The most common Internet password is “pizza123,” demonstrating America’s love for this Italian delight, as well as its complete inability to protect sensitive information. Hack a circle into triangles with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a pizza lunch or dinner for two at The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe in Redlands and Yucaipa (up to a $35.27 total value). The pizza meal includes:
- Any 12-inch pizza (up to a $22.49 value)
- Any salad for two (up to a $9.29 value)
- One small appetizer, excluding the sampler plate, buffalo wings, or cheese bread (up to a $3.49 value)
The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe's culinary wizards conjure a creative menu of more than 60 savory circles that netted Inland Empire Weekly's Best Pizza honor. Classics such as the mushroom-strewn Tuscan and the carnivorous Peter Pepperoni coexist with inventive pies such as the Crabby Bill’s, whose toppings of crab, shrimp, avocado, and garlic butter rile food scientists intent on categorizing all cuisine as either seafood or dairy. Pair your pie with one of nine two-person salads and rev up your eating engine with a small appetizer, such as mozzarella sticks or potato wedges.
The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe offers many 12-inch pizzas at a range of prices; check the menu to be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.
The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe
For Gourmet Pizza Shoppe owners Bill, Don, and Scott, the standard assortment of pizza toppings isn't enough. Though pepperoni, sausage, and black olives are certainly part of its repertoire, the trio also stocks exotic ingredients such as mashed potatoes, peanut butter, and crabmeat—making a total of more than 120 toppings. Strewn across dough made fresh each day, these morsels form custom build-your-own pies or dozens of specialty pizzas, ranging from classic eggplant parmesan to the out-there Mini Pearl, loaded with country gravy, mashed potatoes, and fried chicken.
At the downtown location, taps pour out more than 20 regional microbrews, including several from Redlands brewery's Hangar 24 and Ritual. After meals, customers can request six types of dessert pizzas to adorn the tables' green-gingham tablecloths or their imaginary pet dragons' green-gingham tongues.