The pizza was invented in Italy but quickly traveled all around the world, rolling up the Alps to Switzerland and riding a banana pepper raft to the New World. Savor a well-traveled slice with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of pizza, sandwiches, and Italian fare at The Pizza Box in Portsmouth.
The Pizza Box's saucy artisans slice up 70 different styles of hand-tossed pizzas, each brimming with fresh Italian ingredients or international topping coteries. Tour French flavors with a potato, rosemary, and goat cheese pizza (16", $13.95), or venture into the Moroccan pizza's fig and falafel mouthfuls, accentuated with chicken, tomato, and cucumber (16", $15.96). Nonvampires can sink fangs into the garlicky goodness of Sam's Best, with mozzarella and light sauce accompanying roasted cloves ($11.95+). For pizza-free satiation, chefs also stack 12-inch heroes with piping hot helpings of meatballs ($7.25), chicken parmigiana ($7.25), and eggplant parmigiana ($6.50).
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.