Manny's stuffs pita sandwiches full of crunchy veggies, grilled meats, and cool sauces to form fast, fresh fare that's easy to enjoy during fork shortages and dull wedding ceremonies. Though the gyro ($6.99) is Manny's top seller, the menu also introduces mouths to tasty favorites such as the falafel pita ($6.99) and BLT ($6.49). The bill of fare achieves a sense of completion normally reserved for crossword puzzles amid baby geniuses with the addition of calzones ($6.99–$8.99), pizzas ($7.99+), and sundry appetizers ($2.99–$10.49). And because humans love nothing more than to be waited upon but loathe nothing more than neglecting their knees for too long, foodstuffs are ordered at the counter and then delivered to each table.
The chefs at Tomatoes Italian Ristorante toss fresh pastas and salads fit for wine pairing. Patrons fork through house garden greens or declare themselves the emperors of appetizers with caesar salads. Dig into the chicken or shrimp scampi with a technicolor assortment of bell peppers served over linguini or savor Mark's Favorite pasta, penne, or rigatoni mixed with chicken, italian sweet sausage, capers, spinach, and mozzarella. In addition to pasta entrees, the eatery also quells belly rumblings with specialty dishes. Pair a chicken cutlet parmigiana with a chardonnay, or pair a new white shirt with a merlot.
The Red Pepper is a single Italian eatery with rich roots. The owner first learned the ropes of the restaurant business at his grandmother's Italian restaurant in Rochester, New York. As he developed his skills, he and his family began opening their own eateries across the country, each time granting the locals with their own Italian cuisine. Eventually, the family settled in Summerville and The Red Pepper was born. There, red umbrellas and baskets of flowers dot an outdoor patio, drawing diners into the fresh air for alfresco meals composed of classic Italian cuisine including pizza, panini, and cold and hot hoagies. In the kitchen, chefs craft savories from ingredients such as tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella. The dinner menu abounds with seafood and pasta dishes, and for dessert, the owner’s wife handcrafts treats from Old-World recipes his family has cherished for generations.
From the smallest pinch of rosemary to the dining room's warm lighting design, the staff at Al Di La strives to make each visit memorable by focusing on the details. The aromas of northern Italian cuisine waft throughout the intimate dining room, which is decorated with a black-and-white checkered floor, glistening black bar, and tabletops propped up with wine barrels. Here, servers choreograph their movements, carefully balancing plates mounded with tender cuts of meat or pastas tossed with fresh, local ingredients. Whether perched atop a black stool at the bar or basking in orange light on one of two patios, guests are also encouraged to pair their meals with a flight of Italian wine.
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza's 21 signature pizzas anchor the hefty menu and arrive to tables imbued with smoky, wood-fired flavor courtesy of an authentic brick oven. After snapping up snowflakes, tongues warm up with the bruschetta, a montage of marinated roma tomatoes, fresh basil, and feta waiting for contact with garlic crostinis. Fix fangs into a fleet of 10-inch pizzas, coddling taste buds with the house-made mozzarella coating the margherita or the spicy italian sausage, gorgonzola, and prosciutto atop the brawny bronx bomber. The toasted turkey wrap teems with all-natural meat, artichokes, roma tomatoes, and romaine lettuce; the roasted chicken alfredo with bacon quiets belly-bellows better than an accurately thrown leather shoe.
The chefs at Mia Pomodori manually pack meatballs and hand-shred fresh blocks of cheese to craft an authentic Italian menu of specialty pizzas, sandwiches, and calzones. On the carne pizza ($12.99–$21.99), skillful slices of pepperoni, sausage, ham, and meatballs surf a tomato-sauce tide near shores of hand-kneaded dough. Whole plum tomatoes cozy up to mozzarella and parmesan cheeses inside the house-special calzone’s flaky crust ($7.99), and the Not Your Usual BLT ($6.99) showers shaved ham, turkey, and bacon with a deluge of melted mozzarella, provolone, or swiss cheese. Patrons can snuggle in between Mia Pomodori’s bright-red walls adorned with vintage posters, or traipse outside to share their generously sized meal with restive flagstone spirits on the outdoor patio.