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Forget pie cut vs. party cut?Cazoni's Pizza is out to totally transform the way you think about pizza, starting with its shape. Sure, the chefs here make a mean east coast-style pie, compiling toppings such as rib eye steak and eggplant on top of fresh homemade dough and sauce. But classic, circular pizzas are just the beginning: they also take those same ingredients and turn them into ricotta-stuffed calzones, rolled strombolis, and pinwheel-shaped boli rolls. Their signature dish, however, is the cazoni: described as a "pizza sandwich", the cazoni starts life as a sauce-less mound of dough that is stuffed with cheese and toppings, intricately folded, then topped with a layer of provolone. After emerging fresh from the oven, it's slathered with savory garlic butter, while marinara sauce is served only on the side for those who like to dip or splash a little behind their ears.

Beyond its multi-shaped pizza incarnations, Cazoni's cooks also whip up oven-baked chicken wings, sub sandwiches, and a handful of other specialties. And the dining room is just as fun as the food?walls are bedecked with Groucho-faced cartoon chefs, and the staff often hands out Groucho glasses that kids, adults, and families in Witness Protection can wear while they eat.

6290 North Atlantic Avenue
Cape Canaveral,
FL
US

Natural light pours in through the arched windows of Cara Mia Riverside Grill and reveals sweeping views of the Indian River as diners dig into linguine and calamari. In the kitchen, head chef Elizabeth Hanstein prepares house-made sauces from traditional Italian recipes and incorporates Mediterranean influences into dishes such as the chicken piccata, which finishes a mushroom-and-scallion chicken sautéed with a sherry wine sauce.

11 Riverside Dr
Cocoa,
FL
US