Belfiore’s Italian Ristorante Menu

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Diabetics at Taco Bell

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Food Suggestions for Diabetics at Taco Bell:

Crunchy Taco Supreme

Nutrition Fact: 190 calories, 11g Fat (4.5g Sat. Fat), 340mg sodium, 15g Carbs, 2g Sugar, 3g Fiber, 8g Protein

Fresco Steak Soft Taco

Nutrition Fact: 150 calories, 4g Fat (1.5g Sat. Fat), 460mg sodium, 17g Carbs, 2g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 10g Protein

Fresco Soft Taco – Shredded Chicken

Nutrition Fact: 150 calories, 6g Fat (2g Sat. Fat), 430mg sodium, 16g Carbs, 1g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 9g Protein

Fresco Soft Taco Beef

Nutrition Fact: 160 calories, 6g Fat (2.5g Sat. Fat), 480mg sodium, 18g Carbs, 1g Sugar, 3g Fiber, 8g Protein

Veggie Power Menu Bowl

Nutrition Fact: 480 calories, 19g Fat (5g Sat. Fat), 970mg sodium, 65g Carbs, 2g Sugar, 13g Fiber, 14g Protein

Bean Burrito

Nutrition Fact: 380 calories, 11g Fat (4g Sat. Fat), 1060mg sodium, 55g Carbs, 3g Sugar, 9g Fiber, 14g Protein

Mini Skillet Bowl

Nutrition Fact: 180 calories, 11g Fat (2g Sat. Fat), 430mg sodium, 16g Carbs, less than 1g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 5g Protein

Foods to Avoid at Taco Bell for Diabetics:

You must avoid all kinds of Drinks and Freezes at Taco Bell if you have diabetes. Almost every beverage offered at Taco Bell contains high sugar content.

High Cholesterol at Taco Bell

Fast food restaurants are known for serving high calorie, greasy food with lots of sugars. Taco Bell changes this trend by offering Fresco Style option where your favorite food item is prepared using pico de gallo as it will cut down 20 – 30 calories easily from the original meal.

Food Suggestions to Maintain Cholesterol Level at Taco Bell:

Mini Skillet Bowl

Nutrition Fact: 180 calories, 11g Fat (2g Sat. Fat), 430mg sodium, 16g Carbs, less than 1g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 5g Protein

Breakfast Soft Taco – Egg & Cheese

Nutrition Fact: 170 calories, 9g Fat (3g Sat. Fat), 330mg sodium, 15g Carbs, less than 1g Sugar, less than 1g Fiber, 7g Protein

Spicy Tostada

Nutrition Fact: 210 calories, 10g Fat (3g Sat. Fat), 440mg sodium, 22g Carbs, 2g Sugar, 5g Fiber, 6g Protein

Fresco Crunchy Taco – Beef

Nutrition Fact: 140 calories, 7g Fat (2.5g Sat. Fat), 300mg sodium, 14g Carbs, less than 1g Sugar, 3g Fiber, 6g Protein

Shredded Chicken Mini Quesadilla

Nutrition Fact: 200 calories, 10g Fat (3.5g Sat. Fat), 490mg sodium, 15g Carbs, less than 1g Sugar, 1g Fiber, 10g Protein

Crunchy Taco Supreme

Nutrition Fact: 190 calories, 11g Fat (4.5g Sat. Fat), 340mg sodium, 15g Carbs, 2g Sugar, 3g Fiber, 8g Protein

Spicy Potato Soft Taco

Nutrition Fact: 230 calories, 12g Fat (3g Sat. Fat), 460mg sodium, 27g Carbs, 1g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 5g Protein

Foods to Avoid at Taco Bell for High Cholesterol:

It is best to avoid Bacon or Steak dishes at Taco Bell as such dishes contain a lot of fat. Also, try to avoid all kinds of Drinks and Freezes which are full of sugars resulting in empty calories.

High Blood Pressure at Taco Bell

People with high blood pressure must avoid food with high sodium levels. You can either ask the people at Taco Bell to add less salt in your food or choose the food items with less sodium content or customize your order using Taco Bell's own nutrition calculator.

Food Suggestions to Control Blood Pressure at Taco Bell:

Fresco Chicken Soft Taco

Nutrition Fact: 150 calories, 6g Fat (2g Sat. Fat), 430mg sodium, 16g Carbs, 1g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 9g Protein

Spicy Tostada

Nutrition Fact: 210 calories, 10g Fat (3g Sat. Fat), 440mg sodium, 22g Carbs, 2g Sugar, 5g Fiber, 6g Protein

Grilled Breakfast Burrito - Sausage

Nutrition Fact: 340 calories, 17g Fat (5g Sat. Fat), 730mg sodium, 36g Carbs, 3g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 11g Protein

Veggie Power Menu Bowl

Nutrition Fact: 480 calories, 19g Fat (5g Sat. Fat), 970mg sodium, 65g Carbs, 2g Sugar, 13g Fiber, 14g Protein

Foods to Avoid at Taco Bell for High Blood Pressure:

Taco Bell offers a wide range of Grande Scrambler Burritos, Crunch wraps, and Quesadillas which are high in sodium. It is important to limit the sodium intake at Taco Bell and avoid any meal with over 750-800mg sodium.

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High Cholesterol at Taco Bell

Fast food restaurants are known for serving high calorie, greasy food with lots of sugars. Taco Bell changes this trend by offering Fresco Style option where your favorite food item is prepared using pico de gallo as it will cut down 20 – 30 calories easily from the original meal.

Food Suggestions to Maintain Cholesterol Level at Taco Bell:

Mini Skillet Bowl

Nutrition Fact: 180 calories, 11g Fat (2g Sat. Fat), 430mg sodium, 16g Carbs, less than 1g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 5g Protein

Breakfast Soft Taco – Egg & Cheese

Nutrition Fact: 170 calories, 9g Fat (3g Sat. Fat), 330mg sodium, 15g Carbs, less than 1g Sugar, less than 1g Fiber, 7g Protein

Spicy Tostada

Nutrition Fact: 210 calories, 10g Fat (3g Sat. Fat), 440mg sodium, 22g Carbs, 2g Sugar, 5g Fiber, 6g Protein

Fresco Crunchy Taco – Beef

Nutrition Fact: 140 calories, 7g Fat (2.5g Sat. Fat), 300mg sodium, 14g Carbs, less than 1g Sugar, 3g Fiber, 6g Protein

Shredded Chicken Mini Quesadilla

Nutrition Fact: 200 calories, 10g Fat (3.5g Sat. Fat), 490mg sodium, 15g Carbs, less than 1g Sugar, 1g Fiber, 10g Protein

Crunchy Taco Supreme

Nutrition Fact: 190 calories, 11g Fat (4.5g Sat. Fat), 340mg sodium, 15g Carbs, 2g Sugar, 3g Fiber, 8g Protein

Spicy Potato Soft Taco

Nutrition Fact: 230 calories, 12g Fat (3g Sat. Fat), 460mg sodium, 27g Carbs, 1g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 5g Protein

Foods to Avoid at Taco Bell for High Cholesterol:

It is best to avoid Bacon or Steak dishes at Taco Bell as such dishes contain a lot of fat. Also, try to avoid all kinds of Drinks and Freezes which are full of sugars resulting in empty calories.

