Since 1999, Rami's Pizza has packed its signature marinara sauce with fresh ingredients, filling calzones and topping pizzas, pastas, and Italian-style sandwiches made daily. Stone-baked pizzas crowned with traditional ingredients are made to-order, eliminating the need for tricks used by other pizzerias, such as hotboxes and adult-sized Easy-Bake Ovens.
Le Petit Cheesecakes' bakers blend fresh cream cheeses, flavored extracts, and cream into 2- to 4-ounce cheesecakes. They then sprinkle the miniature treats with sweets including their own candied nuts, sometimes paired with a dollop of bourbon whipped cream or stripe of chocolate ganache. Catering to dessert-lovers on the go, the cook’s cheesecake bonbons pack sweet flavor on an easy-to-carry and even-easier-to-swordfight-with stick. The confectioners make every effort to comply with requests for substitutions, and can also whip up a full-sized 10-inch cheesecake upon request. No matter what the sugary need, all works of edible art are available for hand delivery within the San Antonio metro area.
Cosenza's Cannolis, a bakery located inside Lil' Bobbies Italian Ice Shop, serves up decadent Italian-style desserts of every type. Each cannoli is made-to-order with shells filled with fresh sweetened ricotta cheese, which come in 17 flavors including chocolate chip or amaretto. Along with the delectable cannolis, Consenza's also offers gluten-free cake, Italian-style cookies, and Torrone.
The barbecuing buffs at Backyard Grill Burgers and Takos sear juicy morsels of beef bound for the menu's build-your-own or specialty burgers and behemoth tacos. Grill masters transform the classic American hamburger with eclectic toppings including chipotle, pineapple, ham, and jalapeños, and cooks can even crown eager beef patties with onion rings, signaling that the once-lonesome handhelds are newly engaged. Backyard Grill Burgers and Takos also loads colossal, oversized tortillas with upscale stuffings such as sizzling sirloin or rib-eye steak.
Plush sofas, heavy curtains, and sinuous Middle Eastern furnishings set an exotic scene for feasting on Gypsy Cafe's Mediterranean cuisine. In the kitchen, chefs marinate beef kebabs in special gypsy seasoning and roll lamb kebabs in spices before plating them next to hummus dip. Although kebabs are the restaurant's specialty, the menu also makes an impression on palates with beverages such as fresh fruit smoothies, Arabic mint teas, and powerful Turkish coffee. After dinner, guests might head over to the hookah section of the cafe for a few flavorful puffs?hookah varieties include kiwi, jasmine, and winter flower shisha.
Nestled near Robert Tobin Park amidst Los Patios' charming shops and boutiques, The Gazebo serves up a fresh menu for lunch Monday through Saturday, with buffet brunch ($23.95) each Sunday. Sate mid-shopping hunger pangs with a worldly cup of Canadian cheese soup ($4.50), or opt for one of 11 salad selections for a dignified garden soiree in the mouth (from $4.50). The main meals offer poultry lovers pleasure in the decadent chicken-fried chicken ($11.95) or the house-specialty chicken-mushroom crêpes Gazebo ($11.95), while red-meated treats such as the red-wine-doused beef tips ($11.95) offer a boost for vitamin-D deprived diners. Mexican-inspired meals like layered chilaquiles ($10.95) round out the menu and provide a hearty base for post-meal sweets. Celebrate summer by digging into a slice of fresh strawberry pie ($4.95), or offer a friend a bite of the lemon fluff ($4.50) to sweeten the atmosphere.