People enjoy sharing pizza with their friends because the circular shape reminds them of the rings they’ll exchange in that evening’s Friendship Commitment Ceremony. Circle around this Groupon.
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- $15 for $30 worth of Italian food valid Sunday–Wednesday
- $15 for $30 worth of Italian food valid Thursday–Saturday
The menu includes a Sixties Special pizza with italian sausage and pepperoni ($14.50+); a Lorie’s Amorie pizza with portobello mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and red onions ($17+); and build-your-own pies that can be made with three types of sauce and 23 different toppings.
Starting at 5 p.m. each day, members of the Gilhooly family begin twirling doughy disks high in the air. These stewards of Oblio's Pizzeria then flick their creations into the oven and watch as the almost-tangible heat forms a 3-D platter complete with cheese, tomato sauce, and a bounty of toppings. Customizable pizzas come with one of three types of sauce—tomato, seasoned olive oil, or barbecue—and any of 23 available toppings, including canadian bacon, banana peppers, and salami. Specialty pies combine these treats into themed meals; the Giovanni features five meats, the Berkeley Blues has bountiful veggies, and the Santa Cruizin’ boasts Cali-inspired artichoke hearts and minced garlic. Patrons can watch all the action unfold, ogling their pies, lasagna, or meatball sandwiches as they take shape within the open kitchen. Those content with a little surprise can leave the cooking to the Gilhoolys and decamp to the sunny patio or sip luscious nectars from the vino bar as they wait.