Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian cuisine at Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant.
At Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Italian chefs heap plates with hearty portions from an expansive menu of pizzas, pastas, and Old World entrees. Brimming with tender, juicy meats, the chicago deep-dish pie with italian roast beef and giardiniera ($18.99 for 10”) and signature sirloin steak ($17.99 for a small; $25.99 for a large) satisfy both fully grown humans and children stacked inside trench coats. Alfredo sauce coats shitake-stuffed ravioli ($18.99), and lemon-garlic-butter cream sauce surrounds morsels of tilapia and strands of fettuccine ($15.99 for a small; $22.99 for a large). Parties of four or more Beatles impersonators can enjoy family-style dining ($26.99/head for dinner), summoning a smorgasbord of shared salads, pastas, and entrees. At midday, lunchers munch on nine different gourmet sandwiches ($7.99+) that layer ingredients such as havarti, premium Angus roast beef, and house-made meatballs on ciabatta or rustic italian bread. Fodor’s lauds desserts such as tiramisu and italian strawberry shortcake ($4.99/slice) as "exquisite," but cautions that "the generous portion sizes and abundance of bread make it almost impossible to save room."
Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant's motto implores diners to laugh, love, and eat "with a vengeance," whether they're chowing down on a gourmet sandwich made with rustic italian bread, or sharing a multi-course family feast of pasta and steaks with loved ones. The restaurant also hosts "all you can eat" family-style appetizers, salads, pastas, entrees, and desserts on big platters. Chandeliers cast a warm glow over crimson carpets and brick walls while guests bite into slices of thin-crust style cooked pies, then debate which came first, the city or the pizza. The downtown restaurant's catering packages and banquets ring in weddings, anniversaries, and corporate events with hot and cold smorgasbords of sandwiches, sausage ravioli, chicken marsala, and tiramisu.