A cheese pizza is a blank canvas just waiting to be decorated with pepperoni to symbolize life, onions to symbolize sorrow, and pineapple to symbolize fruit. Eat something meaningful with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, grinders, and Italian fare at Hartford Road Pizza in Manchester.
The pizza slingers and grinder stackers at Hartford Road Pizza have honed sauces and refined recipes for comforting fare in a family-friendly setting. Diners can rev mouth motors with appetizers or dive tongue-first into dinner with two-topping large pies ($18.25). The eatery's doughsmiths craft a variety of specialty pizzas, such as the hot and spicy ($19.50), bedazzled with tomato, spicy sausage, chicken, mozzarella, and cherry peppers hotter than a string bikini on a cactus. Other hunger hamperers include grinders such as the capicola ($7.25 for an 8", $12.50 for a 16"); the pasta fagioli soup ($2.50 for a cup or $4.25 for a bowl), a pasta and bean dish in a broth pool of garlic, olive oil, and variety of spices; or the pastrami ($7.25 for an 8", $12.50 for a 16"), topped with peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and oil. Maws seeking chicken parmigiana ($13.95) can explore the entrees selection, and youngsters can illustrate favorite Census statistics using cheese pizzas ($7.25) from the kids' menu as pie charts.
Hartford Road Pizza
For more than four decades, one family has passed down the tradition of crowd-pleasing pizzas, grinders, and pastas. Hartford Road Pizza owner Greg Procaccini claims the honor of the pizza-making paterfamilias from both his father and his uncle Mike, who recently retired after a long career of Italian cookery at Hartford Road’s affiliate, Gino’s Pizza. Greg continues his family’s proud tradition with plates of stuffed-shell pasta, tender veal parmigiana, and pizzas crowned with toppings such as hamburger, anchovies, eggplant, ricotta, and pineapple. Each meal stays as close to home as possible, with hearty grinders and saucy meatballs sourced from local meats when available, and traditional dishes such as the housemade pasta fagioli soup made from time-tested family recipes.
250 Hartford Rd.
Manchester, Connecticut 06040Get Directions