Café Rialto’s chefs craft toothsome traditional Italian dishes alongside American favorites to build a deliciously blended menu. Choose an appetizer, large salad, and two small entrees for a healthy sampling of Café Rialto's melodious repertoire. Fried calamari (an $8.75 value) or an antipasto plate (a $9 value) entice diners with visions of an imminently flavorful future. Drown out the screams of boiling pasta by crunching into a balsamic-laced spinach goat-cheese salad (an $8.50 value) or a refreshing tomato and cucumber salad (a $5.75 value). Though not included in today's Groupon, chicken and shrimp can be added to the large salad for an additional $3.
Wildfire Wings is a quick-service restaurant. That doesn't mean fast food, it means Wildfire is constantly cooking so the wait is more like a pizza place than a sit down restaurant. Wildfire's so fast, you actually pass yourself entering on the way out with your order. For just an extra $1.50 delivery charge plus gratuity, Wildfire will deliver to Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, parts of Dorchester, NE University Area, and the Longwood Medical Area.
Since its founding in 2001, The Upper Crust Pizzeria has fashioned artful thin-crust pizzas in 19 storefronts with modern, architectural touches. Chefs craft specialty pies inspired by local landmarks, from the sundried-tomato cobblestones of the Beacon Hill to the pesto-painted walls of the Green Monster. Diners can opt to spread sweet sauce over a regular or whole-wheat crust or request that any pie be served white without sauce, and combine slices with crisp salads or pounce on the geometric goodness of a spinach square or half moon-shaped calzone. Restaurant interiors are accoutered with modern flourishes such as flat-screen TVs and pan-decorated ceilings, allowing one to lie down and admire their reflection before a postmeal nap.
Declared the home of the best sandwiches in Boston by the Boston Phoenix, The Real Deal lives up to its reputation with paninis, wraps, and traditional sandwiches alike stuffed edge to edge with gourmet ingredients. Paninis such as the Carmelo Soprano don roasted eggplant and red peppers, spinach, cheese, and pesto, and the Veg Out sandwich's brie, sprouts, baby greens, and apple slices stare endlessly, deliciously into the distance. Burgers, topped with over-medium eggs and named for comic book characters, help round out the menu alongside thin-crust pizzas.
The savory aromas of freshly baking dough, bubbling mozzarella cheese, and tangy buffalo-wing sauces provide fragrant proof that chefs are hard at work piling thick-crust pizzas with fresh toppings and stacking hearty subs with meats such as roast beef and chicken salad. They offer diners three ways to enjoy their freshly made pizzas and subs: dine-in, carryout, and delivery.
According to Denise Taylor of the Boston Globe, the "scrupulously vegan" Peace o' Pie eatery is run by vegan foodies who "refuse to skimp on taste," adding that Daiya’s "tapioca-based mozzarella lives up to all the hype. It really does stretch, brown, and satisfy in a way close to real cheese." The pizza's dairy-free cheese—along with other fresh ingredients and totally vegan ingredients—have garnered rave reviews from diners and critics alike. The intimate gourmet bistro was the first runner-up in PETA's national Best Vegan Pizza awards, and the Phoenix bestowed it with the Best Restaurant, Veggie award in 2011, predicting that "even carnivores will be impressed." Peace o' Pie has also earned six awards on CityVoter, including being named the Best Vegan restaurant in 2010 and 2011 and a top finalist in the Best Pizza-Slice and Best Pizza-Upscale categories in 2011.
In addition to using ethically minded ingredients on the menu, the vegan owners avoid honey and refined sugars, and opted to use eco-friendly materials during the building's remodel. They chose a sustainably produced bamboo counter front, a countertop of 100% recycled office paper, and ceiling tiles with 65% recycled content. The team also uses compostable, biodegradable packaging and supplies and illuminates the space with energy-saving light bulbs wherever possible.