Choosing pizza toppings is a lot like being married: if there is an irreconcilable disagreement, both parties take half. Grab a piece of the pie with today’s Groupon to Original Presto’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta in Harrington Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a pizza meal (up to a $31.90 total value) that includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $10.95 value)
One brick-oven pizza (up to a $20.95 value)
- For $28, you get a pizza meal (up to a $63.80 total value) that includes the following:
- Two appetizers (up to a $10.95 value each)
- Two brick-oven pizzas (up to a $20.95 value each)
After more than six decades, Original Presto’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta continues to orchestrate a complete menu of Italian specialties based on the Neapolitan recipes and techniques developed by its founders, Vincenzo and Barbara Centrella. Warm antipasto specialties such as the pan-fried calamari or the eggplant rollatini stoke stomach fires, instilling diners with empathy for hot-air balloons and preparing them for second courses of pizza topped with barbecue chicken or baked ziti. The puttanesca pie unites palates with toppings found in Mediterranean gardens including olives, capers, and artichoke hearts, and the “world famous” pizza pairs mozzarella and plum tomatoes with tender pieces of prosciutto plucked fresh from the chef’s own ham tree.
Original Presto's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta
The secret that has brought the Centrella family its restaurant success is an easy one to remember: keep things simple. In 1958, Vincenzo and Barbara Centrella left Naples for New York and opened Presto's as a way to introduce their community to the fresh, simple, stripped-down cooking style of their Italian ancestors. Today, the couple's son John and his childhood friends carry out the family mission and welcome patrons to Presto's with a menu heavily populated by the eatery's two namesakes—including a baked-ziti pizza, which marries the two dishes in a state-sanctioned ceremony involving a flaky pie, saucy penne, and two kinds of cheese.