To recreate an authentic pizzeria as one would find in Naples, Chef Paolo imported all the right elements, beginning with the special domed brick oven. Here the pizzas are cooked on the masonry floor, alongside burning wood. Fueled by Tennessee oak, the oven's blaze approaches 900 degrees.
Inspired by the concept that potatoes are "the new pasta," Potato Bowl drapes hand-cut fries and baked potatoes with unconventional toppings that range from garlic parmesan alfredo to thai chili sauce. Drawing ingredients from locally harvested vegetables and beef from local farmers, Potato Bowl's chefs create each potato topper from scratch. The gluten-free and MSG-free bowls include the ClarksVegas, which is topped with black-bean turkey chili and can also be used to lure raccoons into your boss’s filing cabinets.
Amerigo’s executive chef Stephen Ward maintains a healthy rapport with local farmers to source fresh ingredients, which fill the eatery with the aromas of garlic, basil, tomatoes, and polenta. The Nashville Scene has lauded his efforts to work with area agrarians, and Amerigo also received the 2009 Diner's Choice award from OpenTable. In the bustling kitchen, chefs pull pizzas from the rippling-hot waves of a brick oven, where pickled onions cook into molten feta from Tennessee-based Bonnie Blue farms. Gluten-free and wheat pastas as well as ravioli and tortellini stuffed with smoked chicken and crab swim in a range of house-made sauces, and the complex earthy scent of cedar wood mingles with the aromas of fresh fish. The wine list brims with local elixirs and wines from Italy, which clink together in glasses with the soft jangling of robots playing Twister.
At CiCi’s Pizza, feasters can sample hearty slices of pizza and a wide selection of buffet fare (typically $4.99 per person), filling bellies like a pouch-stuffing kangaroo preparing to weather the harsh Australian winter. Offering endless helpings of fresh salads, tantalizing pastas, tasty desserts, and oven-fresh pizzas, CiCi’s tames the most voracious hunger attacks via all-you-can-eat tactics. Pizza dough is made fresh daily and doused in a savory sauce crafted from vine-ripened tomatoes and prescience-instilling spices, while salads are hand-tossed with the freshest ingredients delivered hourly via teleportation.
The pizza chefs at Johnny Brusco’s pack a menu full of saucy dough disks, which can be customized with a lineup of fresh veggies and meats. Warm up appetites with an order of garlic knots, which come tinged with a crisp golden brown color and carefully tied by an accomplished Eagle Scout. The restaurant's skilled pie personnel sling large New York–style pizzas in a full regulation size of 16 inches. Add personality to your pizza without the hassle of assigning it a Social Security number by decking the crust out in any of 15 regular toppings, which include minced garlic, pineapple, or zesty italian sausage.
Using traditional family recipes and generations of cooking expertise, the taste technicians at Katie’s Kitchen supply a varied menu of ready-made meals to hungry patrons on the go. Highlighting Cajun, Italian, and Southern dishes, Katie and her team handle all the prep-work, letting customers pop pre-made selections in the oven at their convenience. Culinary warriors can claim the glory from flavorful casseroles such as the artichoke chicken ($8.95–$24.95) or the egg-and-sausage ($5.95–$15.50) during impromptu brunches, or pick up zesty garlic bread to ward off both hunger and uninvited vampires ($2.50).
Castrillo's Pizza surrounds its kitchen with open boxes, ready to pack up its signature pizzas for takeout or delivery transit. The staff make traditional hand-tossed and thin crust dough before topping it with a variety of toppings. 10" gluten-free crusts are available. The menu also includes customizable calzones, chicken alfredo lasagna, and honey-barbecue chicken wings topped with brown sugar, barbecue sauce, and slices of pineapple. Patrons can carry their meals straight home or settle down to eat in the courtyard just outside Castrillo's front door. For lunch, patrons can get individual pizza slices from 11am to 2pm every day. Although not valid for this Groupon, patrons can order online for delivery.