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 Willows Pizza & Restaurant in South Portland.
For more than 20 years, Willows Pizza & Restaurant's marinara maestros have quelled orbicular cravings with hand-crafted pizzas and a plentiful array of scrumptious Italian dishes. The pesto chicken pizza ($16.99 for a large) dresses fresh chicken breast in a camouflaged coat of basil pesto to protect against bushwhacking pizza poachers, while the Clams Casino pizza’s white clam sauce sings a wistful sea shanty to accompanying bacon, garlic, and romano cheese ($20.99 for a large). Acrobatic calzones flip pizzas inside-out, with savory meats and cheese ensconced in fresh-dough pillows ($7.49), and myriad pastas and salads and hot or cold subs round out the feasting festivities. Willows slakes parched tongue buds with a selection of wine and beer poured into glasses, pints, or hollowed out life-size replicas of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
South Portland, Maine 04106