East County Times Dining Guide

Owners Kiriakos Nikoletos and Tony Marilanos combined their talent and expertise to bring mouthwatering homemade Italian dishes and Greek specialties to Rosedale.



Bellagio Pizzeria
8640 Pulaski Highway Suite 131
Rosedale, MD 21237


Review and photos by Emily Blackner

Absolutely everything about Bellagio Pizzeria makes it a wonderful place to eat. For starters, the food is delicious. Bellagio's best-selling dishes are lasgna, pizza ("the best in town") and gyros. Portions are very generous as well, giving you even more bang for your buck. And although it is best known for these, and other, Italian and Greek dishes, the menu also features other favorites like burgers, hot turkey sandwiches, chicken wings, a crab cake platter and much more. Everything is homemade with the best ingredients, such as Grande cheese. Unlike similar establishments, Bellagio's menu includes desserts as well, from cheesecake to baklava to cannolis and more. There truly is something for everyone and every craving on this menu. Not only is the food wonderful, it is all available for very reasonable prices. Their specials and meal deals offer discounts to customers, but even basic menu items may be had for very good prices. Bellagio Pizzeria also has excellent prices on alcohol. They sell a variety of beer, wine and liquor including Coors Light, Corona, Miller Lite and Budweiser. A wide variety of choices are available as part of their $1 beer and wine specials. They also have happy hour from 3 - 7 p.m. Owner Kiriakos "Crock" Nikoletos said that his pizzeria doesn't make any money off of alcohol sales- the price they pay for the product is the price customers pay for the product. "We serve it because it goes very well with our food," he said. So if you are considering buying alcohol this holiday season, Bellagio is the place to do so. Nikoletos founded Bellagio nearly nine years ago with business partner Tony Marianos. Both men grew up in Baltimore's Greek Town and had been working in the food service industry for 15 years prior to starting Bellagio. They run a tight ship, meaning all of the food is high-quality and the staff works to take orders and serve customers very efficiently; wait times are never long. Another thing to recommend Bellagio is its location. Located in the Centre at Golden Ring, it is easily accessible from Pulaski Highway and Philadelphia Road, and it is only a few seconds from the Beltway. The parking lot provides plenty of spaces, so finding a spot needn't be a concern. The atmosphere inside this cozy pizzeria also lends itself to enjoying your meal. One wall is dominated by a flat-screen TV on which to watch football, baseball, soccer and more, and the mirror on the opposite wall lets patrons see this set from wherever they are sitting, without having to strain their necks. Orioles and Ravens jerseys also decorate the walls, so you know the owners support the home teams. If you are in a rush, just looking to bring something yummy home to your family, for instance, Bellagio has you covered. They offer carry-out in addition to dine-in options, and you can even call ahead to place your order for pick-up. They will also accommodate the needs of people with food allergies who call in an order. Bellagio also offers delivery services within a limited area around the restaurant for even more convenience. Bellagio also offers catering services, customized to customers' needs. Appetizer trays, salads, entrees, wraps and sandwiches, desserts and, of course, pizza are available on their extensive catering menu. From the mouth-watering food to the convenient location to the lively, energetic atmosphere and friendly service, Bellagio Pizzeria truly deserves its great reputation as the place to eat in Rosedale. Bellagio Pizzeria is located at the Centre at Golden Ring, 8640 Pulaski Highway, Suite 131 (between Home Depot and Walmart). Their hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Call 410-682-5454 or visit them online at www.pizzeriabellagio.com for more info.

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