The Roman mythological canon is so expansive that many scholars gloss over more specialized deities such as Minervatune, god of TV shows you know are good but never get around to watching, and Pepperarcus, the god of pizza. Today's Groupon goes where historians won't with $15 worth of Italian cuisine at Johnny Brusco's New York Style Pizza in Overland Park or Olathe for $7. This Groupon is not valid toward alcohol.
When you bite into the juicy tomatoes and finely tuned sauces that grace the pizza pies and strombolis at Johnny Brusco's New York Style Pizza, you're experiencing a genealogy of flavor that extends back to the recipes of Johnny Pace in his 1965 Manlius, New York, pizza shop. Today the restaurant prides itself on using the freshest ingredients and a diligent sauce-stirring wrist to deliver a lot of love (and just a sprinkle of hatred to give it zing) into every savory bite.
Let your appetite stroll over a full menu of delectable pies, including The Gourmet pizza (with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, artichoke hearts, and feta, $17.95 for medium/$19.95 for large), the Chicken Florentine (sliced tomatoes, spinach, and chicken on a blanket of pesto, $16.95/$19.95), and the Hawaiian Luau (Canadian bacon with pineapple and mozzarella, $12.95/$16.95), among many other signature pies. However, if you prefer to put a roof on your pizza, a hearty house stromboli decorates its rolled pizza-dough interior with ham, salami, capicolla, pepperoni, and mozzarella ($7.95)..
Pizzaphobes can pursue their sandwich lust instead with a signature parmigiana sub such as the meatball parmigiana or the fresh eggplant parmigiana ($6.25 each). A variety of pastas, salads, and calzones are also available. Today's deal gives you the pious belly and devotee's marinara moustache you will need to shower freshly prepared alms at the feet of your Pepperarcus altar, thereby preventing next year's pepperoni pestilence.
- Johnny's is always hoppin' - the pizza is a little more pricey than some of the larger chain pizza places in the area -- but well worth it! – Anonymous, Insider Pages
- The prices are very reasonable and priced right. Supposedly students come here all the time and I can see why. I can't wait to come back. My only problem is what should I try next? – dreric1kansas, Urbanspoon
Johnny Brusco's Pizza
On street corners from Texas to North Carolina, Johnny Brusco's Pizza serves up piping-hot slices of New York, and that's not whistling Dixie. It's not even kazooing Yankee. The franchise boasts a lineage that stretches back to 1965, when pie-smith Johnny Pace opened up his pizzeria just outside of Syracuse. Though the menu stays true to Johnny's classic style, today's crust-tossers aren't afraid to switch things up in modern style. Gluten-watchers can dig into a flour-free variant of the crust, and their specialties include such daring choices as a cream cheese pizza, a Philly-esque steak and cheese, and a zesty gourmet pie with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, and artichokes. Outside of the round stuff, diners might select a classic plate of bruschetta with pesto, mozzarella, and marinara sauce, and a finger-licking dessert of cinna-knots.