Though spinning massive amounts of dough above one's head is an amusing way to display a coin collection, it requires superhuman stamina to maintain. Rest your triceps and leave the dough spinning to the pros with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of homemade pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and more at Ciao! Deli & Pizzeria, a family-run eatery in Costa Mesa.
Waltz some wandering eyes across the flavorful ballroom of Ciao's menu to decide whether to partake of a pizzeria- or deli-themed meal. Start out with an appetizer of jalapeño poppers stuffed with cheese ($4.95) or cheesy garlic knots ($3.95) before choosing sides with a massive, made-from-scratch discus of delight, such as the 18 in. Tuscan chicken pizza, with grilled chicken, red onions, sweet basil, fresh garlic, and garlic-cream sauce ($21.95). Opt for a specialty sandwich such as the Italian sausage (hot Italian sausage, marinara, and mozzarella, $6.95) to alleviate a fear of submersibles, or drop the carb bomb on an uptight appetite with made-from-scratch meat lasagna (served with bread, $9.95). Indulge in the mad science of flavor and combine all the options with the build-your-own calzone—mozzarella- and ricotta-stuffed crusts with a choice of more than 30 toppings, such as pineapple, bacon, salami, and unadulterated joy ($8.95 for regular, $11.95 for large, additional toppings $1–$2).
Ciao! Deli & Pizzeria matches comforting homestyle eating with hearty homemade meatballs, chicken parmesan, pizza and marinara sauce, and dough—creating a dining experience unmatched outside of a traditional Pizzagiving holiday feast. Settle into a table by the poster-laden walls, or call to abduct a steaming hot pie and secret it away to a pizza-munching lair with carryout.
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- The best pizza around! Great subs, both hot and cold. Salads made with the best, freshest ingredients. Italian beer. Homemade cheesecake. Fun atmosphere with friendly hosts (the owners). Who wouldn't love this place? – Kathy C K, Facebook
- I love all of their food there especially their thin crust pizza (its [sic] the only thin crust pizza ill eat). I have never been a place where they are as friendly as these two. – Elaine, Yahoo! Local