Families can agree on eating pizza for dinner, even if they're divided about whether the moon is a satellite or the earth’s malformed twin. Ease hunger harmoniously with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Neapolitan pizza and cuisine at Olio Pizza e Più.
Olio Pizza e Più's chefs forge authentic Neapolitan–style pizzas in a wood-burning brick oven alongside a menu of antipasti, pasta, and entrees that teleport taste buds to Southern Italy. The fiery interior of the oven reaches temperatures hotter than Dante's infamous disco inferno and yields crispy-edged pies kissed with char made in true Neapolitan style—herb-free, with san marzano tomatoes and salt. Meat lovers nosh on the mezzaluna, a pizza-calzone hybrid with half salami and ricotta and half cherry tomatoes and smoked mozzarella ($19). Herbivores opt for the vegetariana, a margherita pizza enhanced with red peppers, eggplant, and zucchini ($17). The oven pauses between doughy disks to change out wood-torching dragons and fire main courses such as the salmone alla napoletana with cherry tomatoes, potatoes, and white wine ($19). Though not included in today's deal, the cocktail list boasts the handiwork of master mixologist Dusan Zaric of Employees Only.
The restaurant exudes Old World charm, with rugged wooden floors, candelabras, and a long central table that invokes a relaxed, family-style meal in Napoli. Midday-meal aficionados can avail themselves of the daily breakfast and brunch fare, including omelets, paninis, and fresh-fruit frappes, which, much like a judicial summons for a werewolf, is only served before 4 p.m.
Olio Pizza e Piú
Olio Pizza e Piu's Italian-minded chefs bring to life the culinary traditions of Naples with a delicious array of gourmet pizzas and pastas, aromatic wines, and house-made desserts. The kitchen eschews modern conveyor-belt ovens and cold-fusion stoves to prepare the classic pies and saucy entrees, opting instead for a traditional wood-fired brick oven to roast dough disks and fresh cuts of meat to a sizzling finish. As guests sup on melty bites of San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil, and creamy mozzarella, glittering chandeliers, varnished hardwoods, and rustic, rough-hewn cabinets escort diners back in time, much like a picnic atop a DeLorean. Olio pairs its Mediterranean feastings with an impressive list of wines and cocktails, as well as fresh dessert dishes, house-made gelato, and gourmet illy coffee.