With this Groupon, $10 gets you $25 worth of pasta, pizza, frittatas, and more at Ciao Pizza Bistro Italiano. Ciao offers a variety of vegetarian, fish, and meat dishes to accommodate your diet, and its extensive menu makes it a great place for groups that can't agree on where to eat or for self-squabbling multi-headed beasts.
Ciao Pizza Bistro Italiano's warm, bright décor nods to the idyllic Italian countryside with rich oranges, yellows, and ceiling beams that burst from the center of the room like rays of wooden sunshine. Glowing orbs of light take a break from impersonating ghosts in photographs to make fun wall sconces, while colorful wall art ties tradition to contemporary style for a dining experience that is both sophisticated and comfortable.
From the moment you step into the cozy, family-owned restaurant, the friendly wait staff will make you feel like a regular. The neighborhood atmosphere makes Ciao the perfect place to put your sweetie at ease when it's time to meet the parents or convene the first brainstorming session for your multi-cultural educational puppet show. Start off a savory lunch or dinner with mouthwatering mussels fradiavola (sautéed with roasted garlic and spicy marinara, $8.99) and a light mozzarella caprese (fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes, basil, and fire-roasted peppers with olive oil and balsamic, $7.99).
Dinner entrees include your choice of house, Greek, or Caesar salad, or the soup of the day to round out your dining experience. Try the decadent tortellini bella lucia (filled with cheese and fresh herbs, sautéed with caramelized apples in a brandy cream sauce with crushed hazelnuts, topped with gorgonzola, $13.99) or the zesty chicken scarpariello (chicken breast with fire-roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, and capers in roasted garlic white-wine lemon sauce, topped with goat cheese, $15.99). Sink your fork into a perfectly broiled pistachio-encrusted salmon (with crab bisque risotto, $17.99) or go low-key with a 10-inch personal pizza. Try the primavera pizza (with broccoli, mushrooms, fire-roasted peppers, spinach, red onion, and tomato, $11.49) or satisfy your love for meat with pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon bits, and extra cheese to keep the meat from sliding off ($11.99).
Catch up with friends and see the weekend off right with Sunday brunch at Ciao Pizza Bistro Italiano. Sip on a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne while you indulge in the crêpes flambéed with caramelized orange juice and Grand Marnier (with cannoli cream and fresh berries, $9.99) or satisfy your confused breakfast/lunch desires with a brunchy personal pizza (with scrambled eggs, sausage, onions, peppers, bacon bits, and mozzarella, $10.99). Chow down one of Ciao's traditional Italian frittatas, such as the frittata granchio (filled with crab meat, asparagus, red roasted peppers, pesto, and mozzarella, $11.99) served with home-style potatoes and fresh fruit salad.
- ...expect that certain local warmth and a huge menu with enough variety to satisfy even the pickiest Italian connoisseur. And check out their Sunday brunches, featuring a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne as well as live jazz. – Metromix
- The space is stylishly decorated in bright, warm oranges and yellows with a contemporary Italian feel...There is an energetic, largely college-aged staff (management seems to have done a good job of training the young staff!) who provide attentive service... – John Cullen with Marty Shayt, Gay Life
Pizza is a cultural institution, penetrating every sphere of modern media, including video games. The first pizza-inspired video game, Pizza Problems! was released by Activavision Studios (a former pinball-repair and budget key-copying service) in 1981.
Pizza Problems sold an unprecedented 300 copies in 1981, and was even briefly adapted into a Saturday morning animated series, although fans objected to Pepperoni’s portrayal as a softheaded comic foil. Activavision Studios recently announced plans for a 30th anniversary relaunch of the Pizza Problems franchise, a mature-rated gore fest featuring the sultry voice talents of David Hyde Pierce.
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