Like their recipes, the Mannino family comes from Sicily. At Italiano Delite, they and their chefs keep up the rich tradition of genuine Sicilian fare through a rustic menu filled with the likes of pasta and meatballs, baked lasagna, and penne alla vodka, as well as gluten-free and low-carb options. Their 30 specialty pizzas such as the Philly cheesesteak add greater variety to family-style eating, while their midday buffets please both belly and eye with a feast-worthy spread of hot and cold appetizers, pastas, entrees, and salads.
The kitchen at Ecco Domani Italian Restaurant is a bustling and colorful place where flames dance up from fiery brick ovens and saucepans simmer with carefully calibrated sauces. Expert chefs prepare veal, chicken, and seafood dishes served with penne, linguini, and angel hair pasta. Crunchy sandwich rolls are layered with meatballs, sausage, and cheesy steak, and the ovens bake up hearty calzones and pizzas. To whip up their specialty chicken sorrentino, chefs egg-batter tender chicken and sauté in a white-wine sauce before topping with sliced ham, eggplant, tomatoes, mushrooms, and fresh mozzarella. There’s also a special menu of kid-friendly dishes, such as chicken fingers and pizzas with theme-park passes baked right into the crust. The restaurant’s sunny dining room is decorated with vivid paintings of rustic Italian landscapes.
Diners at Sal’s Pizza Randa know they’re getting made-to-order, hand-tossed pizzas because they can watch chefs throw each round of dough before sliding the pies into a fiery oven. In 2002, Salvatore “Sal” Marsala took over the business that had been open since 1973 and runs the establishment as he would his family kitchen, often making the pizzas himself. In addition to hand-tossed and stuffed pizzas, the staff prepares classic pastas in tomato- or cream-based sauces as well as hot subs served on 12-inch rolls. Although Sal’s doesn’t serve alcohol, customers may bring their own beer, wine, or moonshine-colored beverages to enjoy with dinner.