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  • j t.

    VEGETARIAN DISHES are tasty! Cheese ravioli, manicotti, and cheese pizza are all excellent dishes. They have the best pizza. Belfiore is also a bakery so the pizza dough is perfection! Beverly is the sweetest waitress ever! She makes you feel like family. Tiramisu is a tasty dessert.

    (5)
  • Kirstin J.

    Friendly staff. Yummy pizza and calzones. Spurge on the chicken sorrento ... Chicken, ham, eggplant, cheese. Yum!

    (5)
  • Heidi S.

    Unfortunately, not what I expected. I went with 2 other friends a little more than an hour before they close(9pm). We walked in and the first lady looked at my like I was from another planet and I awkwardly said, umm we'd like to eat dinner? She then told the chef that it's going to be a long night..right in front of me! If your open for another hour, there should be no problem serving a customer. The décor is extremely outdated and the vibe is not comfortable at all. The portions are huge but food is bland. The carbanara had way to much sauce, no vegetables and very little bacon. The lasagna was ok, mine is better. The vodka sauce however was very delicious. The food was extremely overpriced I couldn't believe it! I really wanted to like this place since it's a family owned restaurant but I will not be back.

    (2)
  • Barnabas L.

    The food is heavy here, my wife and I like to stop by here to purchase their raw pizza dough instead. It keeps really well. Usually only lasts in our house about 3 days, but there are so many different things you can use it for/with. We've had their sandwiches here a bunch. LOTS and LOTS of cheese on it. Definitely a place you only want to come to on your cheat days for your diet. and if you aren't dieting you can go more.

    (3)
  • Steve C.

    Belfiore has been on of my favorite places for years. Unfortunately they have been closed down for the past few months and when you call the message says they are under new management and going through renovations. I hope they open again soon.

    (3)
  • Susan V.

    Enjoyed finding this restaurant thanks to an Entertainment book coupon. I had baked ziti with a side of meatballs and enjoyed it all very much. The quantity was enough for dinner 3 nights in a row. Service was extremely friendly. When I went to peek at the bakery, I decided to pick out one cookie to try so the server gave it to me on the house. It was delicious. There is also a small deli area where I noticed they sold Ricotta Salata--it's not always easy to find. The last purchase was from Whole Foods and it lacked flavor so I'm looking forward to the day I need it again so I can try Belfiore's.

    (4)
  • Dee S.

    Located in a strip mall, nothing fancy. Very outdated decor. Rude staff with extremely inefficient service. Food was good when we finally received it. Our food didn't come out together and our party had to wait for one another to finish eating. Soup came after our entrees were delivered to the table. Definitely do not recommend as female waitress was "hitting on" the female guest at my table. Very inappropriate.

    (1)
  • Dale R.

    This place is terrible on a good day. I've worked with senior citizens for over 20 years and have been to many great and not-so-great places. Belfiore is in the top 10 in worst establishments. The seniors spoke so highly of the place, so I was happy to take them to lunch there on a few occasions. Each visit became increasingly worse. Now, for the record, Belfiore DOES have pretty good food, so if you don't care about poor customer service and just want your food, this is the place to go. But, if you are planning on having a group larger than 4 people to meet for lunch, run away. The server/waitress was short-tempered, rude and carried an air of superiority. She referred to everyone as "sweetie", "darling" or "baby" which was delivered in a harsh tone (offering little as an endearing term). Each person was served one at a time, so it left others staring at the lucky recipient wishing that they had something to eat. The drinks were served in cheap styrofoam containers with a plastic lid and when asked to refill, she abruptly responded, "It's not FREE," snatched up said cup and stormed off. For some reason, I foolishly agreed to 2 return trips after the first until finally I had to insist that we NEVER go again. They all agreed and we haven't returned since. Belfiore owners: please work on your customer service. It's super simple. Politeness goes a long way. If you see that other restaurants are offering it, you may want to consider (at least) duplicating the same system (i.e. refills, reusable cups, service to a whole party at one time, etc.). Once again, if customer service is of no consequence to you and decent Italian food is your only desire, then this is the place for you.

    (1)
  • Daenerys S.

    Great white pizza. Great regular slices. NY style rainbow cookies and black and white cookies. as close to NY pizza as you'll get in Phoenix or anywhere near Phoenix. Too bad they can't import NYC water for the dough. Very good bread too. It DOES look like a place you'd find on Staten Island or in Brooklyn. What's wrong with that!? Service is great. They are just busy and from New York. They aren't going to be fake to you but once you know them, they've got your back.

    (4)
  • Jill R.

    FIRST: do the owners of this place not read their Yelp reviews? All of the complaints in my review have been stated in other reviews, going back years! come on! Ugh. I should have heeded the reviews. I don't want to completely bash this place, but I want to be honest about our first visit. I am willing to go back and try their pizza and baked treats, but I definitely will never return to dine in the "dining room" side again! The first area you enter is fine, clean, inviting, beautiful pastries and deli case. But then when you pass through into the dining room, it's like...OMG...It is DEPRESSING. Even if the food had been excellent, forget it. Other reviewers have mentioned the lack of decor. "Lack" is an understatement. If you just want a place to sit your butt, get some food, and eat, this is fine. But it is NOT a place for a date night or even an inviting place for families. It's a cold, cavernous, dark, dreary, cheap atmosphere. Why have such a "fancy" menu if the place is a tomb? I should have just ordered a pizza, but I was in the mood for pasta and had wanted to try this place, support the locals, etc. Service, as already mentioned in other reviews, is pretty awful. Our waitress forgot our beers until we reminded her. Our plates came out at different times. My husband and I believe it is rude to start eating until everyone has received their food, but this was really ridiculous. Finally we just started sharing his calzone until my pasta came out. He did like the calzone, and so did I. It tasted exactly like a pizza! He raved about the freshness of the cheese. I ordered the marinara/garlic sauce. When my pasta finally arrived, it was insane HOW MUCH pasta there was. Immediate leftover portions. It was hot...actually, way too hot. The sauce did not excite me, so it's like, "Great, I have leftovers...that I don't want to eat." but for $10, I will say that is a bargain. But you can share this much pasta with 2 or 3 other people. It just seemed like they have no idea how to run a restaurant, like having diners in that room is just a pain for them. We joked about how they should be on one of those "Restaurant Stakeout" or "Restaurant Impossible" reality shows. I'm sure the food is great, maybe if I had ordered a different pasta (like the vodka sauce everybody else raved about?) but you couldn't pay me to sit in that dreary environment again. We also joked that it seems like somebody's grandma is back in the kitchen, cooking everything on her own. Other tables were experiencing the same "random" plate delivery. We will try again with a take-out pizza, since the take-out counter seemed to be brisk, and the baked treats are tempting. But for this review, I was very disappointed.

