When you go to Falcone's, it doesn't matter if you show up alone or with your extended family—they'll have a pizza that's just your size. Pick up a slice for the road or stay and split an 18-inch Bianca or margarita pizza with friends. Whole pizzas can also don a custom variety of toppings, allowing customers to get creative with their food. The rest of the menu consists of hot sandwiches, pasta, and Italian snacks, including homemade meatballs and garlic knots. When given two hours of notice, the kitchen can also prepare a dinner tray of meat or cheese lasagna fit for a family of eight or one moderately hungry ogre.
Garlic Rose is a rustic, intimate restaurant that serves up savory Italian classics in a comfortable atmosphere. The lunch menu features soups, salads, pizza, sandwiches, and a handful of pared-down versions of decadent dinner dishes. Classic bruschetta ($6.95) whets the appetite whistle with the help of the warmed mozzarella and spinach salad ($8.95 at lunch, $10.95 at dinner), which, like bocce balls, is tossed in vibrant basil vinaigrette. The chef's homemade lasagna ($12.95) packs an overnight pasta bag full of the portabella mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, ricotta, alfredo sauce, and medley of cheeses necessary for survival outside the home. To quell carnivorous cravings, clench teeth around the chicken marsala with mashed potatoes and veggies ($15.95) or the 8 oz. blackened filet mignon topped with basil béarnaise and complimented with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus ($29.95).
After years devising his ideal pizzeria, David Davydd Miller dispensed his first slices in 1984 to patrons in College Station, Texas. Back then Dave recruited the help of a flourmill and cannery to generate customized blends of his crust and sauce formulas. These days, within DoubleDave's Pizzaworks restaurants' 30 Texas and Oklahoma locations, chefs concoct Dave's signature honey whole-wheat crust daily from hand-tossed dough along with batches of sauce made from scratch with Escalon tomatoes. Those ingredients join hand-cut veggies and meats from Tyson and Burke to collectively form a delectable disk that proves once and for all that pie can be divided evenly. Along with half a dozen specialty pizzas, DoubleDave's Pizzaworks appeases palates with signature pepperoni rolls, sandwiches, and Dave's favorite dish, the philly-cheesesteak stromboli.
Every morning, All American Pizza's cooks knead batches of fresh dough and prepare tomato sauce in-house for their flavorful pies. They also roll mozzarella cheese, meats, and vegetables into crescent-shaped calzones and toss chicken wings with hot sauce. After customers of the family-owned restaurant take in these savory eats, meals can culminate in cinnamon bread so sweet teeth don't feel left out.
While the heart of Johnny Carino's menu is rooted in genuine Italian traditions, forward-thinking creativity has birthed what they like to call their signature dishes. The menu was designed by executive chef Chris Peitersen, and each location executes it by blending fresh ingredients with extra time to create high-quality preparations. Diners will find entrees such as 16-layer lasagna with made-from-scratch sauce, and pizzas made with home-baked crust. Other signature choices include the all-natural beef tuscan ribeye, baked stuffed mushrooms topped with house lemon-basil cream sauce, and tiramisu made from the ground up. Entrees can be paired with any selection from Carino's extensive wine list and cocktail menu.
Stars & Stripes Pizza offers thin 'n' crispy and hand-tossed crusts and a union of sauces and toppings from a selection of 20-plus, including garlic butter sauce and breakfast bacon that turns back into a ham when the sun sets.
Of course, diners can order one of 10 specialty pies, such as a Greek-inspired pizza topped with mozzarella and gyro meat. Said meat reappears in the pizzeria's gyro sandwich, while the other pizza ingredients can fill customizable calzones or finish their order with salad and wings. True to its patriotic name, Stars & Stripes even includes free cinnamon sticks or breadsticks with purchases made with a valid military ID.