Inspired by family-owned, neighborhood Italian restaurants, Pizza Fino relishes in crafting fresh, authentic Italian dishes using many locally grown ingredients and hormone-free meats. Pizza Fino's menu of eclectic eats pleases pasta cravers and pining pizza eaters. The Fino burger tranquilizes burger-bellowing bellies with a half-pound of beef, topped with fontina, house-roasted tomatoes, and pesto aioli ($10.50), and the cocoa cookie themed Finoreos delivers the finishing blow ($4). Circular mouths can ingest the New Heaven pizza, a disk with imported extra virgin olive oil, clams, crushed garlic, red peppers, and shaved pecorino, without chewing (12" for $14, 18" for $24). While mealing, customers can try the bar's signature cocktails, such as the limonata fresco, which combines freshly squeezed lemon juice with triple sec, simple syrup, and basil infused vodka, with a splash of soda ($6.50).
Garlic Jim's menu was handcrafted with nothing more than a dream and an incredible reserve of pizza-making expertise. Open an order with some gourmet chicken wings, available in barbecue, garlic, and buffalo hot, before moving on to pizza territory. Put an end to eating Legos by piecing together a custom pie. Choose from the hand-thrown thick, garlic thin, or gluten-free crusts, slathered in one of seven sauces (from classic red to zesty chipotle pesto) or olive oil, and then slap on any of 15 standard and 11 gourmet toppings (14-inch large pizzas start at $12.59, gluten-free crust $15.59, each additional topping $1.50). To achieve customization without the stress of having to choose, turn to one of the pre-determined specialties. Meat-maul hunger with the Hercules (salami, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, beef, spicy Italian sausage, and bacon, $18.99 for large thick crust, $21.99 for gluten-free), or discover the secret of pizza-temperature fusion in your head with Jim's bacon-cheeseburger pizza (beef, bacon, red onions, tomatoes, mozzarella, and cheddar, $18.99 for large thick crust, $21.99 for gluten-free).
Ordering from the counter, sitting in funky furniture, dreaming about Alexander Graham Bell, and staring at arty light fixtures encompasses the experience one might expect from the Alberta Arts District of Portland, where Bella Faccia has made its home for the past eight years. Its menu consists of colossal pizzas and regular head-sized pizza slices ($2.75–$3.50) made only from the highest-quality ingredients. The kind folks at Bella Faccia use 100% whole-milk mozzarella, imported parmesan and romano cheeses, locally made sausage, and 100% virgin olive oil. An 18-inch pizza runs between $16.50 and $26, you can get a 12-inch from $10 to $16.