Vinny's is living proof that an arsenal of family recipes can often outdo the fanciest of formal culinary school training.Maybe we've become too finicky, but in our humble opinion, it seems like the only way to eat Italian food is from an Italian family recipe book. It's darn-near impossible to top a grandmother's marinara or an uncle's secret meatball recipe, after all, and generic attempts at that old-world Italian fare seem to fall flat every time. But Vinny's is living proof that an arsenal of family recipes can often outdo the fanciest of culinary school training, thanks to owner Giovanni's decades of whipping up (and eating) real-deal spaghetti and meatballs, sausage and peppers, and fried calamari that has absolutely nothing in common with the rubbery, greasy rings at many a faux-Italian restaurant.
Vinny's New York Pizza & Italian Grill, the older brother to Midtown's pizza joint, has a menu full of these family favorites, the kind where (ahem) even if we're feeling stuffed, we still just can't pass up a few spoonfuls of the stew-like sausage and peppers, and maybe a few bites of that calamari. Okay, fine, the whole plate. And maybe a big ol' New Yorker-approved pizza pie, too. Yup, this Italian grill has real chops, and after nearly a decade serving their cookin' to their Duluth neighbors (and Gwinnett Arena-goers), it's safe to say they've honed their skills to a tee. But don't take our word for it. Once anyone bites into those parmesan-dusted meatballs, they'll know exactly what we're talking about.
Calamari Fritti, $8.95
Fettuccini Alfredo, $8.95 (Lunch) - $10.95 (Dinner)
Oven-Baked Pasta, $8.95 (Lunch) - $11.95 (Dinner)
Sausage & Pepper Plate, $9.95 (Lunch) - $12.95
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.