    (2)
  • John N.

    Food is decent. I've tried their pastries and enjoyed them. I had an open baked veggie roll the other day and it was enough to get me by till dinner. It's not a place I would go because I'm craving something on their menu.

    (3)
  • Basil K.

    The BEST!!!!!!!!!!!! You must try the CALZONE it's delicious & HUGE!!!! The pasta sauces are home made & taste amazing. You must try the pasta with vodka sauce or pasta with Marinara Sauce (it's all super fresh). Very nice staff, super friendly they make you feel like family ( very warm atmosphere) . It's easily in my top 3 Italian restaurants I have ever been to. It's casual dinning & laid back. Save room for dessert, very nice assortment of authentic Italian cookies & desserts.

    (5)
  • Mindy B.

    Belfiore has become one of my favorite local Italian joints to frequent. The food is always amazing and the dishes are large enough to eat family style which makes it that much more affordable. The reason I rated them a 4 star instead of a 5 is because of the lack of consistency in good service. Most of the time, it's wonderful, but there have been times when they are understaffed, and the flow of service seems discombobulated and hectic. If you're looking for great, local Italian food, this is definitely the place for you. If the girls seem overly busy, just breath and be patient--after all, they are running not only the restaurant, but the deli/bakery portion of the building too.

    (4)
  • Frank F.

    Closed! Went by the restaurant today and the new sign out front says "Dino's".......

    (1)
  • Nicole T.

    We really hoped this would be a great little Italian gem in our neighborhood. I was underwhelmed. I went with my husband and two friends, one who was celebrating her birthday. We had reservations for 7:00 pm but they did not have a table ready. They had to open a back room for us, an area that felt like a banquet hall. Very basic, too bright, no ambiance at all. The prices are ridiculous for some items on the menu. $19.00 for fettuccine alfredo with chicken. I will say the portion was huge and pretty tasty but Olive Garden has the same for less. My friend wanted to change the sauce on the side of pasta that came with her meal and they wanted to charge $6.50 for a different sauce. SIX FIFTY?!?!?! They also lost points for not having fresh parmesan to grate at the table. Our waitress was very gracious and tried her best to keep my friends happy. It was a futile effort. She gets an A for trying her hardest and she was very nice. I have mixed emotions about this place but I probably won't be back because of the prices. Especially $6.50 for a sauce change.

    (2)
  • Yvonne G.

    We came back to see how Belfiore's food was doing. After all this was a place that we adored in the past but the last time we went there, it was less than stellar if you read my past review. We had a waitress that we hadn't met before, Heather who put in our order of Shrimp parmagiana which came with a salad and pasta. That's just one of the great things about Belfiore. They give you a nice,fresh salad with your meal while other restaurants charge. They also give you a nice bread basket with bread made right on the premises. They have no problem refilling it either. Nice touch. Hubby had his usual eggplant and chicken with marinara sauce (no cheese). He is watching his svelt figure so he had broccoli as a side dish. We also ordered a carafe of Cianti which was delightful. My shrimp parmagiana came with 6 shrimp and melted mozzarella cheese and a red sauce. I totally enjoyed it, but couldn't finish it. Did I say they give big portions? They do. Hubby's chicken/eggplant dish was perfectly cooked and the broccoli was to die for. How could I say that about broccoli? Well, it had a wonderful garlicky flavor, it was not underdone--it was not overdone (not mushy). I don't know how they did that but it was probably the best broccoli I have ever tasted. Since hubby shared his broccoli with me and he was eyeing my pasta side dish (rigatoni), I let him taste it. He liked it but found the sauce to be more vinegary than he likes. Sometimes sauces can be too sweet or they can be vinegary. I add carrots to the sauce to take the edge off the acidity of the tomatoes and then I remove them from the sauce (free tip to all you cooks!). I agreed that the sauce was a touch vinegary but it didn't keep me from eating it. I took a doggy bag of my leftover shrimp and pasta and I will confess it is totally gone. What a good lunch I had with it. Heather gave us good service. Everything was on point. On our way out, we decided to buy something from Belfiore's bakery. They have a bakery, you know. One of our favorite waitresses, Chris, served us there. She is always so welcoming and sweet. She even stopped by our table to say hello. We got one large brownie and one tiramisu. When we got home, I tasted a bit of each and while the brownie was very good the tiramisu was to die for. I was licking the paper it was wrapped in... nothing was going to waste! Next time I'll buy more. We had a good dinner there and will definitely be back.

    (3)
  • Anuja P.

    My husband and I were here for a wine tasting groupon but we decided to go early to get dinner. The place itself is a little run down and not very clean. We ordered the cheese plate which was pretty much huge chunks of cheese and some not so fresh prosciutto. The plate left us searching the table for some crackers or bread to eat it with. The waitress eventually brought out some bread rolls, which happen to be the highlight of the entire dinner. My husband ordered the fresh pasta with shrimp and pesto sauce- there was no pesto sauce just oil. The pasta and the shrimp were fresh, but the dish was too oily for him and he was only able to eat the top 1/3 of the dish. I had the penne alforno, which was the better of the two dishes we ordered. It was bland but adding the cheese chucks from the cheese plate helped out the flavor. We are somewhat of coffee snobs (we understand what true Italian coffee is) and the espresso and cappuccino we ordered tasted like they put Folgers Classic though the espresso machine. The desserts were nice. If we lived closer to the the Ristorante we would try the pizza and subs that other reviewers raved about. The staff did seem very nice and we were greeted before we even walked in the door.

