Before pizza slicers became commonplace, the task of cutting pizzas into triangles was reserved for the lucky fellow with the sharpest teeth. Scoop up fresh slices with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of New York–style pizza and drinks at Stefano's Pizzeria. Choose between the Santa Monica Place location or the Howard Hughes location on Center Drive.
Fresh ingredients rule at Stefano's Pizzeria, with homemade sauce and farmers'-market herbs and veggies spreading their power over a doughy dominion. The menus at both the Santa Monica Place and Howard Hughes locations manifest four kinds of hand-tossed pies, including thin New York–style pizza ($2.75–$4/slice), which Stefano's native New Yorker owner carried with him to the coast, transporting simple cheese pies beneath the seat and in overhead compartments. The thick Sicilian–style ($3+/slice) has traveled even further, embodying secret recipes handed down through generations. Inventive gourmet varieties ($21.50–$24.50 for 18") present creative concoctions of barbecue-chicken-and-four-cheese pizza, and stuffed selections ($5.25/slice) arrive tableside, bursting with toppings and oven gossip.
Diners can delight over triangles outside or in the sleek, modern confines of the Santa Monica Place or Howard Hughes locations, the latter of which was named after the famous Hollywood mogul and inventor of silent pizzas.