Food review submitted by guest columnist Doreen Brown–
If you drive down Greenback lane between Lowe’s and El Pollo Loco too fast, you may miss the small cluster of storefronts that house Italian Brothers Pizza and Pasta.
This is a small establishment, take out and delivery service only. Located on Greenback lane, it is next to a small convenience store and near Leslie’s pool supplies, which is the largest storefront near them.
In this location since 1992, Eduard, the owner, has been keeping it local. A San Juan High School alumni, he worked here as a driver before he bought the place in 2003 and, along with family and long-time employees, has been serving up pizza and more ever since.
The pizza is always loaded with plenty of fresh ingredients, as in, they don’t skimp, and, there is plenty of mozzarella cheese on top. The cheese is European style which helps create some great pizza. The crust is light, made with an organic imported flour.
The New Yorker, a meat lovers kind of pizza, and the Neapolitana are a few of the favorites from here. I personally go for the Veggi Delight.
The pasta from this place — spaghetti, raviolis or lasagna — are very filling. The sauce comes from the Provence area in Italy and is thick and tasty, and the meatballs in the spaghetti are large and delicious. We fight over them.
Want Alfredo sauce instead? They have that too.
Italian Brothers also has calzones, sandwiches, salads, bread and breadsticks, chicken wings and dessert. Pretty good for such a small place.
While there isn’t room to eat here, it’s well worth taking the food back home so you can chow down on some great messy food. Be sure to have plenty of napkins around while you eat, you’ll need them.
While ordering, it can be hard to decide whether to just get a pizza, or do one of the coupon specials included on the side of their menu. We mostly order the Pizza Pasta Special, which includes any pasta entree, plus a large specialty pizza or custom pizza with up to five toppings, along with garlic bread and a salad — always fresh and crisp, with olives, red peppers, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, mushrooms with mozzarella cheese on top.
So, next time you have a craving for pizza and pasta, don’t forget Italian Brothers Pizza and Pasta. For those hosting events, they also offer catering with a mobile pizza oven.
For menu and hours, visit www.italianbrotherspizzapasta.com.
Doreen Brown is a longtime Citrus Heights resident and guest food columnist who reviews local restaurants in town. The Sentinel welcomes guest columns and articles from community members about local topics. To submit an article or column, click here.
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