Bonafede-family matriarch Anita started JoJo's Pizza Kitchen more than four decades ago, and her discerning taste for ingredients is still identifiable in the menu. Though her son Joe, who napped on flour sacks in the back of the restaurant as a child, now runs the eatery, fresh basil and plum tomatoes grown in Stanislaus County still release aromas that hint at sun-soaked furrows. Through a dining room window, guests catch glimpses of chefs tossing freshly risen dough for pizzas or smaller chefs for their adorable giggles. They grate fresh parmesan cheese as wine cooks slowly down with mushrooms on the stovetop and chicken marinates in lemon and garlic. Servers bustle past, filling glasses with house wines or draft beers.
Choice is key at Jafang Pizza. Customers can choose everything from size (ranging from by-the-slice to 28-inch party pizzas), crust (white or whole-wheat dough made daily in-house, thin or thick crust), sauce (including marinara, buffalo, cheeseburger, and specially seasoned olive oil), toppings (all the standards, plus grilled chicken, sliced turkey breast, and cucumber), and cheese (such as mozzarella, feta, and a vegan variety). No matter how the pizza is topped, Jafang Pizza strives to keep each pie lighter and healthier than the average slice. These custom pizzas can be eaten at Jafang, delivered, or premade and cooked later at home. In addition to pizzas, the restaurant also serves up sandwiches, salads, and appetizers, and pours a variety of alcoholic beverages, including more than a dozen draft and bottled beers and a selection of signature cocktails.
If you want to get a sense of our business viewpoint, all you have to do is pick up a slice from our vast selection of ideas. Not only our slogan “Looks Good, Tastes Better!” but the pizza itself will tell you our dedication to quality and freshness.
At Lamppost Pizza and Main Street Brewery, cuisine cravers soothe cantankerous bellies with the slew of hand-tossed pizzas and Italian fare that fills out an extensive menu. Make a sacrifice to your temple of taste with an appetizer of cheesy, bacony potato skins, bolstered by ranch dressing and vegetables ($6.49), before moving to a circular entree. The eight-slice garlic chicken supreme pizza ($19.55) brings hunger pains to a halt, and the Linebacker inundates the palate with mozzarella, pepperoni, salami, canadian bacon, ground beef, sausage, and textbook-tackling form ($19.55 for an eight-slice pie). Pair a specialty pie or a sandwich with an ale, lager, or stout from the rotating list of beers fermented in the Main Street Brewery and relax at the Cheers-style wraparound bar that is perched in front of the TVs.
My N.Y. Pizza's dough-kneading chefs spin an Italian-inspired menu highlighted by sauce-slathered pizza. Personally decorated dough rings ($14.50 for small one-topping, $1.25 / additional topping) fuse art and mastication like Da Vinci's Last Spaghetti Supper with toothsome toppings such as salami, artichokes, and jalapenos. Calzones and stromboli ($6.99 / individual size) roll up meats and veggies in pockets of cheese and flaky crust, whereas sandwiches—including the roast beef, ham, and turkey-infused Amir's Awesome Special ($7.99 / 6")—use bread to border an army of deli cuts and vegetable accouterments. Daily fresh-made spaghetti sauce pours over a host of pastas such as the spaghetti with meat sauce special ($10.99), which sports two garlic-bread-slice escorts and a medium salad.