At Georgio's Pizza & Subs, the Meat Lovers pizza has to contend with the Athena: a pesto-covered disk decked in roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, eggplant, feta cheese, and pine nuts. The Athena is just one of four vegetarian combinations that share menu space with 10 other specialty pies, such as the barbecue chicken and the classic margherita. Though their topping options span a wide spectrum, all of them lie atop hand-spun, housemade dough.
The word housemade permeates much of the Italian menu, preceding several of its pasta sauces, the meatballs in its submarine sandwiches, and the breadsticks in its appetizer section. Salads, calzones, and calamari constitute savory side plates, and slices of original New York–style cheesecake conclude meals with the rich decadence of some French palace.
Linguini, penne, spaghetti, and fettuccini—the chefs at Carolina’s Italian Restaurant have been preparing pasta in its many incarnations for more than three decades. But their time-tested cooking techniques aren't the only reason for the robust flavors in their classic Italian cuisine. Ingredients are delivered five times a week, ensuring that each tomato is as fresh as the day its life coach finally coaxed it off the stem. Quality seafood and meats such as Atlantic salmon and new york steak put a finishing touch on many entrees.
After diners polish off their meals, they can indulge in a dessert such as housemade tiramisu or cannoli drizzled with chocolate syrup. Then, they can lean back and admire the wall murals of Italian countryside and verandas, or watch confused airplanes circle the ceiling's painted blue sky.
Value Pizza serves delicious pepperoni pizza, as well as all the other favorites like the deluxe, with everything on it, the cheese pizza, sausage, and BBQ chicken pizzas. In addition, they serve wings, antipasto salads, potato wedges, and garlic cheese bread. They also serve hot and cold sandwiches and soft drinks. The casual atmosphere makes it just the right place to stop on the way home from work to pick up dinner. Call ahead and order so that your pizza will be ready when you arrive. They’re open daily from 10am to 9pm with a friendly staff to welcome and serve you. Prices are very reasonable and pizzas are ready in about 10 minutes. They’re located at 12945 Nelson Street in Garden Grove, CA.
From the affordable prices through the cozy atmosphere to the always delicious food, there’s plenty to love about Love Letter. They’ve got two specialties here: pizza and chicken. The fried chicken is juicy and tender. Also, if you’re getting a little tired of plain ol’ pepperoni for your pizza topping, try a more exotic option in one of Love Letter’s sweet potato pizzas. Both pizza and fried chicken are great drinking food, and you’ve got a fine selection of brew to choose from here. Just be careful with the spicy chicken: this isn’t chicken that has spicy in the name but is actually pretty mild. If you like a really kick, then you’ll love the spicy chicken.
For great Italian food and pizza at bargain basement prices, head to Haus of Pizza in Garden Grove. Located on Harbor Boulevard, Haus of Pizza dishes up hot, savory pies and other Italian favorites such as salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and more. Locals love the Haus Special pizza, featuring eight toppings for the price of five, including pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, onions and peppers. The pizza is stick-to-your-ribs delicious and the appetizers, and Haus of Pizza offers family meal deals for an even deeper discount on their already-fabulous prices. Come see for yourself why Haus of Pizza is the talk of Garden Grove.
Pours from extensive wine and beer lists mingle with sea air and classic Italian flavors at Luggatti's Italian Grill. Pinot grigios such as fruity Corte Giara pair with scallop-and-clam-smothered pastas, and an Antigual Uno malbec pairs well with a 12-ounce new-york strip. Other featured wines include Educated Guess cabernet, Plungerhead zinfandel, and Zaccignini montepulciano. Taps froth with craft brews such as Allagash Curieux, Flying Dog Doggie Style IPA, Chimay, and Shipyard Brewery Monkey Fist IPA. On weekend nights, guests can sip to the sounds of live musical performances in the indoor space decorated with snappy art, or carry glasses outside to enjoy the breeze off the nearby beach and the warmth of an outdoor fireplace.