Retired New York City firefighters and longtime Warwick residents Joe Boccia, Mike Darcey, and Jim Kelly have developed a brotherly bond. So when they decided to open their own restaurant, it was only fitting that they chose to name it ?Fratello,? which means brother in Italian. The menu at this cozy restaurant and bar is packed with traditional Italian favorites as well as regional specialties. Chef Larry Klein uses imported pastas and homemade sauces to craft dishes such as Italian-style pot roast and jumbo cheese ravioli. In addition to being available in individual portions, all entrees can be served family style, a traditional Italian way of eating that encourages sharing and sparring with ladles.
Pizza chef Nicola Lombardo brings 30 years of experience to preparing a mouth-watering assortment of homemade pies from the eatery?s brick oven. Opt for an old-fashioned, Sicilian-style thin-crust pizza or seasonal specialty such as the fresh pear and gorgonzola pie.
Each morning, TJ?s Pizza?s chefs craft mounds of pizza dough from scratch. They stretch out crusts into rounds or squares sprinkled with classic toppings or premium ingredients like balsamic chicken, sun dried tomatoes, ranch dressing, and chipotle sauce. In addition to pies, the dough forms calzone pockets, which are then deep-fried. The pizzeria also serves oven-baked sandwiches and baked pasta dishes.
The chefs at Little Anthony's Pizza populate a menu (click "menu selection" on the sidebar) of Italian cuisine with fresh grilled burgers and sauce-smothered pastas. Like Olympic swimmers during times of drought, appetizing shrimps swim laps in cocktail sauce in preparation for the main event. Among the many main course offerings, diners can sink fangs into the succulent veal saltimbocca or chicken parmigiana, soaking in the quiet calm of Little Anthony's unassuming dining space marked by white tablecloths, framed artwork, and potted plants.
Silvio?s Italian Villa is located inside a restored Revolutionary War?era mansion, where a series of crimes that took place in the 1970s are said to have filled the home with ghostly chills, mysterious sounds, and other paranormal activity ever since. Instead of trying to distance itself from the home's past, the restaurant has embraced it?it was even recently featured on Syfy?s Haunted Collector. Depending on the night, guests might see doors open on their own or "Do You Want to Split Dessert" scrawled in ghostly handwriting on their napkin, but they'll always have their choice from a plentiful Italian menu that includes gourmet entrees such as lobster, rack of lamb, and filet mignon topped with shrimp and gorgonzola. Traditional Italian favorites are available, too, including bruschetta pizza, chicken parmigiana, and house-made ravioli.