The recipes at Rosie’s Italian Grille have spanned oceans and generations to appeal to present-day senses with aromatic Old World fare. Born in Montelepre, Sicily, Rosie immigrated to the United States in 1924, bundling with her a cache of culinary treasures mapped from mother to daughter. When the first Rosie’s Italian Grille opened on Sylvania Avenue, her three sons asserted that the hardest part of the entire enterprise was “translating her recipes.”
Today, executive chef Eric Kish continues to translate and update Rosie's culinary blueprints, marrying traditional and modern influences in a menu that boasts fine steaks, award-winning pizzas, seafood flown in from the Florida Keys, and fresh-baked desserts lauded for their presentation by the Toledo Blade. In the 27 years since the original Rosie’s opened, guests have delighted in not just the food, but the Tuscan-themed setting illuminated by flickering candlelight, which is more romantic than the flickering of a tableside cardiograph.
In 19 years, the East of Chicago Pizza franchise has scattered its doughy delicacies to 90-some locations that stretch from the Midwest to Myrtle Beach. More than authentic, deep-dish, Chicago--style pizza stirs in its kitchens. The hearty Windy City pie homes in on hunger with a sauce-on-top construction and a knife-and-fork imperative. Still, appetites find their way to the loaded subs, boneless wings, and other savory fare on the menu. Fresh salads topped with grilled chicken or sprinkled with cheese balance the indulgence of parmesan poppers, cheezystix, and fold-over pizza sandwiches, leaving patrons more charged up than a robot after its first kiss with a power outlet.
From its humble beginnings in 1959, Little Caesars has stretched its cheesy empire from coast to coast, doling out trademark deep-dish pizzas, sauce-drenched wings, and cheesy bread. In keeping with its history as a forward-looking franchise, Little Caesars has cooked up an iPhone application that highlights popular menu items and shoots out piping-hot pies from the phone's port. The pizza purveyor sends its Love Kitchen, a big-rig pizza kitchen on wheels, across the United States and Canada to fill the bellies of homeless people and disaster victims with its daily kneaded dough and freshly shaved mozzarella.
Vito's great pizza and subs has 16 locations We make great specialty pizzas. Try our award winning Sweet Baby Rays BBQ pizza, or the Pizza Pallooza award winning Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza, or our Tony Packo pizza. My favorite is the Mediterranean, which won the Miller lite pizza challenge.
The skilled chefs at Pasta Fina swirl 11 types of pasta with more than 15 sauces in their bustling kitchen, as well as prepare traditional Italian dishes, specialty pizzas, and Angus beef steaks. The bistro's wine list fills glasses with ambrosial red and white libations, and the free WiFi allows diners to check their mail or stay up to date on the latest spaghetti-stain fashions. The spacious dining room is also large enough to accommodate sizable fetes, such as board meetings and wedding receptions, with experienced staffers standing by to create custom catered menus comprising the restaurant's classic and contemporary fare.
The Bear's Subs & Wing World's packed menu fills stomachs with fresh sub sandwiches, wings, salads, and smoothies. Sink inexplicably buoyant hunger pangs with a sub sandwich ($5.99 for a 6-inch, $7.99 for a 9-inch, and $9.99 for a 12-inch) such as the Grilled Yardbird Breast, a supergroup of grilled chicken breast and canadian bacon, or the Rocket sub, an enticing explosion of chicken tenders, turkey, canadian bacon, banana peppers, swiss cheese, and coleslaw. Seafood selections include the Perked Up Perch basket ($10.99) and the deep-fried shrimp basket ($12.99), made with a closely guarded secret batter known only to the chefs and their body doubles. The Bear's Subs & Wing World also dishes out delectable chicken wings ($6.99–$11.99), smoothies ($3.99–$5.50), and an all-you-can-eat-salad bar ($7.99).