Tigelleria Ristorante: A User’s Guide
Organic Italian Cuisine | Gluten-Free and Vegan Options | Curated Wine List | Steep Happy Hour Discounts
Entree: gnocchi al granchio with crab and shrimp
Dessert: homemade gelato
When to Go: happy hour on weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., during which certain wines and spirits are 30% off and appetizers are 50% off.
Reservations are recommended, especially on Friday and Saturday.
Many of the dishes can be adapted to gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan dietary needs.
The restaurant opens for lunch only on Tuesday–Friday, and closes between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on these days.
In the Kitchen: Owner and Executive Chef Elisabetta Benetollo—a native of Venice, Italy—adapts family recipes to create meals from organic and locally sourced ingredients. She named her restaurant after a cast-iron pan used to make tigella, a circular bread with a crisp crust and soft center. She's joined by Chef Jose Mendoza, who previously worked at Il Fornaio.
Burrata: a ball of cheese consisting of a thin shell of mozzarella on the outside, and a rich blend of cheese curd and cream on the the inside. Derived from the Italian for “buttered” or “buttery.”
Tagliatelle: long, flat egg noodles, similar to fettuccine.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse comics and collectibles at Heroes Comic Books (24 E. Campbell Avenue) before your hands get all covered in marinara sauce.
After: If nothing on the extensive dessert menu catches your eye, fill up on sweets at Psycho Donuts (2006 Winchester Boulevard).
La Pizzeria: A User’s Guide
Traditional Neapolitan Pies | Wood Smoke Aromas | Gluten-Free Options | Heated Patio
Starter: antipasto platter
Salad: insalata caesar
Pasta for the table: spaghetti bolognese
Pizzas for the table: one Calabrese (topped with spicy salami) and one classic margherita
Where to Sit: If it’s a warm day, stay away from the kitchen—the pizza ovens burn at 900 degrees. Head for the patio instead.
Don’t ask to pile on a pantry’s worth of toppings. For one thing, the thin Neapolitan crust can’t support them; for another, your request may well be denied by the Naples-trained chef.
Don’t try to grab a slice as soon as your pie’s set down, as you’ll end up picking up the whole thing. That’s because they’re served whole, in the Italian tradition. You can cut or tear pieces off.
Bolognese: an Italian meat sauce, typically made from onion, celery, carrots, wine, tomatoes, and meat, such as beef or pork
Speck: cured pork leg seasoned with juniper, laurel, and rosemary
While You’re in the Neighborhood
After lunch: Explore the preserved 1920s charm of the Ainsley House (300 Grant St.), once home to local canning magnate John Colpitts Ainsley and now a museum.
Before dinner: Whet your appetite for Italian flavors with free tastings of olive oils and balsamic vinegars at The Olive Bar (232 E. Campbell Ave.).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: La Pizzeria owner Pino Spanu’s other restaurant, Pino’s Trattoria, which boasts a broader Italian menu and a slightly more upscale feel.
Blue Line Pizza: A User’s Guide
Chicago-Style Deep Dish | Thin-Crust and Individual Pies | Gluten-Free and Vegan-Friendly Options | Multiple Locations
Appetizer: spicy, housemade beef meatballs with marinara, mozzarella, and shaved parmesan
Deep-dish pizza: the Blue Line (formerly known as the Little Star), with mushrooms, onions, garlic, and spinach blended with ricotta and feta
Thin-crust pizza: the white pie, with roasted zucchini, fresh tomatoes, and feta on a garlic-infused olive oil base
Sandwich: Italian hoagie piled with meatballs, pepperoni, and salami, plus roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, pepperoncini, red onion, and oregano
Dessert: caramel apple bread pudding or cheesecake
When to Go: Stop in anytime before 4 p.m. daily to get your choice of any specialty deep dish or thin crust pizza made as an individual pie in as little as 5 or 15 minutes.
In the Press
Blue Line’s namesake deep-dish pizza made 7x7 Magazine’s 2010 list of “Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die”—it was called the Little Star then, but it’s still the same favorite, made with Chicago-style, deep-dish cornmeal crust.
Formerly named Little Star, Blue Line Pizza gets its name from Chicago’s Blue Line train, which runs from O’Hare airport, through downtown, and out to the western neighborhoods.
Take advantage of the in-store pre-ordering option. That way, your pizza comes out of the oven right as your table is ready.
Half or fully-baked pies are available for takeout.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Al Castello Ristorante and Pizzeria have Cambrian Community visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
Toast your evening out at this pizzeria with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Got kids? No problem at Al Castello Ristorante and Pizzeria! This pizzeria is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Al Castello Ristorante and Pizzeria will be able to accommodate your large party.
Find yourself the best seat in the house by calling ahead to reserve a table.
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Find great food in a comfortable setting at Luigi's Pizza and Pasta — pizza lovers flock to this tasty joint.
Cheesy pizza is not the only menu item that will make your mouth water — the pizzeria is known for its pasta, too.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at Luigi's Pizza and Pasta. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
The bar at this pizzeria is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
This pizzeria welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Grab all of your VIP pals, book a room at Luigi's Pizza and Pasta and prepare to enjoy a delicious meal.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Luigi's Pizza and Pasta for their catering services.
Or, take your food to go.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the pizzeria's adjoining lot.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Luigi's Pizza and Pasta.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Luigi's Pizza and Pasta's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
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Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Pizza My Heart's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Help yourself to a healthier lifestyle at Pizza My Heart, where gluten-free and low-fat plates are the standard.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Pizza My Heart with their charming outdoor seating.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Pizza My Heart's style.
This pizzeria also offers delivery and carryout if you're in the mood for the pizzeria's cooking but prefer to provide your own ambience.
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Pizza My Heart offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Pizza My Heart provides service throughout the day.
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