HOT ITALIAN Love is in the Air


Every once in a while, a new restaurant comes to town that is so good you just can’t stop buzzing about it. And not just in the “ooh that place looks good” or “I’ve really been meaning to go” kind of way. But more the “ohmygoodnessihavetohaveitrightnow” sort of buzz. So I think it’s time that we admit it:

The SacFoodies are head over heels for HOT ITALIAN. And now that we know they serve some of the best dessert in town, we’re sure this relationship has “forever” written all over it. Have a sweet tooth like us? Check out some of their mouthwatering desserts below:

organic Italian chocolate hazelnut spread dusted with powdered sugar

Hazelnut Calzone from KB

gorgonzola dolce cheese, pears drizzled with honey

Pear, Honey and Gorgonzola Pizza from KB

seasonal mixed berries topped with fresh ricotta and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil

Berry Ricotta Pizza from KB

And if that’s not convincing enough, here are our top 10 reasons to love HOT ITALIAN:

Uno: It’s so authentic that you simply can’t fight the urge to belt out any Italian you know: mangia, cara amici, mangia!

Due: Where else can you pick up a motorcycle with your pizza?

Tre: Communal seating is a great way to make new friends.

Quattro: Because they give you the scoop on their upcoming events on Twitter

Cinque: They’re open late! Call for exact hours, but word on the street is that they serve until 10:00 or 11:00 PM on weeknights and stretch that until 12:00 PM or 1:00 AM on Friday and Saturday nights!

Sei: Because there is nothing like a real Italian espresso.

Sette: Who can resist a giant round party table with space in the center for ice to keep your drinks chilled to perfection?

Otto: Orange chocolate, Madagascar vanilla and nocciola (hazelnut) gelato – oh my!

Nove: Because the modern decor and traditional fare instantly transport you to a corner cafe in a bella piazza.

Dieci: Because gorgonzola, pear and honey on a pizza can never be wrong.

Hot Italian
16th & Q Midtown
Sacramento, CA
(916) 444-3000

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  • Sarah Gilbertson | Jun 25, 2009 at 5:45 am

    I want to try the Murino gorgonzola dolce cheese, pears drizzled with honey! I have always wondered what the whole ‘cheese and pears’ thing tastes like, it always seems to be such a thing.
    The Lenti Seasonal mixed berries topped with fresh ricotta and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, looks FANTASTIC….but for some weird reason Ricotta always makes me carsick. True story. 😀

  • Melly | Jun 25, 2009 at 10:04 am

    This is the first really good review I’ve seen about Hot Italian. I might have to stop in afterall.

  • Brittany | Jun 26, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Sarah – You’ll love the Murino, definitely start there.

    Melly – Thanks for the kind words! Do check it out and let us know what you think!

    🙂 Britt