Italian cuisine is often served "family style"—off a platter rotating 50 feet above the diners' heads, which they can only reach through wits and teamwork. Bond over a meal with this Groupon.
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- $7 for $15 worth of pizza and Italian food
- $15 for $30 worth of pizza and Italian food for parties of four or more
Pizzas arrive by the slice or by the pie, with 10 specialty disks—such as the Chef's Special pizza, with grilled chicken, artichokes, and roma tomatoes ($12.95 for a 12"; $15.95 for an 18")—on the menu. The chicken parmigiana comes steeped in housemade marinara sauce ($8.95), and lunch offerings include hot sandwiches that cloak meatballs, sausage, and eggplant with melted Wisconsin mozzarella ($5.95–$6.95).
At Lizzano's Pizza, the servers prefer that you bring your own drinks. They view their BYOB policy as a boon, not a financial burden, opining that diners who supply the wine tend to immerse themselves more fully in the eating experience. They've even compiled a list of libation recommendations based on popular choices at other restaurants, and they provide glasses and wine openers for patrons while eschewing any corkage fees.
This emphasis on neighborly behavior tints the restaurant's entire atmosphere, as well as its menu, which prioritizes southern Italian staples. Owner Tony Rika—who perfected his pizza-making techniques in both Rome and New York City—takes a hands-on approach to his cuisine, handmaking the marinara sauce, hand tossing the pizza dough, and high-fiving each of his fellow cooks while the disk is in the air. The staff delivers entrees such as chicken parmigiana and beef lasagna beneath the nigh-silent rotations of the dining room's gyrofan—an eye-catching ceiling piece that mimics models found on early trains and ocean liners. Around the tables, pictures of Italian landscapes complement the authentic flavors of housemade marsala and piccata sauces and seasonal specials that could include everything from mussels linguine to rich chocolate bread pudding.