Raffi's Restaurant has perfected its menu of classic Italian dishes since its founding in 1989. Dinners kick off with appetizers such as crab cakes in creamy pesto sauce and toasted ravioli. Entrees arrive next, pleasing palates with bites of spicy shrimp diablo, rigatoni in a rich bacon, pea, and cheese carbonara sauce, and chicken saltimbocca topped with capers, mushrooms, and thin slices of egg, cheese, and bacon.
Wines complement each dish, as do cocktails from the Palm Lounge, Raffi's full-service bar. During warmer months, patrons can sample the Palm Lounge's stock of fine cigars on an outdoor patio that overlooks a bubbling fountain. There, they can blow smoke at their least favorite Internet memes while hooked up to the restaurant's complimentary WiFi.
At Gatti Town Family Entertainment Center, it's expected that guests will work up an appetite. After all, playing your way through over 100 nonviolent arcade games, leaping into the air on a bungee trampoline, and bashing your friends in bumper cars is hard work. At the center's stocked buffet, a dozen different kinds of pizza, a salad bar, pasta, and desserts await hungry families. Twelve-foot TV screens provide entertainment as diners chow down on hawaiian pizza, chicken alfredo, or cherry-pie pizza. Gatti Town is also a perfect spot for birthday parties, during which guests of honor and their friends receive access to private rooms and the buffet, as well as hundreds of tickets to use for games and activities.
Papa Murphy’s serves up a tasty menu of handmade "take ‘n’ bake" pizzas created using dough, cheeses, meats, and veggies that are freshly prepared every day (prices listed below are average; actual prices vary by location). After customers choose their pie, Papa Murphy's personable pizza fashioners will build the pizza in-store and then package it for customers to bake at home in the oven. Customers can select one of Papa Murphy's signature pizzas or customize their pie to a more specific taste, culling from the four sauces, three crusts, and more than 20 toppings available. Watch as Papa Murphy’s pizza professionals corral the ingredients of a signature pizza such as the cowboy ($14.99 for the 16” family size), complete with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, and black olives. Or request a Chicago-style stuffed pizza ($16.99 for the family size), packed with onions, mozzarella, four kinds of meat, and one of the most efficient public-transit systems in America. Thin-crust fans can opt for an herb chicken Mediterranean deLITE ($11.99 for a large), smothered with feta cheese, olive oil, and spinach. And veggievores can avail themselves of Papa Murphy’s gourmet vegetarian option ($15.99 for the family size), which comes saturated with a creamy garlic sauce. Side your pizza with an order of cheesy bread ($3.99) or a two-liter soda ($2.09).
Every Mama Roma's pizza is crafted with only the most verdant handmade dough, real cheese, and pristine virgin olive oil. The Super Bowl package heeds to halftime hunger with five large one-topping pizzas, 32 chicken wings, two breadstick dishes, and three sauces, filling bellies and easing minds wracked by dark contemplations of their team's fate. More intimate gatherings can huddle around the Mama's Favorite package, which includes one large one-topping pizza, breadsticks, sauce, and one 2-liter bottle of Pepsi, offering liquid refreshment or an enviable start to the tornado in a bottle experiment for the upcoming science fair. Additional delivery charges apply so that Mama Rosa can pay equal wages to all carrier pigeons.
The Pizza Stop twirls pies slathered in toppings and assembles hearty sandwiches for guests to refuel on between congenial billiard tournaments. Pepperoni, jalapeños, mushrooms, and a venerable cast of toppings find homes atop cheesy, crusty diameters, which range in size from 10–16 inches ($6.50–$16.75). Lounge patrons can excavate the perfect chip from plates of loaded nachos laden with meat, cheese, and jalapeños ($3.75), before fixating hands and opening hearts to a steamy steak-and-cheese sandwich ($5.89) or the flipped-and-folded surfeit of the stromboli ($5.89). A sleek wood high-top bar heads a dining space lined with equally wooden tables, and a digital dartboard and green billiards tables ensconce patrons in festive recreation beneath pool-hall lights and inflatable referees.
Grandma Geronte and her pizza-making progeny craft a menu of pies and sandwiches with house-made crusts and breads and freshly ground meats. Minimalists can feast on a classic cheese pizza ($8.35+), while maximalists opt for sky-scraping Chicago-style deep-dish pies that stretch up to graze the mouth's roof ($18.05+). Geronte's customizable pies can wear a diverse range of hats, including classics as well as less traditional options such as mandarin oranges, peanut butter, and tuna. Defy corporate tomato sauce conventions in favor of spicy rebellion with the barbecue pizza, which sprinkles smoked cheese, beef, and onions into a pool of hot or mild barbecue sauce spilling over crusty barricades ($10.15+). Beyond the hot horizons of the pizza oven lie other options including hot wings ($8.75), lasagna ($8.95), and the Gerontes sub filled with genoa salami, ham, and pepperoni ($8.25). Gerontes opens its doors for both dine-in and carryout on Monday–Saturday evenings. Carryout orders can be placed online.