In addition to a bustling lounge and courtyard, SoLita?or "south of Little Italy"? houses a hopping kitchen where chefs cook Italian meals using generations-old family recipes. Local and imported ingredients give zings of flavor to all dishes. Fresh pastas come draped in sauces from light, spicy tomato broth to rich mascarpone cream. For heartier fare, chefs grill rib-eye steaks, veal chops, and filet mignon or roast whole fish with lemon, olive oil, and jokes about diminutive fin size.
Their casual wood-fire pizza concept, Mastino by Solita Delray, pays homage to the old-world artisans of Italian street food by offering traditional Neopolitan fare like their Old School Meatball with tomato gravy, ricotta, and toast or an order of baked gnocchi parmesan. The menu hinges around their wood fire pizzas, offering a number of red or white variations, served from a 900 degree oven and finished with Calabrian sea salt. For those aspiring pie-makers looking to unlock the secret of pizza creation, culinary classes under master pizza chefs are offered.