FB = Full Bar
WB = Wine & Beer
TO = Take Out
D = Delivery
RES = Reservations
OM = Online Menu
P = Patio
SF - Smoke Free
Average price per person, not including drinks:
$ - Less than $8
$$ - $8 to $14
$$$ - $14 to $20
$$$$ - Over $20
MEXICO TO GO —Serving dishes at two Lansing locations, these family-owned restaurants offer a full menu of tacos, enchiladas, burritos and more. Don’t forget to try the beef tongue. 418 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 886-1113. MEXICO TO GO 2 at 16995 N. East St., Lansing. 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday- Saturday, closed Sunday. (517) 484-2355. TO, SF, $-$$
PABLO’S PANADERIA—Enjoy a traditional Mexican breakfast, lunch or dinner at this family-owned and run restaurant. House specialties include La Torta (grilled Mexican salt bread filled with fried beans, meat, onions, avocado and jalapeos) and enchiladas with mole (pronounced mo-lay). 311 E. Grand River Ave., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. (517) 372-0887. P, TO, B, NS, $
Pizza & Pasta
CUGINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—Savvy dcor gives an upscale Italian dining experience as the signature fettuccine Florentine made with mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta cheese sauce sauted with spinach and Italian spices satisfies hungry diners.
306 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.- 10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11-10 p.m, closed Sunday. (517) 627-4048. FB, WiFi, TO, SF, $$
DE LUCA’S RESTAURANT—A staple on the west side for more than 30 years, De Luca’s serves more than a dozen specialty pizzas (including the house special, which hasn’t changed recipes since the ‘60s) along with salads, sandwiches and several other Italian and American entrees.
2006 W. Willow St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday- Saturday. (517) 487- 6087, www.delucaspizza.com, FB, TO, OM $$, Reservations Mon-Thurs.
DOLLY’S PIZZA—This popular franchise offers 10 signature pizzas as well as pasta choices, like mostaccioli and lasagna. Take out and delivery only. 719 Brookside, Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday & Saturday. (517) 327- 0077. TO, D, OM at www.dollyspizza.com, $.
EMIL’S—Serving Italian favorites on Lansing’s east side for years. A signature dish is the Chicken Diablo, featuring breaded, pan-seared chicken breast covered in a creamy tomato sauce. 2012 E Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-midnight Friday- Saturday. (517) 482- 4430. FB, RES, TO, $$
FALSETTA’S CASA NOVA— A Lansing pizza institution with a legacy of more than 50 years in business, this restaurant offers a full Italian menu plus plenty of American and Mexican options.
138 S. Waverly Road, Lansing. 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 323-9181. TO, FB, WiFi, $
GUERRAZZI’S—With a full menu of pastas, pizzas and more favorites made from scratch, this family owned restaurant uses authentic recipes straight from Italy. 15643 S U.S. Highway 27, Lansing. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. (517) 374- 6456. FB, TO, RES, P, $-$$
TONY M’S—Known for its lasagna and sweet, zesty sauce served in a cozy, classic restaurant. 3420 Creyts Road, Lansing. 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday. (517) 322-2069. FB, TO, Wi-Fi, $$
RELLI’S—A family-style Italian restaurant, serving homemade pizza and pasta. Featuring a pool table and video games plus live entertainment on the weekends. 202 E. Main St., DeWitt. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. (517) 669- 9243. TO, FB, P, $ – 6 p.m. Sunday. (517) 381-7437. www.gtpie.com. D, TO, P, OM, $ Second location at 1403 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday. (517)-203- 3304. D, TO, P, OM, $