Tellini’s Italiano, Casual Italian on Hwy 280
The wood-fired pizzas have thin, chewy crusts.The tomato sauce has a hint of sweetness, and the mozzarella is fresh and sliced, not shredded. Olives have a real tang to them, a flavor you’ll realize you’ve missed in the usual canned variety. Sides like navy beans are hearty and could almost make a meal with the sauteed spinach side. (Mild warning: lots of fresh minced garlic in these dishes – delicious, but you should know.) The dining area has plenty of room for high chairs but also has bar height tables in addition to regular size and a small area for outdoor seating.
The kids menu is from $2.99 for a grilled cheese panini and fruit to $4.99 for chicken alfredo and fruit. Pastas and salads start at $7.99 A specialty is the piadine, or pizza sandwich, which changes daily. The entrees are good sized, but don’t plan on sharing because you’ll want all of yours. If you do split a 10″ pizza, be sure each of you also gets a side salad so things don’t turn ugly on the last slice.
You’ll order at the counter and there is no assigned wait staff, but attendants do assist in refilling drinks and clearing tables. Tellini’s is an easy stop for lunch or dinner. It’s in the strip mall below Super Target 280 and near enough for a milk and bread run while you’re out.