A cheese pizza is a blank canvas, just waiting to be decorated with pepperoni to symbolize life, onions to symbolize sorrow, and pineapple to symbolize fruit. Eat something meaningful with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of New York–style pizza, wraps, and pasta at Cozzolino's in Cary.
Cozzolino's cooks embrace the traditions of New York–style pizzerias, creating savory thin-crust pies with house-made dough, fresh sauce, and high-quality cheeses. Like freshly baked bubble wrap, pizzas emerge from the oven crispy on the outside and airy on the inside, and they come laden with ham, jalapeños, and other toppings from a list of 17 meat and veggie options ($11.50 for 14" cheese; $1.50/topping). Wraps brim with meatballs and marinara or spinach and ricotta ($5+), buffalo wings thaw taste buds, and platefuls of pasta ($2.99+) host hoedowns for chicken parmesan. Diners can take their orders to go, or they can snag a seat in the black-and-white-tiled dining room, which features Tuscan-yellow walls with such New York accents as a picture of the Brooklyn Bridge and a convenient subway that runs from the kitchen to midtown Manhattan.
Mike Cozzolino and his crew deliver Sicilian and New York-style pizzas crafted from homemade dough. They top this dough with house sauce and 25 ingredients, including pepperoni, chicken, ricotta cheese, anchovies, and basil flakes. Besides crafting pizza, they also boil pots of spaghetti noodles and bake a blend of ziti, homemade marinara sauce, and gooey cheese. In the casual dining area, black-and-white checkered flooring and golden-hued walls surround diners as they root for their favorite infomercials playing on a flat-screen TV.