Italian cuisine

Italian cuisine reigns supreme at Little Italy Pizzeria and Restaurant in Northfield | Food and drink

Speaking of lunch, one of Little Italy’s real selling points is their lunchtime specials, a full menu of Italian specialties at incredibly reasonable prices. The menu changes constantly, but recent options have included vodka chicken with broccoli and soup or salad for $11; a rib eye cheesesteak with onions, peppers and provolone cheese on warm focaccia bread with fries for $9; and, of course, the aforementioned grandma’s pizza for $9.

“Our promotions range from $4.99 to $12.99 and people really appreciate the value for money, especially at lunchtime when they might be looking to spend only around $10,” notes Cannuscio. “This award is exactly what we’re offering, and everyone loves it.”

Apart from the specials, the standard menu offers a myriad of options, from salads and sandwiches to burgers, paninis, calzones, stromboli and some truly standout pasta dishes, including a penne vodka with white wine, shallots, cream, tomato sauce and Romano cheese; and a gourmet fettuccine carbonara with crispy pancetta and garlic in a cream sauce. They also offer a full list of cheesesteaks, including Italian versions of the Philly classic like the Paisano steak, with long Italian hots, fried onions, provolone and marinara; or the Pizza steak with mozzarella and pizza sauce.

Those looking for a lighter lunch can opt for healthier dishes like their gluten-free cauliflower pizza or the Mediterranean salad with mixed lettuce, bruschetta, red onions, black olives and anchovies.