The oven-shunning eatery specializes in familiar tastes prepared with herbs, nuts, and veggies, full of their original, uncooked-to-death nutrients. For starters, try the chips and salsa, with the standard tortilla dippers swapped in favor of flax-seed crackers ($5.88). Fish phobes will appreciate the sneaky sushi selection, with maki artfully assembled sans sea meat. Try the the pseudo salmon roll ($12.88), packed with sprouts, avocado, tomato, enoki mushrooms, yam rice, mustard, garlic, and ginger. Wraps, veggie burritos, zucchini-noodle pastas, and veggie burgers round out the garden-centric menu.
Bambino's East Coast Pizzeria brings a bite of Bean Town to local pizza palates with a menu of brick-oven-baked pies, piping-hot calzones, and hulking plates of pasta. Shake a hand-tossed slice ($2+) or nurture a soon-to-be food baby with a "monstah" two-slice deal and a fountain drink ($5). Diners can decorate lunches or rec rooms with more than a dozen fresh toppings ($0.50+). Calzones anchor plates better than your Leaning Tower of Pisa snow globe ($12+), and piles of penne pasta fluidly mingle amid an Old World recipe of marinara sauce and italian bread ($5). Classic appetizers of zucchini sticks ($5) and fried dough ($3) complement a submarine-sandwich board loaded with appetizing artillery such as the steak bomb, brimming with cheese, onions, peppers, and mushrooms ($7/$9). In addition to its regular menu, Bambino's East Coast Pizzeria boasts its own backlog of kid-friendly eats ($3+).
Original murals by artist Frank Rao adorn the walls inside Villa Pizza, where diners sit beside vivid depictions of Venetian canals or aerial views of Yankee Stadium. The painting of the famed ballpark might particularly inspire visitors to take a bite out of Villa’s specialty: New York-style pizza topped with pepperoni, anchovies, or roasted red peppers. The eatery’s menu also conquers cravings for cooked-to order pastas, as well as calzones stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, and spinach. Spicy chicken wings arrive at tables accompanied by ranch dressing and celery sticks arranged into the shape of a tiny chicken hutch.
Roma Deli & Restaurant distills the flavors of Italy into its menu and its stores' shelves, which overflow with Old World--style pastas, sauces, and wines. As owner Giuseppe Consarino told the Las Vegas Review Journal in 2010, "a lot of people claim [to use] Grandma's recipes. We have our own grandma in the kitchen." He went on to describe the deli's passion for Italian culinary traditions, such as making sausages and mozzarella in-house and seeking out freshly baked loaves of bread. These ingredients lend rustic flavors to the assortment of hearty sandwiches, sauce-glazed pastas, and prosciutto-topped entrees on the menu.
Roma Deli & Restaurant's decor pays similar homage to Italian culture. A striped awning crowns the deli counter, and the walls sport Old World touches, such as vintage advertisements for Italian wines and a painted mural that commemorates the invention of Rome's first food blog.
For more than 50 years, Round Table Pizza has fired up the appetites of flavor-starved foodies with a host of appetizers, crisp salads, and topping-laden disks. Dough is made from scratch using wheat sourced from the company's family farms, ensuring that the bready foundations of mainstays, such as the barbecue chicken pizza ($17 for a medium), are fresh and familiar with agricultural machinery. House creation King Arthur's Supreme takes charge of nearby chompers, guiding them through an invasion of pepperoni, italian sausage, salami, linguica, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, black olives, and more ($14 for a small). Meanwhile, the Wombo Combo tempts taste buds with crisp bacon, mushrooms, roma tomatoes, artichoke hearts, green onions, and a medley of magnanimously portioned meats ($8 for a personal size). Inspiration-stricken patrons can design their own pie or swing by the all-you-can-eat salad bar ($5 with a meal, $7 without) to adorn lush leaves with tasty toppings under the glow of the light bulb growing from their forehead.