Casa De Pizza’s Sinatra Room takes its name from a visit from the legendary crooner, who reputedly left a $900 tip after sampling one of their pies. The room is filled with autographed Sinatra photos, records, and portraits—and on Thursday nights, his music is recreated by tribute band The Sounds of Sinatra. As for the specialty pizzas that sparked this fervor, they still slide atop black-and-white checkered tablecloths sporting a specially seasoned sauce and 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese. LA Weekly had this to say about the pizza rustica’s blend of capers, Mediterranean olives, and Romano cheese: “Even if you loathe Sinatra, you’ll walk out the door singing this pizza’s praises.” The pizzeria also sates appetites with classic Italian dishes such as baked cannelloni and angel hair pomidora.
For more than two decades, Fratelli's has been serving authentic Italian cuisine fashioned from fresh ingredients and 100% real cheese. Taste buds harmonize as diners croon out orders for appetizers including fried zucchini, marinated artichoke hearts, and fresh buffalo mozzarella. Pizzas invite parties of two or more to divvy up slices of a piping-hot sauce circle topped with a voluminous spread of classic italian meats and veggies as well as gourmet toppings such as shrimp, feta cheese, and old Guy Lombardo records. A staggering panoply of pastas ensconces flavorsome cuts of chicken and veggies, and a slew of seafood and veal dishes include the house specialty osso buco, a Milanese-inspired stew that, like Ferraris and vampire DJs, only emerges on Friday and Saturday nights.
The menu at Fernandas NY Pizza is a culinary collaboration between Italian and Mexican fare. The kitchen staff reaches into ovens and retrieves an array of pizzas, including sicilian, barbecue-chicken, and chicken-parmesan pies that are served whole or by the slice. They plop meatballs onto marinara-filled plates of spaghetti or penne and wedge them between sandwich rolls that diners can wash down with 24 flavors of shakes and juices. South-of-the border flavors appear as breakfast dishes or anytime snacks, including a morning feast of fried plantains and eggs on french bread or rolled-up pupusas, thick tortillas stuffed with beans, cheese, or the diner’s recycled piñata candy.
Harry's Golden Grill defies labels. Its menu covers everything from steak-and-egg breakfasts to shish-kebab plates and pizza. This range of dishes is evidence that Harry's chefs don't cook according to a certain theme; they cook according to their tastes. Throughout the day, a variety of cuisines are explored, as grilled hamburgers fill plates at lunch, and heaping portions of rice, vegetables, and seasoned meats are served up for Mediterranean dinners.