Bionde's has been serving up a fresh menu of scratch-made pizzas, submarine sandwiches, ribs, and more to local pizzavores on the go since 1974. Bionde's pie, topped with a top-secret sauce, is enough to lure that debonair Dante scholar to your monthly book-club meeting. Choose to top Bionde's famous 18" pie, available in either deep-dish or hand-tossed varieties, with up to seven of the 14+ available toppings ($13.99), or opt for one of the gourmet pre-designed pizza creations ($11.99+) to finally declare a topping treaty among tense fellow diners. A selection of satisfying starters such as nachos ($4.99) and wings ($7.99 for 10) will suffice for the small appetited, and any of the sub sandwiches ($5.99 for 8"), ribs (from $10.99 for half), or salads ($3.95+) will satisfy the pizza protestor among you.
Although they’re lauded for their oven-baked grinders, the cooks at Bellacino's also whip up a bounty of Italian favorites including specialty pizzas and pastas. In the kitchen, they prepare Chicago steak grinders with thin-sliced ribeye, mushrooms, and a house garlic spread, and top cheeseburger pizzas with ground beef, mozzarella, and ketchup. These sizzling meals unfold in a lively dining room lined with televisions, helping diners stay plugged in even while they munch. After meals, patrons can grab frosty treats made at the on-site ice cream shop, avoiding the danger that it's already been licked by a penguin.
Dolly, the daughter of Italian immigrant restaurateurs, opened the first Dolly's Pizza in the back room of a tavern in 1966. As she bustled about the kitchen, Dolly’s youngest son, Robert, watched and learned, socking away his knowledge until he was old enough to follow in her footsteps and, ultimately, take the successful small business to new heights. When he did eventually take the reigns, he expanded his mother’s original back room pizzeria into a franchise with an upward of 20 locations and counting.
Although the business has grown over the decades, its focus on quality, customizable pies remains steadfast. More than 15 classic ingredients, from Italian sausage to green pepper, top Dolly's build-your-own pizzas. Cooks construct these custom creations atop a hand-tossed crust, deep-dish square crust, or thin and crispy crust. To tailor the pies even further, they can add a distinctive pop to any of the three dough bases with complimentary seasonings such as Cajun, butter, sesame, or garlic. They also use those flavors to enrich Dolly's 10 signature pies, including the mayo-based BLT and the pineapple- and almond-topped deluxe hawaiian pizza. Cooks round out the menu with non-spherical classics, such as grinders, breadsticks, St. Louis-style pork ribs, and wings smothered in one of 12 sauces.
Stevi B’s pizza-crafting professionals toss together hand-made dough, original sauce, 100% real cheese, and fresh, hand-selected ingredients to construct traditional and anomalous pies within a festive buffet setting. Ogle the extensive menu before lining plates with handmade bread sticks and slices from specialty pies, such as the bacon-sprinkled loaded baked potato pizza ($5.99–$8.99 for carryout) or the macaroni and cheese pizza ($5.99–$8.99 for carryout), a culinary fusion of alfredo sauce and elbow noodles that invoke childhood memories of singing about Yankee Doodle Dandy's mistake of sticking a blue box in his hat and calling it an authentic pasta dinner. Along with serving round-crusted fare, these pizza wizards are game to create any other combination of toppings, delivering customized inventions directly to tables at no extra charge. The smorgasbord of spherical spreads also boasts a salad bar and a slew of desert pizzas that include a chocolate bavarian crème ($5.99–$7.99 for carryout). Buffet prices at the Woodhaven location are $6.29 for adults and $3.59 for kids 10 and younger (3 and under are free), not including drinks. Buffet prices at the Chesterfield Township location are $6.29 for adults and $3.89 for kids 10 and younger, not including drinks.
Since 1968, Vendetti's has dished out Italian subs, salads, pizza, and pasta to a loyal clientele. The eponymous "Spanky" (a homemade sub roll stuffed with mozzarella, pepperoni, and signature red sauce for $5.75), is served fresh daily with a cup of oil and vinegar that it cannot resist dunking its dense, bready head in. Other favorites include meatball, grilled-chicken, and veggie subs and the turkey antipasto brimming with lettuce, turkey, swiss cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and pepper rings ($6.95). Take home a pizza ($6.49–$7.99) or family pasta dinner (serves five to eight people for $24.95) laden with homemade meat sauce and parmesan, plus salad and bread, to feed your family/friends/life-size cardboard cutouts of the 1974 Cincinnati Bengals. Enjoy a low-key meal in Vendetti's dining room, or carry out and dine at home, in the park, or on the roof of your old high school.
That's Amore Pizza's dough-rollers craft three varieties of pie, sprinkling toppings on deep-dish, thin-and-crispy, and gourmet square crusts to fit individual cravings. The thin lasagna pizza disassembles the traditional dish and layers a circular crust with ground beef, an eight-cheese ricotta blend, and italian sausage topped off with tomatoes and basil. Cap deep-dish 'zas with one of 18 toppings, and request that crusts be seasoned with a wash of butter, sesame seeds, or any of seven complimentary crust toppings. Plunge fangs into an oven-baked sub, served hot or cold, or devour chicken wings doused with regular, hot, or barbecue sauce. Cooks keep the oven burning until 11 p.m. Monday–Thursday, until midnight on Saturday, and until the cows come home on any day the cows have left home. While not included in today's Groupon, delivery is available for an extra fee.