Anyone who’s tried nailing an oven-fresh pizza pie to a wall knows that pizza looks better briefly propped on a five-finger pedestal. Put pizza back where it performs best with today’s Groupon to Empire Pizza & Pub. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a pizza dinner for two (up to a $26.50 total value), which includes:
- A 16-inch pizza (up to a $17 value)
- A salad (a $5.50 value)
- Two sodas (up to a $2 value each)<p>
- For $20, you get a pizza dinner for four (up to a $44 total value), which includes:
- A 20-inch pizza (up to a $21.50 value)
- Two salads (a $5.50 value each)
- A 12-piece order of garlic knots (a $3.50 value)
- Four sodas (up to a $2 value each)
Empire Pizza & Pub tosses up a mouthwatering menu with 13 varieties of classic and specialty New York–style pizzas available for carryout or delivery. Diners nosedive into a spicy italian pie outfitted with genoa salami, onion, hot peppers, and outspoken pride in Renaissance architecture, or a classic pizza bedecked in pepperoni or mushroom and onion. Specialty pies named after notable bites of the Big Apple tempt taste buds with the Bensonhurst’s meaty quartet of pepperoni, canadian bacon, meatballs, and italian sausage, or the SoHo pie’s white-pizza base with tomato, fresh basil, and shredded parmesan cheese. Diners round out their meals with one of Empire’s leafy creations, such as a garden, spinach, or antipasto salad, and move teeth one step closer to Eagle Scout status by untying a dozen garlic knots.
Though Empire Pizza & Pub sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Empire Pizza & Pub
The Empire Pizza & Pub staff assembles a mix and match of 23 ingredients—including barbecue sauce and genoa salami—atop 13 New York-style pizzas. Their efforts helped earn the eatery a Best Pizza nod in 2011 by Metromix. They name their specialty pies after notable places in New York, such as Soho’s white pizza with tomatoes, basil, and parmesan and the Jackson Heights slathered in barbecue sauce and sprinkled with chicken, green pepper, and onion. By preparing the pies, subs, and salads for carry-out, delivery, or serving them at the restaurant as late as 3 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday (11 p.m. other days) and as early as 835 B.C.E., the staff accommodates diners of many tastes and schedules.
The arena in which the team’s servers operate features exposed-brick walls lining the narrow layout. A bar at the back pairs libations with pizzas, while vintage lights illuminate the copper ceiling.