Beneath sparkling chandeliers, the interior of Bombay Star glows in tones of deep red and black, and the air fills with the aromatic spices of the northern Indian food cooked by a chef who was trained in a five-star hotel in Mumbai.
Each day, the dining room fills during the lunch hour, when a colorful buffet is stocked with steaming curries and a variety of meats and veggies. During dinner, guests order individual dishes off the full menu, which features dishes baked in a tandoor or charcoal clay oven, as well as classics such as aloo gobi, lamb tikka masala, and shrimp vindaloo.
Belleria has been slinging pies and appeasing cheesy appetites in the greater Youngstown area for more than 50 years. Although known for slathering fresh dough with a signature family-recipe sauce, the tomato tyrants at Belleria whip up a full menu of Italian favorites. Conquer a classic, custom-made pizza crowned in your choice of toppings (12" pies start at $7.75, toppings $.75–$3.25 each), or belly up to The Bella, where pepperoni and sausage shake hands with a bushel of veggies before ducking under an awning of cheese (12", $12.95). Belleria also offers a smorgasbord of sandwiches, wraps, pastas, and microprocessors for tongues and robots of all persuasions. Diners can self-satiate via dine-in or take-out modes of culinary distribution.
The service is somewhere between leisurely sit down and blazingly fast, a perfect compliment to the restaurant’s middle-ground nature, though the menu definitely takes the high road. It’s full of the eats that little Italian schoolchildren dream about at the moderate prices papas and mammas sing about in the shower.
Walrus Subs uses fresh breads baked daily, hand-sliced meats and cheese, and nutrient-packed veggies to create a scrumptious menu of classic deli sandwiches, salads, burgers, hot dogs, gyros, and soups. Original italian or whole-wheat breads use their grain-stuffed arms to carry cold subs to the mouths of famished foodies or to the oven for toasting. Like a carnivorous yin-yang, the chef’s family recipe chicken salad sub blends light and dark meats (7", $4.75; 12", $6.25), while a turkey sub can be customized with ham or roast beef and one of five types of cheese, including provolone, swiss, or cheddar sauce (7", $5.25; 12", $6.75). Philly-style cheesesteaks lead the oven-baked pack through the culinary kiln, mixing thin slices of rib eye with sweet onions and provolone cheese ($7.25), occasionally stopping at the detailing shop to pick up bacon, cheese-whiz, or pepperoni ($7.75).
The Lemon Grove is a multi-purpose meeting spot that combines food, coffee, brews, and entertainment. Open until 4 a.m., the kitchen serves a medley of mouth inspiration, including veggie quesadillas ($6.50), Italian beef sandwiches ($8.25), bacon cheeseburgers ($7.50), and pancakes ($4.50), which, along with other breakfast items, are served all day. The menu incorporates fresh, local produce, and meats from Catullo and Boar's Head, purveyors of prime proteins. Meanwhile, the coffee bar serves caffeinated elixirs made from organic, Fair Trade beans that are roasted weekly in Cleveland, and the bar serves a rotating tap of local, import, and craft beers.