At Westside Pizza of Lompoc, chefs adhere to a strict ethos of freshness, making dough each day by hand to create delectable pizza masterpieces for pickup or delivery. They crown each pie with real mozzarella cheese, canadian bacon, pepperoni, sundried tomatoes, and plenty of other toppings—none of which are ever frozen. They've got pasta on the menu, too, designed especially for those who are allergic to circular shapes.
Enormous portions of pasta weigh down tables inside Petrini's Italian Restaurants, which specialize filling stomachs with old-school Italian fare. Inside the kitchen, chefs cover thin crusts with slices of salami, mushrooms, and barbecue chicken to make custom pies. Swirls of steam float above plates of gnocchi, tortellini, and ravioli, and generous helpings of chicken and veal parmesan slip between slices of sandwich bread or go solo as dinner entrees. Petrini’s homemade salad dressings top crisp salads, and can be purchased by the bottle, gallon, or super-soaker tank.
Pizza Mizza's dough-spinning chefs slather signature sauces on three styles of homemade crust to craft gourmet pies, which serve as headliners for a mouthwatering menu of classic Italian fare. Self-made pizzas ($6.29 plus $0.99 per topping for personal size) flex their artistic muscles by bedecking thin, regular, or thick dough canvases in any combination of 29 meats, cheeses, and veggies. Submit to a chef's intuition to savor gourmet concoctions such as the bacon, basil, and tomato pizza ($8.99 for personal size) or the chicken and caramelized-walnut pizza ($8.99). A spicy chicken and avocado sandwich ($8.99) rests upon toasted sourdough bread and partners with a tortilla soup topped with avocado and pico de gallo ($3.99), creating a perfect lunchtime pairing. Unlike an edible gondola, the hearty chicken Alfredo ($9.99) floats atop linguine, broccoli, and fresh Parmesan to satiate stomachs with a taste of old-world Italy. Pizza Mizza’s assorted kids' menu pleases youngsters with pared down portions, and a dog-friendly outdoor patio pleases parents of furry children.
John's Incredible Pizza Co. graces guests with acres of incandescent entertainment options and a fully stocked buffet ($9.49 value, $1.50 value for drinks). In addition to a slew of soups, salads, pasta, desserts, and traditional pizza choices, the buffet brandishes a bouquet of specialty pizza creations, including spicy peanut-butter, barbecue chicken ranch, and alfredo pizza.
Since 1992, Jerry’s has been sating appetite enthusiasts with tasty pizzas baked in a traditional stone oven using fresh ingredients from an Italian supply company. Jerry’s trademark white sauce pals around nicely with chicken and garlic, but is available to accompany any his pies on a romantic date to your stomach. Order up the Delicious Combination creation topped with pepperoni, salami, italian sausage, linguica, beef, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, and onions (12", $15.99), just one ingredient shy of being classified as illegally delicious, or sample the verdant vegetarian, laden with mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, onions, marinated artichoke hearts, and fresh tomatoes (12", $15.99), which, if planted in fertile soil, will sprout a forest of jalapeño-broccoli trees. For those who prefer not to dine on disks, Jerry’s offers up scrumptious burgers, such as the Rajun Cajun ($5) and the Monster burger ($5.75), which is sure to frighten away tough-guy hunger pangs. Come and relax to live music with a sudsy brew in hand, awash in the knowledge that Monday may very well mean leftovers.
Wake snoozing taste buds with a hearty starter like mozzarella suprema breadsticks adorned with natural cheese and herbs ($3.95 side, $6.45 large) before moving on to a signature fire-roasted creation. An authentic terra cotta oven blasts noshables with more than 1,000 degrees of heat, alchemically transforming base pizza dough into crispy gold in less than three minutes. Enjoy stationary drive-in dining with a bacon cheeseburger pizza topped with ground beef and three kinds of cheese ($18.95 for a 14"), or graze on the veggie gourmet works, which comes loaded with a Peter Piper's worth of fresh vegetables including bell peppers, artichokes, and mushrooms swaddled in your choice of a vegetarian red or white sauce ($19.95 for a 14"). Create-your-own pies are also available, providing palate-pleasing fill-in-the-blanks for the aspiring munching mad-libbest. Silence yowling sweet teeth with a dessert of gourmet gelato in a dozen daily varieties.