Bright reds and yellow oranges color the exterior of one Pepperoni Express location, signaling the tangy tomato sauce and gooey cheese commingling on pizzas inside. The other location sports reddish-pink walls, which resemble the spicy sausage that inspired the eatery’s name. In each kitchen, cooks make fresh dough each day, which forms the base of pizzas studded with ingredients such as shrimp, broccoli, and mushrooms. They offer a choice of more than 20 ingredients for build-your-own pies and rectangular 18”x24” party pizzas; rectangles suit parties because they have edges and thus are more likely to attract U2 guitarist The Edge. Pepperoni Express’s thin-crust pies brim with Italian ingredients such as olives, oregano, and prosciutto, as do italian authentic subs. Wine and beer can grant a hydrating reprieve for any dining session.
Most chefs tend to specialize in a particular cuisine, such as Italian or sushi. Prezo Grille & Bar's executive chef, Tim Vaillette, however, prefers to specialize in a little bit of everything. His main menu runs the gamut from classic American burgers to Barcelona-style swordfish served with rice pilaf. He also draws inspiration from Italy, topping the house-made dough of his thin-crust pizzas with ingredients such as buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, meatballs, and caramelized onions. To complement Tim's far-reaching menu, Prezo's bartenders serve an extensive selection of cocktails and craft beer, as well as more than 20 wines by the glass and 50 by the bottle.
Feasts unfold in Prezo's upscale, romantically lit dining room or in its similarly lit bar, where four plasma televisions stay tuned to the latest sports game.
The chefs at Gourmet Pizza & Grill dish a menu of fresh and swiftly prepared pies for dine-in, carryout, or delivery. Refuting the notion that quick food has to be loaded down with grease and old hot rod tires, the restaurant's crew serves up pizzas with healthful adornments such as chicken, spinach, and mushrooms, alongside the crème de la crème of cured meats—pepperoni and salami. To accompany custom-created pizzas, three types of wings—plain, barbecue, and buffalo—headline a list of appetizers that includes traditional fried favorites such as onion rings and mozzarella sticks. Alternatively, diners can opt for a garden, greek, or antipasto salad.
Fresco's serves up a tongue-tantalizing menu of authentic Italian fare in a casual atmosphere. Diners stretch taste buds in anticipation with freshly prepared appetizers such as cheesy pesto garlic bread blanketed in tomatoes, mozzarella, and pesto ($4.99), or steamed native mussels peaceably hot-tubbing in a white-wine garlic broth ($8.99). Noshers of noodles can partake of a mouthwatering main course of homemade pasta carbonara, alfredo-sauced penne tossed with sautéed chicken fillets, mushrooms, peas, and bacon ($15.99), while meat-lovers cut canines on the carnivorous veal marsala adorned with rich wine sauce ($17.99).
Cuisine Type: "A World of Pizza" on Amazing Crust
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Our Garlic Bread is Amazing.
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Military discounts for Veterans, Active or Retired.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Try the Fresh Tomato-Basil pizza on a Whole Wheat crust, or The Sizzler, if you Dare. Or perhaps consider The Karnivour, but you might need a note from your cardiologist.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We originated the "Take 'n' Bake" pizza. We make it fresh to order, provide simple baking instructions, and give it to you to take home and bake when you are ready.
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem?not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
Our Famous "Garlic Bread with Cheese" is to die for. Add this gem to your order, and take the credit as a culinary genius.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Using only King Arthur flour, no chemicals, and no preservatives, we make our own crusts daily. In addition to our original NY style crust, we offer sour dough, whole wheat and 6-Grain (Organic) crust choices. One look at our online menu and you'll gasp at the choices.
Featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette as a neighborhood pizza staple, family-owned P&D Oxford House of Pizza decorates 19 specialty pies in a livery of savory toppings while dishing out platters of toasty Italian fare. The Inferno pizza ($8.50–$14) coaxes taste buds through a doughy ring of fire spackled with pepperoni, sausage, and hot peppers, and the Athenian's garlic butter sets the gustatory stage for grilled chicken morsels dressed in spinach togas and feta-cheese helmets ($8.50–$14). Patrons can choose their own pizza adventure with a slew of toppings, including broccoli, meatballs, and bacon. P&D's toasted grinders, such as the steak- and mushroom-laden "Flynn-IE" ($6–$7.50), deepen the roster of handheld edibles, and homemade lasagna ($6.25) leads a hearty caravan of pasta dishes. Guests can defer to the bistro’s free Internet access to settle dinnertime disputes over whether pasta was first invented by China, Italy, or Marlon Brando as a way to pass the time on the set of The Godfather.