Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Find out which places made the newspaper's list of best new restaurants this year in Metro Detroit.
Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria in Berkley made the Detroit Free Press’ top 10 list of the best new restaurants of 2012. The Woodward Avenue restaurant that opened this spring features a stone pizza oven, an in-house bakery, a breakfast menu, a upscale cocktail bar, two outdoor patios and more. "Scratch-made, hand-crafted food, prepared to order, ready in minutes and affordably priced isn't easy for diners to find – or for restaurants to produce. But that's the whole idea at Crispelli's," the Freep raves. Get more details and the full list of the 10 Best New Restaurants of 2012 at the Detroit Free Press.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Berkley restaurant puts a twist on morning fare at reasonable prices.
Yours Truly stopped by Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria in Berkley last week to try out the restaurant's new breakfast offerings and left with a full belly and happy taste buds. Crispelli's puts an interesting twist on morning fare, serving three types of calzones (feta, spinach and tomato; three-meat and egg; corned beef and potatoes), eggs gratin and a smoked salmon plate, among other offerings. [Have you had breakfast at Crispelli's? What did you have and how did you like it? Leave a comment!] Yours Truly ordered the Prosciutto & Egg Gratin, Belgian Waffles and a cafe au lait made with brew from The Great Lakes Coffee Brewing Company, all for less than $15. The Prosciutto & Egg Gratin was made with the title ingredients, as well as …
Friday, October 5, 2012
French toast, Belgian waffles, eggs gratin, bacon, smoked salmon, pastries and more are now available at the Berkley restaurant seven mornings a week.
Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria in Berkley – known for its gourmet pizzas and popular patios – has added a new temptation: breakfast. The Woodward Avenue restaurant recently began serving the morning meal, in addition to lunch and dinner, and has received a positive response, manager Kelly Willson said. [Have you tried Crispelli's' breakfast offerings? Leave a comment to let us know what you think!] The service began quietly Sept. 24 so the restaurant could iron out the kinks, she said, and is available from 7-11 a.m. seven days a week, with offerings that range from $2 to $7. The new menu items include the following, Kelly said. Kelly said the restaurant aims to have its full breakfast menu posted online within the next week. "We've had a …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Detroit News restaurant critic Molly Abraham says new Berkley restaurant is a winner.
Crispelli's Bakery and Pizzeria was a hit even before it officially opened its doors Feb. 28, with local residents eager to try out the Italian-themed menu at Berkley's newest restaurant. The parking lot of the renovated Denny's space has been packed since with rave reviews and delicious smells wafting out the doors. Detroit News restaurant critic Molly Abraham is a fan, writing "Even after three visits to the good-looking structure on Woodward Avenue just south of 12 Mile, I'm still looking forward to going back. And that's the true test of any restaurant." Read on for more of Abraham's review.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Berkley's newest restaurant gives the corner of 12 Mile and Woodward a makeover.
What's a crispelli? It's a deliciously sinful Italian bakery treat, similar to a fritter. In Berkley, however, the word has a whole new meaning now with Crispelli's Bakery Pizzeria officially opening its doors this week. It's the newest eatery in town, and judging by the comments of patrons, destined for success. "The pizza here is really, really good – it has a very authentic taste. The whole place has a sophisticated California feel. And, it's at a great price point – this is the kind of place where you can bring the kids and still relax with a nice glass of wine," said Pat Gillette, who was with friend Anna Rea enjoying a late lunch at the restaurant Thursday afternoon. Named after the traditional Italian treats, Crispelli's parking lot…
Friday, February 24, 2012
The new Berkley eatery plans its grand opening for Tuesday.
Berkley's newest and eagerly anticipated restaurant, Crispelli's Bakery and Pizzeria, is scheduled to open to the public for dinner on Tuesday. Crispelli's will feature a menu with a wide-range of from-scratch selections. Items including stone-oven pizzas, salads to order, deli sandwiches, entrees ranging from chicken to fish and pasta to beef, in-house baked breads and baked pastries. The restaurant is located at 28939 Woodward, on the southwest corner of 12 Mile at Berkley Square. Crispelli's is still accepting applications for help and those interested should visit the restaurant's website.
Friday, January 27, 2012
The restaurant – which will include a stone pizza oven, an in-house bakery, a deli bar and two outdoor patios – wants to fill at least 10 positions.
Diners won't have to wait much longer for the eagerly anticipated opening of Crispelli's restaurant in Berkley: The location is tentatively expected to open Feb. 28 and hiring is under way, developer Glen Willson said Friday. The Woodward Avenue restaurant – which will include a stone pizza oven, an in-house bakery, retail space, a deli bar and two outdoor patios – is nearing completion and looking for staff members, he said. "We have all our approvals from the Board of Health and Liquor Control," Willson said Friday. "Our final inspection by the city will be next week and we don't expect any problems." Interested applicants can persuse a list of job openings and find applications on Crispelli's' website, which remains under development, …