Getting the dough right is one of the hardest parts of making a pizza. That's why they make it in house every morning at The Original Big Tomato, yielding a crust that's crisp on the bottom but still fluffy around the edges. Since a base like that deserves fine toppings, the crew also chops veggies fresh every day. They might crown pies with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh lettuce, basil, corn, and spinach. There's also a wide selection of cheeses, including gouda, gorgonzola, parmesan, and goat cheese. Alongside pizzas on the menu, there's also the range of salads, paninis, and wraps that one might see at an Italian cafe.
Every day at Salvatore's Pizza, Pasta & Subs, chefs toss fresh pizzas and prepare accompanying dishes inspired by the savory tastes of Sicily. Converse with up to three guests about what blue tastes like while noshing on pillowy garlic rolls drenched in olive oil and topped with large chunks of garlic. Up to four pizza toppings, such as pepperoni, anchovies, fresh tomatoes, eggplant, and mushrooms, top bubbly cheese and savory marinara, and Pepsi-product fountain drinks quench parched gullets.
Village Café plates up a menu of salads, sandwiches, and inspired entrees in a European bistro setting. The crispy goat cheese appetizer ($9.95) waves a casual "Ciao" atop crostini, while the Village Cobb salad ($10.95) scoots by on a Dijon vinaigrette-fueled Vespa. Fungiphiles fancy the portabella panini ($8.95), with its grilled, marinated mushrooms and melted mozzarella, and the meat lover's pizza (small $10.95) satisfies any yearning passion for protein. Dinner diners choose from mains such as the mint and pistachio-crusted lamb (8 oz $17.95) accompanied by roasted garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus spears, or linguine with garlic, white wine, and fresh clams ($16.95).
The kitchen staff at Oggi Ristorante, which Frommer's dubbed a "neighborhood favorite," makes fresh pastas every day. But according to Gayot, this feat is nothing new. Formerly a homemade-pasta supplier for other restaurants, Oggi now stands on its own. Its chefs draw inspiration from homestyle Italian recipes and culinary techniques to creating a menu of comforting, Old-World staples. In addition to making whole-wheat spaghetti and perfectly square meatballs by hand, the chefs also create what Gayot described as "some of the most delicate stuffed pastas and supple seafood dishes in the city." Grilled scottish salmon arrives perched atop a bed of wilted spinach, and tilapia alla livornese is sautéd in a mixture of fresh tomatoes, capers, onions, and black olives. Other options range from classic chicken or veal parmigiana to filet mignon topped with a green-peppercorn sauce and accompanied by champagne risotto. The wait staff ferries these dishes across the dining room, whose white tablecloths and exposed-brick walls combine to create a rustic-yet-elegant atmosphere.
Chicken covered in alfredo sauce and bacon with scrambled eggs are often meals on their own, but at Pizza D'Light, they are pizza toppings. The flavorful ingredient combinations include philly cheesesteak and Hawaiian-themed ham and pineapple. Chefs stretch crusts to 18 inches and serve them whole or by the slice, and also cook pasta dishes and build meatball and tuna salad sub sandwiches on freshly baked bread. Customers wanting a night in can order food online and have Pizza D?Light?s staff deliver meals right to the front door.
An intimate dining experience, Fratelli Milano serves Italian-style cuisine. No need for those with special dietary needs to miss out on Fratelli Milano — the restaurant has plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Fratelli Milano has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Fratelli Milano. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Fratelli Milano's beautiful outdoor seating area. Get your whole crew together at Fratelli Milano, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. If you need to feed a big crowd, Fratelli Milano also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
For those driving to the restaurant, a lot is located around the corner with optional valet. Drivers can also find street parking when the lot gets cramped.
The menu at Fratelli Milano is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.