Making a better meatball

What makes a Rosalini’s meatball better? It’s the care and love that go into each hand-rolled meatball.

We don’t just open a box of meatballs that were formed in a factory somewhere using artificial ingredients and meat fillers. No, we follow in the tradition of Grandma Jenny Romeo, who never traded convenience for quality.

To make a Rosalini’s meatball, we start with ground beef and Italian pork sausage. To that we add in fresh bread crumbs, choice spices and marinara sauce. Then, we mix well and hand-roll each individual meatball before cooking them gently.  Just like Jenny, we take pride in making your food.

At Rosalini’s, we feed you like you’re family.

Hungry yet? We’ll fix that!

Pizza Making Party

Today we hosted our first Pizza Making Party for kids and it was a great success.

Every child got to create his own personal child-sized pie, from shaping the dough to adding his choice of toppings. The children and staff all had such a good time that we’ve decided to offer this as a regular service to our customers.

Are you planning an upcoming birthday or field trip? Looking for something both fun and educational? Book your very own Pizza Making Party at Rosalini’s!

 

Just say cheese

At Rosalini’s, we use only all ­natural, premium mozzarella cheese which we grate by hand.

We’ve chosen to use a more expensive variety of cheese which is made with a “kiss of buffalo milk.” The addition of buffalo milk adds creaminess to the cheese like that found in mozzarella di bufala or authentic, Italian buffalo mozzarella. Plus, we combine both part skim and whole milk mozzarella.

Many other pizzerias use a mozzarella with added corn starch or modified starch. The starch makes the cheese stay firm when melted and may cause it to burn when exposed to the high heat of a pizza oven. Mozzarella with added starch does not reheat as well and will never give you that nice oosey, stretchy consistency of a real mozzarella.

Why do some pizzerias choose a lesser quality cheese? To lower costs. Mozzarellas with added starch cost around 30-40 cents less per pound than the premium cheese we use at Rosalini’s.

Some pizza shops even mix their mozzarella with other cheeses, like munster. Why? Some say it’s to give a unique taste. But others, like our Chef Greg, say the real reason those other guys combine cheeses is to lower production costs.

How can the other guy produce a $5 pizza? He has to figure out a way to lower his costs. Cheese is the big cost factor when making a pizza. So if you cut a $2 per pound mozzarella
with another cheese that costs less than $2, you’ve lowered your production cost.

But at Rosalini’s, we believe that in order to make a high quality, premium pizza, we must use high quality, premium ingredients and that starts with our cheese.

If your Italian Grandma (or our own Grandma Jenny Romeo) wouldn’t have  served it at her table, why should we?

Rosalini’s,­ where we treat you, and feed you, like a member of the family.

Hungry yet? We’ll fix that!

You must love your food!

When Rosalini’s chef/owner, Greg, was in cooking school, he learned the most important lesson of all when it comes to making great meals. Chef Papini routinely taught his students that the most important thing about cooking was,

“You must love your food!”

Our family’s love of good food comes through in every meal we serve. From our fresh made bread and hand-rolled meatballs to our wholesome pizza toppings, it’s all about the love we put into the food we create.

That love of food means we avoid ingredients with fillers like textured vegetable protein or cellulose powder, flavor enhancers like MSG and artificial sweeteners like HFCS.

Our standards are higher at Rosalini’s because we feed your family like it is our family.

Come in today and taste the difference love makes.

Hungry yet? We’ll fix that!

Freebie Night- Claim Your Cheesey Garlic Bread

Join us at Rosalini’s on Monday, March 21 from 5pm-8pm as

Modern Woodmen of America sponsor our first FREEBIE NIGHT promotion.

Starting at 5pm, any customer that purchases a large pizza will receive an order of cheesey garlic bread compliments of Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Advisors.     

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This will be limited to dine in and carry out orders only. Sorry, no delivery orders will be accepted for this promotion.

This offer is limited to the first 20 customers, so come early to take part in this offer.

