What You'll Get
If you've never had authentic St. Louis–style pizza, then what you think is pizza might in fact be a cunningly disguised pretzel. Today's Groupon clears up the confusion: for $10, you get $20 worth of St. Louis–style pizza, pasta, and more at Imo’s Pizza. This deal is good for dine-in only at Imo's Overland Park or Kansas City locations, so bring your friends and your Groupon to the 46-year-old St. Louis chain's westernmost outposts for good food, drinks, and healthy debate on the best translation of Le Père Goriot.
Founded in 1964 by a tile maker as an edible canvas on which to practice his square-cutting, Imo’s original St. Louis–style pizza features a thin, cracker-crisp crust topped with homemade sauce and Provel cheese, then sliced into squares. The love child of a culinary fromage a trois between cheddar, Swiss, and provolone cheeses, Provel melts into a soft, creamy pool reminiscent of the delicious dairy lagoons tucked away high in the Swiss Alps, and can be enjoyed on Imo’s pizza for its minimalistic beauty or as a blank canvas for a DIY pizza experience ($12.38–$14.76 base price for a large). Pile on any of Imo’s 14 fresh toppings—including pepperoncini, hamburger, Canadian bacon, and jalapeno—or indulge in one of its popular specialty pies (less than $20 at either location). The all-meat pizza combines sausage, hamburger, bacon, Canadian bacon, and pepperoni, while the veggie deluxe (mushroom, onion, green pepper, and tomato) hosts a stately garden party in one’s mouth.
Imo’s menu also boasts an appetizing selection of starters and non-pizza entrees, and patrons find its casual atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for a photo opportunity with a “tub” of 30 toasted ravioli or classic hot wings ($6.49). Salads, pasta entrees (mostaccioli and stuffed cannelloni are popular; both less than $6), and Provel-topped warm sandwiches round out the menu—and are best washed down with a soda or Cinnimos (cinnamon sticks drizzled with frosting, $3).
- The best....most unique pizza in the city. – crobarbw, Citysearch
- There is nothing better than a classic crisp slice of imo's pizza. The St. Louis style thin crust and unique Provel cheese makes imo's [sic] one of the best in the midwest [sic]. – J P., Yelp
- I freakin' love their pizza...it's that provolone cheese blend that makes me weak in the knees. – Katie D., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Must redeem in single visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.