At Marios Ice Cream & Pizza, diners feast on two of the finest foods on the face of the Earth: gourmet pizza and sweet Royal Scoop ice cream. Chefs also whip up pies with specially made crusts; brownie sundaes; and belgian waffles topped with homemade ice cream.
New York Pizza and Pasta's crew of artisan pie throwers expertly flattens doughy canvases into bubbly discs of New York–style pizza. After applying a saucy glaze and a golden coat of cheese to the colossal 20-inch crust, chefs make emergency calls to Italy for ingredient replenishments as diners dig into a feast worthy of Caesar’s panic-room buffet. Toppings such as banana peppers, black olives, fresh basil, and eggplant, can be added to the pizza for $2.50 each, and specialty prosciutto or chicken toppings are available for $4.50 each. Though not included in this Groupon, an extensive menu of appetizers, subs, and entrees brings the tastes of Italy and New York to diners' tables without the inconveniences of cobbled streets or screaming cabbies. Two glasses of velvety house wine prepares the palate for the imminent cascade of cheese. Choose two glasses of house cabernet, merlot, chardonnay, pinot grigio, or white zinfandel.
Jet’s Pizza—ranked among the best-selling pizza franchises in 2010 by PMQ Pizza Magazine—has exploded with more than 200 locations since brothers Eugene and John Jetts opened their first shop in 1978. The menu teems with customizable pies ($9.89 for large), each built on traditional hand-tossed crust, thin crust, or deep-dish crust, available in eight flavors such as poppy seed, Cajun, and garlic. Chefs fling dough disks into as the air while Olympic shooters blast the flying, red-sauced rectangles with one of 18 available toppings ($1.49 each on large pizza). Various 8-inch subs also pay visits to hungry mouths, toting bready luggage stuffed with a range of warm meats and cheeses ($5.99). Before digging into a main dish, share an order of bubbly, triple-cheese Turbo Stix, which come topped with mozzarella, cheddar, romano, garlic, and butter ($5.99 for 12 pieces) and are served with pizza sauce perfect for dipping or drawing designs on crisp dress shirts.
The differences between Naples, Florida and Naples, Italy probably far outnumber the similarities. But during a visit to Moravela's, it's easy to forget that the distance between the two cities is some 5,000 miles, or approximately the length of 120,000 mozzarella sticks. The restaurant brings a slice of Italy to southwestern Florida, serving up gourmet pizzas and classic Italian dishes.
Chefs churn out veal, pasta, and seafood specialties for lunch and dinner throughout the week, including one particular dish that features clams, mussels, calamari, and whitefish all on the same plate. Additionally, the kitchen uses the freshest ingredients available to top more than a dozen different pizzas, such as the bianca, a pie built around garlic and three different types of cheese.
Leoni's Pizzeria cooks up casual food in the form of pasta, pizza, burgers, and even tacos. The all-encompassing menu includes crispy fried chicken wings, calzones stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella, and tortillas brimming with beef, refried beans, rice, and cheese. The 18-year-old pizzeria serves up hot feasts at locations in Fort Myers and Naples.