Pizza chefs are rated as some of the most coordinated and dexterous people in the food industry, due to the skills they acquire through hand-tossing dough and sneaking up on unsuspecting tomatoes. Enjoy a carefully stalked meal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, pasta, and more at Amato's Pizzeria in Lincoln Park.
For 45 years, Amato's Pizzeria has culled a fresh menu of Italian-American cuisine from homemade dough, sauce, and more than 20 pizza toppings. Customers can call in to commission any of Amato's marinara-glazed masterpieces, including the signature Amato's Classic pizza, which maintains a delicate balance between sausage, mushrooms, onion, and green pepper ($11.33 for a 10"), or the spinach pizza, stocked with fresh herbs and low-fat mozzarella cheese ($18.78 for a 16"). Several pasta varieties, such as mostaccioli, linguini, or fettuccine ($5.75), spell out coded messages to diners, sparking subliminal cravings for the spinach calzone ($6.75) and unexplainable urges to bathe in olive oil. After properly extinguishing appetite flames, diners may also enjoy one of Amato's desserts, such as the rich fudge brownie ($2.49) or the homemade tiramisu ($3.90).
Although the carryout option grants diners with the freedom to enjoy Amato's specialties in their own homes or personal pizza cellars, the restaurant also hosts several tables for those who prefer to dine in.
953 W Willow St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614