Pizza night and lunch on the run popular local choices
Everything from the decor to the light fixtures and the old saloon bar at Cirino’s propel you back in time.
The old photos on the wall give a historical perspective of Nevada City over the past century. Cirino’s has always been a favorite among locals and tourists and is usually very busy. Reservations are recommended.
Every Wednesday is Pizza Night and the restaurant fills up very quickly (we recommend you get in early). Once seated you are handed menus and pizza order sheets. First you choose a sauce, either a red tomato sauce or a white olive oil herb sauce.
The Four Seasons Pizza gives you the choice of small, medium and large and is divided into four sections. On each quarter you can select up to two different toppings. Each quarter can be totally different and is great for sampling a variety of toppings.
The pizza crust is light and thin and the white sauce is a nice alternative to the traditional red sauce. A house salad goes great with pizza and we love Cirino’s house dressing (a creamy garlic mustard vinaigrette) and their creamy gorgonzola with blue cheese. If pizza isn’t your preference, Cirino’s has a variety of Italian entrees to suit almost any taste.
Very often it seems that the best food comes from little hole-in-the-wall places. Anthony’s could definitely be described as such. There is no seating and you place your order at an outside window. For take out lunches there’s nothing better.
Anthony’s features a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, salads, sides and beverages, all quickly made to order. From the grill you have the choice of a Philly Cheese Steak that melts in your mouth, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chili burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs.
The roasted eggplant and red pepper melt is one of our favorites and the chicken melt with mushrooms, melted brie and pesto on a steak roll is one you have to try.
From the wok you have the choice of pot stickers, rice bowls and noodle bowls. From the smokehouse Anthony’s offers a BBQ tri-tip sandwich, French dip sandwich, pit-smoked baby back ribs (delicious) and a Santa Fe chicken breast sandwich.
There are a variety of wraps and salads to choose from as well, including an Asian wrap, smoked chicken Caesar wrap, Chinese chicken salad or green salad with your choice of dressings. The house dressing is a honey Dijon vinaigrette that is fantastic.
Everything we’ve tried at Anthony’s is excellent and we are regular customers, especially on those days when we need to pick up a fast lunch.
Anthony’s is located on York St. directly behind Citronee.
Steve and Fran Lantz of Grass Valley love to eat out. Contact them c/o The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945.
Jerry and Judy Cirino,
309 Broad St., Nevada City
Open for lunch Friday through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner Thursday and Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 to 10 p.m. Pizza Night every Wednesday 5 to 9 p.m.
110 York St., Nevada City
Take-out lunches Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., take-out window only, no seating.
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