Cane Rosso is known for their Neapolitan style pizzas, which, if you didn't know, are my jam. The restaurant has a large, laid back space on Magnolia and features a huge wood-burning oven. Neapolitan pizzas are cooked for a little over a minute in a very hot wood-burning oven. They are traditionally thin crust and are eaten using forks and knives. Neapolitan pizza is my favorite. They have a secret menu that's worth ordering off of, too! I've had the The Honey Bastard which comes topped with spicy soppressata salami, mozzarella, bacon marmalade and habanero-infused honey. The Heimy Bastard (still off menu, here) is similar to the Honey Bastard Pizza except for one big difference. The Heimy Bastard includes all of that goodness and then adds on Heim Barbecue's burnt ends. The Heimy is only available on Tuesdays, though, so plan accordingly.
Cane Rosso isn't exactly what you think of when considering brunch options. So, lured by the bacon marmalade and the $1 mimosas, I got a couple friends together and put it to the test.
Turns out, it's awesome. We ordered a side of fried artichokes, the Breakfast Panini, the Wafflebird and the Mother Cluckin' Bastard. The portions were large and the mimosas were really good. For $1 we were fully expecting to be less than impressed. We shared a little of each of our meals and it was a wonderful, laid back brunch with friends. My only critique was for a little sauce other than the bacon marmalade (which is worth a trip there on it's own) on my Mother Cluckin' Bastard. I know everyone loves the simplicity of a chicken biscuit, but if we're already having some fun with it, let's go next level and add a sauce in there too. At the end of the meal, we decided to split the check 3 ways and with splitting a starter, each a full entree and two drinks, we left paying just under $20.
Every time I come by Cane Rosso, I have the thought "I should really come here more often." I'm excited to now throw it on the list of fun, easy going and affordable brunch spots.