Italian Restaurants in Drexel Heights


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  • Delectables
    Donna DiFiore's metaphorical journey into the restaurant business began with an actual journey. When her friend Elissa told her she was going on a road trip across the country from her hometown in chilly Massachusetts, Donna agreed to join—unaware that she was about discover her life's calling and a new home. When the women stopped in Tucson, Donna didn't want to leave. As she explained to reporters from Tucson Weekly, "I arrived here—it was Halloween Eve in '76—and everybody was wearing shorts, and it was just gorgeous." Donna took a job at a local eatery, working the floor, serving customers, and eventually rising to the head of the restaurant. Thirty-eight years later, Donna continues to captain Delectables, which has become a bit of an iconic gathering spot for old and young alike. Returning visitors linger over glasses of wine at the rustic wooden bar, reminiscing over the crème brûlée and live jazz they enjoyed from that very same spot years ago. University students bask beneath the lush foliage of the outdoor patio, awaiting meals of Mexican enchiladas, Italian pastas, and French bistro specialties. Chefs bustle about the kitchen seven days a week, beginning each day by whipping up hearty egg breakfasts before moving onto internationally inspired lunches and dinners. Late in the night on Friday and Saturday, they simmer up an after-dark menu of eclectic nibbles and entrees. The restaurant is housed in a historical, renovated Harley-Davidson showroom and abounds with unusual knickknacks and antiques, from a cash register from an old hotel in Santa Cruz to a walk-in refrigerator from 1898. Many of the wares and coffee mugs were created by local artists, and the mesquite planks that serve as plates were carved by local craftsmen. The airy space plays hosts to special events throughout the week, including live music from local artists, poetry slams with local poets, and boxing matches between local librarians.
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    533 North 4th Avenue
    Tucson, AZ US
  • Magpies Gourmet Pizza
    Known for its casual and fun atmosphere, Magpies Gourmet Pizza serves up the best pizza in town. If you prefer to eat healthy, you'll find tons of fresh selections on Magpies Gourmet Pizza's menu. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Magpies Gourmet Pizza's menu. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Magpies Gourmet Pizza, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. Magpies Gourmet Pizza offers patio seating in the warmer months. The perfect place for a large party, Magpies Gourmet Pizza will comfortably host your friends and family. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. Friendly pooches can come on in at Magpies Gourmet Pizza, which welcomes dogs as well as their owners. If you're heading to the pizzeria on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. Magpies Gourmet Pizza's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Call Magpies Gourmet Pizza for catering if you have a big event coming up. You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking. You'll find your bill at Magpies Gourmet Pizza to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Magpies Gourmet Pizza dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
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    605 N 4th Ave
    Tucson, AZ US
  • Dry River Company
    For a quick slice of mouth-watering pizza, visit Dry River Company. The pizzeria's menu includes an exquisite selection of pizzas and pastas. No need to miss out on Dry River Company just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The pizzeria has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. The bar at Dry River Company is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Dry River Company. At Dry River Company, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. No need to dress up for a trip to Dry River Company — the casual pizzeria encourages laid-back attire. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Dry River Company. For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use. Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at Dry River Company for next to nothing. All major credit cards are accepted.
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    800 N Kolb Rd
    Tucson, AZ US
  • Empire Pizza & Pub
    The Empire Pizza & Pub staff assembles a mix and match of 23 ingredients?including barbecue sauce and genoa salami?atop 13 New York-style pizzas. Their efforts helped earn the eatery a Best Pizza nod in 2011 by Metromix. They name their specialty pies after notable places in New York, such as Soho?s white pizza with tomatoes, basil, and parmesan and the Jackson Heights slathered in barbecue sauce and sprinkled with chicken, green pepper, and onion. By preparing the pies, subs, and salads for carry-out, delivery, or serving them at the restaurant as late as 3 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday (11 p.m. other days) and as early as 835 B.C.E., the staff accommodates diners of many tastes and schedules. The arena in which the team?s servers operate features exposed-brick walls lining the narrow layout. A bar at the back pairs libations with pizzas, while vintage lights illuminate the copper ceiling.
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    137 E Congress St
    Tucson, AZ US
  • Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria
    Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria is home to the familiar hot slice and relaxed pizza house atmosphere. Easy-to-please items run throughout the menu — pizza and pasta are big here — so everyone can find a familiar favorite. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Ideal for large groups, Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria will make sure your party feels anything but cramped. Put the suit away when heading to Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria — dress is casual, as are the vibes. The pizzeria has catering services as well. For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot. You can enjoy a delicious meal at Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
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    3011 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ US
  • Hungry Howies Pizza
    Craving pizza? Head on over to Tucson's Hungry Howies Pizza for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. The noise level can sometimes reach near deafening levels, so save your conversations for another night. Put the suit away when heading to Hungry Howies Pizza — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Hungry Howies Pizza for catering. For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot. Thrifty eaters will also love Hungry Howies Pizza's prices, which are generally below $15.
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    7575 W Twin Peaks Rd
    Tucson, AZ US
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