The Dish on Pizza Bargains
Pizza is as close to culinary perfection as one can get. Even day-old, cold, mediocre pizza is delicious. Few things can top a stellar pie, though. Unless of course said pie is being sold at a substantial discount. Because the only thing better than cheesy, saucy, meaty dough is one sold at a bargain. Graciously, tesori and Ombra have both introduced baller bargains to satiate your pizza desires.
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Two words for you: free pizza. A few more words: bring your friends. Satisfied? You should be. tesori is rolling out a too-goo-to-be-true-sounding deal in their bar area, wherein parties of ten or more receive free pizzas. It's basically a delicious way to reward you for having friends who enjoy pizza as much as yourself. And in case you would like more reason to thirst for pizza, flavors include the chicken sausage pizza with mushroom, broccoli, and goat cheese; the grilled zucchini pizza with tomato, prosciutto, and fontina; and the Taleggio pizza with honey and cracked black pepper.
Ombra recently introduced a massive new wood-burning oven to its repertoire, implenting an impressive array of red and white thin-crust pizzas onto their menu. Flavors range from classic Italian pies to more offbeat Italian-inspired Ombra originals. For red, varieties include margherita pizzas; PAT pizzas with pancetta, arugula, tomato, and mozzarella; diavola pizzas with spicy soppressata, spinach, Calabrian chili, tomato, and ricotta; salciccia pizzas with housemade sausage, greens, and smoked mozzarella; and calamari pizzas with roasted garlic, chili, tomato, capers, and parsley. White-wise, flavors include ortolano pizzas with roasted garlic, fontina, asiago, mixed greens, Parmigiano, and balsamic; carbonara pizzas with pancetta, roasted garlic, farm egg, black pepper, mozzarella, and pecorino romano; and piccante pizzas with spicy rapini, smoked mozzarella, pine nuts, and Calabrian chili vinaigrette. Now that you're salivating, muse about this: Ombra is slinging two pizzas for the price of one between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The happiest of happy hours are those involving pizza.
- Matt Kirouac