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 pizzeria fare at Tony’s Original Pizzalicious in Cayce.
The recently remodeled Tony's Original Pizzalicious hosts a culinary crew that builds hand-tossed pizzas from the dough up with garden-fresh sauces and produce, continuing a pizza-purveying tradition that spans more than four decades. The Dimi’s Deluxe pizza transforms palates into bustling Venetian piazzas, where suave gangs of pepperoni, ground beef, and italian sausage seduce touring groups of peppers, black olives, and bacon ($10.99–$15.99). Leaning towers of sliced steak and fresh mushrooms line the horizon of the Steakhouse Special pizza ($10.99–$15.99), whose tomato barbecue sauce forges the strongest bond between Italy and the American West since an Italian overdub of Clint Eastwood. Tony's spaghetti selection touts noodles that are made fresh twice a day and includes the spaghetti caruso, which is topped with sautéed mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and three meats ($9.75). Oven-baked subs and salads round out the menu, all of which can be made to order and delivered to tables in seven minutes or less––the same time it takes for a green grape to turn purple after holding its breath.
Tony's Pizzalicious has dished out hearty Italian food since 1967. By tossing dough and ladling house-made sauce, the chefs create their namesake pies in styles such as the meat lovers and the Hawaiian, or in customized forms that don slices of tomato and pepperoni arranged into scale models of diners' favorite solar systems. A range of classic Italian entrees emerge from the kitchen, too— eggplant parmesan top twirls of spaghetti, and chopped bacon tops baked ziti with a four-cheese blend. Oven-baked subs and foot-long strombolis and calzones help round out the menu.