    (2)
  • Sean R.

    Belfiore's is my choice for some of the best Italian in The Valley. As an NYC ex-pat (I moved to Phoenix in '96), I am VERY judgmental about pizza, calzones, and canoli especially. All good at Belfiore's!

    (4)
  • Cherise S.

    I was really disappointed. We were in on a Tuesday night. Service was friendly but very SLOW. They "forgot" lots of things. We received our side item when we were almost finished with our entree. Food was OK but WAY OVERPRICED for quality of the meal. I won't likely go again.

    (2)
  • Walter L.

    Service here was very nice. The bread they brought out was excellent. The salad was a nice touch but mainly iceburg lettuce and a plastic cup of salad dressing. The waitress made a recommendation but didnt mention it takes longer to cook than other dishes. I think i sat waiting for 15 mins before she alerted me to this fact. The veal was good but not outstanding. Overpriced imo for what you get. Beer menu limited. Also grabbed a pastry on my way out which was the best part.

    (3)
  • Deirdra D.

    Found this restaurant through restaurant.com . We started off with a salad made with bagged lettuce . I had the Chicken Marsala, the flavor was decent, but the sauce was very watery. My husband had the ravioli and it was very bland . Honestly, most frozen ravioli is better than this stuff. The decor was also pretty out dated and needs to be updated.The service was good, but we won't be returning.

    (2)
  • Ian W.

    Pizza is fairly good however the service is terrible. I've currently been waiting in line for over 15 minutes with only 3 people in front of me. On top of that they charge for refills... If u want good service go right across the street to johnnies pizza. They have even better pizza and great service!

    (2)
  • Mike D.

    Best Sicilian pizza in Phoenix. From a Brooklyn native Regular pie is good too Not a fancy restaurant, but the place is the real deal.

    (5)
  • David D.

    Great food, made from scratch and good, honest staff. Bakery is authentic and it's a great spot to stop in and get a slice of pizza on the go. The ambiance is unmemorable but don't get caught up in that. If you want a good authentic meal, eat at Belfiore. If you want cheesy ambiance, go to the place with the Pope room. ;)

    (4)
  • Martina A.

    I have always had good experiences here. I love the specialties and the pizza but the pastries are where it's at. My favorite one is the lobster tail with cannoli filling. We went with a group a year or so ago after a friends graduation and the food was good and the environment is more on the casual side.

    (5)
  • Angela G.

    I grew up in the Bronx...as the owners....I was so excited...and the food did not disappoint me...I want to try everything on the menu....because what I ate was fabulous! The service was the best!

    (5)
  • Kelly R.

    The food is definitely five stars. Big portions and top quality. Their chicken dishes are especially delicious! I only gave 4 stars though because it could use at least a little brightening up inside. The decor and tables do not reflect the menu very well. I don't mind it myself, at least it's always clean, but if I were to go on a first date, unfortunately this is probably not the place I would go. Either way, I'm a huge fan and my mouth is watering just thinking about the chicken parm! Great service too.

    (4)
  • Kim B.

    Pros- cute old-style Italian mom & pop restaurant has a deli area with Italian desserts, fresh pizza, and meat/cheese had like 3 servers attending us to get drinks and napkins etc huge portions like 3 days worth Cons- -decor is dated and really needs an update inside with music, better furniture, lighting etc.. -service is really slow with cooks taking forever taking like 30 min on appetizer and meals -expensive food need to bring down the price esp on the food that is sucky tasting -BIGGEST CON:food is hit or miss (for instance the wings were dry and not hot or with much sauce on them, my dinner and my friends dinner were gross-I got spaghetti with meat sauce and she had chicken with peppers we both didn't finish yucky food-didnt even look good, but my fiance and his friend's dinner were delicious-veal parmisian and cavaTELLI with alfredo sauce) I really was disappointed b/c i was expecting a delicious home made Italian meat sauce with fresh tasting herbs like my family makes and it was nasty like jar tasting with mushy linguine however I've never had cavatelli before and it was delcious and so was the alfredo sauce on my fiance dish would I go back? prob not if I did I would makes sure not in a hurry to go anywhere and ask server what's good or stick with alfredo sauce not to make same mistake with gross food again

    (2)
  • Jmo M D.

    Saw this place on Property Wars and since we are always in search of an authentic cannoli, we had to try it. We were not disappointed! I also had a chicken parmigiana hero and it was delicious. The atmosphere is very low key, but the food is worth the trip. It is nice to have a little piece of Brooklyn in our backyard.

    (5)
  • jenny h.

    My boyfriend and I are house sitting in the area and were in the mood for Italian food the other night. Belfiore's had decent reviews, so we figured what the heck. What the heck, indeed. Although the bakery side was modest and somewhat welcoming, the restaurant side looks like it used to be a Kyoto Bowl with some Italian art thrown on the wall. It was right around 8pm on Saturday night when we showed up, and there were 3 other tables with guests. Despite the low number of other patrons, our waitress - although sweet - forgot we were there after she served our drinks. I wasn't very hungry, and all I wanted was something along the lines of a capellini pomodoro with fresh tomato chunks, basil and garlic. The closest they had was tomato sauce. I should point out here that it was my boyfriend who found Belfiore's on Yelp, so I hadn't read the reviews and had no idea that their portions were so huge. It was like they had taken an entire box of pasta, cooked it, and scooped it on my plate and then opened a can of tomato sauce and dumped it on top. I really don't know how one can possibly screw up the easiest dish on the menu, but Belfiore's found a way. I could barely eat it. They could easily cut that dish in half, keep the price the same ($10) and add fresh tomatoes and basil and still make a good profit. Their portions do nothing but add to the ever-increasing American waistline. My boyfriend's dish fared better - penne with vodka sauce and shrimp - although the shrimp was overcooked. The salads that came with our meal were clearly prepped in advance on the plates, wrapped in saran wrap and stacked on top of each other. The only thing I liked was the roll.

    (1)
  • Nancy B.

    The food was very good - we all needed doggy bags! Service was fast and friendly. Would definitely come back!

    (4)
  • Amy S.

    I love this place. Great value. Even in the Entertainment book. Service is good as well. I recommend.

    (4)
  • Jennifer T.

    New York style pizza by the slice. Yum yum! This place is reasonably priced, has good service and quality ingredients. They also have an awesome bakery. The atmosphere isn't the greatest, but the food is well worth a visit. Too bad they don't deliver!

    (4)
  • Kelly R.

