Michelangelo, the most radical of the Ninja Turtles, was as famous for his love for pizza as he was for painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling with a single set of nunchucks. Today's Groupon demonstrates a pie prowess worthy of the Renaissance tortoise: for $12, you get $25 worth of gourmet pizza, subs, wings, and more at Michaelangelo's Pizza, located downtown, just outside of Vanderbilt University.
Michaelangelo's close proximity to college students, the world's foremost pizza connoisseurs, contributes to its need to sling forth tasty, no-nonsense nosh. Every morning the eatery's pie farmers harvest fresh batches of dough from a dewy field visible only to those who have mastered the art of tossing dough without losing it to the sticky ceiling. Atop each disk of newborn dough, Michelangelo's adds premium wisconsin cheese and fine toppings. The menu's already-designed gourmet pizzas include the Italian feast, which comes loaded with chicken, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and garlic, as well as the white-sauce-based alfredo pizza, which tops itself with chicken and spinach ($14.49–$18.99). Specialty pizzas are about a buck less than gourmet and include options such as the barbecue chicken and cheeseburger pizza. Customers can also build their own edibles by picking a basic size ($10.49+), a sauce, and toppings ($0.99+) from an ingredient list that affords such a vast number of pizzabilities that it can only be expressed by a sausage-and-mushroom pie baked in the shape of infinity. Diners craving less slicey options can select from a variety of wings, sub sandwiches, calzones, pastas, and salads.
Michaelangelo's Pizza's cooks put a little art into every pie they make. They offer standard fare––pepperoni, sausage, ham, or all three plus beef and bacon on their meatlover's pie––alongside specialty pizzas that recreate philly cheesesteaks or chicken alfredo. They also let customers build their own pizzas, or get their cheese, sauce, and up to four toppings folded within a calzone, the baked envelope of dough ideal for mailing yourself dinner. They also offer salads and sandwiches, but for dessert they return to what they're best at: satisfying sweets cravings with a cherry dessert pizza. \
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205 22nd Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37203