Anthony’s CF Pizza, Darien

I tried Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Darien for the first time this past weekend and I really enjoyed it!

They’re known for their wings (didn’t try them on this visit), salads, and their ‘well done’ pizza.  This is great since I usually ask for my pizzas well done anyway!

My friend and I split a family size  ‘Anthony’s Classic Italian Salad” and you can choose mozzarella or gorgonzola cheese – we chose mozzarella.  The salad comes with red onions, tomatoes, hardboiled eggs, chick peas, and olives – with their house dressing.  The cheese was served separately in a small container.  If you like cheese – and I REALLY do – you’ll need to ask for a 2nd container…especially if you order the family size!  We could’ve easily eaten 3 containers worth (again, we’re cheese lovers) but 2 was enough.  All the ingredients were fresh and the dressing was light and not overpowering.  The salad was very good and I would definitely order it again!

Onto the pizza!

We split a large pie – half pepperoni and half prosciutto & onion.  So delicious! The prosciutto was perfectly fresh and the onions were not raw but sauteed and very flavorful.  I have to say I favored the pepperoni though 🙂 Although the crust was very crispy and delicious, the middle of our pizza wasn’t as ‘well done’ as I would’ve liked- but the flavor was there and I won’t be a stickler about it.  I very much enjoyed my pizza and I honestly can’t wait to go back!  I think next time I’ll do a small pepperoni pie – that way it’s guaranteed to be crispy in the middle!

Behold the yumminess below…

Half Pepperoni & Half Prosciutto & Onion

Half Pepperoni & Half Prosciutto & Onion

 

Prosciutto & Onion Slice

Prosciutto & Onion Slice

In addition to their Darien location, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has locations in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania & Florida.  Definitely check them out if there’s a location near you!

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
319 Post Road, Darien, CT
203-655-2625
 
Sunday – Thursday 11:30 – 10:00
Friday & Saturday 11:30 – 11:00

www.acfp.com

 

Capriccio Cafe – Stamford, CT

189 Bedford Street , Stamford CT

http://www.capriccio-cafe.com

Let me start by saying that whenever I go to Capriccio, I never have a bad meal.  Sometimes the service is lacking, but I usually don’t mind because I’m never in a rush & if I’m sitting outside I’m just enjoying the atmosphere.  Besides food, I recommend the White Peach Sangria if you like a sweet refreshing drink.  Below is a list of what I’ve ordered and enjoyed from Capriccio.

  • Grilled Vegetable Stack (Zucchine, eggplant, tomatoes, smoked mozzarella, pesto)
  • Zucchini Chips (Crispy zucchini chips with their own marinara sauce)
  • Burrata Speck & Tomato (Cream filled fresh mozzarella, smoked prosciutto, tomatoes)
  • Fried Calamari  (Lemon, parsley, garlic dipping sauce)
  • Calamari alla Griglia (Grilled calamari served over a bed of arugula with lemon & olive oil dressing)
  • Cesare Salad (Caesar salad with croutons and shaved parmigiano cheese)
  • Lorenzo Salad (Fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, roasted peppers, mixed greens)
  • Mia Salad (Sun-dried tomatoes, portobello mushrooms and grilled chicken sauteed in shallots, balsamic sauce served warm over mixed green)
  • Via Pola Panini (Grilled chicken, goat cheese, sun-dried tomato, portobello mushrooms)
  • Messina Sandwich (grilled chicken, smoked mozzarella, avocado and sundried tomato pesto
  • Maestro Pizza (tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, fresh tomato, fresh basil)
  • Margherita Pizza (tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil)
  • Rigatoni alla Vodka (pancetta, prosciutto di Parma, tomato-cream sauce with a splash of vodka)
  • Gelato (assorted flavors by Volta Gelateria )(chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, hazelnut, coffee, lemon, mixed berries sorbet)
Burrata Speck & Tomato - Capriccio Cafe Stamford, CT

Burrata Speck & Tomato @ Capriccio Cafe Stamford, CT

Mimosas @ Capriccio Cafe - Stamford, CT

Mimosas @ Capriccio Cafe – Stamford, CT

Meatball and Co. Darien, CT

20 Center Street/23 Tokeneke Rd Darien, CT

http://meatballandcompany.com

 

The menu can be a little overwhelming at first…but I love that you can customize most items! I can’t steer away from the meatball sliders (you pick a meat & sauce).  So far, I’ve been to Meatball & Co. 3 times & I haven’t been disappointed yet!  Below is everything that I’ve tried & loved!

  • Slider – Spicy pork meatball w/ Cheesy goodness sauce
  • Slider – Beef meatball w/ Tomato sauce
  • Slider – Buffalo chicken meatball w/ Bleu Cheese sauce (my personal favorite, but it’s a special!)
  • Slider – Chicken meatball w/ Pesto sauce
  • Side of Rigatoni
  • Side of Roasted Asparagus (I believe this was the daily veggie special)
  • Side of their House Salad
  • Mixed greens Mozzarella Bacon Tomato red onion and mustard vinaigrette (Daily Salad Special)
Meatball & Co. - Darien, CT

Meatball & Co. – Darien, CT

They also have NOT JUST daily meatball specials; but other specials as well – They update their Facebook page daily to let people know what’s up for the day/week.

Meatball & Co. doesn’t stop at meatball sliders – you can get a meatbowl (4 meatballs, pick your sauce, pick your bread); meatball sandwiches; cookies; ice cream sandwiches; floats; beer/wine etc.. They have also just recently added Gluten Free meatballs (available most days).  Overall, I have nothing but good things to report about Meatball & Co. – a great addition to the area & after a few visits I know I’ll be a regular!

Buffalo Chicken Sliders & Daily Salad Special!

Daily Salad Special & Buffalo Chicken Sliders