Avoid the rubbery slices that inspire chew toys and sink your canines into a perfect circle with today’s deal: for $12, you get $25 worth of pizza, pasta, drinks, and more at Mamma Mia Subs & Brick Oven Pizza. This Groupon can be used for dine-in or pick-up at either the downtown or Arcadia location, both of which are open seven days a week.
Mamma Mia's mob-era ambience—memorabilia on the walls, blaring big-band music—brings a little of the East Coast to the Southwest. The menu is a seamless continuation of the atmosphere. The hot pies are truly pizza, unlike pseudo-pizza, which is actually just a hologram of dough covered in sauce. Get doughy, foldable triangles spackled with a generous heaping of bubbly cheese with the just-right amount of zesty tomato sauce. (Pizzas start at $5.95 but can quickly escalate to $282.57 depending on how many toppings you add.) Produce lovers will revel in the veggie pizza, loaded with onions, broccoli, spinach, green peppers, black olives, mushrooms, and a talcum-powder-like coating of extra cheese ($18.95 for a 16-inch). You can also opt for a healthy low-carb option by ordering the personal pie on a whole-wheat crust (starting at $5.95). If you're against eating altogether, pizza can also serve as a blanket for a turtle or be folded into an anniversary card.
If circular food makes you nervous, take your pick from a plethora of pasta dishes (available at the Arcadia location only, starting at $5.45 for simple spaghetti or ziti). The lobster ravioli (chewy, crustacean-packed pockets drenched in a roasted-pepper-and-brandy cream sauce, $9.95) or baked manicotti ($7.95) will satisfy a carb craving; or pick from Mamma Mia's tasty wings, salads, baked entrees, desserts, and cold or hot subs, including meatball parmigiana, eggplant parmigiana, and cheesesteak ($4.95–$5.50). Menus vary by location, so be sure to check your location of choice before dining.
- Best pizza in the area / best food in its price range in the area…My favorite trio of toppings is meatball, onion, and basil. – Ash C., Yelp
- If you miss the great pizza of the North End or New York, you will be delighted to find this place. Thin--but not too thin--crusts, not too much sauce. Good quality ingredients. – Tonythezonie, Citysearch