Ninety percent of alleged UFO sightings can be easily explained as falling meteors, swamp-gas reflections, or doughy disks hurled into orbit by Herculean pizza makers. Enjoy earthbound eats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and pasta at Saljo's Pizza in Pantego.
The crust creators at Saljo's Pizza spin dough made fresh daily and pepper pasta with tasty ingredients. Multitudes of pizza populate the menu, from the hand-tossed New York–style ($8+) to the foam-finger-tossed three-cheese white pizza ($17 for 18") to Grandma's pie, which piles marinara, cheese, basil, and garlic on a thin Sicilian crust ($16). Creamy tortellini alfredo ($12) plays good cop to the spicy-tempered penne arrabbiata ($12.95), as the hamburger, ricotta, and mozzarella calzone ($7) swims in a kiddie pool of tomato sauce.
Saljo's Pizza’s kitchen crew mixes fresh batches of dough each day before hand-tossing and flattening their finished products into New York–style and deep-dish Sicilian pizza crusts. Though the pizzas enjoy a privileged mention in the restaurant’s name, they share space on the menu with a host of traditional Italian dishes. Chef’s recommendations include veal cannelloni rolled with spinach ricotta and mozzarella cheeses and fettuccini noodles tossed in a creamy sauce of herbs and parmesan cheese. Like the pizza dough, each hearty dish is made from scratch daily and hand-tossed to ensure that its various ingredients are all equally susceptible to gravity.