    Love hate relationship with this place. The pizza is great, the lunch special is an awesome deal. They have some good items on the menu and the portions are large, but the dinner prices are extreme for the quality of food...and the service is AWFUL! If you are charging those prices, you really need to hire better staff to make the experience match. What really drives me crazy is the no free refills. I managed a restaurant for 5 years. The cost for restaurants in this area is literally pennies on the dollar. That is why many restaurants and chains switched to "free refills" without worrying one bit about their bottom line. These items cost the restaurant between 5 cents and 20 cents per serving. Keep that in mind the next time you want to order a $2.50 Coke. Soda is so cheap that paper cups, when used, represent a bigger expense than the soda itself. To charge extra for refills when the cups are fairly small to begin with and half filled with ice is just nickle and diming your customers. The bakery has severely gone down in quality over the years.

    (3)
  • Jesse J.

    Stopped in last night and used a groupon for a meal for two. Now this meal really was for about 6 as the portions are just HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE. The food was good nothing that blew me away but it was good. The portion size for the price is what really makes this place shine. We had the Fried Calamari for starters which alone is a meal for one. Then they brought us out each a salad which was just a basic salad. Next came entrees I had the shrimp in vodka sauce which as other reviewers stated was very good lots of flavor. The shrimp were cooked just right. Ema had the Chicken Cutlet Parmigana which she got about halfway through as it was a huge portion. I only got about a third through my pasta. Last it was dessert time which we took a chocolate dipped eclair home as no way any more food was being put in our bodies. Overall it's a nice casual spot for dinner. I will probably be back but next time to just share an entree as that's all you really need.

    (3)
  • Sarah M.

    We picked this place due to the restaurant.com deal - trying to get out of our rut and do something new. We were so very pleased. The food was wonderful and the service was very personal. We had a great time and can't wait to go back. Next time we will bring something home from the bakery side.

    (5)
  • Arlin B.

    Belfiore's Italian Ristorante is very good, authentic Italian. They have a very large menu and everything is made from scratch. Their food taste like they are from the "north east", which is where the very best American Italian food is made in the US. When you walk in, you first see their bakery. Moma Mia! They have different types of cannoli's, biscotti's, cheese cakes, tortelli's, panna cotta's, all kinds of wonderful Italian deserts. They have a quick dinning area for lunch. You can order a lot of single items ala carte for eat in or take out. They have a dinning area in the back for larger lunch crowds and dinner. This is not a fine dinning restorante, so there are no frills and is a very basic dinner, but great food at reasonable prices. I highly recommend their penne pasta and shrimp with vodka sauce. Any pasta with their vodka sauce is recommended. They have the best vodka sauce I've found in the Phoenix market. Get a side of their home made sausages, yum. Their salads are a bit "cheesy" but again, it's not fine dinning. There service can be a bit slow sometimes but they are very friendly. This is a place I recommend to my friends when they are looking for really good Italian at a reasonable price. I think you would enjoy, so try it.

    (4)
  • Matt C.

    The food was good. The quantities were enormous. You are not going to go hungry here. We at here one Sunday evening and had a nice quiet meal. The waitress tipped the wine bottle over a spilled some wine, so she brought us a free glass to compensate. That was nice. We picked up some cookies and pastries on the way out. Delicious. We will definitely return.

    (4)
  • Gino A.

    We ate here with a large group on a Friday and it was good we had made reservations as the dinning area filled up quick. The deli/ bakery looked like it had x lot of great food to try and I would definitely come back to do so. The dinning area is a bit bland and decor is not worth mentioning. The staff was nice enough and kept waters topped. After everyone had ordered we did have a bit of a wait to get the food. Rather than bring it all at once they on roughy out one to two plates at a time so we ended up waiting till every received there food to eat. The portions are more than enough to split dishes and are suited for family style eating. Overall most everyone liked their food. The pasta dishes ran on the salty side because of the sauce. I think the pizza was decent and worth ordering. Some of the dishes were on the high side especially for pasta. For the location it is a good option for family meals but I would not recommend it if you are looking for fine dinning or a date.

    (3)
  • Regina K.

    This is a great family restaurant. I have been going here for years. The decor is dated more 80's old but large with two dining sections. NY style pizza, calzones and stuffed rolls that are great, my favorite is eggplant. There is a selection of them already made or you can order off the menu. There is a small selection of gnocchi or ravioli that they make and then freeze. The bakery they have is really great. They have a good selection of Italian pastries and cookies like pignoli cookies, eclairs, tiramisu and different kinds of cannoli's including chocolate dipped. Some come in both a regular and a smaller size which is nice.

    (4)
  • Chelsea C.

    Belfiore's has a huge menu and items are served in huge portions! I had the eggplant parm with a side of spaghetti, and it was definitely better than most. I was stuffed at the restaurant and stuffed the next day when I ate the leftovers. Their pizza is also pretty decent and an excellent, comparably priced alternate to the crap franchise chains in Phoenix. But, most importantly, their bakery is out of this world. Every single cookie is delicious and reminds me of childhood with Italian neighbors. They also make a variety of breads, and even make a few flavors of gellato. The cookies can be a little pricey if you pick "a couple of these and a couple of those," but every time the little pink box is empty at home, I'm already craving more. Belfiore's is perfect for family dining or date night. Though the restaurant itself isn't all that impressive, the staff is super friendly and is knowledgeable about each and every menu item. Go check it out!

    (4)
  • Tarek S.

    WOW WOW WOW! amazing! i stopped in for the first time today and ordered the Chicken Marinera Hoagie, it was simply amazing!!! Great food, authentic!!!

    (5)
  • Jeff B.

    I enjoyed a very tasty Italian cold cut sandwich today for lunch. The meat was portioned well, and the bread was perfect. Will eat here again.

    (5)
  • Willie L.

    Bottom Line: This place is strictly for fresh pies (PIZZA PIES for all you non-eastcoasters). If you catch the kitchen on a good day, you may get lucky and have a good meatball parmesan hero (sub). And the fresh Italian bread to make heros is really good. But for the most part, we stick strictly to whats under the glass. I laughed at a reviewer who complained their wasn't a "childrens menu" with mac and cheese. You went to eat at an Italian Restaurant run by New Yorkers. I never heard of a childrens menu in NY unless it was a chain restaurant. If you take your kid to a pizzeria, it's to eat pizza, not mac and cheese, chicken fingers, or grilled cheese. But I will agree that a lot of the food is NOT fresh. The chicken cutlets are definitely frozen. I'm from NY and this is probably one of the 2 best places in Phx to get a good slice. Order a fresh pie, it's better right out the oven.....and remember AZ, for a real NY experience, put down the knife and fork, fold your slice, shake a little garlic on it, and forget about ranch for dipping........eeeeeew :)

    (3)
  • Rachel B.