Limit is one free, cheesey garlic bread per customer.

So come in and get your free cheesey garlic bread and say thanks to representative Chauncey Minnick of Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Advisors for sponsoring this promotion.

How do we handle the competition?

A customer asked if the big name, chain, pizza shop down the road was much competition for Rosalini’s.

My answer was, “No.”

If you want a $5 pizza, you go there. If you want a delicious pizza made by hand in store with wholesome ingredients, you come here to Rosalini’s. Besides that, we have the best gluten-free crust in the area which comes in any size and topped just the way you like it.

Sure, Rosalini’s could try to compete with the big guys to see how far down the quality scale we can go to give you a cheap meal, but we don’t cheap out on feeding our family.

We strive to treat our customers like they’re family and we’ve always treated our family and friends to great meals.

Hungry yet? We’ll fix that!

What’s in your pizza? sub?

What makes Rosalini’s pizzas and subs better than our competitors?

  • We use only 100% mozzarella cheese on our pizzas, not a combination of cheeses. We only purchase fresh cheese with no added starch. Our mozzarella is made with real buffalo milk for an extra creamy taste.
  • All of our pizza dough is made from scratch in the store.
  • Every sub roll is made from scratch in the store.
  • Our pizza sauce is fresh made with chunks of real tomatoes and the perfect blend of spices.
  • We offer more than 30 toppings for your pizza, from kalamata olives to sun-dried tomatoes. Our sausage is made from real sweet, Italian sausage and our ground beef is seasoned and cooked in store. Our mushrooms, peppers and onions are fresh and sliced in store.
  • We buy whole, raw chicken wings which we then cut, season and bake.
  • We respect our customers and understand the need for gluten-free* options. Our gluten-free pizza crusts are fresh and made to order so you get a tender, delicious crust.

 

At Rosalini’s we’ll NEVER:

  • Serve any foods with MSG or Soy
  • Use dough that was made in a plant somewhere and shipped frozen
  • Skimp on our ingredients by buying pre-made sausage or ground beef crumbles or canned mushrooms
  • Sell pre-made, gluten-free crust that tastes like cardboard.
  • Trade fresh for cheap

Hungry yet? We’ll fix that!

 

*All of our pizzas and subs are cooked in the same oven; therefore, while we do our best to separate gluten-free products, there is a possibility for cross-contamination between gluten-containing and gluten-free products.

New Gluten-Free Items Available Now

For those with gluten sensitivities eating out can be difficult. Rosalini’s new owner/head chef, Greg, understands the dilemma. So he’s made it his mission to create new  gluten-free menu items for our customers.

Come in today and order up your favorite pizza on our handmade gluten-free crust. Greg searched high and low, experimenting with a range of different flours, before finding the perfect ingredients to produce this new crust. Seriously, even our random taste-testers said they couldn’t distinguish a difference.

Not interested in pizza? We’ve still got your covered with gluten-free pasta options. Choose from a penne or spaghetti dish.

Greg is still working to perfect our gluten-free sub rolls so you’ll have to check back in the future for those.

 

*Additionally charges apply to all gluten-free menu items

**Gluten-free items are prepared/cooked in the same area as other gluten containing foods; therefore, the possibility exists for cross-contamination.

Tuesday Night is Kids Eat FREE Night

Trying to decide what to make for dinner tonight? Forget about pulling out the pots and pans. Load the kids up in the van and head on over to Rosalini’s Pizza & Subs for our Kids’ Eat Free Night.

Children can choose from a variety of items, including our new gluten-free* options. Our restaurant is family-friendly, so your little ones can entertain themselves in our Kids’ Corner or watch a bit of family-friendly programming while we cook up your meal.

Details of this offer: Kids 12 and under receive 1 free entree from the child’s menu for each large pizza, 12″ sub or adult entree purchased during your visit. Offer available after 5pm on Tuesdays. Applies to dine-in only. *

*A charge of $2 will be applicable for any gluten-free items from the child’s menu.