The most common Internet password is “pizza123,” demonstrating America’s love for this Italian delight, as well as its complete inability to protect sensitive information. Today's Groupon puts the beloved pie in your path: for $9, you get $20 worth of pizza, pasta, and more at St. Johns Pizza Grill.
The Fruit Cove Road pizzeria serves up a fresh, scratch-made menu of pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and more for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining. Kick off a meeting of local weavers by passing around a basket of cheese fries ($4.69) sprinkled with bacon (+$1) for a decadent meal-starting treat, or share an antipasto salad ($8.99) with a pro-pasto pal. The hand-tossed, New York–style pizza, fired in St. Johns' brick oven, promises to please the pizza-anemic and is available by the slice, starting at $2 for sensible noshing, or by the pie, starting at $8.29 for a plentiful portion. Choose to customize your supper by selecting from more than 20 toppings, or opt instead for a specialty pie, such as the meat lovers ($13.99+), loaded with smoked bacon, meatballs, ham, pepperoni, sausage, and cheese. Sandwiches at the eatery are served on scratch-baked bread, and the plentiful selection of entree pastas can satisfy the herbivore in your jury with the brick-oven baked ziti ($10.99) or tempt the bird-beaked with chicken Benevento ($15.99), a tender cutlet nestled between a bed of ziti and a blanket of mushroom Rosie Alfredo sauce.
The casual parlor boasts a lively décor, complete with classic-rock album covers and records that ornament the walls, live bands on weekends and Bike Night every Wednesday. The checkered tablecloths and cozy booths in the dining room lend St. Johns a homey atmosphere, in which guests choose between a family dining area or a kids-free zone. St. Johns stays open until 1 a.m. on weekends, making it an ideal place to enjoy your midnightly slice of pizza or pitcher of draft beer ($5.99) after a long night of canvassing for centaur rights.