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 to Pizza Rock. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of pizza and drinks on Friday or Saturday
- For $15, you get $30 worth of pizza and drinks on Sunday–Thursday, plus half off one dessert or one bottle of house wine (a $22/bottle value before discount).
Owner Tony Gemignani, who has been featured on Food Network Challenge, loads Pizza Rock's Italian-imported ovens with limited batches of five styles of gourmet pies. Cooks hand mix dough for the award-winning pizza margherita ($14) and cast it into the 900-degree oven to bring an optimal crunch to the aromatic bouquet of san marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves. The Cal Italia pizza ($16) dazzles culinarians as effectively as a Julia Child slam-dunk with a cornucopia of asiago, mozzarella, parmigiano–reggiano, and imported gorgonzola cheeses. Pizza Rock's cooks lead taste buds through geometric lessons with fluffy American-style circlets ($13–$17) and four-sided Sicilian pies ($28–$30), while imported beers, wines, and cocktails cool steaming tongues with the aid of a selection of seasonal sorbets ($6).
Seats on the outdoor patio place diners within sight of a double-sided, wood-burning pizza oven, which attracts championship caliber dough-throwers and nostalgic s'mores. Speakers and amps sprawl across the restaurant's gently lit hall, and the ceiling draws neck craning with a tongue-in-cheek reimagining of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. Pizza Rock is open until 3 a.m. Thursday–Saturday and frequently reverberates with the tunes and joyful ruckus of live music and other events.
1020 K St.
Sacramento, California 95814Get Directions