Like chili popsicles and videos of grizzly-bear ballerinas, Italian food is enjoyed around the world due to its versatility and heartiness. Frediani's indulgent menu features a wide selection of pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, and more. Quell rumbling stomachs with an order of decadent calamari ($10.95), deep-fried and served with marinara sauce, or a pepperoni pizza ($10). Trust dependable boot-shaped-country classics like bruschetta ($8) or authentic Caesar salad ($7) as a doorway into one of Frediani's generous pasta dishes. Put your palate to the test with a plate of spicy seafood diablo ($15.95), or try out the eatery's homemade lasagna ($13.95) or sausage penne ($15.95) with mushrooms and cream sauce. Frediani's also serves a variety of meat-centric dishes, including grilled salmon ($16.95), 8-ounce flat iron steak ($14.95), and chicken Marsala ($15.95). View a complete dinner menu here. For midday meals, Frediani's lunch menu offers a well-edited selection of pasta dishes, pizzas, and appetizers.
The Luna Rossa Ristorante family tree is composed of five locations that all specialize in homemade pastas and thin-crust pizzas. Chefs drizzle vodka sauce over rigatoni noodles and ladle garlic white wine sauce over spaghetti with clams. Thin-crust pizzas are topped with premium ingredients like prosciutto, black olives, and baby artichokes. Sophisticated dining rooms welcome guests with dark-wood walls, tables dressed in crisp linens, and gold-framed paintings. Nightly entertainment livens the space with live music from jazz bands and singers who croon about Sinatra's depraved lobster dependence during his later years.
Mama DePalma is far from a fictional figurehead. She was a real person, and one who loved to entertain while feeding hungry friends with her authentic Italian food. Today her grandchildren's eatery, Mama DePalma's Pizza and Bistro, honors her legacy. In its cozy confines, guests feast on pizzas topped topped with chicken and alfredo sauce, or piled high with eggplant, peppers, and artichoke hearts. Other Italian eats range from strombolis and subs to hearty pasta dinners.
Due Forni captivates diners with a menu of authentic Italian antipasti and brick oven pizzas culled from imported ingredients and the masterpiece recipes from executive chef Carlos Buscaglia. San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo-milk mozzarella top Neapolitan pies?known for their bubbly, chewy crusts?or Roman pizzas, which are famous for their cracker-thin crust and Republican system of government. Patrons munch on beet and goat cheese salad and carpaccio plates, or sample a diverse array of more than 40 vinos at the wine bar as they enjoy the sounds of upbeat Italian jazz. Pastas include a daily lasagna and classics like ravioli with a savory fall twist: butternut squash crema, brown butter sage, and spiced pecans. Entrees include new york steak, sea bass, and game hen served with roasted root vegetables and creamy polenta in a red wine reduction. Spaghetti Westerns play on high-definition flat-screen TVs throughout the earth-hued and orange space, and an open kitchen fills the main dining area with the exciting sights and sounds of masterful foodcraft.
Layer upon layer of cheese and a touch of tomato sauce blanket each thick yet airy crust baked to crispy perfection inside a rectangular tin. This Detroit-style pizza may not be as widely lauded as its Chicago and New York counterparts, but the square pies pack just as much flavorful crunch. Northside Nathan’s team loads crusts with classic Italian toppings such as sausage, capicollo, meatballs, mushrooms, anchovies, salami, and roma tomatoes. Equipped with the recipes of his parents, who opened their own pizza parlor in Detroit during the 1960s, Todd Malinowski brought the square-pan pizza west and opened Northside Nathan’s Detroit Pizza in the late 1990s. The eatery has since expanded to a second location, where Todd continues to toss the same dough that has earned him a spot on the Best of Las Vegas list for best pizza twice. The Malinowski family also piles fresh and hearty ingredients into a septet of Detroit-themed sandwiches, such as the model T and the cadillac.
Carefully wrapped cuts of meat and sausages and encased salami fly over the deli counter at Rocco's New York Italian Deli as staffers craft the homemade Italian entrees that compose this traditional deli’s menu. Owner Adam Kahn draws upon his family’s recipes to craft a selection of meat, cheeses, and desserts available by the pound and savory dishes that burst with classic Italian ingredients like a tomato vine when rent is due. Almost every morsel is made from scratch, from the sweet crust of Grandma’s cheesecake to the homemade bread made fresh every morning to ensconce the deli meats in a selection of hot and cold sandwiches. The deli also sources some specialty items straight from Italy to showcase the country's flavorful pepperoncini, piquant Reggiano parmigiana, and tart limonata, lending customers a taste of authentic Italian treats without needing to install a gelato-cast statue of David.