It should come as no surprise that pizza is a specialty at JUST PIZZA & Wing Co. The restaurant's cooks infuse specialty crusts with sesame seeds, lemon pepper, and other seasonings, pile on fresh cheese and toppings such as sirloin steak and tiger shrimp, and even bake whole-wheat and gluten-free pies. But contrary to its name, JUST PIZZA & Wing Co.'s menu doesn't end there—non-doughy options include chicken wings in a variety of sauces. Patrons can even explore possible wine pairings on JUST PIZZA & Wing Co.'s website.
Guttuso's North End Trattoria's head chef Chris Luccari, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, takes patrons on a gustatory tour of Italy with a menu of wood-fired pizzas and homemade pasta. The wood-burning oven's loving arms and stern lectures raise a litter of dough disks, including the Grecian pizza, a veggie-strewn pie bedecked with feta and a splash of Ouzo ($11.75). Culinary archaeologists can uncover breaded cutlet and veggie layers in the veal and eggplant alla milanese, drizzled in asiago cream and bolstered by a foundation of sautéed spinach ($15.95). Linguine vines tangle in the shrimp scampi's pasta jungle, showered in pinot grigio ($15.95), and sweet teeth take a break from smooth-talking neighboring molars to sample the Limoncello tiramisu ($6).
The cooks at Faso's Restaurant sauté eggplant with parmigiano sauce from scratch each day. In the upscale and cozy dining room, patrons can mop up marsala wine sauce from chicken capriccio entrees with soft garlic bread and then wash down lemon cake with raspberry sauce with sips of wine or beer.
The disk artisans at Bocce Club Pizza make their pizzas from scratch daily using hand-stretched dough, a selection of 30 toppings, 100% whole-milk mozzarella, and sauce recipes that have been crafted into tasty combinations since 1946. Chunks of pineapple and canadian bacon surf mozzarella waves on the Hawaiian specialty pizza ($16.59), and steak and sautéed peppers make snow angels in a garlic spread on the steak white pizza ($18.59). All of the menu’s dough saucers boast a hearty whole-wheat doppelganger available upon request, and gluten-sensitive customers can play matchmaker between their single stomachs and a gluten-free quarter pie. To raise the edible altitude, Bocce Club Pizza also features un-flat fare such as the chicken fajita sub ($7.99) and a basket of 10 buffalo wings ($7.99), which—like romance novels—can be made hot, medium, mild, or Victorian.
Bruno's Pizzeria treats its guests to a smorgasbord of tasty Italian-American cuisine, from pizzas covered in specialty toppings such as dandelion and stuffed pepper, to boneless chicken wings and piping hot baked subs. Diners stop in for sit-down feasts of steak-covered pizzas or pepperoni-stuffed calzones, or order catered party buffets of lasagna, rigatoni, and three-bean salads.
From its charming Bryant Street storefront, Trattoria Aroma serves up authentic boot-country fare using local and organic products whenever possible. Launch a decadent dining experience with an order of peppercorn-seared pork belly, served with a cracked egg, sweet-pea pesto, and shaved parmesan ($9), or opt for the crispy fried artichoke hearts over parsley pesto ($7). Gourmet pizzas ($12+) and house-made pastas, such as the lobster ravioli with fried leeks and brandy cream ($21), offer sophisticated twists on familiar flavors, while Trattoria Aroma's meaty fare perks up frownful Florentines. Poultry loyalists exchange regal high-fives over juicy bites of chicken saltimbocca, a fragrant sage- and prosciutto-enhanced dish with asparagus, roasted potatoes, and a white-wine-lemon sauce ($22). Vela osso bucco Milanese, with saffron-parmesan risotto and gremolata ($29), offers a marrowful meal for opulent meat-lovers and makes an ideal accompaniment for any of the fermented favorites off of Trattoria's award-winning wine list.