Masullo's arugula salad
Masullo is Sacramento-famous for its Neapolitan-style pizzas. And for good reason: They're flavorful, made with fresh ingredients and a thin crust that hits just the right note between chewy and crispy. That said, don't forget to start your meal there with a salad. Masullo's arugula salad ($5 for a small, $8 for a large) is my hands-down fave for its food-coma inducing mix of peppery arugula, crunchy fennel, toasted almonds and thinly shaved pieces of Grana Padano—all dressed in a tart Meyer lemon vinaigrette. Bonus: It's served with two warm triangles of wonderfully doughy rosemary focaccia. I always tell myself I won't eat the focaccia since there's all that pizza still to come. I'm such a liar. 2711 Riverside Boulevard, (916) 443-8929, www.masullopizza.com.