In our current economy, prosperity is measured not by dollars in the bank but by how many savory toppings are baked with those dollars. Uncover previously unknown anchovy wealth with today’s Groupon: $10 gets you $20 worth of pizza and drinks at Pizzeria Valdiano, redeemable at four locations. This Groupon is not valid for delivery.
Voted best pizza in town by the Orlando Sentinel for seven years in a row, Pizzeria Valdiano unleashes a welcome avalanche of dough, cheese, tomato paste, and freestyle-snowboarding cherry peppers upon the burgundy-boothed slopes of the restaurant’s interior. The pie-centric menu democratically offers a motorcade of non-pie starters such as fried mozzarella ($4.95) and garlic-bread parmigiana ($3.75) to take down those who lack the drive to take a piece of the cheesy disc. Try an artichoke-hearty pizza Fiorentina ($9.50 for 10", $16.95 for 16"), a peppery pizza piccante ($9.50/$16.95), or a pizza stella ($10.95/$17.95) with melted mozzarella, eggplant, and feta cheese.
If you prefer your pizza mounded up and folded instead of lying prone, try one of Pizzeria Valdiano's masquerading stromboli scarpariellos ($8.95) with grilled chicken, Italian sausage, black olives, and pepperoncinis, or pick up the mysterious stromboli of the day ($6.50). Fountain drinks ($1.95), beer, and wine await the journey down esophageal trails, having trained to avoid the dangerous trachea demons who divert unwary libations to alveolar deaths. While sampling their desserts ($3.25), take time to relax and soak in the warmth of golden-brown crust-colored walls at this family spot with 30 years of experience delishifying dishes.
Pizzeria Valdiano is nothing if not locally loved, considering readers of the Orlando Sentinel gave it their Foodie Award for Best Pizza (Non-Chain) in Orlando for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
A blogger at Tasty Chomps! writes:
- On my way out the man asked how things were. I told him truthfully, "absolutely delicious". – Tasty Chomps!
The Ledger adds:
- With a couple of tables outside, this is the kind of place you can stop for a slice or dessert and a coffee soda and watch the world go by. Or have a hearty lunch or dinner. There's a reason this is a chain. It's a cut above the average pizzeria. It's good. – Trent Rowe