Bella Luna sits only a short pizza toss from the blue waters of Corpus Christi Bay. Owner Salvatore Colicci––who hails from the Bronx––bakes 22-inch New York-style pies, and he even personally rehabbed the eatery with tomato-red walls and arched porticos. The culinary advice of Sasha Grime has helped craft the traditional Italian menu, which employs delicate wine sauces for chicken and veal and outfits pastas in hearty bolognese. Bella Luna's housemade Italian desserts are also available for takeout or for delivery to those within a 5-mile radius, the same radius of the world’s 53rd largest pizza ever made.
Spaghetti and Seafood Works was originally built as a water park in 1979 before owner Jay Kenigsberg turned his eye to culinary thrills and cultivated a menu of fresh daily seafood, from-scratch pizzas, and other traditional Italian eats. Cordially invite chompers and ordained sea captains to the Seafood Feast's marriage of shrimp, fish, and crab cake ($25.99). The Giant Pasta Platter houses a noodle masterpiece of fettuccine alfredo and lasagna trimmed with manicotti and meatballs ($15.99). Mozzarella vines snare inattentive oregano shakers and customized pizza toppings, such as meatballs and Italian sausage ($9.50 for 12"; $10.99 for 16"; toppings $0.99+ each), and the the Dome steak's phyllo-dough ceiling shelters an 8-ounce fillet mignon slathered in dijon mustard ($23.99).
Intent on supplying diners with healthy choices by making flavorful, readily available food, the chefs at Urban Fare Cafe craft a menu that mingles Mediterranean, Indian, Asian, and African cuisines. Piquant soups such as the carrot bisque with ginger and mint pair with guiltless sandwiches and wraps such as the Montreal-style roast beef. Alternatively, whole-grain-wheat pizzas stand in for starchier pies, and cooks prepare rice bowls with either white or brown rice. Baristas emit the aromas of roasted coffee beans throughout the eatery by brewing espresso drinks and practicing levitation with café mugs.