream sauce, and tiramisu made from the ground up. Entrees can be paired any selection from Carino's extensive wine list and drink menu.