"The Tub," as Bathtub Billy's Restaurant and Sports Bar is fondly referred to by its regulars, is part sports bar and part family restaurant. For more than 20 years, locals have made this neighborhood staple their go-to spot for food, drinks, and, above all, sports. Televisions tuned into the game can be found everywhere here, from the big screens above the bar to the smaller TVs tucked into each booth. Outside, Bathtub Billy's features a giant two-level deck that overlooks a popular outdoor volleyball court; inside, kids and adults alike can play arcade games, pool, and darts. The menu is what you'd expect from a proper sports bar, with hearty pub burgers, flatbread pizzas, supreme nachos, and deep-fried footballs.
The disc men at Caraglio's Pizza melt golden cheese atop 16-inch New York–style pies, slicing them into 12 and applying them liberally to the stomach pangs of hungry diners. Hot dough discs come slathered in a traditional red or white garlic sauce that simmers in cheesy craters like a savory caldera. Each of the dozen slices has a boneless chicken wing to match, completing meals with a choice of five flavors, from mild buffalo and barbecue to a caribbean jerk sauce spicy enough to furl the tongue like a slap bracelet.
A portmanteau of “mozzarella” and “pepperoni” gave Marvin Mozzeroni’s its playful name, but the origins of the restaurant itself are rooted in New York. The pizzeria was founded by two Rochester natives in 2004 as Starving Marvin's Pizza before they changed the name in 2007 when they turned their single eatery into a franchise. To this day native New Yorkers own and operate the five locations found throughout the state, including their two new locations in Henrietta and Greece.
The emphasis here is on their numerous specialty pizzas, baked in a brick oven and made fresh daily with hand-tossed dough. They come with a thick or thin crust and homemade red or white sauce, and can be ordered whole or by the slice. The menu also features other Italian food, including calzones and chicken parmigiana, as well as a mix of American-style classics such as hoagies, cheeseburgers, wings with homemade sauce and bleu cheese, and hot dogs. Those with food allergies can opt for gluten-free pizza.
The owners of Greece/Penfield Hots report that at least one customer per day requests the recipe for their house hot sauce. It has even happened at weddings. The sauce has been a guarded family recipe for more than 70 years, and its tongue-tingling blend of spices actually inspired the owners to open their own burger and sandwich joint. Here this peppery concoction serves as an ideal condiment for the eatery's burgers, subs, loaded hot dogs, and gargantuan rubbish plates.
Roncone's Italian Restaurant can trace its origins back to 1937, when Pietro Roncone started serving dishes from his native Italy at his family restaurant. Today, reporters from Democrat and Chronicle describe the time-honored eatery as, "a place with lots of history, infused with new energy." In the restaurant's kitchen, chef follow in their founder's footsteps, whipping up a menu of traditional pastas, hot sandwiches, and Italian specialties. Guest await meals at checkered tabletops out in the warm dining room, sipping glasses of wine.