Luigi's Pizza & Italian Kitchen serves up a wallet-friendly menu of pizza, subs, and other Italian handheld edibles. Starting with a 14" cheese canvas, customers can craft their own masterpizzas with a palette of bacon, pepperoni, and peppers (($8.50; $0.75/topping) or get a slice of cheese pizza for a quick snack ($1.50). Like showers and revenge, well-stacked subs ($7.25–$9.95) can be served hot or cold, and the meat-lover's calzone ($9.95) and veggie-lovers' stromboli ($9.50) unify carnivores and herbivores long divided by which dinosaur they rooted for in Jurassic Park.
Pantheon Pizza's crust decorators fire up myriad Italian, Greek, and American favorites led by a menu of sauce-slathered pizzas. Doughy disks offer a cushy base for a trio of toppings (10", $8.99; 16", $13.99) such as hamburger, green peppers, and ham, baked under the cheese’s surface. Customize calzones and stromboli ($6.75 each) with à la carte toppings ($0.85 each), or grab an oven-hot eggplant parmigiana (8", $5.75) grinder or a Pantheon burger, with 100% beef dressed in bacon and triplicate cheeses atop a fluffy onion bun ($6.25). Full dinners pack cavernous breadbaskets with baked spaghetti and meatballs ($7.25) or a seafood sampling of fried catfish, fries, and hush puppies whispering in their indoor voices ($6.50).
King Pizza & Mediterranean?s white pizza does not have a drop of sauce. Instead, chefs cover the crust with heaps of mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, building up a monochromatic deliciousness. Of course, there are many other pizza creations that do include pizza sauce, along with ranch dressing, roast beef, jalapenos, and chicken. And the chefs really flex their creative muscles with the Greek-influenced pizza, which treats taste buds to gyro meat, onions, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce. If people want to forgo the pie, they can also take their gyros tucked into pitas, or dig into the pastas and burgers that also feature on King Pizza's menu.
The Petersen family takes food seriously. The owners of Graziano's Pizza and Sports make everything from scratch, from the dough and sauces to the tiny uniforms the athletes in the restaurant's TVs wear. They also adorn their pizzas and entrees—such as the vegetarian pizza and the eggplant parmesan dish—with ingredients culled from local suppliers. And just in case you need to email someone after completing the stuffed pie challenge (completing an entire stuffed pizza in one hour by yourself), the restaurant offers complimentary WiFi.
Family recipes are complied into DeVinci's authentic, homemade Italian and Sicilian fare, such as hand-tossed New York?style pizza, fresh bread and sandwich rolls baked daily, and seven types of pasta that patrons can pair with more than 10 variants of sauce and toppings. Following meals in the airy, casual dining room, they satiate sweet teeth with cheesecake, tiramisu, and cannolis,
Inside Barone's NY Pizza & Brew, pizzas fill the air with aromas that speak of mozzarella, italian sausage, meatballs, and jalapeños. Specialty pies call attention to their New York style with honorary titles such as The Statue of Liberty, with mashed potatoes and bacon, and The Bronx Bomber, with steak, green peppers, and onions. But these pizzas are only part of the feast Barone's chefs spread. In addition to tossing toppings onto dough discs, they stuff them into calzones named after Sylvester Stallone, Frank Sinatra, and Picasso. And they use Amoroso rolls as a foundation for hot subs, which come slathered in marinara or tossed in buffalo sauce and feature names such as The Betsy Ross—a colorful mélange of sausage, onions, and peppers honoring the person who made the first American flag.