Regatta 220 [Ahi Tuna Pizza]
It has been a while since Food in the Fox has been to Green Bay, so Tuesday night after a Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Current event, we ended up at a place quite a bit off the beaten path for us; Regatta 220, just north of the 172 bridge behind the Aloft Hotel. Curious, I looked up what the word ‘regatta’ means and it turns out that it is a series of boat races, which makes sense because the restaurant was located right on the Fox River next to a small marina. Ahi tuna was on the menu, so there was little doubt in my mind I wouldn’t find something sensational to eat.
Planes, Trains, and Boats
Walking into the huge establishment, I noticed there was a large bar with a few pub tables setup and an airplane was hanging from the ceiling. Something you don’t see everyday. There were also large booths and dozens of tables lining the large windows that overlooked the river. There was also a train and a boat hanging from the high ceilings in the dining room. The waitress came over after a bit, introducing herself and putting a little card in the cork of an empty wine bottle on the table (used for decoration). The little card included a her name and a fact about her (she was studying elementary education at St. Norbert’s – good for her!).
Bathroom Sinks Not In The Bathroom
After ordering I took a walk around the place and found my way to the restroom, where I noticed something a bit different. The sinks were outside the restrooms. So what does this mean? If you forget to wash you hands, people will know and you will be grossly judged (maybe). The picture below highlights the sink arrangement, which probably isn’t too unusual, but being from a small town this was a bit out of the norm for me. Also pictured below is the beautiful view of the Fox River. The outside courtyard looks like it would be a good place to hang out and enjoy lunch on a sunny summer day. If summer ever gets here, I will test the patio out and report back.
Tuna Pizza? Yes!
After what seemed like a decade after ordering, the food came out. The Ahi Tuna Pizza was 10 inches and was covered in barbecue sauce, cilantro, red onion, tomato, spinach, sesame seared tuna, and a mayo based white sauce on the top of a cracker thin crust. It was love at first bite. The flavors were powerful and each bit seemed to melt in my mouth. The cilantro and red onion were very fresh and gave the pie a bit of a zing, but a good zing. I was also pleasantly surprised with the amount of tuna was on the pizza. The seared tuna was a tiny bit overcooked for my taste, but was still some of the best Ahi tuna I have had in a while.
The only (small) complaint I had was the time if took to get our food. Other than that, I highly recommend trying this place out when you are in Green Bay. For $11.99, I think I now have another reason to come to Green Bay besides football games and networking.
465 Marina Ln.
Green Bay, WI 54304