A crackling brick fireplace, woodwork, and warm walls with black wainscoting add an air of rural elegance to The Big A Grillehouse, where chefs fire-grill substantial cuts of meat and twirl Italian pastas in savory sauces. After guests cartwheel up the porch steps and settle around white-draped tables to peruse the menu, servers whisk orders back to the kitchen, then bring back seafood-laden appetizers, traditional pasta dishes, and hand-cut, beautifully marbled USDA Choice rib eyes. Karaoke enlivens the bar on Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., and singers can stumble back in on a Sunday morning to have servers pour throat-soothing juices before they scope out a stuffed breakfast buffet or request one of chef Ron's made-to-order omelets. Lushly landscaped grounds feature brick paths, low-draping trees, and a front-side pond whose fountain frequently breaks into a beluga imitation. The space's seven dining rooms are ideal for events from weddings to The Big A Grillhouse's popular murder mystery meals.
Each morning, TJ?s Pizza?s chefs craft mounds of pizza dough from scratch. They stretch out crusts into rounds or squares sprinkled with classic toppings or premium ingredients like balsamic chicken, sun dried tomatoes, ranch dressing, and chipotle sauce. In addition to pies, the dough forms calzone pockets, which are then deep-fried. The pizzeria also serves oven-baked sandwiches and baked pasta dishes.
Bensi co-owner Genci Previzi helms an immense menu of classic Italian cuisine, including hearty homestyle dishes with roots in Calabria, Italy. Entrees, joined by a house salad or cup of comforting housemade soup, range from spaghetti and meatballs to gluten-free grilled chicken in a lemon-garlic marinade served over a veggie medley. The chefs also prepare an array of specials such as pignoli-crusted goat cheese and arugula salad, barolo-braised veal osso buco, pan-seared Chilean sea bass with eggplant caponata, and nutella chocolate pizza with fresh strawberries. The dishes are served in a modern dining atmosphere where minimal table settings and simple dark-wood furniture keep the focus on the vibrant cuisine.
We make all of their own dressings, soups & sauces and Mozzarella by hand. Mozzarella Sticks are made from Fresh Mozzarella. Spedini, mozzarella sandwiched between ciabatta bread and served with anchovy or marinara sauce. Entrées include hard to find traditional items like Beef or Pork Braciole & Osso Bucco.
Although Guiseppe Inchiappa moved from Sicily to the United States in 1969, he never lost his passion for Italian cooking. At Rosie’s Trattoria, he and his wife—the eatery’s namesake—oversee classic preparations of his favorite cuisine, relying only on fresh and high-quality ingredients . The menu sprawls with Italian traditions such as the house-specialty lobster ravioli and gnocchi alfredo, as well as homemade meat lasagna and veal saltimbocca. However Guiseppe’s creativity doesn’t stop there, as he has been known to replace classic chicken, seafood, and veal with North American proteins including elk, boar, and ostrich. Over the years, the Inchiappas have become masters at creating a welcoming and cozy atmosphere for their guests. They seat them amid brick walls and beneath dangling grapevines that keep their secrets to themselves after learning their lesson from Marvin Gaye. Outside, a spacious wooden deck is speckled with umbrella-topped patio tables so that diners can bite into balsamic chicken al fresco.
Decorative bottles of olive oil perch atop Anna Marie’s display case filled with freshly-baked pizzas, lending a rustic Italian air to the cozy trattoria. Cooks crown these specialty pies and calzones with spinach, Bermuda onions, pepperoni, and hot cherry peppers, as well as whip up colorful plates of veal marsala and chicken or eggplant parmesan. They also crafts more than two dozen gourmet sandwiches named for celebrities, such as the Joe Pesci with roast beef, turkey, ham, and cole slaw, and the Michelangelo, whose recipe consisting of fresh mozzarella, arugula, and tomatoes is painstakingly painted on the ceiling.