We are a small family owned Italian restaurant, drawing influence from the southern Italian region. Our dishes are spicy, flavorful, some traditional, some new, serving lunch and dinner, handtossed pizzas, sandwiches, spaghetti, spedieni, manicotti, salads and homemade soups.
Fun House Pizza’s cooks have been tossing craving-satisfying pizzas since 1964, catering to families with their shareable fare and friendly staff. Gooey pizzas arrive topped with Fun House Pizza’s secret sauce recipe, sprinkled with toppings that include kraut, mushrooms, and Italian or Polish sausage. The kitchen crew gets creative with their specialty pizzas, which play dress up to create pies of the taco, bacon cheeseburger, and mexican variety. The restaurants cater to kids with a slew of entertainment options, from Thomas the Tank Engine rides to game rooms with air hockey and video games to the cheerful servers who are ready and willing to eat homework assignments.
The Food Network recognized Waldo's downtown location on an episode of "The Best Of: Pizza Places"; the Lee's Summit site carries the same tasty recipes and a wide range of sauces, cheeses, and other fixings to outfit your delicious disc for lunch or dinner. Colorful ingredient combos, a medley of crusts, various vegan options, and a humongous salad bar populate the packed menu. The standard mozzarella and provolone on Waldo's traditional bread crust will satisfy cheese bigamists ($7.15 for 10", $16.35 for 16"), and culinary cowboys can go hog-wild with toppings such as Canadian bacon, Spam, and roasted corn on the buttery, chewy honey-wheat crust ($0.80 for each extra ingredient on a 10" pie, $1.95 per topping on a 16"). Extensive vegan and gluten-free menus offer healthy and tasty twists on Waldo's prized pizzas. The mammoth all-you-can-eat salad bar ($7 dine-in, $6 carryout, and $5 with a pizza) pleases leaf lovers with its 18 toppings and six drizzlings, including Italian dressing and the sound of the wood nymph's pleasant flugelhorn.
Next Door Pizza was featured on Beerlord. One of Next Door's bartenders, Amanda Woolery, was named Best Female Bartender 2010 by The Pitch. 82% of Urbanspooners like Next Door Pizza & Pub and nine Yelpers give it an average of four stars.
From the father-and-daughter team in the back office, to the eldest son calling shots in the kitchen, Perazelli's is truly a family-run operation. Cooks craft executive chef Eric Perazelli's menu of classic Italian dishes, from homemade meatballs to slow-braised chianti short ribs. The chefs are also skilled in preparing dishes for diners with gluten-free, vegetarian, and photosynthetic diets. Inside the dining area often overseen by eldest daughter Christi, diners split large hand-tossed pizzas covered in toppings such as steak and gorgonzola cheese, chasing each bite with sips from bottles of wine from behind the full bar.
CheeZies Pizza's dexterous culinary artists festoon fresh, floured canvases with brush strokes of tomato sauce and sprinkles of tantalizing toppings. Transport tongue tenants across the border with bites of the taco pizza, bearing spicy hunks of beef, black olives, and jalapeños on request ($8.99). A deluxe pie lounges under a sultry deluge of pepperoni, green pepper, and mushrooms ($8.99), and a tropical delight ($8.99) dons a multiflavored lei of savory Canadian bacon and sweet pineapple. Piles of barbecue wings ($5.99/8 wings) provide finger-licking substitutes to spherical eats, and hefty calzones ($8.99) volunteer portly packages of meat and cheese to tackle large appetites or fill in for vacationing boat anchors.
In 1963, Vita and Jay Totta opened up their cozy café with a small counter, three tables, and four booths. Within three years, the couple’s following of loyal diners had overgrown their modest space, and they expanded to a larger location with more than twice the seating capacity of the original café. Another steady increase in popularity led the Tottas to create V's Italiano Ristorante as it stands today, which includes a spacious dining room, three private banquet rooms, a lounge, and an outdoor patio. When designing and building the restaurant in 1971, Jay—a professional architect—focused on creating an Old-World atmosphere where guests could enjoy everything from Sunday brunch to romantic candlelight dinners with their tax auditors. Patrons may also venture out to the restaurant's garden patio, where they'll eat by a stone waterfall and under the vines of a grape arbor originally planted by Vita's father.