The mexican taco sounds self-explanatory, but at Pizza for U, the moniker refers to a specialty pizza. Crowned in refried beans, taco meat, and tortilla chips, it evokes Mexico without abandoning the menu’s bedrock dish. Other specialty pies, such as the sauce-less white pizza and a meat lover’s pizza with two types of sausage, round out the selection, along with build-your-own variations in thin crust and deep-dish styles. Meanwhile, burgers, gyros and three types of chicken wings suggest an alternative to pizza, much like the Ninja Turtles’ personal trainer.
Chef and owner Gaetano Turi has fed his Italian feasts to such celebrities as Bill Cosby and Brad Garrett inside Barolo Ristorante. The Italian-born Turi learned his culinary skills with formal training in Rome, and now stamps his own twists on classic dishes, including homemade gnocchi stuffed with spinach and risotto drizzled with merlot. Fresh seafood, flown in daily, transforms into bay scallops dunked in a brandy cream sauce and New Zealand orange roughy baked with garlic and white wine. The restaurant itself oozes of old world Italian. The dining room’s recessed ceiling is painted in gold and red hues, while the bar sits under golden tin-plated ceiling tiles. Warmly lit chandeliers and tabletop candles and strobe lights offer a cozy dining experience.
Gnarly’s Eatery flavors each of its pizza pies with just a hint of the mythical with the apocryphal Legend of Gnarly, the cheese-riddled epic story of their founding. The myth translates into truth, though, in their fine pies paired with craft beers and topped with premium dairy products. To whet appetites for their oven-baked, golden disks of bread, butter, and cheese, the cooks craft deep-fried Gnarly nuggets sprinkled with parmesan cheese and the Apollo, a quarter-pound mozzarella stick.