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Jan 18, 2008 09:47 AM

AA Two Brothers Italian Bonita Springs

A welcome new (chow) worthy Italian restaurant has opened in Bonita Springs. It serves good pizza and other Italian dishes at great prices.

AA Two Brothers Pizzeria is owned by 2 brothers from New York whose philosophy is to cook everything from scratch with fresh herbs and other ingredients. The restaurant is small and very casual and you will likely be greeted by 1 or both of the brothers during the course of your meal.

Garlic knots were brought to our table and I warn you, they are addictive. The knots alone were delicious but they were served with a house made tapenade, which was a great paring. We started with a traditional cold antipasto plate($9.95), including in-house roasted peppers, light years better than the jarred peppers that most restaurants serve. Mussels marinara($9.95) were pristine, served in a wonderful marinara sauce that would be equally delightful on pasta. As a side we had some homemade meatballs, also with marinara sauce. They were some of the best meatballs I’ve had in my life. Caesar salad was the only weak item of the night, with too much olive oil in the dressing.

Pizza is New York style-thin with a crispy crust. Ingredients included pepperoni, mushrooms, and green peppers. All were fresh. There are many others to choose from. In the future, I would be interested in trying their white pizza.

A complimentary tasting of their bread pudding was sent to the table for dessert. It's a denser style than typical bread pudding, but very good.

There’s a small deli counter serving prepared foods. They have a variety of stuffed breads. I have tried the pepperoni and provolone and highly recommend it.

There’s a dearth of moderately priced restaurants in the area and this fills a wonderful niche. I’m looking forward to returning and trying other dishes. Stay tuned!

AA Two Brothers Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine
26251 S. Tamiami Trail (Bay Crossings Shopping Center

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  1. I just love Two Brothers. Sal and Bob are great!

    1. Thank you for this post...NY style thin crust is EXACTLY my style (being originally from 'Jersey)...must investigate!

      1. Val you should also check out Za Za Serious Pizza next to the Publix in Pelican Landing. It's very respectable thin crust New York style pizza.

        Za Za Serious Pizza
        Williams Plaza, 22088 S. Tamiami Trail

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        1. re: RevrendAndy

          Sorry but Za Za is in Williams Plaza near the Albertsons, a few miles north of Pelican Landing.

        2. MsRev just left town and I thought this would be a good night to return and try a pasta. I ordered linguini with red clam sauce and it turned out to be the best I've ever had. Coming from Chicago, with a large Italian population, there are terrific mom and pop Italian joints. Generally, the clams in those dishes are a bit rubbery(it is the midwest after all), and the red sauce thick with a texture of tomato paste. What set this dish apart was the sauce was more souplike, with an intense flavor of the sea and the taste of the tomato more of an accent. Besides the generous portion of whole, littleneck clams, were pieces of chopped clams mixed into the broth. The clams were tender as could be. As the chef stated, they want the taste of this dish coming from the juices of the clams, not the extraneous ingredients. This is the Italian philosophy of cooking(and I don't mean Italian American). The dish was $17.99 and served with a side salad, and those addictive garlic knots. I love this place!

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