Pizza is traditionally circular, as its original octagonal shape caused patrons to simply stare at it and wait for the diner on their right to move. Pave your throat’s thoroughfare with cheese with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and Italian fare at Segundo in Portsmouth.
Segundo's marinara maestros prepare a menu of original and stuffed pizzas and classic Italian entrees served in a barroom with glass-topped tables and earthy, wooden floors. Tongues unfurl for regional rounds of pizza such as the Brooklyn ($13.99), a triad of sausage, pepperoni, and mushrooms, or the Athens ($14.99), which boasts artichokes, goat cheese, and deep-fried chariot wheels. Saucy portions of eggplant parmesan ($10.99) lounge over beds of spaghetti or ziti, and orbs of seasoned ground beef and pork strut their stuff in the signature meatballs ($10.99). Thick slices of stuffed pizza explode with Mediterranean mounds of spinach, ricotta, garlic, and herbs ($17.99), re-creating the feeling of feasting on a lunchbox expertly packed by Dionysus.
The Pizza Box
Cooks at The Pizza Box hand toss fresh dough into a base for each of their 70 different pie variations, and it's that kind of dedication to diverse dough disks that earned them silver in the HamptonRoads.com's 2012 Best of Hampton Roads. The topping combinations range from internationally inspired blends such as the France—with potato, rosemary, and goat cheese—to the Morocco, which has figs, falafel, chicken, and cucumber. They also make domestic-inspired pies like the California, a blend of squash, sundried tomato, and mozzarella the exact shade of white as the snow atop the Sierra Nevada Mountains.