Pizza, much like the earth, is circular, flat, and supports the existence of Karl Malone. Lean into structurally sound meals with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizzeria fare at Fortel's Pizza Den’s locations in Ballwin and Creve Coeur.
Chefs at Fortel's Pizza Den pack their ovens with square-cut pizzas doused in seven types of sauce, including founder Bob Fortel’s signature tomato topping. Like the frisbees owned by Goldilocks’s three bears, Fortel’s freshly made dough disks range in size from 10 inches ($8.99+) to 16 inches ($15.49+). Patrons can build their own pie from a choice of 36 toppings or opt for a prearranged pizza such as the corned-beef Reuben deluxe, topped with sauerkraut, corned beef, and thousand island dressing ($12.49–$21.49). Guests can also catch 8-inch baked subs ($7.99 each) sent spiraling into the dining room by NFL-trained kitchen staff, or search out strands of spaghetti that have submerged themselves in meat sauce to hide from their natural predator, the fork ($4.49 for a small; $6.69 for a large).
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Fortel's Pizza Den a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
Fortel's Pizza Den
Fortel's Pizza Den was founded more than 30 years ago by pizza enthusiast Bob Fortel, giving the restaurant plenty of time to develop a compelling formula for creating its hand-tossed pies. It starts with the crust: the dough is made fresh daily, and—since eating pizza, like playing Battleship against yourself, shouldn't involve too many tough decisions—it's formed into a single, medium-thin thickness. Chefs then slather this crispy foundation in one of seven sauces, including pesto, gravy, or Bob Fortel's original sweet-and-spicy tomato sauce. Topping choices number in the dozens, ranging from sweet chicken sausage and eggplant to corned beef and sauerkraut. While waiting for their pizza masterpieces to arrive, diners nibble on beer-battered mushrooms, toasted ravioli, and other appetizers.