What You'll Get
Pizza crusts, like mustaches, can be thick or thin and are often covered with a jumble of chopped veggies, bits of sausage, and melted cheese. Introduce your own 'stache to crust of the thin variety with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of coal-fired pizza and Italian cuisine at Bella Via, located in Long Island City.
Bella Via is an acclaimed coal-fired pizza contender, supplementing its menu of thin-crust pies ($10.95–$13.95 for a small, $14.95–$18.95 for a large) with fresh Italian cuisine. On a foundation of classic margherita sauce, Bella Via builds innovative circular concoctions such as the quattro staggioni, a four-part symphony of artichoke, mushroom, ham, and biancaneve. For extra flavor, footnote your pie with topping addendums of eggplant, grilled chicken, truffle oil, goat cheese, and prosciutto. If you've been turned off to the taste of pizza by your failed attempts at a pizza smoothie, a non-radial entree of petto di pollo all'arlesiana ($17.95)—a free-range chicken breast topped with eggplant and fontina cheese—will quell your most querulous cravings. Otherwise, give dumplings a starch lift with the homemade spinach-ricotta gnocchi with fresh-diced tomatoes and olives ($14.95), or take on the capellini's ($15.95) savory powerhouse of shitake and shrimp as they engage in a delicious legal battle for custody of your fork.
As cozy as it is convenient (two blocks from the 7 train and minutes from both the Queens-Midtown Tunnel and Queensboro Bridge), Bella Via welcomes families with its comfy trappings of exposed brick, white tablecloths, and a dark wood bar. But the best seats in the house are outside the house on the outdoor patio, which treats diners to a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline and any giant rubber monsters currently attacking it.
- Love the beet salad, great pizza - and the steak is one of the best buys in town. – ElenorD0906, Zagat
- This is right around the corner form [sic] my house, and thankfully I have self control. I love the pizza here, and try to go as often as I can. Fresh ingredients, nice crust, friendly staff, home feel. – CarolineD1347, Zagat
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Tax & gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.