What You'll Get
Though spinning massive amounts of dough above one's head is an amusing way to display a coin collection, it requires superhuman stamina to maintain. Rest your triceps and leave the dough-spinning to the pros with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet pizza slices and pies at Georgio’s Pizza in East Lansing. This Groupon is valid at the Charles Street location only.
Georgio’s Pizza hand-tosses more than 40 varieties of gourmet pies that range from traditional sausage and pepperoni to taco pizza and the barbecue chicken and tortellini combination. Taste buds serenade and stomachs supplicate for a slice of the stuffed spinach pizza satiated with feta, spinach, onions, mushrooms, and mozzarella ($4). Finish a dizzying night of knitting with a slice of the black-bean pie, which comes dressed for the protein party in beans, feta cheese, onions, fresh tomato toga, and cheddar ($4).
As a bastion of local culinary culture since 1995, Georgio’s Pizza stays open to feed the needs of late-night revelers. The seasoned pie-men carefully combine the freshest ingredients with the crispiest crusts and savoriest sauces—making their dough discs taste as good as pizza always looks in cartoons and cubicle daydreams.
- Georgio´s slice scored the highest of the six we tried, with three of us ranking it the best, mostly thanks to its thinner, crispier crust, which one reviewer called a “delicious crust cooked to perfection.” – Joe Torok, City Pulse
- They have got the crust down stone cold here. Just the right balance of crackle, chewiness...just the right thickness. The only pizza I crave. – Justin B., Yelp, 12/31/08
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only at Charles St. location. Valid for dine-in and carryout only. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Georgio's Pizza
When searching for their lab partner, a Michigan State student might first check the dorms. The safe second option is Georgio's Pizza. The Lansing staple doles out gourmet, hand-tossed pies whole or by the slice until 3 a.m. on many evenings, following the sage business model that brought the family-owned business from Greece—settle in a college town and feed the masses. Today, more than 50 New York–style pizzas populate menus at five Georgio's locations.
The pizzas' toppings run the gamut from traditional cheese and pepperoni to creative combinations such as barbecue chicken and tortellini or eggplant and tomato. Like many forms of deep-sea pizza, Georgio's pies often disguise themselves as a different food—a taco, perhaps, or a baked potato, complete with chives, bacon, cheese, and sour cream—in a short-sighted attempt to avoid being eaten by predators. In his review for Michigan Live, Troy Reimink remarks that Georgio's served "the most interesting and tasty slices I've wolfed down in recent memory, although I felt as if I was disrespecting the creations by not nibbling them with silverware off fine china."
Georgio's is so dedicated to treating customers to a gourmet experience that its staffers actually take the pizza out of the oven before it is finished. They then wait until a customer selects the pizza before popping it back in—often adding extra ingredients—which ensures that the pies are always served piping hot without having to line the crust with charcoal briquettes.