Italian Restaurants in Riviera

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Masullo's Neapolitan-style pizzas are prepped with thin crusts, fresh local produce, and specialty meats and cheeses, before being shoved into a more-than-800-degree oven and cooked by the sweet, sweet flames of an apple- and almond-wood inferno. Start off with an order of antipasto (cheeses, cured meats, and vegetables, $12) before dousing a tongue in the classic taste of a pizza margherita (basil, mozzarella, and tomato sauce, $10) or the savory flavor of a Kathryn (fontina, Niman Ranch ham, red Fresno chili peppers, and crimini mushrooms, $13). Fulfill one eighth of the FDA's recommended number of daily meat servings with a three-meats (mozzarella, ricotta, and Fra' Mani Toscano salami, sausage, and mortadella, $15), or avoid America's squishiest export with a Jacqueline—a tomato-free pizza with potato, fontina, bacon, and oregano ($14).

2711 Riverside Blvd
Sacramento,
CA
US

Slice of Broadway serves up a menu of delicious pizza, which is offered by the section or by the full circle and paired with 35 toppings, including zucchini, linguica, breaded chicken, bacon bits, celery, feta, meatballs, and more. Surrounded by art-adorned walls and the likenesses of palm trees, customers can sip a domestic draft ($2.50) while consuming one of the 14 specialty pizzas. Humor your stomach with a medium Buff Chicken pizza, which consists of mozzarella, chicken, red onion, celery, and feta cheese roaming wild on a doughy range that's smothered in buffalo sauce ($14). Or pick and choose toppings and one of six sauces to create your own special combo. Stop in between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and hit the lunch buffet of pizza and salad ($7), or become the master of your own salad destiny at the salad bar ($5).

2424 16th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Although Pronto's pork is slow-cooked, guests don't have to wait long before scooping it up with some fusilli pasta and habanero pesto. That's because the restaurant is something of a paradox: a homestyle, from-scratch Italian eatery with swift counter-service. Its menu hosts classic dishes that could be found in any Tuscan villa—chicken parmesan and fettuccine alfredo—alongside signature inventions, such as soft herb polenta bowls dappled with meatballs and marinara. Lunchtime paninis and brunch scrambles contrast dinner entrees such as bacon-wrapped meatloaf and five-cheese lasagna. Also on-site, Uncle Vito's sells New York–style pizza by the slice to customers who are tired of buying the entire pie, eating one slice, and cramming the leftovers into their pet goldfish's bowl.

1501 16th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Brewing coffee at home is a crapshoot of ratios, freshness, and equipment. Instead of waking up to smell the home-brewed coffee, start leaping out of bed in a streaking sprint to the Coffee Garden to expose your nostrils and fuzzy slippers to the flowerful fragrance of roasted bean juice. Perk up in the midmorning sun amid a potted jungle of greenery on the back patio with a signature cup of coffee ($1.50 for 12 oz.) or an indulgent mocha ($3.25 for 12 oz.). When high noon hangs above, halt sweat beads in their browed beginnings with an iceberg's worth of iced tea ($2.25 for 24 oz.) or a cold café au lait $3.50 for 24 oz.).

2904 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento,
CA
US