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.
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.