For centuries, pizza and pasta battled for the title of Italy’s most beloved dish, an honor that was ultimately bestowed upon Sophia Loren. Cast your vote for the Boot’s best culinary creation with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and pasta at Old Chicago in Springfield.
Old Chicago serves a menu teeming with tasty Italian eats, anchored by fresh pastas and piping-hot pizzas tossed with made-from-scratch dough. The sicilian pepperoni roll—a potent mix of pepperoni, pepper jack, mozzarella, green onion, and ranch dressing baked into a doughy fuselage ($7.99)—leads an arsenal of appetizers equipped to soothe early hunger pangs. Eight offerings of pasta include the santorini, a motley crew of mediterranean vegetables, including black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, lovingly embraced by romano-and-parmesan-garnished cavatappi noodles ($10.79).
Old Chicago diners can follow in the footsteps of famous pizza artist Vincent van Stuffedcrust by creating their own pies ($19.29 for a large with two toppings), choosing from more than 40 ingredients, including grilled steak, ricotta, and jalapeños. Or pick from a list of eight specialty pizzas, such as the protein-packed Meat Me ($22.49 for a large) or its arch-nemesis, the Malibu Veggie ($19.99 for a large). Those pining for a tasty meal cap can indulge in OC's famous big cookie, an oversize chocolate-chip treat served in a hot pizza pan ($4.99), or seek between-bite diversion by occupying orbs with the sports-centric eatery's flat-screen plasma TVs.