Tortellini. Strawberries. Chicken marsala. You'd normally find these foods on porcelain dishware, not on top of pizzas. At Pizza Oven Mamma Mia, however, they're essential toppings to some of the eatery's most popular pies. In fact, at their glassed-in display counter, you might even see these unorthodox toppings all mingling on the same tray?a slice of penne-vodka pizza next to a slice with broccoli and onions. The rest of the menu is a bit more traditional (eggplant panini at lunch, veal parmigiana at dinner), but you can always end your meal with another of Mamma Mia's unique slices: Nutella dessert pizza with those aforementioned strawberries. Other favorites include Sicilian rice balls, fresh meatballs, breaded chicken cutlets, fresh-made sauce, stuffed peppers, stuffed eggplant, ravioli and Italian sausage, and more.
Pizzeta Enoteca dishes up Italian fare, but nothing about this eatery is stuffily traditional. Instead, the staff strives to create a fresh, hip atmosphere, one that appeals to New Jersey’s young families. The menu makes the concept clearer with its headlining pizzetas and their unique toppings. The small-serving, thin-crust pies come crowned with everything from buffalo chicken to four-cheese blends to garden vegetables, mozzarella, and garlic to mimic the flavors of caprese salad. Although Millburn-Short Hills Patch says that “pizza is the way to go at Pizzeta,” the menu boasts a slew of tasty antipasti, paninis, and pastas. It also has dessert covered. Ricotta-filled cannoli and espresso-soaked tiramisu end meals more sweetly than a hug from a waiter who happens to be a kitten.
From the dining room, you can watch the Mancino's chefs slide pizzas in and out of the brick oven, each pie emerging with a crispy golden crust. Though pizza is the main attraction, the chefs also assemble hearty sandwiches and whole-wheat pasta dishes, paired with Italian staples such as prosciutto di parma and freshly baked ciabatta bread.
Mancino's has exchanged the standard-issue red-checked tablecloths for crisp, white linens. Wall sconces and dangling pendant lights illuminate the restaurant's tastefully minimal dining room, the kind of place where the queen might celebrate her pizza-party jubilee.
Homemade meatballs nestle into piles of spaghetti under a blanket of fresh red sauce. Local produce tops crisp pizzas, and hot and cold sandwiches embrace fillings with locally procured bread. Here at Macchu Pizza & Tomato Pies, one wide window permits lots of light into the room, whose simple, spare decor allows the food to remain the centerpiece.
The toppings on Marco's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant's pies could be meals in their own right. There's the chicken parmigiana pizza, layered with mozzarella, marinara, and a breaded chicken cutlet, and the philly cheesesteak pizza, heaped with sliced beef, saut?ed onions, and melted American cheese. Another is dressed like a cheeseburger, while yet another is topped with a serving of baked ziti. Not surprisingly, all of those toppings are available in traditional meal form, too, thanks to an extensive menu of sandwiches, burgers, pasta dinners, and panini. ?Marco's also caters, whether for a graduation party or if Thanksgiving dinner fell on the floor.
Junior's Pizza & Subs Kebab House?s menu celebrates the traditions of American, Italian, and Mediterranean food, and even features a number of Halal options. Pizzas are crafted with dough and sauce made fresh daily, and covered in 100% mozzarella cheese and toppings such as gyro meat and diced eggplant parm cutlets. Tzitziki sauce rests atop cheeseburgers and tucks into falafel pitas. A variety of pasta dishes and sandwiches?both hot and cold?are also offered on the eclectic menu. The eatery is open late and can deliver meals right to customers? front doors or seats in the jury box.