The expert chef at Crazy Mario's calls upon 25 years of foodsmithing experience to craft zesty Indian platters and 12 specialty pizzas from all-Halal ingredients—as well as an eclectic roundup of fried chicken, subs, and appetizers. An appetizer of sultani chili awakens palates more effectively than licking a light socket with two deep-fried peppers bearing hidden cargos of chopped chicken and tomato within their sweet shells ($5.99). The goat biryani anchors plates with a bed of rice and herbs garnished with fresh coriander leaves ($11.99), while the baingan bhartha mutes tumultuous bellies with flame-broiled eggplant and a sautéed entourage of green peas, herbs, and spices ($9.99). The tandoori-chicken delight pizza—which flaunts a medley of tandoori chicken, green peppers, onions, and oven-roasted tomato—infuses Eastern-inspired flavors in a special house sauce ($19.99 for 18"). Diners may also create their own customized pizza, piling on a choice of toppings that include meatballs, spinach, pepperoni, and pineapple ($11.99 for 18", additional $1.59/topping).
Antonio's South Ristorante starts dinners down the culinary road to Naples with appetizers such as imported provolone and olives ($7.95). To make beef brascioli, chefs roll up a savory Southern Italian mix of sliced genoa salami, romano cheese, and white raisins in a thin slice of top round and simmer it red Neapolitan gravy ($16.95). The seafood selection dishes out entrees fluent in underwater Italian including the zuppe de clams, with whole clams in red or white sauce served over a bed or chaise lounge of linguine ($14.95). Pollo Ala Antonio conceals a trio of spinach, artichoke hearts, and fontina cheese within a chicken breast safe ($12.95). Hefty servings of ricotta-stuffed baked lasagna ($8.95) satisfy multi-layered noodle lust and the appetites of the heartiest Italian lumberjacks. Antonio's chefs bake specialty breads in-house—enhance an order of garlic bread with a dapper suit of mozzarella cheese and mushroom cufflinks ($2.50).
Roma evokes the Old Country with a menu of pizzas, hot subs, and classic Italian entrees. Mobilize appetites with the mozzarella caprese, simple stacks of freshly sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves ($9.95). The ristorante earns its pizzeria title with a variety of crusty concoctions including thin and crispy Neapolitan and square-shaped Sicilian options. Pop culture-inspired specialty pies include the Sinatra, which serenades taste receptors with melodic meatballs and an ensemble of sausage, ham, pepperoni, bacon, and mozzarella ($15.95–$17.95). Doughy foundations double as edible gift wrap for stromboli ($9.95+) and calzones ($7.95+). For those in search of surf, the house specialty Gamberoni Salvatore combines jumbo shrimp with crabmeat in a light lemon wine sauce ($22.95). During lunch, join ham, salami, pepperoni, and provolone cheese for a warm and cozy sojourn inside a crusty foot-long loaf with the hot italian combo sub ($7.95), one of many sandwich options.
At San Remo, which has been pleasing palates for more than a quarter-century, chefs artfully plate expertly seared and seasoned meats and gourmet pasta dishes. Begin culinary voyages with one of eight savory appetizers, including calamari and fresh mussels in red tomato-and-basil sauce, served with seasonal bread baked by a Pilgrim. Eggplant-parmesan entrees bake to bubbly perfection, and hunks of lobster meat burrow inside ravioli-shell homes with garlicky basil-marinara roofs and a cream-dollop patio. Meaty selections include tender veal, a grilled USDA Choice 8-ounce filet mignon topped with mushrooms and gorgonzola, and the catch of the day prepared one of five ways.
Resplendent with variety and bustling with flavor combinations, Belle and Maxwell’s dinner menu brandishes an array of Italian-inspired bistro plates. Tasty flatbreads ($12) crane under the weight of delectable toppings, such as truffle oil and roasted garlic baked into a layer of goat cheese. The lemony, linguine-shielding chicken piccata ($16) inspires elegantly indulgent fork-pirouettes, and the specialty turkey meatloaf ($13), similar to an ex-celebrity in a karaoke bar, demands libation tribute from the bountiful drink menu. Afternoon appetites can salivate over the lunch menu, replete with roast-beef-and-brie-stuffed baguette sandwiches ($11) and a curried chicken salad laid over a bed of mixed greens ($11). To punctuate digestion, foodies can wander in the romantic, leafy patio, try out an English accent in the tearoom, or run laps around the nearest houseboat.