Though spinning massive amounts of dough above one's head is an amusing way to display a coin collection, it requires superhuman stamina to maintain. Rest your triceps and leave the dough-spinning to the pros with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of pizza and drinks at Luna Pizza in West Hartford. A family favorite for more than 20 years, Luna Pizza serves a menu of authentic New York–style thin-crust pizza with a wide array of creative toppings. Freshly roasted vegetables, homemade meatballs, and Italian sausage bedazzle pies with authentic Italian flavor in Luna Pizza’s warm and inviting atmosphere. Share a specialty pizza such as the white pie salmon, piled high with fresh mozzarella, smoked salmon, oregano, capers, red onion, and 100% Italian olive oil ($21 for a large), or stick with the classic margerhita ($24.70 for a large) to sate traditionalist tongues. The Mayflower, a 10-inch grinder swollen with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy ($7.50), bursts pilgrim belly buckles, and an arsenal of thirst-quenching beverages, including soft drinks, beer, and wine wets whetted appetites.
- I came here a couple of years ago with my friend and man-oh-man I am regretting not making a return trip before I moved out of Connecticut! Ten times better than any delivery chain, hands down. – Karina M., Yelp
- Their pizza is fabulous. I too, am from Brooklyn where we take pizza pretty seriously. Four of the top 5 pizza resaurants [sic] in the world are in Brooklyn. The other one is in West Hartford....LUNA Pizza is great. Go there, you'll love it. – Sandbagger, Citysearch
"I grew up around restaurants. I came from hospitality," Angie explains, looking around at Luna's newly painted taupe and gold walls. Luna Pizza has indeed traced her family tree; Angie and her son took over the business from her brother.
In the eatery itself, marble-top tables shine in their wrought-iron bases. "West Hartford––it's an old town with a small-town character,” Angie says. “Many of our customers can walk from their homes." The impetus for that walk is the shop’s distinctive thin crust and adventurous palette of toppings, including breaded chicken, pesto, and cherry peppers, which are prepared as needed. "We won't do a batch," Angie explains. "All the veggies are roasted fresh." The sauces are also homemade, and the ingredients sourced locally when possible. The resulting pies can hold a powerful draw, Angie says. "There are many customers who have been coming to Luna Pizza for well over 20 years. They order the same pizza, the same toppings. That's loyalty, and that matters."