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: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Sopranos Pizza & Restaurant in Escondido.
The pizzasmiths at Sopranos Pizza & Restaurant hand-toss dough to sculpt piping hot pies covered in fresh veggies, meats, and whole-milk mozzarella cheese. The menu busts out traditional pies such as the four-cheese pizza, a circular pillow of ricotta, provolone, mozzarella, and gorgonzola cheese (16", $15.75) that harnesses soothing dairy power like a cowboy's lullaby. The Mike's Favorite calzone fills a crunchy dough stocking with pepperoni, sausage, gooey cheese, and sauce (12", $11.25). Pizza artists array toppings ($0.75–$3) such as salami, jalapeños, chicken, and artichoke hearts across a cheesy canvas (9", $4.25) to craft a culinary masterpiece that can be bronzed and placed on the mantel. A parade of hot and cold sandwiches ($4.50+) and pasta dishes march across Sopranos' tables, releasing a bouquet of mouthwatering aromas to demand stomach space.