Although they come from different backgrounds?Gus Nicolaidis was born and raised in Toledo, and Moussa Salloukh immigrated to the United States from Lebanon?together the duo opened La Scola Tuscan Grill. Despite their cultural backgrounds, La Scola has been commended for its authenticity?The Blade praises the spaghetti bolognese for reminding the reviewer "of Rome for the lightness of the veal and cream and with a dash of marinara sauce."
Aside from Italian staples, La Scola serves more than a dozen appetizers, including homemade bread featuring fresh basil and mozzarella cheese, and a host of pizzas, as well as Lake Superior whitefish and new york strip steak, among other surf 'n' turf options. Dishes are complemented by the restaurant's dozens of wines, draft beers, and house cocktails.
Say it's 1 a.m., you've got some friends over, and everyone is hungry. As if the late hour doesn't complicate the situation enough, you've got one friend who wants tacos, another who's championing gyros, and you're craving pizza. Enter The Oasis Restaurant & Delivery: a small family of eateries that delivers late night and packs all of the aforementioned dishes onto one menu.
The menu's custom New York–style pizzas can be topped with anything from meatballs to sauerkraut, and its quesadillas and tacos overflow with fillings such as pulled pork and battered cod. There's plenty of Italian eats as well—including oven-baked pasta and stromboli—alongside a thoroughly American lineup of burgers, all-beef hot dogs, and fried chicken shaped like the 50 states. Recent additions to the menu include wings in one of 13 sauces and Oasis melts—grilled cheeses stuffed with corned beef, bacon, or barbecued pulled pork.
As a small, family-oriented eatery, M & T's Pizzeria is proud of its gorgeous wood-fired brick pizza oven. Guests can try the primary offering in sizes ranging from 8 to 14 inches, sprinkling on toppings such as beef, ham, and grilled chicken. However, the kitchen team also prepares alternate fare, ranging from subs to burgers and pasta.
Born in Jalisco, Guadalajara, Cocina De Carlos owner Carlos Mendez brings the zesty, flavorful cuisine of that region to diners' plates. He personally selects the fresh produce and high-quality meats that he and his team—many of whom are family members—use to craft handmade tamales, burritos, and house specialties such as halved, grilled pineapples stuffed with shrimp and cheese. They never use any frozen or canned ingredients, and will prepare gluten-free and vegan dishes on request. For a different taste of Jalisco, try one of the eatery's signature margaritas. “All margaritas are made with 100 percent agave tequila. The House and Jr. House margaritas use tequila from my hometown,” Mendez told a writer for Toledo Free Press.
Embracing the old-school sentiment that a pub should be a place where friends new, old, and yet-to-be-made gather, Social. a gastropub encourages people to do just that. Seasonally changing cuisine culled from locally gathered ingredients fill the menu with comfort foods such as roast-beef sandwiches and build-your-own mac 'n' cheese, customized with various edible accoutrements. Meals are complemented by a variety of pours from the bar's rotating taps.
The chefs at Flame Asian Tapas Bar & Grill prepare tapas-size portions of Asian entrees such as panko-fried calamari and seared tea-smoked steak medallion. In addition to the tapas, the restaurant also serves full-size entrees of kung pao chicken and spicy seafood noodles in a tangy broth.