When it comes to popular counter-service haunts to grab a good meal, it’s hard to beat locally owned Assaggio’s Pizzeria. Quality food, friendly service and a laid-back atmosphere make for a reliable dining experience time and again.
Whether you choose hand-tossed New York-style pizza or a pasta entrée, you’ll get plenty of food for a reasonable price. Just be sure to order a basket of melt-in-your-mouth good garlic knots, which are served with a side of warm marinara sauce.
Among the standout dishes are the hearty meatball and mozzarella Stromboli, penne a la vodka and the house-made lasagna. Splurge-worthy desserts include the made-to-order cannoli and the delectable Nutella cheesecake with an Oreo crust.
It’s worth mentioning here that proprietors Tom (pictured below) and Amy McGrath are as community-minded as any restaurateurs I’ve ever met. Fundraiser-friendly and civic-oriented, the McGraths have endeared themselves to the local populace. They even made the eatery the second Feed the Firefighters Foundation outpost. Just one more reason to patronize Assaggio’s.