Growing up just outside of Naples, Italy, the Furfaro brothers spent much of their time in their father's restaurant, becoming intimately familiar with not only the tastes, but also the techniques of Italian cuisine. They now recreate their father’s recipes at Bella Italia in Roswell, where the kitchen crew eschews frozen ingredients and never uses a microwave or a laser gun to heat food. Diners can sip wine as they tuck into comforting yet elegant Italian dishes, such as prosciutto-topped veal scaloppine, gnocchi dumplings in gorgonzola-cream sauce, and clams sautéed with olive oil, lemon, and white wine before being ladled over linguine. The chefs also bake stromboli, calzones, and specialty pizzas that can be made with either thin New York–style or square Sicilian-style crusts.
Dave Pazienza first donned a toque in the kitchen of his father's restaurant where he learned family recipes from his fellow Italian chefs. He emerged from that experience eager to share those culinary traditions with as many people as possible, which he does from behind the counter at Artuzzi's Italian Kitchen. Tables gaze directly into the open kitchen, allowing guests to watch as cooks reduce steaming pots of wine, cream, and spices or whittle each individual strand of pasta. Extra-virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, and eight signature sauces invigorate the platefuls of freshly cut linguini or imported, whole-wheat penne.
From the pizza oven, scents hint at more than 20 toppings including granny smith apples, gorgonzola cheese, capers, and herb-roasted chicken. The dining room's pastel yellow and orange walls mirror the warmth of the oven beneath vintage-inspired paintings of pasta and wicker-wrapped chianti bottles.
The massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians at The Spa at Windward aim to relax, nurture, and rejuvenate clients with a wide array of spa services. In addition to individual services, the spa offers a number of half-day packages that combine massage, mani-pedis, and deep-cleaning facials. Aestheticians also perform specialty skincare treatments that include anti-aging, plant peel, and acne facials; these combine plant-based products with professional exfoliation to smooth out blemished skin and potatoes with too many eyes.
On the "specialty pizza" section of the menu at Johnny's Pizza you'll find hawaiian pies topped with canadian bacon and pineapple and italian specials with sausage and green peppers. But the restaurant's trademark pizzas were inspired by another region: New York. Thin-crust-style pies like those in the Big Apple come sprinkled with bacon, feta, sliced meatballs, breaded chicken, and dozens of other familiar and novel toppings.