Pie in the Sky
Pieology (pictured above), 1823 E Commercial Blvd, 949.800.8314, pieology.com
This family friendly restaurant provides fresh ingredients along with signature sauces and crusts for its hand-crafted pizzas in flavor combinations that are stone oven fired in less than three minutes. Customers can enjoy personalized pizza made to order, as well as custom salads. If you want to keep it simple there’s a selection of signature pizzas to choose, from classic margherita pizza to the Mad to Meat You pizza to the Smokin’ Buffalo Chicken pizza. Those who are on a more strict diet still have a seat at the Pieology table – it offers gluten-free crust, whole-wheat crust and vegan mozzarella cheese.
Coast to Coast
Rubio’s Coastal Grill, 1535 N Federal Hwy, 954.200.6490, rubios.com
Seafood lovers can get seafood overload at Rubio’s Coastal Grill. The fast-casual chain, which started in San Diego and has made its way east, is known for fish tacos and other Latin seafood dishes. Their menu offers a variety of nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas and seafood burritos just to name a few. This seafood paradise has a place for meat lovers as well, serving up sizzling steak and chicken. Guests can indulge in wine or Mexican beer. Go ahead - get seafood wasted.
From Sicily With Love
The Bake Bar, 3354 N Ocean Blvd, 954.530.7910, facebook.com/atruesicilianstory
This Italian bakery/café/wine bar offers a great variety of freshly baked sweets and savory specialties from Sicily. This intimate cafe also serves a diverse range of small plates of classic Southern Italian pastas. Their menu also features paninis, pizzas, arancini, cornetti and more. The most requested pizza dish is the Sicilian lamb pizza, while the chef recommends trying the raviola, fried dough with fresh ricotta inside. And what’s an Italian café without hot drinks? The Bake Bar has all the Italian favorites such as cappuccino. And if you want to keep it cool, try some gelato.