Bonaire has garnered some great little dining options in the past few years and Two Guys and a Pie is a low-cost, good quality community gathering spot. Their menu states that their dough, marinara, cannoli cream and desserts are all homemade and that they use a local butcher and a local produce buyer.
Place your order up at the counter and get your drink while you wait. We started with the garlic rolls for $2.50. I wish we had added a dollar for more cheese or 50 cents for marinara because the rolls were just OK. They were bigger and roll-ier than what most pizza places serve, very bready and in need of sauce or butter.
Our very best item was, surprisingly, the chicken wings. They are served with a homemade bleu cheese or ranch dressing, 10 for $7.95. We had them in garlic Parmesan but they are also available in bare, mild, hot, barbecue and Southern paradise (just seeing that on the menu now -- I wish I had asked what it is). They were tender, juicy and meaty and not too sauced up.
We liked the homemade lasagna, but we didn’t love it. For $8.50, it’s a heaping serving full of ground beef and sauce. The same was true for the house calzone, filled with pepperoni, ricotta and mozzarella for $7.95. It was large and plentiful, but something just seemed to be missing. We also ordered a large Caesar salad for the table. For $6.25, it was humongous and easily served two to four people as it states on the menu.
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So that we could try as many different types of pizzas as possible, we ordered the personal-sized versions of the Carnivore, the Works and the Chicken Parmigiana, $8.50 for the first two and $8 for the latter. Each of these is marked a best-seller on the menu, but again they lacked something. The toppings were plentiful but the meats were chewy. The crust was just OK -- thin, but a bit dry.
They also have kids dishes, gyros and hoagies, like the Italian Stallion and Mom’s Mean Meatball.
For dessert, we chose the plain cannoli and chocolate dipped cannoli. They were fantastic.
All that being said, the service is great, the place is clean and inviting, and the portions really are generous. I suppose there are just so many good pizza places in our area that it’s hard to compete solely on the merits of their pizza.
My recommendation? Get the wings, the giant Caesar salad, a large pizza that’s likely to have more sauce and cheese, and the cannoli for dessert. And ask for the printed menu, which has great coupons in it like 15 percent off your whole order. You will definitely have a good time.
Address: 402 Ga. 247, Suite 2000
Hours: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 4-8 p.m. Sunday
Payment: Cash, credit
Kids Menu: Yes
Noise Level: Low
Health Rating: 100
Price range: $5.99-$8.50
Rating: 2.5 stars