Operating under the belief that food and celebration should go hand-in-hand, the lively staff at Antonio's Ristorante and Wine Bar makes sure that each visit feels like a party. Diners can toast the day with glasses of award-winning wine while enjoying classic Italian dishes such as veal parmesan and pasta carbonara. Ristorante Antonio’s chefs also festoon hand-tossed and deep-dish Sicilian pizzas with a selection of nearly 30 toppings, which include artichoke hearts, pepperoncini peppers, and calamari rings that diners can use to hold back their hair for hands-free eating.
Italian and Middle Eastern dishes share table space at G's Pizza & Grill, a restaurant with a relaxing, family-oriented ambiance. Seated at tables draped with red tablecloths, diners savor specialty pizzas and pasta dishes along with gyros, curry, and kebabs. Some dishes feature a fusion of Italian and Middle Eastern flavors, such as the greek pizza, which comes topped with feta cheese and lamb gyro meat.
Although tomatoes top the grocery list each week at Twisted Tomato, the pizzeria's most prominent ingredient might be cheese. It's melted inside crispy pizza rolls and calzones, layered across 7- or 14-inch grinders, and sprinkled over hand-spun specialty pizzas such as the Maui Wowi, which is generously topped with ham, pineapple, and plane tickets to Hawaii. Additionally, parmesan, provolone, and blue cheese abound on Twisted Tomato's salads, and cheesecake makes a sweet ending for a dairy-driven meal.
In the true style of a pizzeria, Zeytin Pizza & Pasta's tables covers its tables with red-and white-checkered tablecloths. And in the spirit of modern design, the eatery’s tables stand out as tall booths, each of which is lit by a stainless-steel fixture that dangles from a high ceiling. From within this airy atmosphere, diners can feast on familiar favorites such as eggplant parmesan and calzones, or the Zeytin special, a pie topped with sautéed spinach, ricotta, virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, and mozzarella. The chefs also output house specialties such as ravioli, stuffed shells, and baked lasagna made using the secret ingredients of love and, probably, flour.
A chef for more than 30 years who has had a role in the opening of several restaurants, Nuccio Giambanco helms Veranda Ristorante, where he and his culinary team offer authentic Italian cuisine. Their menu boasts classic pastas such as baked penne, rigatoni with sausage and peppers, and penne carbonara. Entrees include chicken or veal marsala, shrimp scampi, and New York strip, alongside Neapolitan-style pizzas.
The creation of a pizza is a thing of beauty. Raw dough crisps into a chewy crust, and shreds of mozzarella cheese melt into rich tomato sauce. That tasty transformation has been happening at Anthony's Italian Pizza every day for 48 years. Pizza isn't the only specialty; the eatery's cooks also layer meats onto hoagies and prepare traditional Italian-style entrees such as veal parmigiana. The restaurant's ambiance is warm and comforting, just like its food. Servers pair meals with a roster of beers and wines—some imported from Italy.