For centuries, pizza and pasta battled for the title of Italy’s most beloved dish, an honor that was ultimately bestowed upon Sophia Loren. Cast your vote for the Boot’s best creation with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Luigi’s Restaurant, with locations in Flint and Fenton.
Since 1955, chefs at Luigi's Restaurant have fired up topping-laden pizzas in their brick oven and prepared a menu of fresh pastas and sandwiches. Wrap up taste buds in a stromboli ($8.95), a dough sleeping bag curled around cheese, sauce, and up to two toppings ($0.95/topping), or play solitaire while guarding an 8-inch personal one-topping pizza ($7.99) from salivating friends. Pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers join forces on top of the Luigi's Special ($15.50/14"); chefs prefer no substitutions on the special to maintain group chemistry. A breaded and baked platter of eggplant parmigiana ($9.50) quells vegetarian appetites, and an entree order of homemade lasagna ($11.99) muffles rumbling stomachs with a stratified stack of noodles, meat, and cheese. Augment a meal with Luigi's house wines ($11.25/half-carafe) and cold draft beers, or slake thirst with Coke products ($1.95/glass).
White tablecloths cover each table in the dining room, while light fixtures, picture frames, and inviting decorations create a familial atmosphere. Diners happily enjoy their meals while conversing with friends and family, confident in the freedom to avoid awkward exchanges by busying themselves with the restaurant's free WiFi access.
A brick oven imbues each of Luigi’s Restaurant’s pizzas with a distinct flavor and crispy crust. Chefs adorn these bubbling hot discs with 20 toppings that range from veggies such as jalapeños and mushrooms to meaty morsels of hamburger and pepperoni. They also handcraft their own spinach ravioli, meatballs, soups, lasagna, and abstract finger paintings. Servers deliver these lovingly prepared meals to tables, which populate an intimate dining room decorated with framed photographs.