With Romanesque statues, violin instrumentals, and wafting aromas of authentic dishes, Napoli Italian Restaurant pulls out all the stops to evoke a traditional Italian dining experience. After traversing printed carpets clothed in all the hues of autumn, diners can pass around a lunch plate of bruschetta or utilize the bright-red napkins to guide bulls away from a midday plate of steaming chicken marsala. Dinner unites an international wine list with entrees that include savory veal piccata, a wide array of vegetarian baked dishes, and fettuccine twisted with succulent shrimp and scallops.
The spacious dining room's multiple bay windows cast a golden glow on monthly wine tastings and glimmer with soft moonlight during five-course dinners.
Red paper lanterns hang from Chapter Two California Kitchen's interior, illuminating a yellow dining room where American and Thai flavors collide. The fusion eatery's Heart Attack sandwich, for example, is pure Americana: country-fried steak with white sauce and grilled onions, all between two golden slabs of garlic bread. However, the menu also brims with Thai staples, from pad thai and pad see ew to jok?rice pudding with a savory twist.
Fast, authentic Mexican food is what El Taquito: Drive-In is all about. After sunset, guests can answer the call of Mexican food cravings by following El Taquito's neon-light-promise of burritos. During the day, it's likely the delicious scent will guide diners there. The cooks whip up everything from carne-asada burritos to chili relleno and tortas. Heaping plates of nachos bury tortilla chips beneath melted cheese, sour cream, jalape?os, tomatoes, and a choice of meat.
Locally situated and independently owned, Sips Coffee clears bleary eyes with an assortment of caffeinated concoctions and savory pastries. Shake off nightmares of coffee bean uprisings with a tea latte, which melds milk and sugar with a selection of aromatic teas that include passion fruit, earl grey, jasmine, and more ($3.35–$3.95). Try dousing steamy maws with an iced coffee ($2.35–$2.70) or creamy blended smoothie ($3.90–$4.35) before indulging in flaky pastries ($1.95–$2.15), fruit cups ($4.75), and sandwiches ($5.55). Sips Coffee's amicable gang of bean barons also trade their blends in bulk, which can double as paperweights when penning a voluminous coming-of-age tome about a free-spirited West Coast coffee bean ($5.75–$12). Sips Coffee hosts live, local music on weekends, and spirited patrons can utilize free WiFi to stream live videos of their own interpretive dances during each song.
Bonello's New York Pizza isn?t located on the east coast, but that doesn?t mean the chefs can't whip up a mean New York-style pie. The secret to Bonello's pizzas is not just in the sauce?much less sweet than variations served on the west coast or in Candyland?, but also in the kitchen's secret herb blend, which is sprinkled onto each hand-tossed and stretched crust before it is slid inside an authentic stone oven. When it emerges minutes later, the pizza is thin, crispy, and light, qualities that earned the eatery a place on CBS Locals list of the top 10 pizzerias in the area. And even though pizzas are the main focus at Bonello's, the chefs also craft creamy pasta dishes and 18 hot and cold submarine sandwiches.
Fresh, handmade flour tortillas wrap vegetarian and meat-packed burritos at El Burrito #1, a family-owned and operated restaurant in business since 1957. Locally-sourced corn tortillas hold together enchiladas and tacos stuffed with fresh produce and meats sourced from other local businesses. When the weather is pleasant, visitors can place their orders at a walk-up window and settle in at one of 12 picnic tables positioned in the shade.