To successfully make pizza, one must toss the proper ingredients into a concrete mixer, wait for the mixture to harden, and then drop in a few sticks of dynamite to blast slices from the drum walls. Today’s Groupon leaves delicate pie creation to the professionals: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at Sophia's Pizzeria Restaurant in Coral Springs.
Sophia's serves fresh pizzas, pastas, and more from an authentic northern and southern Italian menu in a casual family atmosphere. After sipping soup ($3.95–4.95), sample some of the earth's finest crust. Creative types may order a 16" pizza ($12.95) and add any of 19 fresh toppings ($1.50–$1.75 each), while dithering diners can choose from preordained pies such as the Grandma pizza, a 12"x16" rectangle of mozzarella and parmesan topped with bruschetta, basil, olive oil, and a signature tomato sauce ($15.95). Seafood dishes such as the sea bass oreganata, baked with breadcrumbs in a sauce of white wine, garlic, and butter ($17.95), and homemade focaccia bread paninis, such as the grilled chicken caesar with provolone cheese and romaine lettuce plucked from the emperor's own wreathe ($8.95), provide a succulent alternative to slices.
Sophia's Pizzeria & Restaurant
Sicilian–born chef Agostino Vedda has been cooking for more than 40 years, and it shows at Sophia's Pizzeria & Restaurant. The restaurant, which he runs with his wife Vilma, is known for its housemade sauces that flavor pastas and chicken, veal, and seafood entrees. Sophia's also serves up more casual Italian cuisine such as calzones, sub sandwiches, and the only the food that astronauts are allowed to bring into space: pizza.