The menu at Ruggero’s offers a wide variety of Italian favorites: bruschetta, fettuccine alfredo, veal parmigiana, baked manicotti, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, pizza, calzones, and seven varieties of lasagna. Of course, the selection wouldn’t be complete without the country’s signature desserts making an appearance. Chefs pump cannolis with bavarian cream, slice espresso-flavored pieces of tiramisu, and serve spumoni—an Italian-style ice-cream cake with a nougat center.
Waiters bring this bounty of Italian food out to an elegant carpeted dining area where framed art hugs swirling green wallpaper. Wide sconces blend their photons with the ones coming in through the front wall’s windows, and a fireplace casts warmth on guests. Adjacent to a row of padded booths stands a full bar, rife with liquor and enough sleekly stained wood cabinets to make Paul Bunyan cry an actual river.
A brick oven imbues each of Luigi’s Restaurant’s pizzas with a distinct flavor and crispy crust. Chefs adorn these bubbling hot discs with 20 toppings that range from veggies such as jalapeños and mushrooms to meaty morsels of hamburger and pepperoni. They also handcraft their own spinach ravioli, meatballs, soups, lasagna, and abstract finger paintings. Servers deliver these lovingly prepared meals to tables, which populate an intimate dining room decorated with framed photographs.
The French Confection satisfies hungry sweet teeth with a creamy, colorful array of homemade gourmet treats, from frosting-topped wedding cakes to sweet and salty pretzel desserts to tart lemon bars. Inventive creations include chocolate- and caramel-covered apples wrapped in candies, or pumpkin cheesecake scoops rolled in crushed pecans and crowned with dollops of whipped cream. To ring in special occasions, The French Confection rolls out exquisitely decorated sheet and circular cakes. These include tiered, frosted towers for weddings, as well as children's birthday cakes emblazoned with bouncy basketballs, happy animals, loving messages, and reminders that adulthood—and all the free, money-filled cake it represents—is fast approaching.
For more than 35 years, Latina Restaurant & Pizzeria has filled its memorabilia-clad dining room with hearty Italian and American dishes. Cheese melts atop house-made Goofy Bread, which heralds entrees such as Tuscan-style chicken ravioli filled with roasted chicken, onion, celery, and parsley. Specialty pizzas shake up traditional pie paradigms with unorthodox offerings such as the Cajun, topped with italian sausage, smoked gouda, and Cajun spices. Guests can tuck into Angus burgers or breaded ravioli poppers in Latina Restaurant & Pizzeria’s newly remodeled dining room, or root for their favorite sports team or spectator in the adjacent sports bar area.
If you're looking for a recommendation at Great Lakes Sandwich Co. & Caf?, just look at the walls. Here, customers are encouraged to share their experiences in permanent marker: Cheryl scribbled, ?Best catfish sandwich,? and Gabe wrote,?Best food EVER?10 out of 10.? The messages serve as a permanent testimonial to the caf??s menu of American classics. The cooks serve a wide variety of hot and cold sandwiches, including homemade tuna salad, slow-roasted barbecue pork, corned beef, and philly melt. The deli lineup also branches out into pizzas and all-you-can-eat soup and salad.
The chefs at Taboon Middle Eastern Cuisine grill flame-kissed meats, fry crispy falafel patties, and puree vats of creamy hummus to give diners an authentic taste of faraway lands. Meals might start with an order of grape leaves stuffed with lamb and rice or a shareable sample platter, and then move on to an entree of beef shish kebabs or skewered shrimp. The restaurant's full bar stocks wines, beers, and well drinks, while a selection of fruit juices comes fresh squeezed from the juice tree.