Families can agree on eating pizza for dinner, even if they’re divided about whether the moon is a satellite of the earth’s malformed twin. Snack on universally agreeable eats with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of coal-fired pizza at Pi Coal Fired Neapolitan Pizzeria.
Pi Coal Fired Neapolitan Pizzeria sauces and sears doughy circles to a cheesy charbroiled finish, using them as the foundation for a menu of traditional Italian eats. Each perfectly toasted disk is crafted using nothing but the finest quality ingredients, such as fresh mozzarella, romano cheese, san marzano tomatoes, and basil that consistently made the honors list in its kinder garden. Signature slices of Pi margherita pizza ($12) tempt tongues with a classic combination of tomatoes, ricotta, mozzarella, and basil, and the bianca pizza ($15) serves up a superabundance of garlic, basil, ricotta, and cherry tomatoes sans sauce for a mild-tasting pie that creates less mess when stuffed into a hat. Choosy cheese-lovers can create their own pizza from a cavalcade of 16 available toppings ($2 each), including prosciutto, capers, and kalamata olives. Bread-based entrees include a mouthwatering medley of hand-pressed paninis ($8+) such as the salty and savory tonno, topped with imported Italian tuna, olive tapenade, and artichokes, as well as calzones ($12.50+) stuffed with a choice of Italian meats, cheeses, and—occasionally—smaller calzones.
Snugly situated inside the slick modern interior, diners can munch on their circular meals while soaking in the warm ambiance offset by exposed brick walls, wood floors, and high backed booths. The restaurant's unique coal-fired oven bakes each pizza at a smoldering 900 degrees, lightly charring the crust and melting the heart of even the grumpiest artichoke.
Pi Coal Fired
Most of the action in Pi Coal Fired’s kitchen centers on the oven. At 900 degrees, it imparts a smoky, charred flavor to everything from the Neapolitan-style pizzas to the chicken wings and calzones. This flavor pairs well with the chefs' sauces and ingredients, from the San Marzano tomato sauce to the fresh mozzarella, romano, and olive oil sprinkled on every pie. The chefs tend to stick to traditional Italian combinations, using spiced sausage, roasted red pepper, and a variety of cheeses to create simple yet satisfying plates. These pies are served along with other classics such as hand-pressed paninis, offering guests a chance to experience the true essence of Europe without roasting baguettes over a burning gondola.
1707 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203