Big Italy Pizzeria in Medford Gets Two Thumbs Up from Pizza Lovers
Step inside Medford’s Big Italy Pizzeria and you will be instantly greeted by the friendly, efficient staff, charming setting, and the delectable aroma of sauce wafting through the air.
This pizzeria is bustling with a continuous stream of people eating in the cozy dining room or dropping by for takeout. Catering is also available as is home delivery.
The owner, Mike Cutino, treats all who stop by like they are part of his extended family. This is your quintessential meeting place, but instead of lingering over a beer like at Cheers, customers are lavished with the most delicious Italian fare this side of the Atlantic.
Cutino has put his personal stamp on every inch of this charming eatery. The décor is adorned with his grandparents’ antiques displayed on well-placed shelves next to autographed photos of prominent show business celebrities. Cutino enthusiastically regales customers with stories of John Travolta, Mickey Mantle, Michael Buble, and so many others he has met through his other profession, CEO of Nightlife Magazine.
Head Chef Lenny Antomacci is a master in the kitchen. Whether you order a pizza, a hero, a salad, or choose from their list of entrées, you will be pleased with the attention to preparation, generous portions, and scrumptious tastes. Attention to freshness is paramount here and obvious in every dish.
Manager Dale Vigorito keeps operations running smoothly alongside Larry Deiters, who helped build the pizzeria in its present incarnation.
The secret of the success of any pizzeria or Italian restaurant lies in the sauce and Big Italy’s sauce is savory with just the right seasonings to compliment any dish.
Of the numerous exceptional pies on the menu is a customer favorite called grandma pizza. One taste and Italians are instantly transported back to the pizza their grandma made, filled with flavor and love. The crust acts like a fluffy pillow, holding a combination of Big Italy’s signature sauce and just the right amount of mozzarella.
The choice of parm heroes is impressive. Whether it is the chicken, veal cutlet, meatball, eggplant, sausage, or cold Italian hero, all come filled to the brim.
A special nod must be given to Big Italy ‘s meatballs. These luscious stars have just the right consistency and are a perfect addition to your pizza, hero, or as a stand-alone offering with their signature sauce and Italian bread.
Make sure to leave room for the homemade cannoli. This heavenly confection features a crispy hand-rolled pastry and velvety sweet ricotta cream filling topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
Big Italy Pizzeria takes tremendous pride in offering a truly epicurean experience right in the heart of Medford. Stop in for a slice and be impressed that within a moment, everyone will know your name.
3147 Route 112, Medford, 631-846-4344, bigitalypizzeria.com.