Because dough is slightly sticky and often slathered with sauce and cheese, it's an ideal place for securely hiding your finest veggies, favorite meats, and freshest moist towelettes. Bury your teeth in doughy treats with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian fare at Jullianni's Pizza in Palos Heights.
Lay the foundation for an Italian feast with brew-pub chicken tenders ($7.95) or crab cakes served with banana-pepper tartar sauce ($8.65). Entrees such as the grillroom ribs ($12 for half slab, $18 for full slab) and the fried-chicken dinner ($8.95) cure carnivorous cravings, and the trio of raviolis—stuffed with italian sausage, prosciutto asparagus, and spicy chicken ($12.95)—effortlessly fans pasta-loving flames, especially when bound together at the bottom with a tack.
Friends who met on a trip to the food pyramid can split a medium super veggie pizza ($25.75), a 12-inch dough disc stuffed with mushrooms, green peppers, onions, broccoli, tomatoes, and black olives. A 10-inch gluten-free crust ($13.95+) is available for those who worry about wronging wheat after it sent such a nice birthday card last year. Cap off the meal with classic Italian taste-bud ticklers such as tiramisu ($5) or chocolate cake ($5).
Jullianni's Pizzeria & Pub
At Jullianni's, friendly staffers rush mozzarella-strewn pizzas, wings, and nachos to each table and booth in their open dining room, which is furnished with a high ceiling and sleek wood accents. Diners can also sate cravings for subs or idiosyncratic flavors such as crab cakes with banana-pepper tartar.