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Gambit's 2012 Winter Restaurant Guide: Pizza

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ANCORA PIZZERIA & SALUMERIA 4508 Freret St., 324-1636; www.ancorapizza.com Chef Adolfo Garcia's Italian cafe serves an array of gourmet pies on house-made dough including the Maria pizza topped with capicola, mascarpone cheese, arugula and tomato. Start a meal with the affetatti misti, a changing selection of house-cured meats and salami. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ANGELETTO'S PIZZERIA 220 S. Robertson St., 581-3500; www.angelettospizzeria.com Angeletto's special pie features garlic sauce, mozzarella, grilled chicken breast, spinach, feta and roasted red peppers. Marinated and roasted chicken breast is served on spaghetti with caramelized onions and peppers in Cajun tomato cream sauce and comes with Caesar salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BROOKLYN PIZZERIA 1809 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-1030; 4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-1288; www.eatbrooklyn.net The artichoke-spinach pizza combines marinated artichokes, spinach and mushrooms atop garlic sauce. The Boss pizza is loaded with Canadian bacon, pepperoni, mushrooms, garlic and extra cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CHICKIE WAH WAH 2828 Canal St., 304-4714; www.chickiewahwah.com Crawfish tails and green onions stud the Corvette pizza. The menu also includes large calzones. Fried green tomatoes and crab cakes are appetizer options. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only. $

COSCINO'S PIZZA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 1817 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinospizza.com The Boyer special pizza is made with garlic herb sauce, pepperoni, sausage, feta and jalapenos. The grilled chicken Caesar calzone is topped off with Caesar dressing and Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DITALI'S PIZZA 8160 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 393-1160; Northshore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-5657; www.ditalis.com Ditali's specializes in thin-crust pies. Spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce is a hearty home-style dish from restaurant cousin, Cafe Ditali. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DOORS UPTOWN PIZZA 7537 Maple St., 861-0040; www.doorsuptownpub.com The Carnivore pizza is topped with pepperoni, bacon, alligator sausage, ham and Italian sausage. Baked chicken wings are smothered in spicy barbecue sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

THE DOUGH BOWL 1039 Broadway St., 861-2200 The Greek Freak pizza is topped with white garlic sauce, spinach, tomatoes, Greek olives and feta. The Cali chicken sandwich is topped with bacon, Swiss, avocado and Creole mustard and comes with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FAT MOLLY'S PIZZA & BEER 2400 21st St., Kenner, 305-1017; www.fatmollyspizza.com Enchilada pizza features enchilada sauce, red onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, black olives, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and a choice of beef or chicken. The Cajun pizza combines boudin, red onion, green peppers, jalapenos and mozzarella over olive oil-garlic sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRESCO CAFE AND PIZZERIA 7625 Maple St., 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us The chicken portobello roll combines grilled chicken, portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, mozzarella, spinach and feta in creamy red pepper sauce. The shrimp Italiano features shrimp sauteed with garlic, butter and marinara served over fettuccine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

HUEY P'S PIZZERIA 139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 366-1818 Ground beef, prosciutto, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoncini, cheddar and mozzarella top the Who Dat. The bruschetta is topped with diced tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ISABELLA'S PIZZERIA 1331 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-1900; 2660 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-5700; 70452 Hwy. 21, Suite. 500, Covington, (985) 875-7620; www.isabellaspizzeria.net The Tuscan chicken panino features roast chicken, ham, chipotle mayonnaise and tomatoes between focaccia bread. The Mediterranean pasta combines shrimp, onion, garlic, parsley, Parmesan and feta over spaghetti with a dash of lemon and olive oil on top. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

ITALIAN PIE;Citywide; www.italianpie.com Italian Pie serves pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Spinach and artichoke pizza is topped with fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, mozzarella and garlic sauce. The Mediterranean pie features artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, red onions, tomatoes, herbed ricotta, mozzarella and pesto sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LAZARO'S PIZZA & POBOYS 4413 Banks St., 483-8609; www.lazaropizza.com Get wings with ranch, blue cheese or honey-mustard dipping sauce. The T-Bird pizza is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, herb-roasted chicken, roasted red peppers and asparagus. No reservations. Lunch Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards.  $$