    After reading reviews on Yelp my husband and I decided to try this place. We took our son and a guest who was visiting from Columbia. Let me just get down to it- The good, the bad and the ugly.... The good- Very large portions- if we had liked the food we would have had leftovers for days The Bakery- That was attached to the restaurant was very (VERY) good- keep in mind the prices are a tad on the expensive side. So, expect excellent baked goods for a high price. The Bad There was only one word for the service and it wasn't good.... Altogether there were two waitresses serving both the bakery and the restaurant. They had two other tables when we arrived and a total of six when we left. Numerous times I had to ask for a refill on my drink, for some dressing, etc. It took a while to get our check even after asking for it. And... The Ugly They didn't have any type of "kids" menu... nor did they have Mac and Cheese! No Mac and Cheese? Throw some pasta on and put some cheese on it! If this is a from scratch type of restaurant make some Mac and Cheese from scratch! The restaurant itself was a hole-in-the-wall type place and looked it. I could have overlooked this had the food been good. The food My husband was shocked they had clam chowder on the menu- if you have seen my earlier reviews you know he is a sucker for good chowder. So he asked the waitress if it was homemade. She said yes- After one bite- my husband says "no way"- It was Campbell's Soup all the way! We had Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna and Spaghetti. All were just fair. Nothing to write home about! Again large portions, but not anything I wanted to reheat and eat!

    (2)
  • Tyler S.

    Stopped in here briefly two Saturday's ago and was in need of some quick food for the road to get back to SD. Got the Sicilian Pizza, and the crust was very good. And also got several of these ham & onion rolls. These rolls were so good, I was talking about them for days. I even called them back only to find out that they were a speciality that they offer on Saturday's. The ladies were very nice as well!

    (4)
  • Kristin H.

    My parents, the bf and I stopped in here for dinner while on vacation in Phoenix. The place has a bakery side and a restaurant side, but really the restaurant side looks like they just took an empty space next door and put some tables and chairs in it. I had bought a Groupon for 2 appetizers, 4 entries, and 2 shared desserts for a meal for four. The wait for the four of us was over an hour before we got our appetizer. Granted, they were relatively busy, but there were only two waitresses servicing the entire restaurant. There must have only been one cook, because it took another 30 minutes before we got our entrees. Other tables who had been seated after us got their food and left before we got our second appetizer. I hate to say the service was terrible because our waitress was truly apologetic about the wait, but the owner should consider hiring on more help. The food was good, but it might have been because we were just so hungry by the time we got our food. The portions are INCREDIBLY large; we literally had 5 to-go boxes to take all of our leftovers home, so order lightly and share. The menu is EXTENSIVE with lots of options. The desserts were delicious; if I lived in Phoenix, I would definitely go back to grab some pastries. As for dinner, I'd probably do a drive-by first to make sure the restaurant is empty for more attentive service or go only if I had a lot of time to spare.

    (3)
  • Paula S.

    A group of us went to Belfiore's on a Friday night to use a Groupon I had purchased. I had never heard of this place before, but after eating there I'm a big fan!! The food is awesome, but the portions are HUMUNGUS! You could easily share an entree between two adults and a toddler :-) We took over half our food home but no complaints there! The service was another story - slow slow slow, and the waitress forgot to bring us our drink refills. She appologized as apparentley was on the new side. All together we spent 2 hours there which I thought was on the long side especially for a smaller restaurant. Probably won't return on a weekend night, but will definitely go back during the week or for lunch. We had the motzerella/tomato/roasted red pepper appetizer and it was amazing! Fresh house made motzerella - YUM. The group had the carbonara, chicken picata, baked ziti and pasta maranara, all delicious! Their maranara sauce is delicious and made in house. The desert/bakery case looked amazing, but just didn't have room. Will definitely be back to split an entree and partake of a cannoli next time :-D

    (4)
  • Rena B.

    Thee BEST cannoli's youre gonna find in this state!! I love that theyre crunchy when you bite into them, not like some of the others ive found varying from places like a grocery store bakery and even a fancy itialian restaurant where the shell is soggy, ughh. Belfiore also has mini sized cannoli's that are about half the size of a regular cannoli and are great for portion control lol! Ive seen them here in a variety such as white chocolate dipped shells, milk chocolate dipped shells and the traditional powder sugar dusted,, with that perfectly blended filling.. theyre ALL delicious! Its also a family owned mom and pop joint which I am always in favor of supporting. Ive had just about every bakery item they sell and nothing has ever disappointed. From the pignolis to the rainbow cookies to the lobster tails, your sweet tooth will be pleased everytime!

    (4)
  • Lucas R.

    We came to Belfiore after my niece's dance recital. There was 6 of us and only on other couple in the restaurant. That's right. One. There was one waitress helping both of us. To me, that seems to be easy. I would imagine most servers would say that having only 2 parties to wait on would be cake. Apparently not for our server. She took so long to take our drink orders that the hostess wound up getting our drinks. From the time we sat down, to the time we got our food was one hour and 23 minutes. Yup. 83 minutes. My lunch size portion of spaghetti and meatballs was a good size and it was really good (be careful, the chili flakes are hot!), but I was annoyed that my order of spaghetti and meatballS had only one meatball. Just one! And not even a big one at that. Really people?? The bakery in front is quite good and it is the only thing that would bring me back to this place. Try the chocolate dipped cannolis!

    (1)
  • Michael H.

    We have been going here for years and it really depends on what you order. Pizza is very good but some entrees are not. Tonight I ordered pasta with red clam sauce. It tasted spoiled, probably canned clams. I asked for another entree and the waitress said the were backed up in the kitechen and did I want to eat it anyway?? So I just had the green beans. She took the meal off the bill but said she would still charge me for the beans?? With no dinner. Obviously there is a lack of management here.

    (2)
  • Michael D.

