$12.99 for $20 Worth of Italian Food and Pizza at Z Pizza

Silver Lake

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Delivery and take and bake pies feature toppings ranging from California veggies to Italian meats and even carnitas

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid in conjunction with any other specials. $5 Delivery fee applies for all delivery orders. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $12.99 for $20 worth of Italian food and pizza

Mozzarella: Staple of the Slice

Pizzas offer many flavor combinations, but most start with the blank canvas of a blanket of mozzarella. Learn how pizza got stuck with its favorite cheese with Groupon’s exploration of mozzarella.

Although proto-pizzas can be detected in culinary history as early the sixth century, the mozzarella-covered version we know today wasn’t born until 1889. That’s when King Umberto I and Queen Margherita of Italy commissioned Neapolitan chef Raffaele Esposito to prepare an assortment of his native city’s pizza—elemental dishes that showcased tomatoes, olive oil, and herbs. Wanting to bake a suitably patriotic pie, Esposito took inspiration from the Italian flag and created an arrangement of red tomatoes, green basil, and white buffalo mozzarella. The queen so adored the mozzarella-centric incarnation that Esposito named it Pizza Margherita in her honor and begin marketing it as the standard. But, although mozzarella got its start in the pizza business for political reasons, dough twirlers around the world continue to use it for three reasons.

Taste: Mozzarella has a rich, salty flavor that harmonizes with the pie’s sauce and other toppings but lacks the pungency of sharp or “stinky” cheeses. Ideally, it’ll never overpower even the mildest pepperoni or vegetable.

Low Moisture Level: The vast majority of US pizzas rely on a low-moisture version of mozzarella, which means it exudes less water as it heats up. This allows the cheese to become gooey without dampening the crust’s crunch. Low-moisture cheeses also have a longer shelf life, allowing pizzerias to buy in bulk.

Meltability: Cheese makers (or their machines) knead and spin mozzarella until it’s springy and pliable—a texture familiar to anyone who’s enjoyed a stick of string cheese. This signature stringiness allows the cheese to stretch and fuse to the other ingredients as it melts. In contrast, oilier cheeses, such as cheddar or american, become a sticky, liquid-like substance under intense heat, making for a messier slice.

Customer Reviews

Good pizza and drinks.
Mika S. · March 13, 2016
great, courteous service, and natural food. highly recommend
S · March 13, 2016
Nice variety of pizzas to choose from or build your own with a fairly wide variety of ingredients. They have a few shareables and a few salads, but check out the menu- it's not exotic and it's not cheap, but not expensive either. It's very casual with very friendly staff and we had fun there watching the SAG Awards with everyone. Small parking lot with about 5 stores in a mini strip Shopping Center. Check out the crossroads trading on the other side of the parking lot for great recycled cool clothes and fashion.
David H. · January 31, 2016
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    2664 Griffith Park Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90039

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