Serving fresh and speedy pies across America for more than 50 years, Little Caesars now sates impatient appetites and sauce-starved tongue buds worldwide. Select from 13 toppings to embed like rubies in a sumptuous, made-to-order 14" original crust ($6 with one topping; $1.99 for each additional topping), or plumb the savory strata of a large cheese or pepperoni deep-dish ($7.99). Little Caesars' large Hot-N-Ready pizzas are available to drop-in patrons posthaste, eliminating stress caused by spur-of-the-moment houseguests who insist on sleeping on doughy disks ($5). Italian cheese bread ($4.29) and Caesar wings with barbecue or buffalo sauce ($10 for 16) are available for stomachs that have developed crust issues ever since they caught pizza sharing a plate with pre-dressed salad.
Though the world has changed in the decades since the Inghilterra family immigrated to the United States, the clan's Old-World recipes and traditional values have not. Named for the newest crop of Inghilterra kids, Bella and Anthony, the eatery invites patrons to spool fresh pasta or build topographical maps of Italy in a hand-tossed pizza pie baked "like Momma used to make."
The restaurant culls fresh italian sausage and bread from neighboring local businesses, then uses the treats to insulate hot grinder subs and hearty calzones. The Inghilterra crew also encourages lingering four nights a week by hosting live music and using extra-sticky cheese.
When The Saybrook Fish House Restaurant first opened in 1978, its chefs would scrawl their menu on brown paper bags each day, constantly updating dishes according to the freshest catch available. Today the menu is printed, but the chefs continue to follow in their predecessors' footsteps by serving only freshly caught seafood from New England waters.
Amid the wooden panels and hanging lanterns of the restaurant?s four cozy dining rooms, baskets of fried seafood meet with iced clams and oysters from the raw bar. The staff provides full meals complete with warm bread, salad, and fresh fruit, along with a hot towel and an original poem written by the busboy.
Though the menu at World Buffet has more than 150 dishes from American, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine, you don't have to make any hard decisions. That's because guests can fill their plates with as many sweet, savory, and salad fixings as they desire from the international buffet. For a more classic American meal, they can stock up on cuts of prime rib, stuffed mushrooms, and pineapple marshmallow salad. To spice it up, they can add oysters on the half shell, rolls of sushi, sweet and sour chicken, and teriyaki steak. Those who don't have time to try every dish can also grab a to-go box and fill it with their favorite dishes.
Voted Best Fish Market by readers of the Hartford Advocate, City Fish Market offers a menu of freshly prepared seafood meals. Lobster lovers can dig their claws into the hot lobster roll, pincered together with fries or a small chowder ($15.99). Ex-Red Coats can sample the fried fish and chips ($9.99) while pondering the best place to get their useless uniform tailored into a fashionable suit. Clammy hands find an accepting home around a bowl of fresh New England chowder ($3.50 half pint, $5.99 pint, $9.99 quart). Children can also wet their seafood appetites with kids' menu offerings such as clam strips and fries ($3.99).
Lucky Lou's Bar and Grill's menu is brimming with savory sandwiches, bodacious burgers, and seafaring delights. Customers can confuse their taste buds with the chili burger nachos topped with jack cheese, ketchup, sliced pickles, jalapeños, chopped lettuce, and tomatoes ($8), or muddy their tongue with dirty wings in a choice of flavors ($9–$19). Heartier appetites can dive fork-first into the lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, a bowl of fresh Maine lobster meat and penne rigate swimming in a four-cheese creamed sauce ($24), or let the wind blow through their fork tines with an order of meatloaf bolognese on the outdoor patio ($17). The tre carne flatbread pie, a protein-laden mix of garlic sausage, bacon, pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, asiago cheese, and roasted tomato plum sauce, can sate meat-loving midsections ($11), while the tuscan veggie wrap, with eggplant, portobello mushrooms, garden greens, mozzarella, and basil and parsley pesto, can satisfy flora-favoring fauns ($10). Pair amiable eats with a glass of wine ($7–$9), sangria ($8), or beer ($4–$5) from the extensive drink menu.