    I seem to have been on a bit of an Italian kick lately. I couldn't tell you what sparked it, but it's led to some really great discoveries as of late. Belfiore's was one such lucky find. It seemed a little dark when my friend and I first arrived there. It was a Sunday night, and my heart sank a bit thinking it might be closed. Looking in, there was nary a diner in sight, but the door to the shop connected to the restaurant was open. We stuck our head in and were quickly greeted and told we were simply the only ones there at present. A whole restaurant to ourselves? Yes, please! As soon as we were seated, one of the best dining service experiences of my life began. Our server was perfectly attentive, charming, and there just as often as she needed to be, no more. I think since we were the only ones there, our carafe of Chianti was filled a little more full than it might have otherwise, but I'm not one to complain. So why only 4 stars? The food was a mixed bag. The salad was a small pile of iceberg lettuce, a tomato, and some radish. Not that it needed to be fancy, but it was very underwhelming. The mozzarella covered garlic bread, on the other hand, was surprisingly good. There was some serious garlic love put into that bread, and we certainly left happily reeking of it. The entree, gnocchi with Alfredo and broccoli, was strangely mixed too. The gnocchi was overall, quite good, but the level at which it was cooked, varied too widely throughout the dish. Too much of it was barely held together and mushy. However, the sauce was excellent, and the broccoli was perfectly cooked, so I have to give it credit for that. If you like Italian food, this place is another great option. It's a bit more traditional than some other places, but by no means really fancy. Definitely worth a visit.

    (4)
  • Dub L.

    I've had the sandwiches + pizza + pastries in the deli portion, I've also been in the sit-down side of things. Both were A-ok. Nothing spectacular or amazing, just good. I like the fact they always have at least 4/5 different pizzas ready to go. Also, I enjoy the sandwiches but don't like the frozen spinach that's used. The pastries are probably the best thing there. In the sit-down portion the pastas were large and filling, albeit not extremely flavorful. The service was nothing to brag about, the calamari was pretty good.

    (3)
  • Nadia C.

    pizza pizza! I have never dined here, but have picked up pizza numerous times. I like it a lot. It's better than most other pizza and it's really close to my house. Belfiore has a restaurant on one side and a deli/bakery on the other, the cannolis are really good too. I have not tried the other treats but I plan to sometime soon ( as soon as I forget my new years resolution).

    (4)
  • Chukki S.

    This is a little hole in the wall place connected to a bakery/cafe, but their Fettuicine Alfredo is probably the best I've had in the Phoenix area. The place was reccomended to me by real Italians so you know the place has good food... and probably some sort of mafia connection.

    (4)
  • James N.

    The quality of the food is very good

    (4)
  • Doreen H.

    This is a hidden gem in North Central Phoenix. It's a family owned restaurant that isn't much to look at from the outside (in a little strip mall) and isn't very fancy on the inside. But what it lacks in decor it more than makes up for in taste. They make all their breads, desserts, pastas and sausage by hand. It is some of the best Italian sausage and Tiramisu I've ever had in my life - and I've been to almost all the old Italian neighborhoods in the East Coast cities. If you want "real" pizza like that from NY or Philly, this is the place to go. I special order their hot Italian sausage every year for my Christmas party and serve that along with their sweet Italian sausage. I also order their Tiramisu. I get nothing but rave reviews from my guests every year. I would definitely recommend Belfiore to anyone looking for a simple but delicious Italian meal, pizza or dessert.

    (4)
  • Rachel G.

    Thank you Yelp.com for helping my husband and I find this restaurant. I have been turning to Yelp more often when we run out of ideas for what to eat. It is amazing how important reviews are. I would give this place 3.75 stars, but since I have to round to the nearest star, 4 isn't to bad. The ambiance is simple, not to fancy. You enter into the front room which is a grocery and bakery and then to the left is the dining area. We started off with the fried ravioli's. They were kind of cold still in the middle, but that didn't stop us from finishing them. Husband had Chicken Parm, which he enjoyed and I had the Angel Hair with Meat Sauce. When I tell you the portions are huge, don't doubt it. I ate lunch for two days after as did my coworkers, with what I had left over. I would defiantly return. But maybe not rush back.

    (4)
  • Deadeye D.

    Gotta love this place. I discovered it about four weeks ago based on a recommendation from a co-worker. I was in the mood for a "good" deli, somewhere that treated the art of sandwich making seriously. I found it. Since my first visit, rest assured, I've eaten there about 18 times. Tried a few different things, but their calzones, pizza, sandwiches, pastries, pasta salads, and breads are all amazing. Unfortunately, they could really use some help on the customer service side. They've had a sign on the door since my first visit looking for help, but as you can imagine, good help is hard to find. Plus, you can't just hire anyone that could possibly treat the food as well as they do. It's obviously more than business at Belfiore's, it's passion..

    (4)
  • Matt B.

    This is a small, I believe family owned, Italian restaurant. The food it served in large portions. The salads they serve with the meal is about a handful of lettuce and a tomato wedge. It leave a little to be desired. I have had the chicken parmesan and the fettuccine alfredo. Both were decent, but nothing to brag about. I have never left without having some uneaten portion to take home. The pizza is probably the best thing that they serve. I would recommend it to a friend.

    (3)
  • Toby E. F.

    This place is one of those "blink and you miss it" places. But the food is fantastic. I would not recommend their dining room, as I find the service rather slow. Which is why we often order our food takeout. The calzone's are our favorite and we end up with leftover for a few night. The breads and red sauce are fantastic! Very authentic.

    (5)
  • Tracy K.

    Awhile back, Belfiore's used to be called Amorosos & Sons -- a top-notch place to get New York style pizza and delicious Italian pastries. I don't think it is owned by the same people anymore, but it still has that NY Italian vibe and the pizza is still pretty good. You can order a regular crust pizza or Sicilian style. I'm not a big fan of thick-crust pizza, so we decided for the regular crust. It was a little greasy for my taste, but definitely better than what most pizza places serve. And, their cannolis are to die for! I recommend the ones dipped in chocolate. You can't get any more decadent than that! One last thing... expect to wait. Their pizzas are made to order, so it takes awhile to get served, and it can get pretty busy, so be patient (I will try to take my own advice on my next visit.).

    (4)
  • Jacqueline E.

    This place was just down the street from my previous home, and we went there quite frequently. We never dined in the dining room, just got sandwiches, NY style pizza slices, calzones from the bakery/deli. The Italian cold sandwich is scrumptious! The calzones are some of the best I've ever had. I've only had the pizza by the slice, and it's really good. I love there Italian Wedding Soup, yum! The deli is a little run down, but we always found the people to be pleasant and they have a strong local following.

    (4)
  • N S.

