Before they devised a formal monetary system, early American settlers used pepperoni as currency and used pizzas as wallets, resulting in heavily greased chap-pockets. Enjoy America's savory heritage with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pies, drinks, and more at Gourmet Pizza Company in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
Included in Spirit magazine's discussion of the top 10 pizza destinations in the country, Gourmet Pizza Company constructs pies to fit a broad spectrum of tastes and dietary regimens. The menu showcases conventional or rare toppings, such as Italian sausage, fresh mushrooms, crawfish tail, and escargot, and options include gluten-free crust and vegan cheese. Specialty pizzas (starting at $8.95 for 10-inch) include the steak gorgonzola pizza, topped with the house-cheese blend, gorgonzola, fresh mushrooms, caramelized red onions, and center-cut ribeye steak (vegetarians may substitute portabella mushrooms for ribeye steak). In the realm of meatless pizzas, try the Cheeseless Vegan, heaped with fresh garlic and a quintet of veggies including spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. The pie shop also serves seven different regional pizzas and allows pizza scientists to concoct their own pie ($6.95-$11.95 for 10- to 16-inch pies, $0.75-$1.75 each for toppings) from the more than 50 available toppings.
Those who prefer wrestling pizza to eating it can also find something to salivate over on the Gourmet Pizza Company menu, including pasta ($8.55), salads ($4.95–$10.95), breadsticks ($4.75), flatbreads ($7.95–$10.95), and calzones ($7.25+). And unlike pizzerias that use Reagan-era dough or antebellum sauce, everything at GPC is made fresh daily.
Not valid for delivery. Gluten-free vegan pizza crust available in 10'' only.
TripAdvisors and four Metromix users give Gourmet Pizza Company an average of owl eyes or stars. The restaurant, a 2005 "Best Of" winner on Creative Loafing, also has a 4.5-star average on Citysearch and 78% of more than 225 Urbanspooners like it:
- Really impressed with the pizza, it was a party in my mouth. You gotta try the flatbread and pizza bread sticks. – jpatrol, Citysearch
- Gourmet Pizza Company serves up pizza- whether it’s standard cheese or something a little bit fancier. Either way, it’s good stuff. Check it out. – Susie Ulrey, Metromix