The best pizzas, like the worst Elvis impersonators, are cheesy, saucy, and often live in cardboard boxes. Sink your teeth into a doughy classic with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of pizza, pasta, and calzones at Lazzari's.
Lazzari's chefs please palates with a mouthwatering menu of Italian eats, served by the slice, pie, and plate. The spicy chicken pizza heats up taste buds with its piquant poultry topping (slice, $3; 12", $10.95), and the Randy Ross pizza pits chicken against pepperoni in a cream-cheese-daubed crust match (slice, $3; 12", $13.95). Pasta dishes such as the beef tortellini ($6.50) arrive accompanied by a half order of garlic bread, and calzones stuffed with meat, veggie, and cheese fillings (small, $7.25; large, $14) pack enough flavor to coax a live bear into acting like a living-room rug for a day. Dine in and feast your eye buds on one of the flat-screen TVs, or take a whole pizza to go and use it as a parasol in sunny weather.
Like any beloved neighborhood pizza joint, Lazzari's Pizza often sees lines snaking out the door, populated with customers eager to sink their teeth into a spicy chicken and cream cheese Randy Ross pizza or a handmade ricotta-stuffed calzone. The bustling restaurant takes its moniker from the Italian name for street urchins, who, legend has it, originally perfected the pizza as we know it today, eventually bringing it to the shores of the United States in a floating pizza box. Lazzari's menu shines in its selection of freshly baked pies, crowned with up to seven different cheeses and a bounty of traditional meat and veggie toppings. To complement the core cuisine, garlic bread makes a tasty side, creamy pesto seduces the palate, and spicy sausage makes an appearance in the eatery's pastas.