    When we first moved here from NJ we had a hard time finding good pizza. We would ask neighbors(from Minnesota and Michigan) where we could get good pizza and they would recommend places. We would go and it took us a lot of trail and error to figure out that people from the Midwest don't know what good pizza is supposed to taste like. After a lot of trail and error we found Belfiore's . The first time we went here it was amazing. The owners were from the Bronx and knew how to make pizza and Italian food. Not long after it was sold to a younger couple. They kept to the original recipe's and traditions. So for a while it was great. I have noticed a steady downward spiral since then. I still prefer their pizza to any of the surrounding pizzeria's but they are starting to get sloppy and lazy. They slices are getting smaller and blander. I still have hope for Belfieore's . It's worth a shot.

    (3)
  • Ava M.

    As you all know Cave Creek Rd can get sketchy at times and you have to be careful where you dine. In my experience it is necessary to bring a seat liner to most of the restaurants on Cave Creek! Belfiore's is different, thank goodness! When you walk in you are greeted with pastries, gelato, and the smell of fresh pizza. If you decide to sit in the dinning area you get a nice stack of fresh crusty rolls and butter. The portions are huge, so count on sharing unless you are just a pig. Service is very pleasant and helpful and the clientele is middle class or higher, so no worries about the guy pushing the shopping cart on the side of the road. LOL! Not only can you get great pasta and meat dishes but you can also get your weekly supply of cold cuts. They have the best deal in town for Boars Head meats. WAY lower than Fry's. SO go check it out!

    (4)
  • Chad L.

    This place is awesome!

    (4)
  • Louis L.

    Ok, so we just moved to this part of town and were REALLY craving some good Italian food! So we decided to turn to Yelp.... I am not sure WHAT or WHERE the people who have suggested this place as an acceptable place to eat Italian are used to, but it must be something akin to a cardboard box! We would have been better off at home with a jar of Prego and a box Barilla. Our first sign of trouble should have been the lack of smells coming from the kitchen. The restaurant side looked like someone's old converted office, poop brown walls, bright ceiling fans, plastic table cloths and no candles.... someone here mentioned ambiance, let me tell you there is NONE! First off the salad was flat, I mean LITERALLY FLAT, like it had had other plates of salad sitting on it all day. The dressing was in a small plastic cup. It 15 minutes to get a refill on our water, there were two other tables with people at them, both had already finished with their meals. We ordered a cheese calzone and linguini w/ carbonara sauce. What did we end up getting half an hour later? The calzone was cold in the middle and the carbonara looked like alfredo sauce with bacon on top... again not a hint of flavor! When the server finally asked how things were going, we asked about the sauce and was told that it was indeed alfredo sauce with pancetta and that they didn't cook with garlic because they had complaints of garlic in the food! Italian food without garlic is not Italian food! The topper was when we finally realized that the minimal dusting of parsley on the edge of the pasta dish was the dried stuff, which you can buy in bulk at Costco here's a hint Costco also sells pre crushed garlic! Bottom line is that I wouldn't suggest this batch of tripe to my worst enemy... sorry to seem harsh, but I have had better Italian at Olive Garden! Don't waste your time! Lousy food and service and beyond over priced!

    (1)

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Who owns Taco Bell?

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When does Taco Bell stop serving breakfast?

Taco Bell starts serving breakfast from 6 a.m. which is one hour later than other competitors. However, the restaurant chain continues serving breakfast till 11 a.m. which is half an hour later than other competitors.

When is Taco Bell happy hour?

Happy hour at Taco Bell starts from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Which Taco Bell is closest to me?

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Which Taco Bell sauce is hottest?

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Which Taco Bell sauce is best?

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Which Taco Bell sauces are vegan?

Hot and Mild sauces are certified vegan.

Which Taco Bell has nacho fries?

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Which Taco Bell is open right now?

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Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : Yes
    Delivery : No
    Take-out : Yes
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Lunch, Dinner
    Parking : Private Lot
    Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
    Good for Kids : Yes
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Casual
    Ambience : Casual
    Noise Level : Average
    Alcohol : Beer & Wine Only
    Outdoor Seating : No
    Wi-Fi : No
    Has TV : No
    Waiter Service : Yes
    Caters : Yes

Categories

Italian Cuisine

The immense popularity of Italian cuisine globally isn't unknown. You can find an Italian Pizzeria around every corner of almost every city in the United States. Not to forget that in every house, people enjoy mac and cheese as comfort food. But it would be wrong to believe that Italian food starts with pizza and ends with good pasta as this Mediterranean country has much more to offer other than these two dishes. In Italian Cuisine, there is a high use of fresh tomatoes, all kinds of herbs, great quality of cheese, all types of meat, seafood and fresh handmade pasta. Many find it hard to believe that Italians have been making noodles long back.

Italian and Greek cuisines are always mistaken to be same, but they are poles apart. The primary difference between the two cuisines is the use of cheese in most of the Italian dishes. Italians love to cultivate their own cheese and process them as per their food requirement. It is believed that some cheese is so expensive that cheese producers secure them in lockers.

If you are bored eating the same old pasta or pizza, you can try some of the authentic Italian dishes like Risotto, Polenta, Ribollita, Lasagna, Fiorentina Steak, Bottarga, Ossobuco, Carbonara, Focaccia, Arancini and Supplì. Another item which Italians love to relish every morning is a good cup of Italian Coffee. Once you taste a freshly brewed cup of Italian Coffee, you might not visit Starbucks ever again. Authentic Italian food is made with heart and soul, so go find a restaurant where you can relish Italian cuisine in your city.

Pizza

Pizza is a famous Italian dish savored around the world. The entire credit for the popularity of Pizza in the United States goes to the chain of pizzerias all over the country. While the base and the texture of Pizza remains same across the globe, it's the toppings that differs from country to country. In the United States, you will find the top pizzerias serving pizzas with the toppings of mainly beef, bacon, chicken, ham, and sausage for the non-vegetarians. Other than these famous meat options, Pizzas with veg toppings such as mushrooms, pepperonis, garlic, tomatoes, spinach, etc. are also famous in most restaurants in the United States.

Irrespective of your locality, you will find a variety of different restaurants in your cities offering pizzas of all different types. Pizza is hot favorite among people of all ages in the United States. A large size pizza is enough to feed a family of 3 or 4 at large. Pizza is also the most preferred food whenever a group of friends is hanging out together. Pizza gained popularity in the United States after the American soldiers stationed in Italy returned from World War II.

Over the years, different pizzerias in the United States have developed their own respective regional variations. Pizza gained popularity as the iconic dish in the United States in the second half of the 20th century. Whether you prefer thin or thick crust pizza, you can find a pizza of your preference at the best pizza restaurants in your city.

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