What You'll Get
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, which gets you pizzas, salads, and more at Marchese’s Olive Pit, located in the Harbor’s View neighborhood. Choose one of the following Groupons:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dinner (served Monday through Saturday)
- For $4, you get $10 worth of lunch (served 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday through Friday)
Marchese’s Olive Pit provides pizza purveyors with a menu of pies with and without red sauce. Opt for sauceless sustenance with the caramelized onion and mushroom pizza, boasting olive oil and aromatic garlic reclining on an herb-brushed crust ($14.99 for regular size), or go in the red by bankrupting hunger with Pete’s Pepper Pizza, topped with spicy serrano peppers or mild green bell peppers, plus pepperoni and onions ($15.99 for regular). Customers can conceive the most artistic pie creation since da Vinci’s Mona Lisa Face-Planted Into Pizza with the create-your-own option, which lets you add as many toppings as your stomach pleases, including olives, extra seasoning, artichokes, bacon, and more ($12.99+). Marchese’s also offers a solid selection of appetizers, from its fresh bread available with toppings such as marinara sauce, pesto spread, or olive tapenade ($3–$5.50), to Aunt Susie’s Salad, with strawberries, butter-toasted pecans, and a raspberry-poppy-seed dressing bunking atop a bed of spinach ($5.99). Lunchtimers can nosh on pizzas by the slice ($4–$5)—Marchese's Olive Pit serves up a new special slice of pizza each week—or the massive Bear’s Big Sandwich available in veggie-friendly ($5.99) or pepperoni-topped ($6.99) variations.
Swish and sip wine, such as Zonin’s Primo Amore ($6 per glass), or satisfy the requests of your inner beer baron with a glass of Spotted Cow ($3) or Marchese’s Sprecher Amber ($4.50). In between bites and sips, diners can enjoy the casual atmosphere or pull up near the lounge's fireplace to warm up after their ice-battle with Mr. Freeze and his kidcicles.
- Stepping into this restaurant feels a little like going home, especially if home has some good cooks in the kitchen. Vintage black-and-white family photos are everywhere, but this corner building might look a little spiffier than home, especially the back lounge with its U-shaped banquette and fireplace. – Carol Deptolla, Journal Sentinel
- It's the best pizza, best price...They are all good. The place has a feel at home atmosphere. – Sue M., CityVoter
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 of each meal option per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for meal option purchased. Valid for dine-in only. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.