Chefs flex their culinary skills in Cosi Cucina Italian Grill's kitchen, churning out piping-hot pizzas, sizzling steaks, and pastas drenched in sauce alongside a wealth of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. The romantic enclave boasts a menu of more than 36 wines available by the glass, letting diners find the perfect harmony for their meal's delicate flavors and pitchy singing voice. Outside of its amorous atmosphere, Cosi Cucina Italian Grill shares its house-made dishes with the masses, catering salads, pastas, and saucy chicken entrees for all manner of peckish partygoer.
At Mama Laconas, cooks have baked pastas and stacked meatball sandwiches for more than 50 years, feeding hungry families and ravenous wolverines who wander in from the interstate. From the Friday lunch buffet to gluten-free dishes, the family-oriented eatery caters to all of its patrons' special needs or favorite eating times. The restaurant's ribs recently earned first place in the committee's choice category at the 2014 Johnston Green Days Rib Cook-Off.
Like Sunday dinners and Friday game nights, the atmosphere at a Sam & Louie's restaurant revolves around family, and has done so since its first location opened in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska. Today, at each of the eatery's 22 locations, families bond over great conversation and an eclectic mix of casual cuisine from a menu inspired by traditional New York–style pizzerias. Eighteen specialty pizzas are hand tossed into thin-crust pies before being decorated with more than 35 toppings such as creamy alfredo sauce, Philly-style steak, and canadian bacon. The same daily made dough is used to construct calzones and strombolis, which ooze with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. Specialty dough can be whipped up to create gluten-free pizzas. The menu culminates in five 1/3 lb. Black Angus burgers and eight types of pastas.