New restaurant in Marion brings more than pizza

By Lisa Capobianco
Staff Writer
From pizza and pasta to wings to grinders, wraps and salads, Dina’s Pizza, Grill & Bar offers a variety of different cuisines for customers. Located in the Marion area of Southington, Dina’s Pizza recently opened a few weeks ago.
“It’s a family environment,” said Dina Gjizo, a resident of Southington who owns the restaurant with her parents, adding that they also offer catering and take-out for customers. “We always have fresh ingredients coming in.”
The menu at Dina’s features fresh ingredients purchased daily from local markets.
Whether pizza lovers are looking for vegetable toppings, meat toppings or pesto sauce, Dina’s has it all. Gourmet pizzas include Chicken Florentine, Margarita, Vegetarian Primavera, and Bacon and Cheesy Burger. The menu also features calzones stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella cheese and golden crust pizzas.
Besides a sit-down dining room area, Dina’s Pizza also offers customers a sports bar equipped with seven televisions to watch the games, and a dozen different draft beers, including Blue Moon, Coor’s Light and Angry Orchard.
Gjizo said customers who eat in the sports bar usually order wings off the menu, which features a unique range of sauce flavors including honey barbecue, Cajun, garlic parmesan, teriyaki, honey mustard, hot and sweet. Happy hour takes place from 3 to 6 p.m.
Gjizo added that her restaurant also offers hamburgers, appetizers like bruschetta and stuffed mushrooms, as well as fresh soups of the day and dinner specials. Between chicken cordon bleu and ravioli a la vodka, the restaurant chooses different specials every day.
“We also do dinner specials,” said Gjizo, adding that the restaurant also offers a variety of different chicken and veal dishes as well as dessert. “They’re different all the time.”
Dina’s Pizza, Grill & Bar is located at 2211 Meriden-Waterbury Road.

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