La Nova Pizzeria is a Buffalo-area pizzeria serving pizzas, wings, salads and subs. They have been in the Buffalo area since 1957 and are the official pizza of the Buffalo Bills. The small, family-owned business is now the largest independent pizzeria in the United States. You’ve probably seen people wearing their t-shirts around Buffalo and Williamsville. La Nova Pizzeria began their business by selling pizzas. They now are as equally famous for their wings, which come with a variety of sauces. Customers can dine–in or purchase the sauces and enjoy their own wings at home. La Nova Pizzeria also offers online ordering.
Erma “Mama” D’Avolio arrived at Ellis Island in 1935 from Collarmele, Italy, with an armful of children and a headful of recipes that soon gained her notoriety throughout Little Italy. Though an excellent cook who honed her skills over decades in the family restaurant, Erma swore that her delicious dishes had but one secret: the highest quality olive oil she could find. Inspired by her example, her grandson Danny Gagliardo opened D’Avolio Olive Oils & Vinegars to honor her and offer the best varietals from around the world. The store sources its extra-virgin olive oils from California-based Veronica Foods, whose husband-wife duo has spent decades roaming the globe to find the most interesting oils.
Elsewhere in the store, balsamic vinegars come ready to drizzle over desserts, flavored salts offer zesty alternatives to bland white crystals, and ready-to-eat appetizers cut down on party prep better spent hilariously coating the foyer floor in olive oil. While shopping, guests can avail themselves of the helpful staff for suggested pairings to help experimental cooks create the perfect dish.
From pizza and pasta to wings and subs, this place is prepared to satisfy all of your pizzeria cravings in one satisfying stop. If you’re in the mood for a fresh pie, you’ve got to try the Steak Pizza. Complete with chopped steak, peppers, onions and mushrooms, it’s like tasting a deliciously fresh cheesesteak on top of a perfectly cooked crust. Don’t forget about the pasta. From Eggplant Parmigiana to the house special Carol’s Creation, each dish is prepared fresh to order with all of the attention to detail you’d expect. Take advantage of the weekly specials to save some extra cash with your meal. All-you-can-eat spaghetti is available for just $6.50 Sunday through Tuesday!
JaFaFa Hots/Most Pizza gratifies guests with a menu featuring a prodigious selection of pizzas as well as hot dogs, burgers, and other classic comfort cuisine. Start out with the perfect fusion of geometry and gastronomy with the onion rings ($2.75), or opt for the aerodynamic efficiency of straight-cut french fries ($1.99). Fresh-made dough forms the foundation for 11 different pizza crusts—including honey garlic, Cajun, and lemon pepper—at the base of custom pies blanketed with the usual topping suspects or with unconventional choices such as breaded eggplant and hot cherry peppers. Pizza partisans can also pick from a menu of specialty pizzas so big it can be seen from the solid-cheddar surface of the moon, including chicken-parmigiano pizza ($13.55 for a medium) and jerk-chicken pizza ($13.55 for a medium). Dog lovers and sausagistas can skip the slices in favor of Polish or Italian sausage ($3.99) or a bun-burdening half-pound Sahlen's hot dog ($4.50) topped with the house's secret JaFaFa sauce, a delicious amalgam composed in part from a flavorful whisper reduction.
When founders Frank and Nancy Grimalidi moved to the United States in the late 1960s, they brought along with them the taste of authentic Northern Italian cuisine. In the 1980s, they decided to open a restaurant to share these delicious tastes to the people of Buffalo, and San Marco’s Italian Restaurant was born. In the nearly 30 years since its inception, Frank and Nancy have prepared and served countless exquisitely authentic Italian meals. Dining at San Marco’s is a celebration of food and kin- their friendly hospitable atmosphere is the perfect place to commemorate an anniversary or celebrate the coming of age of a family member. Their fine wines, delicious dishes, and warm reception will have you coming back for more.