B.C. Pizza boasts a menu of multiple pie toppings, crusts, and sauces that give hungry bellies full creative control of their meals. Nimble hands bake classic dough into crusts and astronaut helmets, flavoring them with garlic or parmesan at the behest of their guests. In addition to choosing from four sauces that run the gamut from creamy to spicy, diners decide which of 16 toppings will festoon the cheesy expanse, considering anchovies, bacon, and jalapeños. Pies pair with baskets of breadsticks fresh from the oven and eight leafy mixes tempt tines, such as the garden salad's broccoli and tomatoes. An effervescent bottle of soda cleanses palates between bites and quells the body's natural urge to spontaneously combust.
With roots that trace back decades to its first location on the Syracuse University campus, it's not surprising that Johnny's Pizza chooses to continue perfecting their New York-style pies here in Georgia. The chefs' hand-tossed dough can be topped with the fresh ingredients of your choosing or made into one of 16 specialty pizzas, including the steak and cheese with onions, mushrooms, and green peppers. Pizza dough also doubles as the shell for calzones and stromboli, while 10.5-inch personal pizzas come in a gluten-free version. Oven-baked subs are layered with meatballs or Italian sausage and pasta dinners feature home-cooked classics such as lasagna and chicken parmigiana, but without the smoke-filled kitchen that comes with so many home-cooked meals.
Baci di Roma caters to connoisseurs of Italian cuisine with a comprehensive menu and ample drink selection. While perusing the many enticing entrées, appease ravenous relatives with an order of the bruchetta, a toasty antipasti topped with buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, basil, and olive oil ($8.50). The rich fettuccine gorgonzola in alfredo sauce ($16.50) performs a mouth-mambo as its partners—artichoke, chicken, and walnut—waltz across the tongue in glamorous glides, eradicating memories of canned imitations performing clumsy congas. Augment your feast with a bottle of traditional Italian beer, a glass of red or white wine, or a bubbly chalice of Italian soda.
Within a casual yet stately dining room decorated with ornate paintings and baroque chandeliers, Tour de Italy creates captivating Italian comfort fare with a wealth of succulent ingredients and impeccably fresh dough. With this deal, you can choose from Tour de Italy’s 15 specialty pizzas, which are decked with a wealth of tempting toppings and concocted to display the flavors of a specific Italian region. The Tour de Napoli gives dough devotees a familiar mix of flavors, blending pepperoni, sausage, onion, mushrooms, and green and roasted peppers atop a Sicilian red sauce. Sing all 940 verses of the Italian national anthem before digging into the Tour de Pescara, which provides a light foundation to its steak, portabello mushrooms, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, and kalamata olives. The buffalo chicken pizza brings familiar bar fare to more refined heights, as a ranch or blue cheese base is adorned with marinated chicken breast, cheese, bacon, and onions. Though not covered with today's Groupon, Tour de Italy also creates hearty calzones, stromboli, and hoagie melts to satisfy hungry hands beneath its olive-colored ambience.
Baci Italian Cuisine serves a collection of authentic Italian fare during lunch and dinner hours. Aquatic appetites can nosh a seafood appetizer such as the fried calamari ($8), then finish meals with homemade manicotti made with ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese ($6–$29). Noodlers can try the carbonara, which combines prosciutto, parmesan, and fettuccini ($9–$35). Then after dinner, a piece of tiramisu will please palates with espresso-soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese, and cocoa ($5), and a cup of cappuccino prolongs another night spent dreaming of steel children and living motorcycles ($3).