A monstrous pizza/calzone hybrid is born

Planting its cheesy roots firmly in the CBD after pleasing the Tech Center crowds (likely because they have many great apps... as well as entrees), Pizza Republica offers upscale, wood-fired Neapolitan 'za and 100+ bottles of vino just steps from the Big Blue Bear.

dining area of Pizza Republica

The elegantly modern dining area is fairly spread out, providing plenty of leg-room/bulging stomach-room at any of the 160 seats.

wine bottle at Pizza Republica

The wine list is 99% Italian and predominantly stocked with reds from regions like Piedmonte, Abruzzo, Toscana, and Veneto (aka the names of Snooki's next four children).

bruschetta at Pizza Republica

On the appetizer side of things, there's delectable bruschetta topped by shaved parmesan.

Pizza Vesuvius at Pizza Republica

A half-calzone, half-pizza hybrid, this looks like something from The Island of Doctor Moreau's kitchen. The stuffed side bursts with spinach & artichoke calzone, while the remaining half is comprised of meat-tastic pepperoni/hot capicola slices.

crisp pancetta pie at Pizza Republica

Looking to try something new, but non-hybrid? It's hard to go wrong with this sauceless crisp pancetta pie topped with caramelized pearl onions.

pizza margherita at Pizza Republica

For a fan of the classics, nothing beats Jane Eyre a Pizza Margherita.

rigatoni bolognese at Pizza Republica
Marc Piscotty

There's plenty more than pizza on the menu, including entrees with striped bass, salmon, or tilapia, and a number of pastas, like this Rigatoni Bolognese. Like many of the apps that were a hit with the Tech Center crowd, this dish is sure to get your 5-star rating.