Perard’s Pizza and Italian Cuisine on Jacksonville’s west side is often considered one of the best pizza places in town. A small, down-to-earth space, the restaurant is well lit, with tile flooring and black laminate tables. There’s a tiny bar space as well, but most folks just order at the counter up front before hunkering down in the casual dining room, within view of the big screen TVs. Typical Italian offerings include garlic knots, antipasto and Stromboli, alongside reasonably priced manicotti, ravioli and calamari dishes. But at Perard’s, the pizza is the draw. There are two styles on offer: the hand-tossed New York-style thin crust or the medium thick crust pizza. The toppings themselves are nearly endless, including local favorite The Goat pizza, made with marinara sauce and goat cheese. And if you’re in the mood, beer and wines are available by the glass.