Much like the sun in most medieval Italian conceptions of the cosmos, the menu at Wings-Pizza-N-Things revolves around everything in its namesake. Avian aficionados can order their jumbo and boneless wings (15 for $13.99) slathered in exotic flavors such as chipotle and Cajun—as well as timeless tastes including buffalo and hot barbecue—before power-showering their palates with any of a dozen beers on tap. Connoisseurs of circular cuisine, meanwhile, will want to practice edible fractions on a specialty pizza such as the F-15 eagle ($18.99 for large)—a cheeseburger in pizza form topped with ground beef, bacon, and extra cheddar cheese—or bring their own Frankenpie to life with toppings of bacon, jalapeños, pineapple, black olives, feta cheese, and more. A generous array of sandwiches, wraps, salads, and burgers give eyes a savory foreground as they take in the punishing quarterback sacks, thunderous slam-dunks, and surprisingly violent knitting competitions on Wings-Pizza-N-Things' 100-inch video wall.
Inspired in every way by the culture of Italy, Caffespresso celebrates the arts. Baristas steam up delicious espresso drinks with intricate flower or heart designs floating on their surface. Cooks grill delicious paninis or toss savory salads and artfully pair them with Italian wines or a delicious pastry for dessert. The owners bedeck every inch of the wall in framed photos and paintings, and musicians set the air aquiver with their acoustic stylings.
For those interested in delving further into the coffeehouse's Italian roots, the venue also hosts language classes and travel seminars. Visitors can even request an Italian board game to play at their table as they listen to music or gobble up warm cookies.
Roma Ristorante Italiano has been owned and operated by the Giambanco family since 1976. After crossing turbulent seas of marinara during their voyage from Palermo to Brooklyn, the Giambancos' culinary prowess and authentic Italian recipes finally landed on American soil in 1968. Chefs continue to cook the family’s homemade Southern Italian cuisine, which includes pastas, hand-tossed gourmet pizzas, and seafood. Their extensive dessert menu tempts sweet teeth with delicate profiteroles and sheep's milk ricotta cannoli. The dining room oozes comfort and charm with striped banquettes, a colorful mural of the Colosseum, miniature street lamps, and potted plants strung with white lights. Roma Ristorante Italiano's full bar, onsite banquet hall, and catering services ensure that parties can break bread and celebrate Italian culture without applying for a gondolier’s license.
Inside this elegant eatery, undulating mirror segments reflect glimpses of signature kebab and kahari plates precariously stacked along the waiter's arm. Below small ceiling lights arranged like a constellation, tables are festooned with traditional clay-oven tandoori and masala dishes—but this is a small part of Noorani's ample repertoire, which ranges from Indian and Pakistani fare to a completely separate menu of traditional Chinese dishes. The staff prepares fresh fish and chicken coated in zesty sichuan, ginger soy, and orange sauces over noodles or tender rice. Guests, meanwhile, can load plates with cuisine from the 15-item daily lunch buffet and question regulars about Noorani Kabab House's live entertainment. The merriment syllabus presents comedy nights, concerts, and some guy who used a single chopstick to eat a bowl of hot-and-sour soup.