Salvatore DiLisi and his family immigrated from Carini, Italy in 1978, and they founded DiLisi Ristorante soon after. A few years later, his parents returned home, and Salvatore took over. The next 35 years saw some changes. Sal expanded his family to include his wife Nancy and their children Giacomo and Valeria. He made the eatery's name synonymous with family-style servings of seafood, pasta, and pizza. And he opened up a second location, connected to the original by a 10-mile-long zip line of spaghetti. Today, in DiLisi's two kitchens, chefs draw upon the culinary traditions of northern Italy and the Mediterranean, kneading dough by hand and combining meat and seafood in unexpected ways.
At Kura Thai and Sushi, chefs concoct tasty, authentic Thai and Japanese specialties. Sushi-bar creations include the Shrek roll, a combo of crunchy lobster, tuna, and avocado with masago in green soy pepper. Noodles, curry, and tempura dishes also abound, helping guests conquer any number of cravings.
Even before you step through the doorway of Deek's Deli & Kustard Kitchen, you start to feel like you've stepped back in time. The simple building is reminiscent of an old-school ice cream stand, which is appropriate as it serves up ice cream alongside classic American burgers and sandwiches.
Inside the building, staffers at the counter take orders for classic hamburgers, cold and hot subs, salads, and wings. They also scoop up Richman's hand-dipped ice cream and velvety soft-serve custard. The Kustard Kitchen stays open year-round, much like a Halloween store with a terrible business model.
Though most people take their food and ice cream to go, guests can always try to grab one of the few indoor tables or head to the shaded outside picnic tables perched under the building's overhang.