Pizza and Italian Food
With so many mouthwatering Italian possibilities, Chesapeake, VA is the ideal place to grab a slice of pizza or settle down to a luscious plate of pasta.
At Zino’s Italian American Restaurant, pasta entrees can be mixed and matched to incorporate various noodles, sauces, and even proteins. There’s also a selection of classics like pasta Bolognese, penne alla vodka, and eggplant parmigiana. Or, you can try one of the unique pasta creations like the loaded Dismal Swamp Pasta featuring white sauce, sautéed mushrooms, green peppers, onions, broccoli, sausage, and grilled chicken atop penne. When pizza cravings strike, try white or red sauces, all available with your choice of toppings.
Spaghetti Eddie’s Pizza Cafe is sure to satisfy all your red-sauce cravings. In addition to gourmet pizza, calzones, lasagna, subs, and their signature spaghetti and meatballs, they offer gluten-free options for diners with allergies. Expect generous servings when it comes to the pasta dishes like baked ziti, lasagna, and fettuccine alfredo.
Celebrating almost 45 years in business, Mister Jim’s is a Chesapeake institution. You’ll feel right at home with friendly service and delicious pies, subs, and wings. Mr. Jim’s adds a twist to classic pizza by serving slices in squares. Choose from an 18-by-18-inch or 14-by-14-inch pizza, or take home a Philly-style sub, burger, or a plate of their addictive homemade cookies.
Started by two former Virginia Beach lifeguards, Chicho’s laid-back atmosphere is just the spot to catch the game, listen to live music, or relax with a slice or two. Start a build-your-own pizza with spicy marinara, traditional marinara, or a garlic and herb spread, and just keep adding meats and veggies until you’ve created your perfect pie. You can also opt for a specialty pie like The Greek or The Hawaiian.
In search of Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza south of the Mason-Dixon? Look no further than Windy City Pizza. Customers can choose between traditional crusts, thin crusts, and, of course, deep-dish crusts. Those intent on the Chi-Town experience can also opt for one of Windy City’s Chicago-style hot dogs.
At Mod Pizza, try a personal pizza and load it with over 30 toppings—all for one low price! Choose from the standard Mod, the Mini, or even the Thick Crust, and then top it with artichokes, barbecue sauce, spicy chicken sausage, or even balsamic fig glaze. Folks looking for a lighter meal can choose salad instead. Or, for a combination of the two, order Mod’s famous Pizza Salad, a mix of greens on a warm asiago crust.
A Taste of Italy Right in VA
Looking for pizza that cooks in 90 seconds with a bubbling, crispy, just-charred crust? Neapolitan-style pizza is for you. Luckily, Chesapeake has two terrific options.
Run by a second-generation pizza-maker, Andiamo Pizza Napoletana is the place to try brick oven pizzas baked in a 6,000-pound oven imported straight from Italy. Try the dairy-free Napoli topped with anchovies, Kalamata olives, and garlic, or make your own using premium toppings like prosciutto and Calabrian peppers.
Head to Vino Italian Bistro for food that is Mediterranean inspired. They make their own pizza dough, bread and most of the pasta. With ever-changing daily specials and classics like bolognese, penne ala vodka, and capellini pomodoro along with wood fire pizza blistered to a crispy, smoky char, this is one stop you don't want to miss.