Family owned and operated, Italian Delight whips up a massive, multi-faceted menu of savory and fresh pastas, pizzas, and salads for gastrognomes and gastrogiants alike. Dig into dining with an appetizer such as the bruschetta ($6)—ideal for practicing for impending sharing competitions—or sink fangs into the foliage of the Caprese salad ($7.50), a hillock of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. Pastaholics can shirk table manners and slurp their way through the baked spaghetti ($8.50) or linguine with shrimp sauce ($13.99), spiting a nefarious nanny with each disappearing noodle. The Italian sub ($6.50) makes munchables from a motley crew of ham, salami, and provolone, while the traditional New York–style pizza ($9.50 for a 12-inch, $11.50 for a 16-inch) can be bedecked with toppings ($1 each) such as pepperoni, pineapple, and green peppers.
To chefs at 3 Guys Pizza Pies aren't ones to cut corners. Each day, they knead and stretch scratch made pizza dough and grate fresh, whole milk mozzarella cheese. When they aren't busy doing that, they're chopping up veggies sourced from local farmers or sourcing quality meats like pepperoni, seasoned philly steak, and andouille sausage. But that's just the prep work—once the delicious ingredients are in place, the cooks set to work crafting specialty pizzas like the garlic-laden Vampire Killer or the pineapple- and jalapeno-topped Angry Hawaiian Guy. But no creation tops the Fireman, a pie covered with a choice of grilled or fried chicken and house-made buffalo sauce that's so hot, it arrives at the table with ice water and a public service announcement by the local fire chief. Beyond pizzas, 3 Guys' chefs also whip up oven baked pastas and sub sandwiches, along with tempting sides like garlic knots and deep-fried cheese bites.
For more than 15 years, Candela's Pizzeria has been quelling pizza cravings with New York–style and Sicilian pies palatably decorated in a selection of more than 20 toppings. With a firm belief that variety is indeed the spice of life, the menu boasts an eclectic culinary collection, featuring bacon cheesesteaks, veal picatta, tortellini alfredo, and burgers. Patrons can wash down the filling fare with an imported or domestic beer, or choose a chianti or white zinfadel to pair with the atomic wings known for coming from a close-knit nuclear family.
A chef for more than 30 years who has had a role in the opening of several restaurants, Nuccio Giambanco helms Veranda Ristorante, where he and his culinary team offer authentic Italian cuisine. Their menu boasts classic pastas such as baked penne, rigatoni with sausage and peppers, and penne carbonara. Entrees include chicken or veal marsala, shrimp scampi, and New York strip, alongside Neapolitan-style pizzas.
The chefs at Palermo Trattoria Pizzeria draw on traditional Sicilian recipes while making manicotti pastas in-house or baking Sicilian-style thick-crust pizzas. Additional dishes include thin-crust New York–style pies, filet mignon with fresh roma tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, and sea scallops in amaretto sauce.
Although tomatoes top the grocery list each week at Twisted Tomato, the pizzeria's most prominent ingredient might be cheese. It's melted inside crispy pizza rolls and calzones, layered across 7- or 14-inch grinders, and sprinkled over hand-spun specialty pizzas such as the Maui Wowi, which is generously topped with ham, pineapple, and plane tickets to Hawaii. Additionally, parmesan, provolone, and blue cheese abound on Twisted Tomato's salads, and cheesecake makes a sweet ending for a dairy-driven meal.