The most common Internet password is “pizza123,” demonstrating America’s love for this Italian delight, as well as its complete inability to protect sensitive information. Hack into your hunger with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of homemade pizza at Cicero's, located on Delmar in University City. This deal is for pizza purchases only.
Founded in 1977—a dark chapter in history that ended with millions succumbing to Pac-Man Fever—this family-owned pizza palace serves slices of sustenance to cheese-seeking wanderers late into the night, with the kitchen staying open until 12:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and until 11 p.m. on Sunday. Specialty pizzas are available in 8-inch ($10.79), 12-inch ($15.99), and 16-inch ($19.29) diameters, and include the award-winning Hawaii Five-O, an unlikely combination of juicy pineapple, onions, and cream cheese that—like Andrea Bocelli—performs beautifully on a melting stage of mozzarella and tomato sauce. The vicious rivalry between cow and chicken, cow’s natural predator, is momentarily put aside in the barbecue pizza—a union of hamburger, chicken, and onions happily wading in Cicero's spicy barbecue sauce. Devout vegetarians and vegetologists will find tasty refuge with the vegetarian special, whereas minimalists can satisfy their need for simplicity with a plainly delicious cheese pizza ($7.29 for 8 inches, $10.79 for 12 inches, $12.99 for 16 inches). Crust can be thick or thin, and toppings range from anchovies to Gardenburger to meatballs, giving DIY diners endless opportunities for experimentation and varying levels of garlic breath.
Besides providing stomachs with a doughy, cheesy filling, Cicero's supplies live music nearly every night for the auditory healing of the iPod overdosed. Order a prize-winning Hawaiian pizza that matches the business-casual grass skirt and coconut bra you wear to job interviews with today’s Groupon to Cicero’s.
The pineapple and ham pizza at Cicero's was named the Best in St. Louis in 2002 by the Riverfront Times. Nearly 50 Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and 10 Citysearchers give it an average of four.
The 200 bottled beers and 55 beers on tap at Cicero's Restaurant pour into pint, tulip, and chalice glasses in a range of earthy colors. Tripel Karmeliet fills glasses, with its lush head and classic Belgian flavor. The beer menu changes weekly, and the more serious brew hounds can attend Cicero’s free beer school to taste, discuss, and learn all about several beers at each class.
Live performances fill the eatery with the sounds of twanging guitars nearly every night. The menu brims with pastas and burgers like a romance scene written by a hungry novelist, and cooks top pizzas with cream cheese, buffalo sauce, three types of sausage, and other ingredients. A game room features a 101" HDTV, classic arcade games, and pinball. All free for customers.