Choosing pizza toppings is a lot like being married: if there is an irreconcilable disagreement, both parties take half. Grab a piece of the pie with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, subs, and Italian fare at Gina's Pizza & Italian Gourmet in Irmo.
The dough flingers at Gina's Pizza & Italian Gourmet meld quality ingredients and 50-year-old family recipes to construct a menu of 18 signature pizzas and more than a dozen traditional pastas. Cuisine architects can build their own piescrapers with a base of made-from-scratch crust, furnish it with jalapeños, green olives, and banana peppers, and top it off with a cell-phone antenna. The Bianca pizza flaunts a fresh smattering of tomatoes, mushroom, spinach, as well as a creamy sauce blended from garlic, cheese, and herbs ($6–$20.50), and the breakfast pizza awakens senses with eggs, bacon, onions, and tomatoes ($6–$18.50). Gina's grub gurus sauce noodles in more than a dozen variations, such as baked ziti ($8.25) and fettuccini alfredo ($8.50), which is so rich and cheesy it's frequently mistaken for Neil Diamond. Diners can conclude Italian flavor sojourns by diving uvula-first into an espresso- and chocolate-infused piece of tiramisu ($3.99).