Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Hot slices, cool pizza

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Open late for Royal Oak hanger-outers, Pizza Paesano isn't just another pizza joint. The pesto pizza is subtly flavored; the crust is thin and crisp and excellent. The gyro is also marvelous, decorated with thin lamb strips and scallions. Besides pizza, the guys serve calzones, a spinach pie and a spicy meat pie (Italian sausage, pepperoni and bacon).

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Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Tastes of sea and forest

Posted By on Wed, Sep 6, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Whether Erie Street needed another Italian restaurant or not, Il Gabbiano was a charming addition to the scene. On the second floor is a “wine attic," a climate-controlled room that you can enter in order to select your own bottle. Chef-owner Joe Fallea's food is splendid, including selections such as insalata di mare (seafood salad), linguine mare monte ("sea and mountain") and pappardelle al sapore di bosco (flavor of the forest).

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