Though the resemblance of a pizza to a dartboard may seem coincidental, few actually know that chefs craft pies by throwing ingredients at wall-mounted circles of dough. Bite into a bull's-eye with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pizza and other Italian fare at Gambino's Pizza in Burleson.
Offering an array of specialty pizzas, sandwiches, and pastas, Gambino's Pizza bakes crispy, edible plates brimming with appetizing ingredient orchestrations captured in two dimensions on the menu. With a sweet and spicy foundation of traditional homestyle sauce, each pizza balances a blend of 100% real mozzarella and provolone cheese. Allay angry, pitchfork-wielding appetites with a Mobster pizza that buttresses hefty heaps of sausage, canadian bacon, and pepperoni, as well as mushrooms and black olives ($17.99 for large). Diners can also celebrate all five food groups with a Polynesian pie that couples canadian bacon and pineapple with green pepper ($16.99 for large) or quell cravings with entrees including piquant pastas ($6.49+ individual, $17.49+ family) and freshly baked sandwiches, such as a marinara drenched meaty meatball ($6.99). Dutch apple, cinnamon streusel, or very cherry dessert pizzas ($3.99+) follow savory entrees and allow parents to fool finicky children into eating dinner without having to prepare an asparagus-filled piñata.
When designing their menu of freshly made pizzas, the chefs at Gambino's Pizza were determined to include all five food groups. The crunchy crusts would represent the grains, the pure mozzarella and provolone cheeses would deliver the dairy—even fruits would appear in the form of savory olives, tangy pineapple slices, and their sweet and spicy homestyle tomato sauce. After mastering the recipes of more than 10 specialty pizzas, the chefs turned their creativity and ambition to hearty, Italian-inspired pastas and subs.
Clad in cheerful green T-shirts, servers bear freshly baked pies to the dining room, where families gather at tabletops and booths beneath a colorful mural adorning the back wall. If guests are lucky, they might even run into the restaurant's pizza mascot, whose giant foam costume delights children and helps impede those who confuse it for an edible pizza.