The name may conjure “Snooki” and the muscle-bound cast of Jersey Shore, but Da Boyz, a pizza-and-pasta restaurant with two locations, is strictly first class all the way. The “Joisey” reference is actually to Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack, whose photos, and those of other ’50s and ’60s icons, line the walls of the downtown location, which offers three private dining rooms: Da Rat Pack, Da Elvis and Da Marilyn (Monroe). But you don’t have to be a stuck-in-time celebrity worshipper to appreciate this nostalgic spot, specializing in gourmet pies, hefty sandwiches, build-your-own calzones and wildly popular lasagna. You just have to appreciate great Italian food at great prices, which is why “Da Boyz in Blue” and local firefighters keep this one in their regular rotation.
Established: 2010 (downtown)
Chef: Robert Molina (downtown)
Open: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday
284 S. Main Street