Romano's: Across the Inland Empire, it's a name synonymous with hearty Italian cuisine and incomparable pizza. No matter which Romano's Chicago Pizzeria you visit - 285 Alessandro Blvd, (Mission Grove Plaza); 2847 Mary St. (Mary Street Center) - you'll enjoy an upbeat environment coupled with fresh, creative food -- all served by a well-trained, eager-to-please staff. In fact, Romano's has received more PRESS-ENTERPRISE Reader's Choice votes for "Best Italian Restaurant" than any other privately owned eatery in the paper's circulation area. The ingredients used are of the highest quality, and the menu is designed to appeal to guests of all ages, featuring an extensive roster of stuffed, thin crust, and gourmet pizza, as well as yummy pastas, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. And talk about toppings! The rundown here will exceed even your most optimistic expectations. This thanks to options like sausage, Canadian Bacon, sun-dried or fresh tomatoes, capicola, cashews, gorgonzola, and artichoke hearts. Still, the house-made Cannelloni stuffed with chicken, spinach and a trio of cheeses makes for some seriously good eating, while the Calzones, Italian Beef Sandwiches and Chicago Dogs are no less worthy. Additionally, the barkeeps pour a full lineup of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails. What's more, if you're gathering with friends, check out Romano's Happy Hour Specials and HDTV satellite sports programming. In short, with its diverse menu, friendly service, and convivial bar, there's really no reason to go anywhere else for good food and good times at a price you can afford.