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Christoper R. · 1 review
· August 5, 2018
Great food and selection. I suggest the arugula and prosciutto pizza

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Kelly S. · 45 reviews TOP REVIEWER HELPFUL REVIEWER
· July 25, 2018
Love the Good and the service. Sweet little outdoor space. Recommend it.

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Mary Anne B. · 12 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· July 14, 2018
Food was awesome and staff was very friendly! The Buffalino pizza brought back memories of pizza in Italy. The Rotolo was amazingly delicious! Would highly recommend Dinotto’s for a lovely relaxing lunch! It was raining, so we couldn’t sit outside , but sitting near the open windows was just as good, and you didn’t get wet. Can’t wait to go back!

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  • $20 Value Towards Italian Food and Drinks (Lunch Only): Valid Tuesday - Sunday
  • $30 Value Towards Italian Food and Drinks (Dinner Only): Valid Tuesday - Sunday

Mozzarella: Staple of the Slice

Pizzas offer many flavor combinations, but most start with the blank canvas of a blanket of mozzarella. Learn how pizza got stuck with its favorite cheese with Groupon’s exploration of mozzarella.

Although proto-pizzas can be detected in culinary history as early the sixth century, the mozzarella-covered version we know today wasn’t born until 1889. That’s when King Umberto I and Queen Margherita of Italy commissioned Neapolitan chef Raffaele Esposito to prepare an assortment of his native city’s pizza—elemental dishes that showcased tomatoes, olive oil, and herbs. Wanting to bake a suitably patriotic pie, Esposito took inspiration from the Italian flag and created an arrangement of red tomatoes, green basil, and white buffalo mozzarella. The queen so adored the mozzarella-centric incarnation that Esposito named it Pizza Margherita in her honor and begin marketing it as the standard. But, although mozzarella got its start in the pizza business for political reasons, dough twirlers around the world continue to use it for three reasons.

Taste: Mozzarella has a rich, salty flavor that harmonizes with the pie’s sauce and other toppings but lacks the pungency of sharp or “stinky” cheeses. Ideally, it’ll never overpower even the mildest pepperoni or vegetable.

Low Moisture Level: The vast majority of US pizzas rely on a low-moisture version of mozzarella, which means it exudes less water as it heats up. This allows the cheese to become gooey without dampening the crust’s crunch. Low-moisture cheeses also have a longer shelf life, allowing pizzerias to buy in bulk.

Meltability: Cheese makers (or their machines) knead and spin mozzarella until it’s springy and pliable—a texture familiar to anyone who’s enjoyed a stick of string cheese. This signature stringiness allows the cheese to stretch and fuse to the other ingredients as it melts. In contrast, oilier cheeses, such as cheddar or american, become a sticky, liquid-like substance under intense heat, making for a messier slice.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 60 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid with half priced wine offer on Wednesdays. Must purchase at least two entrees. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Not valid toward taxes or gratuity. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for dine-in only. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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