The cuisine crafters at Papa Vito's Italian Restaurant tirelessly hand-toss pizzas and dish out a menu of traditional Italian fare until 1:30 a.m. every day. Herbivores nosh on garden goods with a Gourmet Vegetarian pizza ($18.50 for 16"), dappled with fresh veggies and white sauce, while meat-seeking mouths and experimenting stegosaurs feast on the Old School Stuffed pizza ($19.95 for 16") filled with mozzarella, mushrooms, beef, and pepperoni. An order of Papa Vito's wings ($6.99 for 12) prompts duets, quartets, or sextuplets to slather tongues in spicy, barbecue, or garlic sauce, accompanied by a wading pool of ranch or blue-cheese dressing. While noshing and practicing for upcoming fractions quizzes glaze gullets with a glass of house wine ($3.75), draft or bottled beer ($3), or an imported beer ($3.50).
Dessert devotees at N2 Ice Cream Factory chill their creamy concoctions with frigid blasts of liquid nitrogen, a technique culled from molecular gastronomy. Customers traipse along the glass-lined serving station to select either a vanilla or chocolate base, desired toppings and sauces, and a fitting nickname for each concoction. The chipper staff blends all ingredients into a metal bowl and then freezes the mixture in a matter of seconds using gusts of liquid nitrogen that shroud the station in shadowy clouds of mist. Craft a customized small ($3.75), medium ($5), or large ($6.25) sundae from nearly 40 add-ins, including caramel, chocolate chips, and almonds (first topping is free; all additional toppings are $0.50 each), or sample a signature creation such as s'mores and peach cobbler. The creamery also muddles a selection of seasonal flavors, including Santa's peppermint bark, pumpkin pie, and gingerbread. Patrons can corral the sugary treats in a sturdy cup, waffle bowl ($1.50 extra), waffle cone ($1.50 extra), or between the pages of a favorite cookbook.
Lil Anthony is a New York–style pizzeria, which means it dishes up thin-crust pizza by the pie and by the slice and accompanies it with a menu loaded with wings, pasta, salads, and subs. Introduce your taste buds to Italy’s flavors with an order of garlicky cheesy knots with marinara ($3.99) before sending them on the tour of Italy, a trio of the eatery's favorite pasta dishes: lasagna, fettuccini alfredo, and baked cheese ravioli ($13.99). Lil Anthony's pizzas come in traditional varieties, such as classic meat lover's ($13.99 and up) and gourmet varieties, such as the Joey's Brooklyn special, adorned with alfredo sauce, spinach, tomato, bacon, and mozzarella ($12.99 and up).
At Big Daddy's Pizza, cooks prepare regular and gluten-free dough for pizza crusts, calzones, and stromboli oozing with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. Choose from toppings such as italian sausage and roasted garlic, or opt for a sub sandwich on toasted italian bread.