If you've never had authentic Neapolitan pizza, then what you think is pizza might in fact be a cunningly disguised pretzel. Clear up the confusion with today's Groupon to Dante Pizzeria Napoletana. Choose from three options:
- For $12, you get $24 worth of dine-in dinner (after 5 p.m.).
- For $5, you get $10 towards dine-in lunch.
- For $5, you get $10 towards carryout at any time.
Dante Pizzeria is Omaha's first authentic Neapolitan pizzeria, offering pizza that follows the rigorously strict guidelines of VPN, an international trade organization that certifies authentic Neapolitan pizzerias. Each creation is made of traditional dough, topped with house-made, cow-milk mozzarella cheese, and slid into a specialized, wood-fired, 800-degree inferno.
Dinner includes the traditional margherita pizzathat layers tomato, basil, mozzarella, and olive oil atop a bubbly, crispy crust that's delivered via frisbee fling ($12). Or quiet hunger chants with the Giuseppe pizza, a mélange of sausage, roasted pepper, cipollini, and mozzarella ($16). House-made gnocchi shines among roasted mushroom, oxtail, and grana padano ($14.50) and encourages diners to divulge secret Morse Code signals over a glass of wine from Dante's all-Italian selection (starting at $7 a glass). Lunch mavens mob the kitchen before 5 p.m. to dive teeth first into signature sandwiches and pies, such as Dante's carni sandwich with prosciutto, coppa, soprassata, chicken, aioli, and greens accompanied by fresh sea salt and balsamic chips ($7.50).
Although the wood-fired oven is a big feature of Dante's relaxed atmosphere, it's not as enjoyable to step inside as the entertaining indoor bocce court. Spend the short wait for your cuisine learning the game with friends or split into two teams postfeast to battle it out with wooden balls as the weapons of choice.