Recently, we were in Cape Canaveral, Florida and decided to try Zarrella’s Italian & Wood Fired Pizza. Friends have mentioned this restaurant to us, and it did not disappoint us.
Their menu had a good variety listed and they also had a few off menu options that looked and sounded amazing. One dish looked especially yummy from the pictures on the iPad. Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of one pasta dish. And, honestly, I couldn’t spell it even if I did remember it. I do know that it was amazing. The linguini was cooked perfectly al dente, the clams, shrimp and crab were not over cooked, and the sauce was light while having plenty of it made with butter, garlic, clam sauce.
You’ll find Millenia 106 next to The Mall at Millenia, in a storefront facing the intersection of Millenia Blvd and Conroy Rd, but trust me, this is not mall food.
I was invited to check out the revamped menu, which comes courtesy of Chef Bruno Fonseca, who recently took over operations. It’s hard to judge the restaurant from the outside, but you’ll definitely want to venture inside for the delicious food and drink.
Earlier this month, I had the chance to visit Gardell Brothers Brick Oven Pizza in Hunter’s Creek, which was hosting the Peter Alden CD release party. I decided it was the perfect time to try out their food, too.
I started with their Pepperoni Bread appetizer. They take pizza dough, fill it with pepperoni and mozzarella, and roll it up breadstick style. You get three with marinara sauce for $5.25. They were so good! Like mini-pizzas you can dip. I would definitely get this again.
After a day at a local water park, my family and I decided to eat supper at Mellow Mushroom‘s newest Orlando location on I-Drive.
The décor is modern and comfortable. We were at a booth that faced outside as the sun was setting. Our one complaint is that they did not have blinds or coverings on the door to block the sun for the 2 that were facing that way. They do have a very cool guitar chandelier, but I failed to get pictures of it or any of the décor. I was focused on the pizza.
I haven’t eaten at this chain before, however my husband has eaten at them other places around the country. We started with a spinach artichoke dip that was very good and gone before I could get a picture. Yep, we were hungry.
We ordered 4 different pizzas for us to try: a small plain cheese for our son; a small Funky Q. Chicken; a medium that was half Thai Dye and half Philosopher’s Pie; and a small House Special.
Two quick dining notes of area restaurants on the move:
Anthony’s Pizzeria, formerly located at the corner of Mills & Colonial, has moved to a new location at 1206 E. Colonial. The new place has a larger dining room for patrons. Call 407-898-7797 for more info.
Ethos Vegan Kitchen is pulling up stakes from their Ivanhoe location to new digs at the corner of Fairbanks and New York in Winter Park (one block west of Park Ave). Reps say the new location will have improved parking, expanded hours and a new menu as they migrate from a counter service format to a table service one. They expect the move to be completed by the end of July 2012. Until then, they will still be located at 1235 N Orange Ave.
The first NYPD Pizza location opened in downtown Orlando in 1996. Now, the company has locations in four states and has won numerous awards.
Next month, the chain is set to open its sixth location right here in Orlando.
It will be located at 2912 Edgewater Drive in College Park (between W. Par St. and W. Princeton St.). Reps for NYPD Pizza say that this location will be open by the second week in April, and it will offer dine in, take out, delivery and catering.
I’ve eaten at the downtown, Kissimmee and Metrowest locations in Orlando and the pizza has always been good, and at a good price, too.
In fact one of my fave deals is the daily 99 cent slice. The slice of the day varies, but it happens every day from 11am to 5pm.
To check out the menu (they serve other Italian items besides pizza) or get more details, check out the NYPD Pizza website.