If you've never had authentic Italian pizza, then what you think is pizza might in fact be a cunningly disguised pretzel. Today's Groupon clears up the confusion: for $8, you get a large two-topping pizza and side of cheezybread (up to a $17.44 value) at one of three Marco's Pizza locations: North East Street, South Cedar Street, and West Saginaw Road.
Each day, Marco's churns out freshly concocted sauces and house-made dough to construct an assortment of palate-pleasing pies. The menu offers a strategic conglomeration of carnivorous delicacies, whimsical veggies, and a gooey triumvirate of cheese. With 17 different toppings to choose from, meat moguls can make their selection from eight different types of meat, ensuring enough protein to conquer a hoard of bloodthirsty Visigoths intent on sacking the Imperial LEGO forum. Lettuce and Lotus-eaters, meanwhile, can enjoy the vegetarian bliss of discus dressed in accessories such as peppers, olives, onions, pineapple, or mushrooms. But first, regardless of diet, Groupon holders can inform their bellies of pizza's imminent arrival with a trumpeting herald of cheezybread: warm, fresh-baked slices of bread laboring under three layers of melted cheese, topped with garlic butter and served with a side of dipping sauces.
Marco's is the delectable brain baby of founder Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco, who moved to the United States from Italy when he was 9 and grew up working in his family's pizzeria. The recipe Marco's uses today was developed by Pat and his father and focuses on extra delicious dough, the most savory of sauce, and the choicest of cheese. Any pizza can be additionally festooned with free crust toppers of butter garlic, parmesan, or roma seasoning or accompanied by dipping sauce or peppers.
Four Google Mappers give Marco's Pizza's West Saginaw Highway location an average of 4.5 stars. Six Yahoo! Locals give the Cedar Street location an average of four stars, and five Google Mappers give it a 4.6-star average.
- The pizza is extremely flavorful and comes at very reasonable prices – Daniel, West Saginaw Highway location, Google Maps, 6/6/2009
- The pizza was great, reminded me of pizza back home. I recommend the pan pizza, its awesome! – Jason, Cedar Street location, Google Maps, 1/16/2009