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN 95 French Market Place, 522-9500; www.louisiana-pizzakitchen.com  Smoked salmon pizza comes with Roma tomatoes, capers, red onions, mozzarella, cream cheese and caviar. Lobster ravioli are served with spinach, Parmesan, grilled asparagus and cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MARK TWAIN'S PIZZA LANDING 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.mark- twainspizza.com The Innocents Abroad pie is topped with Genoa salami, Italian sausage, tomatoes, artichokes and fresh basil. The Creole pizza has sauteed shrimp, Gulf crab claw meat, andouille and zucchini. Gluten-free crusts are available. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MELLOW MUSHROOM 1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; www.mellowmushroom.com The Greek salad tops spinach with feta chese, red onions, tomatoes and kalamata olives. The Italian pizza sports salami, pepperoni, ham, freshwater mozzarella and caramelized onions and comes with a salad of spring greens. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE MIDWAY 4725 Freret St., 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com The Money Pie is a new deep-dish pizza made with spinach, cheese, pepperoni, house-made meatballs, grape tomatoes, roasted garlic puree and fresh basil. Pigs in a Blanket features Italian sausage, mozzarella, caramelized onions, tomato basil relish and Creole mustard jalapeno sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MILANO'S PIZZERIA 3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, 780-7500 Mardi Gras pasta combines Gulf shrimp, diced tomatoes and green onions in spicy bisque cream sauce over linguine. The meat lover pizza features pepperoni, Canadian bacon, salami and ham. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MO'S PIZZA 1112 Avenue H, Westwego, 341-9650; www.mospizza.net The muffuletta pizza tops an olive oil-brushed crust with ham, Genoa salami, mortadella, cheese and olive salad. Lasagna features layers of ricotta, mozzarella and meat sauce and is served with garlic bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NAKED PIZZA 701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-0066; 6307 S. Miro St., 865-0244; www.nakedpizza.biz The Super Biotic pizza features Naked Pizza's probiotic crust topped with artichoke, spinach, bell pepper, mushroom, garlic, onion and cilantro. The Smokehouse is topped with hickory-smoked barbecue sauce, onions and a double portion of chicken. All pizzas are available with gluten-free crust. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEW YORK PIZZA 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com The Queens pizza features white sauce, spinach, mushrooms, artichoke, mozzarella and feta. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and garlic, and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIE PIZZA & PASTAS 814 S. Peters St., 528-2743; 4300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-5566; www.-piepizzaandpastas.com The Roma pizza features garlic butter, fresh buffalo mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, Italian seasonings and roasted garlic. Crawfish cakes are a popular appetizer. No reservations. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. South Peters Street: lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PIZZA FLORENCE 4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-7888; www.pizzaflorence.net The smoked turkey salad includes turkey, bacon bits, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, corn and mozzarella cheese over lettuce with honey-mustard dressing. The eggplant wrap is filled with garlic sauce, onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, feta and mozzarella. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZA MAN OF COVINGTON 1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874 The Wow pizza features a hand-tossed, olive oil-brushed crust topped with artichokes, crab, garlic and Romano cheese, and asparagus and eggplant are optional additions. The Pizza Palace is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions and house-made meatballs. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner daily. Debit cards and checks. $

PIZZA NOLA 141 W. Harrison Ave., Suite A, 872-0731; www.pizzanola.com The Pontchartrain pizza is topped with spinach, grilled Gulf shrimp, mushrooms, basil and roasted red peppers over garlic-infused olive oil sauce. Both meat and vegetarian lasagnas are made with the house red sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZICARE 3001 Tulane Ave., 301-4823; www.pizzicare.com The crew behind Mid-City's Crescent Pie & Sausage Co. opened this New York-style pizzeria that also serves salads, calzones and strombolis. The Nola Roots Garden pie is topped with arugula, Swiss chard, pesto, fresh mozzarella and tarragon oil. The namesake salad tops spinach with pancetta, mushrooms, artichokes and creamy blue cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

REGINELLI'S PIZZERIA Citywide; www.reginellis.com Reginelli's serves gourmet pies as well as calzones, sandwiches, salads and pasta dishes. The saltimbocca pizza features prosciutto, marinated chicken breast and garlic-herb sauce. The Parthenon pie is loaded with feta, artichokes, Roma tomatoes and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROCKY'S GOURMET PIZZA 3222 Magazine St., 891-5152 Rocky's offers many original gourmet pies as well as salads, pastas, sandwiches and panini. The smoked pulled-pork barbecue pizza has caramelized onions, maple-glazed bacon and barbecue sauce. Pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and jalapenos top the spicy Wild Tchoupitoulas pie. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROMAN PIZZA 7329 Cohn St., 866-1166 The spinach pizza is a garlic butter-brushed crust topped with mozzarella, feta, spinach and vegetables. The Roman is loaded with pepperoni, salami, ham, black olives and onions. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ROTOLO'S PIZZERIA Citywide; www.rotolos.com The parma rosa pasta features blackened shrimp, Italian sausage and penne pasta tossed in creamy tomato sauce. The barbecue chicken pizza features barbecue sauce, grilled chicken and red onions on a hand-tossed pie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SLICE 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THAT'S AMORE 4421 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 454-5885; www.-thatsamorepizzaonline.com That's Amore prepares true Chicago-style deep-dish pies with pizza toppings amassed like a pie filling between thin layers of crust. The house-cooked roast beef goes into a popular po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Thu.-Sun, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

THEO'S PIZZA 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; www.theospizza.com Appetizers include breadsticks stuffed with cheese, jalapenos and garlic. The Meathead pizza lives up to its name with sausage, pepperoni, bacon, hamburger and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

WIT'S INN 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 888-4004 This Mid-City bar and restaurant offers pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salad and appetizers. Bow-tie pasta and shrimp is mixed in with house-made pesto sauce and served over Caesar salad. The vegetable frittata is a brunch special. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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