If the murals in Tuscany Ristorante Italiano's romantic dining room didn't tip you off to the eatery's Italian influence, the scents coming from the kitchen would. In there, chefs saut? Gulf shrimp, cuts of veal, and fillets of fish before tossing them with the house's pasta and sauces. They also craft traditional thin-crust pizzas using their own freshly made dough, basil, and natural cheese to capture traditional Italian flavors. The shop opens its doors from breakfast onward and begins building light breakfast dishes as well as bistro sandwiches and salads that burst with spinach, grilled chicken, and goat cheese, just like a farmer's pi?ata.
Operated by a close-knit band of familial mozzarella landscapers, Gus’s New York Pizza bakes its pizza dough fresh each day and festoons it with more than 20 toppings. Avant-garde eaters can paint an abstract circular self-portrait with bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, or green peppers ($4.59–$12.99/pizza, $1.39¬–$1.89/topping)—or defer to an expertly built specialty pizza, such as the feta-laced greek pie topped with green peppers, black olives, fresh tomatoes, and onions ($16.99/medium, $18.99/large). Sports fans, meanwhile, can nosh on cheese fries with bacon ($3.99) and an oven-baked 8-inch philly steak sub ($6.99) without having to look down and miss a single moment of the nation's perplexingly popular new sport, ball. Otherwise, add a gourmet touch to a mundane hostage negotiation with a plate of lobster ravioli ($8.79). Prices vary at the Kiln Creek, Grafton, and Stoney Creek Lane dinner menus.
At The Vineyards Trattoria and Pizzeria, chefs execute a playbook of distinctly Italian recipes that yield peppercorn-encrusted steaks, hand-tossed pizzas, and seafood and pasta dishes slathered in tomato and wine-butter sauces. While loading their forks with penne ala vodka, diners can complement bites with sips from the expansive wine list, which includes red and white wines from both Europe and America. The restaurant’s crispy pizzas strictly abide by the rigid standards of the Associazione Vera Pizza Italianas, which demands hand-pressed dough, pizza sauce made with tomatoes imported from Italy, and a permission slip signed by the Italian government.
While they wait for their tables, guests can pass the time at the full-service bar before taking their seats amid the dining room's parchment-colored walls and portraits of rustic Italian scenery. The Vineyards' catering services provision wedding receptions, birthday feasts, and corporate parties with tasty plates of baked ziti, chicken parmigiana, and baked eggplant.
Carrabba's Italian Grill is the perfect place for sweethearts to share a plate of pasta Bolognese.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Be sure to complete your meal at Carrabba's Italian Grill with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Bring your whole brood to Carrabba's Italian Grill, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Carrabba's Italian Grill tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Or, take your grub to go.
Carrabba's Italian Grill prides itself in its delicious catering.
Diners at Carrabba's Italian Grill will be happy to know that free parking is always available.
Expect your bill at Carrabba's Italian Grill to come in at around $30 per person.
For genuine Italian flavor in Newport News, head over to Vinny's Pizza and Pasta on Clyde Morris Boulevard for a meal to remember. Inspired by the owner's childhood in Naples, Vinny's offers up authentic-style cuisine including the pizza and pasta the restaurant is named for and so much more. The veal parmigiana platter features tender veal served on a bed of pasta of your choosing, served alongside crisp garlic bread and a cup of soup or a side salad. Vinny's also offers sandwiches, appetizers, and wraps, so there is sure to be someone to please everyone at the table. Dine in or carry out—or call Vinny's to find out about catering for your next event.
Whether you are looking for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Newport News' Pizza Hut offers a wide variety of pizza types and sizes.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further at Pizza Hut.
The dress code is strictly casual at Pizza Hut, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Pizza Hut is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Prices at Pizza Hut are a bargain (usually less than $15 for a meal), so you'll have plenty of cash left over to treat a friend (or two).