· Redeemed July 8, 2017
· Redeemed June 28, 2017
· Redeemed June 16, 2017
What You'll Get
- $50 Worth of Italian Cuisine & Drinks for Two or More
- $100 Worth of Italian Cuisine & Drinks for Four or More
Chicago-Style Pizza: Through Thick and Thin
Chicago-style pizzas are best eaten within reach of a knife and fork. Get to the bottom of the pies’ hearty nature with Groupon’s study of the Windy City’s iconic dish.
In Italy, the indisputable birthplace of pizza, the thin, crispy dish is considered nothing more than a light snack. In Chicago, however, you can hardly find a heartier meal. The most classic iteration of Chicago-style pizza, deep dish, shovels ingredients into a deep pan, resulting in a flaky, yellowy crust that serves as a cradle for layers of cheese and assorted toppings, all capped in a chunky crown of tomato sauce. Often speckled in parmesan cheese, the tomato-based ceiling is meant to discourage the ingredients inside from burning or trying to escape during the long baking time, which often totals 30 minutes or more.
The beloved deep-dish pie traces its origins back to a single pizzeria in 1943, though the innovation quickly caught on and spawned new interpretations across Chicago. One such evolution is stuffed pizza, invented in 1971. At first glance, it’s hard to tell a stuffed pie apart from deep dish, at least until you cut into it; inside, a top layer of crust hides beneath the top blanket of sauce, which also means stuffed pizza tends to be slightly taller than deep dish. Another variation heads the opposite direction. Much thinner and crispier than even New York–style slices, Chicago’s thin-crust pies are usually sliced into squares—quite possibly an intentional snub of the Big Apple’s triangle-cut slices and rhombus-shaped parking spaces.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Expires 4 months from purchase. 1 per person, 1 as a gift. 1 per table. Option 1 & 2: Valid towards dine-in only. Not valid when combined with any other offers or promotions. Not valid on 2/14, 4/16, 5/14, 11/23, 12/24, and 12/31. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Casa di Fratelli
Casa di Fratelli offers gourmet, fresh Italian food and a large wine menu in an elegant yet cozy environment. Read on to learn about some signature dishes:
- Chicken rollatini: A chicken breast is stuffed with prosciutto, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese before it's topped with a marsala sauce. Served with potatoes and vegetables.
- Farfalle con rabe: Bowtie pasta is sautéed with chopped broccoli rabe, cannellini beans, and diced sweet italian sausage in a roasted garlic and oil sauce.
- Risotto funghi: Risotto is sautéed with mushrooms in a light shallot cognac sauce and garnished with grilled portobello mushrooms, parmesan cheese shavings, and a touch of truffle oil.
- Zuppa di pesce: This soup features a light, spicy marinara sauce, garlic, olive oil, basil, lobster tail, shrimp, clams, mussels, and calamari.